Monday, September 25, 2017

Week 45 - Bahamas, Nassau Week 10

September 25, 2017

UPDATE:  Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria did not hit the Bahamas at all.  Hurricane Irma did devastating damage to the Caribbean islands of St. Marten and others and also Turks and Caicos which is in the Kingston Jamaica Mission and she also hit Florida in the US.  Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico and devastated the island.  They could be without power and running water for weeks or even months.  Both Hurricanes were category 5 Hurricanes.  There was also another Hurricane all three within days of each other. Hurricane Jose also did damage on Caribbean islands.  They had predicted this would be a bad hurricane season.  

Today was Elder Craig's first P-Day so we went to the aquarium at the Atlantis Resort.  Elder Craig is Elder Wilding's new companion.  The only pictures Eric sent were of sharks and fish at the aquarium and a photo of the Atlantis Resort.  Silly kid!  He could have taken some of the pictures with the other Elder's in the picture.

ATLANTIS RESORT IN NASSAU, BAHAMAS 






One Huge Reef Shark!!

                                     Some big fish known as 'Tarpon' - They are such cool fish!!






Nurse Shark







RIGHT AT ME!!!!








A huge Sawfish!!!!!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Week 44 - Nassau, Bahamas

September 21,  2017 - Thursday

Did not receive an email on Monday, September 18th.  The boys have had an interesting week.  They have slept in 5 different locations this week and had to get up at 4:30 a.m. twice this week.  They have struggled getting into WIFI areas so they were not able to email.  Eric did have and MRI done on his shoulder on September 18th in Kingston, Jamaica to see why it is causing him a lot of pain.

All 6 Elder's flew back to the Bahamas on September 20, 2017.  Another hurricane is coming - Maria is this hurricanes name and she could possibly hit the Bahamas but they are not sure at this time where she will go for sure.  They have returned in time to possibly be hit by this hurricane since Irma did not hit the Bahamas.

