Tuesday, December 2, 2014


December 1, 2014
Tuesday we had district meeting in hyde. 
Wednesday elder jenks and I went to an appointment with an investigators friends and they both became new investigators, then I went on exchange with the district leader elder kissell and we went and tracted quite a few roads and then on the way back we street contacted two girls and they became new investigators.

Thursday we had weekly planning.
Friday we taught our investigator and he committed to baptism on the 20th of december,
Saturday we got transfer calls (Elder Jageklint, who was Elder Butterfield's companion last Christmas, will be his new companion....so they will be together this Christmas too), 

Sunday our dated investigator came to church

(A big thanks to the church member that made
Elder Butterfield and Elder Jenks Thanksgiving awesome!)

The Turkey Bowl from last week

Saturday, October 18, 2014


October 13, 2014
Monday we went to a museum that is above the library.
Tuesday we had a zone meeting and activity and after while we were riding our bikes to a less-active elder griffiths fell off his bike and popped his tyre.  
Wednesday i fixed elder griffiths' flat tyre and we went and taught a recent convert.
Thursday we had weekly planning and went to birchwood.  
Friday all of our appointments fell through after lunch and then we had the ward farewell party for the whiteheads.
Saturday we were able to have a mini coordination meeting with the sisters and the whiteheads.
Sunday the bishop was released and we got a new bishop.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


September 29, 2014

Tuesday we did a lot of finding.
Wednesday we had a skills workshop in chorley, at which i got to see the Stephensens again (senior couple in blackburn).
Thursday we had weekly planning and then went to see a less-active who is a great man.
Friday we met with a man whom i found in our phone and then later taught another investigator.
Saturday we did a lot of finding in birchwood, had tea at the Whiteheads, and then tried to contact a few less-actives in Grappenhall.
Sunday we had church and tried by a few less-actives in warrington.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


 September 15, 2014

Elder Butterfield & Elder Rasmussen
tuesday we had a district meeting and i made elder griffiths wear a suit that was way too big for him to the meeting and then during lunch he ripped open his shirt revealing his superman onesie. (he brought spare clothes) then later we went to tract a road and it turned out that the road had no houses on it at all.
Wednesday we had an all elders training at the man. south chapel during which President Ulrich spoke about the atonement for the first 2 hours and then we had lunch and the next 2 hours for sports.. it was so much fun.
Elder Butterfield & Elder Gourrat
Elder Butterfield & Elder Razandahy
Thursday we had weekly planning and then we began tracting a road we had previously started tracting. 
Elder Yates & Elder Lee
Friday we had service for a member (digging up a big mound of dirt that had been left by previous tenants. 
Elder Butterfield & Elder Mapfumo
Saturday we had 4-hour finding...but it was more like all day finding.. but we went by some P.I.'s (12) of which we were able to set up a return appointment with one of them.
Elder Butterfield & Elder Griffiths
Sunday we had lunch with the senior couple (whiteheads) and then went by a few less-actives and we were able to set up a return appointment with one of them as well.

Thursday, September 18, 2014


September 15, 2014
"One of my friends from Telford"
Another friend from Telford
Monday we played pool with the other elders but we were missing the #2 ball so we went looking for one but we luckily didnt find one because we later found the #2 ball.
Tuesday we had a zone meeting.
Wednesday we had transfer meeting.. first day in warrington with elder griffiths.
Elder Butterfield & Elder Quaresma
Partial Stretford flat reunion (Elder Caleira is already home)
Thursday we had weekly planning and we went around so i could get to know the area. on friday in the morning we had service at the Barlow's (turning up the dirt in their garden) later we had tea at the Engelke's, then went to another members' home and got attacked by a little kid who kept trying to wrestle with me.. it was hilarious.

