Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Week 6 - Jamaica - Christmas - Yallahs

Eric Joseph Call 
Hi Everyone,
This is Elder Call, but you already know that duhh!  How was all your Christmas seasons I hope you were able to enjoy the time with your families and remember the reason for the season.  Being in Jamaica for Christmas has been great and I've really seen what it means to remember our Savior during the Christmas season. He is the reason we have what we have; he is our brother, but he is also the one who saved us from falling into our sins. Jesus Christ will never abandon any of us; never leaving one behind, so why is it that so many of us want to leave him?  Just like a sheep we leave the flock because we think there is something better for us away from our Shepherd.  We always end up in a place unfamiliar and scary, but our Savior will always come looking for us we just have to accept his help and remember Him.  
The week was pretty Crazy we had our Zone Christmas party and I ate so much food it was way nice!  Christmas morning Elder Boyer and I opened up our presents from our families and on Christmas we Skyped with our families as well.  I enjoyed this very much and love and miss them all but I'm continuing to try and serve the Lord as best as I can because that is all our Heavenly Father asks of us is to try our best!  I hope everyone enjoyed your Christmas whether it had snow or was 90 degrees!! Continue to remember who you are and what you stand for and continue to live your lives to fullest.  
I love you all,
Elder Call

Elder Boyer and I makin some Breadfruit a big Jamaican like side dish!

     I found my first crab the other day doing impromptu service!


 Opening Christmas presents at 7 a.m.  - Sweet tie my mom gave me!


Our Christmas Dinner at Ninny's house they are a part member family.


Got to skype my dear family on Christmas Day - I love them!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Week 5 - Jamaica - Yallahs

Eric Joseph Call 
Hello Everyone,
Hope your week has been great and you are all seeing missionary work in your lives.  I don't have much time this week, but I will send some pictures of the only real big thing we did this week which was our branch Christmas party other than that it was just another week in Jamaica!! 
     I love how everyone is so caring about the time of year here for Christmas really a great time to connect with others and to help them feel the spirit and come unto Christ!  It's the reason for the season. Now if we all reach out we can light the world and help others come to know the church is true!
Elder Call
               Pictures from Branch Christmas Party - December 16, 2016


Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Week 4 - Jamaica - Yallahs

Eric Joseph Call
 December 13, 2016 at 1:09 PM
Hello everyone this is Elder Call just saying WOW has this been a week to remember.  My faith has been tested so much throughout the first couple days.  Tuesday and Wednesday were super hard because all of Elder Boyer and I's appointments all fell through and challenging was not going well.  Finally I figured out late Wednesday night that the Lord sends us to the places that are hard or where we get rejected because of our faith.  He tests us to see if we really are willing to follow the will of our Father in Heaven.  WE were blessed with two new investigators Thursday and they both just helped me to see that the Lord works in strange ways. Babs is her name and she was interested but said she had already been baptized, but we continued to see her change throughout the lesson because she could feel the spirit.  We extended the invitation of baptism at the end and she said yes! I know Heavenly Father had to prepare us to listen to the spirit and know to just pursue just a little more with Babs.  
We had zone meeting today so last night we stayed with the zone leaders and the AP's in Kingston.  First, Kingston at night is beautiful and the zone leaders have a way nice apartment hahaha.  I had my first warm shower and it was great, but cold showers are always great to!
 As I strive to do my very best to follow Christ I have seen blessings come just through the simple things.  Like at zone meeting I learned to really listen to those small spiritual promptings even if they don't seem like much, it is better to act in Faith than to just give into temptation and to feel regret.  I hope you are all living your lives and doing very good.  I know this is the one true church on the earth and will continue to help others on the island of Jamaica know it as well.  Till next week 
Elder Call

                                                KINGSTON LIGHTS!

 P-day with the zone leaders and the AP's we went bowling and got Fro-Yo!!!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Week 3 - Jamaica - Yallahs - Brihanna's Baptism

Eric Joseph Call
Hello Everyone!
Hope you are all doing great!  Keep living your lives in the sight of God, because that's what matters in our lives to follow our Savior. This week has been a busy one my third week out and I had a baptism her name is Brihanna and she is 10 years old.  The spirit has been right at Elder Boyer's and my side this whole week.  We have worked hard and haven't had like any break time which is great because time fly's when you are serving with all your heart, might, mind and strength here in Jamaica. Wish I had more time this week, but I don't hahah.  I will send a better email next week.
Love Elder Call
                              Brihanna's Baptism - December 3, 2016
                                            Elder Eric Call baptized her! 
                             Elder Boyer -  Brihanna  - Elder Eric Call -   Elder Bennett 

                                                          Baptism in the Ocean!

Elder Eric Call - Elder Bennett - Elder Boyer - the boy must be Brihanna's brother.