TRANSCRIBED RECORDING:
     September 21, 2017 - Thursday
Last Week in Jamaica - Back to Nassau
Hello Everybody!
            It has been a long time since you’ve heard my voice.  I haven’t done a voice recording for like two weeks. Apologies!  Last week was a zone p-day in Mandeville and so Elder Christensen and I, being in Junction, went to that. It was way fun. Played some American football, lightning, and a bunch of fun activities with that zone.  Other than that, I can’t remember why I didn’t send a recording the week before. I’m sorry!  Now I’ll tell you all about this week and a little bit of the previous week.
            So we have just been chilling.  Elder Christensen and I have been doing missionary work all over Junction.  A highlight from last week was we got to teach one of Elder Christensen’s former investigators named Tashai.  She’s a super cool lady and has a few kids.  She gave us some water and just before we were going to teach the lesson but that water was nasty!  I had to filter it through my teeth and I decided I wasn’t going to drink this anymore so I just dashed it out.  It probably would have given me giardia so it’s probably good that we threw it away.  Everything was good other than that.  Tashai was awesome.  We read The Book of Mormon and prayed.  Then we committed her to come to church but she said she had to go with her cousins.  Not a very good excuse.  Elder Christensen and I actually found our purpose in Junction and it was way cool.  We have been going around and doing service for everybody and being friendly.  We have tried to do our best with the missionary work.  Elder Smith, one night, was talking and he said, “I’ve just felt so relaxed and tension released as you two are here.  Even though you haven’t done a ton of specific things that have eased my burden, there have been certain things that have helped me that you have no idea how much you’ve helped.”  It made me feel good because Elder Smith has so much on his plate.  He’s training Elder Edwards, he’s the branch president, and he’s trying to balance missionary work.  He’s finishing his mission next transfer so I don’t blame him at all.  He is just awesome and a really good missionary.  He’s such a stud.  It’s been a privilege living around him and Elder Edwards.  Elder Edwards is Jamaican.  He’s a boss!  I love being around him.  I don’t know if I have any pictures with him but I’ll get some pictures. 
            This week we did some service.  Here’s a cool story about service that we did.  We were just chilling, walking up the road getting ready to go to MLC because it was Thursday.  Thursday we were going to go with the Santa Cruz zone leaders and stay the night at their house and ride with them to Kingston and have MLC.  We were so excited.  What ended up happening is: we went to MLC and on the way back up the road to have lunch and comp study to prepare for MLC, we saw some guys trying to lift a truck.  It was an old beat-up truck and they were trying to lift the frame off of the axels and stuff.  They couldn’t do it.  So I asked them, “can we help you?”  I thought they were going to say back, “Naw man. Ya’ gud. We don’ wan’ ta dirtee up ya white shirt” like they always do.  But they didn’t.  They were like, “Ya’ you can ‘elp us!” So me and Elder Christensen dropped our bags and we just heaved that sucker.  It was awesome!  Elder Christensen and I had “gains from the Lord” for a couple of seconds and lifted this huge truck.  It was basically me and him.  So these Jamaicans were like, “Yo! These white men strong!”  It was just sick! We were pumped out of our minds.  So they asked where our church was.  We then told them where we lived and they said they lived in Mandeville.  We then told them that we had a church in Mandeville too, and they said they’d seen it before and that they would have to come and visit sometime.  We didn’t force the gospel on them or anything.  They just asked us about who we are and where our church is, as simple as that.  We didn’t throw a pamphlet at them or give them a Book of Mormon.  We were just good examples like Jesus Christ, and we moved on.  MLC was killer.  We talked on having joy and also how missionary work can be more unique and we can build trust with members through our talents.  For example: playing basketball with an investigator or if we want referrals from members, instead of going to their house and sharing a scripture, what Elder Christensen and I have planned for the zone is to go and be chill with these members.  But, we have to understand our missionary purpose and work hard to do all that we can. 
            Saturday we had to stay inside in Junction.  We came home for lunch.  We had been out all morning and got back around 1:00 and there were gunshots all around the house.  Junction is usually not like that.  It’s one of the most peaceful places in all of Jamaica.  We stayed inside the rest of the day.  Elder Smith and I just lifted weights and stuff.  Other than that it was a normal day.
            Sunday was nice.  Elder Christensen and I taught gospel principles.  It was more like gospel doctrine actually.  Talked about the doctrine and covenants.  Later we had interviews with President Peterson now that I remember.  That was awesome.  In fact, I brought up my shoulder and how I’m kind of injured.  I brought that up with President, long story short.
            We had zone conference on Monday.  We talked about how we can build trust with members through being real with them by learning what they like to do and going to do it with them.  Then they can invite their friends to do these things with us.  That way we can share the gospel, instead of just street contacting and ways like that.  We were way excited.  The assistants presented, we presented, also our district leaders off-island: Elder Jensen and Elder Houston, presented about love and charity and building trust.  So it was a meshed thing.  Afterwards, Elder Christensen and I had district leader training with Elder Jensen and Elder Houston.  Since we are usually all off-island we don’t get to be around each other.  So with us now being on the island of Jamaica we can work together.  Being in Junction has been awesome.  We’ve seen some red dirt roads and all that kind of stuff.  I’ve been very grateful to be here.  We are ready to go back and we should be going back sometime this week.  We are supposed to leave tomorrow but because of Hurricane Maria is also that way, president won’t be sending us for a few more days just to be safe.  With my shoulder issue President sent me to get an x-ray here in Kingston.  My collarbone was broken last time they checked it.  Elder Christensen gave me a blessing in Nassau but apparently my collarbone is no longer broken.  So that’s a miracle that I’m seeing.  That’s incredible.  They’re going to have me get an MRI just to see if it’s something with a ligament or a muscle.  I’m just praying that it’s a sprained shoulder or something or a pulled muscle.  Then three or four weeks go by of taking it easy and I should be able to lift and do what I always do.  I won’t have to worry anymore.  So that is nice to hear. 
            This week I have been built on when we serve others they are going to feel the radiance of our spirit if we are just like Jesus Christ.  It’s simple as that.  They’ll see the spirit in our lives and they’ll want that spirit in their lives.  So instead of us forcing the gospel on them, it just comes natural.  They ask why we do these things and who we are.  That is what I’ve seen.  I’ve been reading a lot in the New Testament and a little bit in the Pearl of Great Price seeing what God did for us through the creation, and why Adam transgressed and why we are here.  I’m really grateful for what I’ve learned on my mission and these tender mercies.  Continually building upon Jesus Christ is all we have to do.  As you all build on Jesus Christ you’ll have good lives as well.  I love you all and I hope you have a great week.  I’m grateful I got to talk to you again.  Everything is good.  I’m healthy as can be, just have to go to the doctor and get everything figured out.  Then we should be going back to Nassau here soon.  Hopefully my next voice recording will be in Nassau.  Right now, Jamaica me yard! So big up ya’selves.