Who knew....Elder Griffith is a superhero!
Saturday there was a WW1 ommemoration at the chapel, then we went to a place called Widnes to try to contact a referral. later we had tea at the Whiteheads' (senior couple) and then rode our bikes around trying to contact P.i.'s (potential investigator) and less-actives.
Watch out Santa, Elder Butterfield found
a Santa Suit in his new flat
Sunday we went tracting and had an on-the-spot lesson with someone who was already a P.i. but we didnt know that until later.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014


"The Tree of Life"
September 8, 2014

Tuesday, we threw the football around with one of our investigators, then later when we were tracting elder smith really couldnt concentrate so everything he was saying was jumping around and i couldnt help but laugh and the person at the door thought it was quite funny as well.
A magnet Elder Butterfield sent home to his
Aunt Sue who absolutely loves the Beatles

 on wednesday we had a district meeting and church website hour.

Elder Butterfield saying goodbye to two of his friends
on thursday we had weekly planning and then the stevens came and picked us up to go to preston to get my prescription, we left at 4 and didnt get there until 7:03. then afterwards we went and ate at McDonalds and on our way out a "born again" started talking to us and asking questions so we talked to her and ended up giving her a B.o.M, we didnt get back to our flat until 10:15 and at 10:30 we got a call from the assistants telling us what was going to happen to us for transfers... which i was told that we are whitewashing out, my companion is going to barrow-in-furnace (sounds a bit hot but ive heard it gets really cold there in the winter) and i am transferring to be a senior companion to elder griffiths.

Saying goodbye to a member from his ward
on friday we helped put boxes up in our investigators attic, painted a members fence green (and apparently our hands as well (sorry forgot to get a picture)) went to McDonalds for tea with a member and went to the baptism of the other elders investigator.

on saturday we got transfer calls although i already knew what was happening, weeded another members garden, had family history hour, and went and taught another investigator.
Elder Butterfield with Elder Lee & Elder Kelly

on sunday we tried to go to someone else’s church but we wer

e told the wrong time so it was over when we got there.

A friend's rat
A friend and his rats

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


August 18, 2014
Monday we taught one of our investigators and i couldnt focus at all and i kept on insisting that we watch the
Elder Butterfield & Elder J. Smith
Elder Butterfield & Elder Caliera
restoration dvd and finally my companion gave in and we watched it and after watching it i could focus so much better and we could really feel the spirit. then 2 minutes after we left the chapel we realized that we forgot the phone in the chapel so we had to run back and get it and found out that our next appt. had canceled on us so we went to try by another investigator but they werent in so we started to head back to our flat and street contacted a kid, had a lesson on the spot and set up a return appt..
on tuesday we had district meeting and then i went on an exchange with elder kelly and we went and saw one of their investigators who was about to get married.

on thursday we had weekly planning and had 2 on the spot lessons.
Elder Butterfield & Elder Quaresma
on friday we had interviews with president ulrich.
on saturday we were able to have 2 on the spot lessons despite all of our appts. falling through.
on sunday we unfortunately werent able to have any lessons.


Elder Butterfield, turned criminal....breaking
into his own apartment when he and Elder Smith
forgot their keys!
"A slug the size of the U.K."
"Abbey Road.....Sorry Aunt Sue, it's not
the real thing!"
"Me, dying carrying the groceries home"
"Ashes lives"  (We had a miniature
schnauzer that passed away that looked
just like this dog.


Wednesday, July 30, 2014


July 27, 2014
Elder Butterfield must be trying to break some kind of record by writing the shortest emails known to mankind!  This week he said he found out that he is transferring to Telford, so a whole new set of adventures await him.  Many of the pictures below are of him saying goodbye to some of the awesome people he got to know in Stretford (and a couple from amazing people from Colwyn Bay and Blackburn). 
One of his favorite friends, Jordan King, from Wales
is on vacation in America now, but posted this
before he left.  It was too funny not to add to the blog!

He had a great visit from his awesome friends, Dot and Umesh
from Blackburn.   

Cloud 23....A restaurant on the 23rd Floor
I believe this was taken from the window at "Cloud 23"