Thursday, December 29, 2016

Christmas/Transfer Calls!

Merry Christmas!  I hope everyone's Christmas was awesome! I know mine was! I loved seeing my family over Skype. 
This week was crazy, but let me make it even more crazy because.... We got Transfer Calls!!!!!
I am leaving the beautiful island of Barbados, I will be Flying to another COUNTRY! ST. VINCENT!
My new companion is Elder Moli, and this is Elder Moli's last Transfer until he goes home!
SO much going on! New country, new people,  new culture, new environment. I am freaking out!
I will also be staying in the same apartment with my last companion (Elder Nixon!) 

On Christmas day, I went to church, then I skyped my family right after that. Later in the day, We went to the mission home and got to watch the movies "Remember the Titans" and  "ELF" with the mission president and his wife. Most missionaries that are here on Barbados were there also. 
The next day, I got word that I am going to leave. I have now started the process of seeing everyone I know and saying good-bye to them. The odds of me leaving barbados this transfer were "0" . But there is no rhyme or reason for us to move around whenever.
So, I have a lot to say in so little time. I have a lot to do today. I want to message all of you. I hope that I can here from each of you and know what your Christmas was like. 
Have an awesome week! I love you all!

Monday, December 26, 2016

December 15, 2016.....Zone Conference

Hey everyone! 
My week was crazy as usual. I ate ate "Subway" Yeah.... that was pretty crazy. haha. I got a haircut, and we had my first..... ZONE CONFERENCE! It was super long, but it was good. I got a one on one interview with president Herrington. He is funny. I got a lot out of zone conference. I have learned a lot just in that one meeting, and I am excited to apply what I have learned to my teaching and contacting.

Christmas! I cant believe I get to skype my family in 6 days! Words cannot describe how excited I am for Christmas! I am literally shaking! I dont have a whole lot to say about this week, but wanted to say that I love you all and I hope that that you have an awesome week and a better Christmas!

December 12, 2016......Less than two weeks till Christmas!!!

Good week,
We spent last Monday night moving a couch into a 2 story house. It took sooo much effort. It wouldn't fit up the stairs so we had to take it out side and up and over a small balcony. Long story short... I almost died. We moved it for Bro. and sis. Boyce. They gave us Non-alcoholic wine as a way to say thank-you. It was pretty good, but It tasted like  a vita malt mixed with grape juice. 
Also this week, I had a great Trade-off with my District leader (Elder Taylor) He is pretty cool. It went very well.
On Wednesday! We flooded Bridgetown with Books of Mormon! We gave out over 50 copies in 3 hours! Every missionary in Barbados was there. We got a ton of contact too. It was very hot though. I got super burnt on my face.
Also, Yesterday on Sunday, my talk went well. I felt kinda nervous as usual, but was comforted while giving it. The Lord answers my prayers when I need it the most.
We had a huge poisonous centipede come into our house, but It was dead when we found it. (Thanks to the Permetheren, It is a poison that we spray along the base boards) Also The cockroaches never stop coming. I think my Comp. is scared of them, but who would think that they are disgusting! Anyway, always something new everyday, and that's the way it is in the mission. I cant wait to Skype my family on Christmas! I hope everyone has a great week to and an awesome Christmas!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Barbados celebrates 50 years!

The week started off with heavy rain all of Tuesday. We were stranded at the church, and even though we are like a 5 min bike ride from our apartment, we were still drenched. The streets here are rivers when it rains. It stayed like that all day, and all night. On Wednesday, It was the 50th anniversary. We decided to go into town, but to our surprise.... Everything was closed! There was hardly anyone walking around. So we got some pictures in Bridgetown. There were fireworks coming from Bridgetown later in the night, but by then, it was too late to go into town. Fireworks went off again at 3:00 am the next morning. 
Our investigators have not been progressing. We are dropping a lot of them this week, and we are using our new contacts. It is hard to let people go just because they are not keeping their commitments. But, then again, we teach a lot of poor people that a little bit further from the church than most people, so the problem we face is getting them to find transportation. 
This week was alright. 
Elder Cox helped me make my first planner cover. It is made from picture found in the "Ensign" magazine. Then sealed to the cover using contact paper. They are pretty cool, and it protects the planner during the 6 weeks of the transfer.
Nothing out of the ordinary. I got assigned a talk in sacrament meeting about the blessing from family home evening, so we will see how that goes. Anyway, this is your Bajan friend signing off and wishing everyone an awesome week!

November 28th update:

This week is the 50th anniversary of Barbados being Independent! Its pretty lit here. There is going to be a parade on Wednesday, and a human chain around the entire island as well. so thats gunna be cool. Thanks giving was just another day. Nothing going on really. We did get fed by one of our investigator (Winter) He fed us home made Bajan food. It is awesome! I had bread fruit, and a lot of different spices along with curry. We ate at his house with some of his friends. We shared our purpose as missionaries, and they had a lot of respect for us. They were pretty cool to meet. LAST P-DAY, we went to a wild life reserve. We walked through a park full of monkeys,turtle,turkeys,and weird looking "deers" I dont know what they are. They had food laid out for the animals, and we got to watch them eat. The monkeys were funny, and really crazy.The whole experience was awesome! We also found a free roaming tortoise that had been tipped over. I tipped him back over and saved his life! 
This week was great! I hope you all have a great week as well.