Manna’s and respekt












9/14/2017  
Say hello to my little friend-
Serving in Junction, Jamaica while waiting for Hurricane Irma to pass.  They were flown back to Jamaica on Sept. 6, 2017 and will return to Nassau, Bahamas as soon as the hurricane passes. 














Some wicked pomegranates with Elder Christensen in the hills of Junction, Jamaica  9/14/2017










←Soursop  back in Junction 9/16/2017











  
Saw a Rolls Royce at the airport - on our way back to Nassau, Bahamas 9/20/2017

He sent this selfie on 9/21/2017 after he returned to Nassau - he didn't want mom mad at him because he didn't email her on Sept. 18th







Back to eating healthy!! Not Jamaican food - that's for sure!  9/21/2017









Sister Seawell made Sushi!!   The Elder's love Sister Seawell - AKA: Missionary Mom! 9/21/2017

Monday, September 11, 2017

Week 43 - Junction, Jamaica

September 11, 2017

In Junction, Jamaica temporarily - will return to Nassau, Bahama's as soon as Hurricane Irma has passed and they are able to get back to Nassau.   

The information below was copied form Elder Austin Wilding's Blog:

9/4/2017  Monday we spend most of the morning doing visa stuff for other missionaries to come out to the the Bahamas, went to Del Sol for like an hour, hung out with Brother Pierre right before his tour, meet some members on a cruise ship, then went to the church to email. Later that evening we went to buy jugs of water to prepare for the hurricane and while we were there, there were tons of people waiting for the jugs to show up. A truck pulls up with cases of bottled water so we started to help them unload the truck and stack it in the storage container so the truck could go get the big jugs faster. Once the jugs showed up, people went crazy. They lost all the little bit of patience that they had left in them. It was a mad house so again, we stepped in to help get it all organized and started to pack the jugs of water to people's cars as they paid for them. It helped the crowd calm down and it took a load of stress off the workers. We got 3 jugs of water free for helping them. It was nice to help them all out. They loved it.

 9/5/2017  Tuesday was crazy! So first thing in the morning we had district meeting. We then took the water jugs to the Seawell's house to store them. While we are there, sister Seawell tells us they they were being evacuated out of Nassau for Hurricane Irma. So we call the Assistants to tell them what's going on and they made the decision to pull us out of Nassau. So the rest of the day we spent packing up all of our clothes and all of the Books of Mormon into the lower bathroom to keep them save and every other valuable thing. We took a lot of stuff to the Seawell's house to leave it there in their house to stay in Nassau and also helped them prep their house. They fed us pizza then we said our goodbyes as we headed to the apartment for our last night in Nassau for now.

9/6/2017   Wednesday at 3 in the morning we woke up to get ready for our flight at 7. We left the house around 4 to the Seawell's house to drop off our car and Sister Seawell took us to the airport. We got to the airport and sat in line for about an hour, maybe less, then ran to catch our flight. Our flight didn't end up leaving until 7:45... Anyways, we land in Miami and we are looking for our next gate to our next flight. We make a left turn and I look behind me as we turn the corner and I saw a big Bell. Guess what that means...  TACO BELL!!!🙌🏼 Elder Call and I freaked out, bought Taco Bell, took selfies, then happily strolled away from our beloved Taco Bell. #Missionaccomplished
After those events of pure joy, we scrambled to find a place to get our tickets. We ended up waiting in another line for another hour to book a return flight to Miami from Jamaica that we will never need. Jamaica has to have evidence that we aren't staying in the country for very long... I don't know why that is but oh well. So we book it to our next flight and barely make it through the entry way before they locked up! We get on the plane and we sit down next to a Jamaican and chat Patious the whole ride! After we landed in Jamaica we went out to meet Sister Jones and her companion who I forgot the name to. They took us to the Montego Bay elders house where we were to stay the night. While we were there we cleaned their house, took a shower, took a 2 hour power nap, then talked with the other elders before we went to bed.








At the airport in Nassau - 7 a.m. flight headed back to Jamaica until Hurricane Irma passes.

Left  to Right - 
Elder Eric Call,  
Elder Dylan Christensen,
Elder Austin Wilding
         Elder Call and Elder Wilding were way excited to eat at Taco Bell in the Miami Airport!

