Thursday, August 14, 2014

And the first area is...

Map shows Johnstone with the pin and Paisley where the Ward will be

Dear Brother and Sister Penman, 

Just a brief e-mail to let you know that your missionary, Elder Penman,  arrived safely in Scotland from the Preston, England Missionary Training Center.  Upon arriving he had the opportunity to climb Arthur's Seat where he committed to serve the Lord, similar to what Orson Pratt, an Apostle of the Lord did in 1840.

His trainers are Elders Benesch|Andrews, and they are laboring in  Johnstone (Paisley Ward).

On Monday you can expect an e-mail which will provide you with more information about his companion and area.

Thank you for all that you have done to prepare Elder Penman to serve the Lord for the next two years.

~~ Alan H. Brown, PresidentScotland/Ireland Mission

(From Mom--It looks like Johnstone (Paisley Ward) is close to Glasgow, possibly a suburb)

Arthur's seat (taken from Internet images)
Overlooking the great city of Edinburgh, Scotland, is a natural feature known as Arthur's Seat. It is the peak of several small, rocky crags and hills found in what is now Holyrood Park. Its name derives from a connection with the legendary King Arthur. While presiding over the missionary work in Scotland, Elder Orson Pratt first arrived in Edinburgh in May 1840. He ascended Arthur's Seat multiple times. From there, he dedicated Scotland for the preaching of the gospel and prayed to the Lord that he might find 200 souls who would accept his message while he was laboring in Scotland. He was blessed to see that goal realized before leaving the country. Because of that, local Latter-day Saints have sometimes referred to Arthur's Seat as Pratt's Hill.

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