Saturday, April 27, 2013

I keep busy

When I'm not doing missionary work I keep busy. I miss my art supplies and I haven't found much of anything here that I want to work with. I miss all the Graphic 45 papers I have at home and all my dies and embossing folders. Ah..well time is going quickly and I will soon be home. I will miss the work here. The people are great and so need the gospel in their lives. What blessing they will get if they would open their hearts to Jesus Christ. So I decided to take up knitting or crocheting when I'm not serving in my calling. Here is some of things I've been doing. I have 3 more scarves to make then I'm done with scarves. I have to finish the vest and the afghan and then I don't know what I will tackle next. I hope you enjoy these pictures of how I spend my nights. Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The sun sets on Galway Bay

Count yourself lucky when you see the sun go down on Galway Bay. What a beautiful sight. The weather here has 4 seasons...rain, rain, rain, and rain. The wind is very strong coming off the Atlantic and makes 12c feel like minus 2c. We have been lucky since we got here and we have had sun. Coming to Ireland, bring your woolies.

Market Day in Galway

View Galway, Ireland

More from Galway

Missionaries are treated like heroes here. We don't like to be put at the center of attraction, but these people love to feed you. We have loved to dine in the local restaurants because I love seafood. So here is some dishes we have enjoyed.

Galway, Ireland

I guess it's time for me to update my blog. I've here in Galway, Ireland since January 18th 2013 on a church assignment. The people are wonderful. They are humble people and many are living in very humble circumstances bearly knowing where their next meals are coming from. That is why we are here to help them rise above their circumstances and keep the faith. We are teaching English language lessons and other basic needs. One thing they are not afraid to do is walk unlike North Americans who drive to the corner store. These people walk 40mins or more to church. Some drive 2 hours to come to church. They are so grateful for all they have. I live in a modest flat with no tv, or the modern appliances that I have at home. I do miss my art studio though, but I keep busy serving others and it is a lot more rewarding. Here are some pictures of Galway.