9/7/2017  Thursday wasn't eventful whatsoever until we got a phone call from the Assistants telling us where we were to go while we waited to return to Nassau. Elder Christensen and Call went to Junction! I am with Elder Craig in May Pen. So that night the Brown's picked us up, took us to Junction, then to May Pen.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

HURRICANE IRMA



HURRICANE IRMA - September 5, 2017


Hurricane Irma path update


Hurricane Irma path update

I received a phone call today at 2:27 p.m.   The caller ID showed that the call was from Congo, Brazzaville so I did not answer it because I had no idea who would be calling me from Congo and figured it was a telemarketing call.  Then MaKayla called me at 2:43 p.m. and said she just got off the phone with Eric.  Eric had tried calling me first but I didn't answer, it was him calling when it showed Congo, Brazzaville.  He then tried calling Kelsey at 2:28 p.m. and her phone call also showed Congo, Brazzaville so she didn't answer her phone either.  He called MaKayla and talked to her and then when he hung up with her he tried calling Matthew at 2:43 p.m. but Matthew was in a SCBA training so he didn't get to talk to Matthew.  He then called Roger and Roger's call came through as Bahamas, Nassau so he answered the phone and Roger, Kelsey and Andrew got to talk to him too.  I believe he called Matthew again when he hung up with Roger and Kelsey and Matthew made a three way conference call with Emilee and the kids so they were all able to talk to Eric too.  Eric called my phone again at 3:28 p.m. and it showed Nassau, Bahamas so I knew it was him.  We talked for about 30 minutes. He said " I love you momma!!" as we hung up and I said "I love you too honey!  Be Safe!!!"  I did not cry while I talked to him but tears fell after we hung up.  I pray for his safety!

The reason why he was calling was to let us know that President Pearson was having the missionaries that were on the Bahamas flown back to Jamaica tomorrow, September 6 because Hurricane Irma is threatening to hit the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos islands.  Sister Pearson told the missionaries to call any immediate family members they wanted to call to let them know that they were being evacuated from the Bahamas and flying to Miami and then onto Montego Bay in Jamaica.  We are praying for their safety and pray that the people in the Bahama's will be watched over.  This storm could go just about anywhere at this point but they did not want to leave the boys on the Bahamas just in case there was a direct hit on such a small island.

 Right now it is difficult to forecast where this "Monster Storm" will hit.  Hurricane Irma is a Category 5 Hurricane tonight and they say it is possible she will gain more force and could be the largest and most devastating storm the Atlantic Ocean has ever seen.  Irma is a Category 5 hurricane with with speeds around 185 miles per hour.  A Category 5 storm has to have winds of at least 155 mph and they are relatively rare.  With winds that strong, there is a high likelihood that framed homes could be destroyed and damage to trees and power poles will result in power outages that last for weeks. They have estimated that the eye of hurricane Irma is 23 miles wide.

This is an email I received from Julie Christensen who is Elder Dylan Christensen's mom:
Julie is friend with a lady who lives in the Bahamas and is the "Missionarie's Mom" on the Bahamas.  She sent this *** email at 9:42 p.m. on September 5, 2017:

***


Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:
From:
Date: September 5, 2017 at 9:42:30 PM MDT
To:
Subject: Nassau update
Hello missionary parents,
What a hectic and exhausting day we have had here!  Things changes quickly during the course of the day.  We went from prepping to ride out the storm at the house to making evacuation plans!

The elders spent the afternoon packing up their apartment and this evening brought personal belongings over, for what we are hoping will be safer storage at our house. We had pizza and they helped us move furniture around to make room inside for all outdoor items to come into the house.

Tomorrow will be an early day.  The Elders are parking their mission cars in our neighborhood and we will drop them at the airport around 5:00 AM for a 7:30 AM flight to Miami, then off to Jamaica.  Our family is scheduled to leave Thursday morning for Washington D.C.

I wanted to express my gratitude to our Heavenly Father.  He is truly looking out for His servants here.  I still don't understand how the mission office found three tickets off the island for Wednesday.  Everything had been sold out and although President Pierson decided to evacuate the Elders, I was concerned that the window had passed.  It truly is a miracle that they are able to leave!

I'm also grateful that Sister Pierson allowed them to call home.  As a mom she knew how you all must be worrying!

I'd better go.  We have an early start tomorrow!

Love,
Sister 

At Brother and Sister  house in Nassau Bahamas - September 5, 2017.  
Boxing things up and leaving the island before Hurricane Irma hits.
The missionaries are flying back to Jamaica.
The  family is being evacuated also

                     Elder Eric Call,
                     Elder Wilding left front and Elder Christensen in the dark blue.


Monday, July 24, 2017

On to the Bahamas!!!

July 24, 2017 - Transcribed Recording
On To The Bahamas


Hello Everyone!
It’s Elder Call, like usual, you already know this.  Going through the same old, same old. I don’t know what to say anymore to start out.  I say all of my stupid Patois catchphrases, so you’re probably sick of those but, yeah!  So this week has been really interesting.  We’ll just start with that.  Elder Pankratz and I are just loving life like usual.  I am doing good, I am doing good.  I’m a happy missionary, like I told you about with my interview with President.  So far, this week, last p-day, we went to Kingston last p-day.  Sorry, I remember now.  We did the usual.  Got a bunch of nice ties and stuff, which won’t matter.  I’ll tell you about that in a minute, why it doesn’t matter. 
Tuesday was one of the worst days ever.  It just sucked!  We had nobody answer the phone; all of our investigators fell through.  We were trying to work really hard and it just was not working out at all.  Other than that, we had a great district meeting.  We talked a lot about patience, and just really learning the will of the Lord for our investigators.  Understanding, ya know, not to force time on baptism.  Let them have their decision, but also, let them know the sooner they are baptized the stronger they are going to feel the Spirit.  So, we talked a lot about that in district meeting.  Elder Johansen prepared a little bit.  Elder Morris talked about the white handbook for a minute with us.  It was a great district meeting.  I think it was a great one to incorporate into our work.
Wednesday was the first appointment that we had.  We scheduled a lot of appointments for Wednesday.  They all fell through.  We put forth a lot of effort.  We did the best we could.  I know that we were accountable for our day.  We tried really hard.  We met a really cool kid named Jermaine.  He lives up in Angels.  Way cool kid.  We weren’t able to meet up with him yet.  We had a lesson with Brother Henry and his two sons: Kawhani and Taje.  Talked a lot about setting goals in our lives.  Understanding the importance that goals have and what we can do to motivate ourselves to be better followers of Jesus Christ every single day.  So that was way cool.  I really enjoyed the lesson.  Like I said, that was the first lesson we had this previous week so that was rough! 
Thursday morning we went up to check Ranell, one of our investigators, and he was not around.  So that really sucked really bad.  Oh, and we went to check Fya and Natasha I think.  That’s who we were checking.  But in the end we decided to check an investigator named Andre who we’d seen walking up on the way there.  So that was an awesome thing we’d seen.  So Andre was like, “Yeah just come check me.”  We get over there and we get in the lane and there was this guy with his friends and a bunch of (I’m going to use the not good term.  I don’t like to use this term, but hookers) prostitutes were all over the street where Andre lives.  We were like, “This is not good.”  Elder Pankratz and I just passed them and go and contact someone we previously contacted but they weren’t home.  So we come back up and this guy who is standing right next to this cook shop was like, “Com ere.”  So we were talking to him.  He’s like, “Who are you guys?”  Talking about us white boys and stuff.  The best part was, he was just like, “Oh. Ok, has anyone ever turned your white shirt red?”  He had a little ratchet knife.  It’s called a three-star here; they’re just a crappy knife.  But he was like, “Anyone ever turned your white shirt red?”  I was just like, “Wow, you’re a dork.” Basically I was like, “Nope, nobody’s ever done it, but you could do it.  Do it if you’re going to do it.”  Then he was like, “What?”  Then everyone around him and the prostitute girls were like, “Oh! He just called you out!”  Then he starts flipping his knife around and was like, “I’ll do it!”  I’m like, “Go for it man.  I’m waiting for ya!” Maybe it was a little too bold of me but he never did it.  He backed down and was kind of intimidated.  He expected me to be scared.  Which, there’s no reason to be scared.  Then, Andre and his friend “Pops” were sitting right on the car and we didn’t’ want to interrupt them but we came up and they were like, “Yeah you can teach us a lesson.”  It was an incredible Restoration lesson.  “Pops”, after was like, “I’ve never been, like, every time I see religious people I hide because a lot of people try to force everything on you.  But, this was interesting.  It made me want to learn.”  I was so stoked!  It was an awesome lesson.  Right after that we went on a trade-off.  I went on a trade-off with Elder Hansen.  We taught a few of their investigators.  We got to see Brother Williams from Ward 2, who is a boss!  I love Brother Williams.  We got to see a couple of their investigators.  Had a really awesome trade-off, super fun. 
The next morning we did service for Brother Dennis who is a really strong member in ward 2.  Awesome guy.  We helped him pull up some trees.  I didn’t get any pictures of that, sadly.  But, we got it all figured out.  That was Friday morning.  After that we went and visited Fya and Natasha after the trade-off.  Elder Pankratz and I went up there and had a pretty good lesson.  Natasha is awesome.  I really love her.  She just needs to continue to strive to want to follow God. I really love Natasha.  She is way cool.  Fya is taking steps.  He said he is willing to follow God and willing to find out for himself.  So we are working with that.  After, we did our weekly planning and it was the bomb!  After weekly planning, Friday night activity was going on.  Elder Morris and I were then doing a trade-off because I wasn’t able to do one with him yet.  So we did our trade-off and Elder Morris and I went to their area and we were able to teach a guy named Wayne.  I got a terrible migraine but I was all right. I slept for like thirty minutes and got back up. I was good to go so we did our thing and I got some really nice baked chicken at this cook shop called “Tastee T’s” in their area.  After that we went and checked everybody.  They’re all doing well in their area.  I think they need to work a little bit more with new investigators and not so many investigators they’ve held on to for so long. 
Saturday morning I found out my transfer call with Elder Morris.  Elder Sewen called me and said, “Elder Call, you’re waiting on a call.”  Elder Morris thought that was pretty funny, “Elder Call, you’re waiting on a call.”  Really dorky I know.  The assistants let me know a little bit later, right when I was getting out of the shower of course, that I was being transferred.  I’ll be leaving Spanish Town and I will be going to Nassau in The Bahamas to be the zone leader there.  Pretty awesome!  I’m already all packed.  I’m going to be leaving in the next couple of hours to go watch the driving video and get my paperwork done so I have driving privileges in The Bahamas.  Then I’ll stay the night at the assistants and I’ll hop on a plane to Miami tomorrow.  I’m not sure exactly what time I’ll be in Miami but I know it will be about 6:00 in evening that I get to Nassau.  Elder Christensen and Elder Christensen are the zone leaders right now.  I’ll be serving with both of them for about two weeks and then one Elder Christensen goes home and the other is the one I’ll be serving with.  So I’m really excited.  I would not expect to go to The Bahamas already so that is mad!  I’m just like, “Oh crap!”  Getting my bags under fifty pounds was a struggle!  But, we did everything we could Saturday.  We traded back in the evening because we traded at that time.  That’s when I got sick and everything.  We figured it all out, and then we went and saw Wayne, and got out some really solid contacts.
We showed up back in church.  It was a big time of saying goodbye and everything.  Elder Pankratz and I got to bear our testimonies.  Elder Pankratz is also leaving to go to May Pen; our area is being shut down.  There were supposed to be fourteen elders coming in and now there are only four.  So that is challenging.  Five areas are being closed. 
I’m really loving the missionary work here.  It’s going on great.  Elder Christensen called me from The Bahamas and said, “You’re going to love it.  It’s totally different missionary work than Jamaica.”  Something on my mind this week was just continual perseverance and positivity.  Major perseverance.  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, we could have just given up because all of our appointments had fallen through, but we pushed forward and Thursday and Friday were incredible days for us, and Saturday!  They were just awesome on-fire-days.  We got to do so much.  We prepared the area a lot Saturday and Sunday.  We got to visit bishop and his family.  I forgot to get a picture. I’m terrible I know.  We got to visit bishop and also the Millers of course, I got pictures of all that.  We ate dinner at the Millers, got to say goodbye to Bishop Laughton.  So there are a lot of investigators here that Elder Johansen and Elder Moyes will be taken over our area.  They are going to be covering three areas in Spanish Town, so it is going to be really challenging.  I have a lot of faith that they know the investigators that we have talked about.  They’ll be fine.  So “evry’ting” up!  I said goodbye to a lot of people.  I am sad.  I didn’t really want to leave the island of Jamaica yet but on to bigger and better things I guess right?  Nassau is going to be awesome.  The Bahamas!  Not a lot of missionaries can say they get to serve in The Bahamas. 
Mannaz and respect for everyone.  I’m really grateful for my opportunity and service here to serve the Lord on my mission.  I’m really, really grateful for the time.  I love you all.  Thank you again for listening to my recording.  I hope you all enjoy them.  Nassau is going to be ligit!  I’m going to enjoy it.  Next time you hear from me I’ll be on a vacation this time actually.  Jamaica wasn’t really a vacation, but The Bahamas, probably! 

I love you all.  “Lata!”

Monday, May 15, 2017

Week 26 - Jamaica - Spanish Town

 Chopping Nikola's and Tiesha's chard!!
 My shiny new machete isn't so shiny anymore!
 Nuff cleaning on Satday when Elder Elliott wasn't feeling so good!


I got all this fruit in the market for 4 American dollars!!! Nuff bananas and oranges!!