Monday, May 8, 2017

Week 25 - Jamaica - Spanish Town

Eric Joseph Call 
Hello momma sorry I'm emailing so late we were at the doctors forever and had to get permission from president to email tonight!
I planned on opening the boxes you sent for my birthday on my birthday or this week.   I'm not sure what I will do yet.  The plan is to Skype you while we are at Bishops house and I will skype first at 6:00 so 5:00 your time!
 I will call you on Sunday to make sure everything is still good and all that!  My weekly email explains the week well, but other than the heading we really are very well and are going to give it our all this week no sickness holding us back!!  I love your story mamma about you and Kayla in the car it is amazing when we listen to the first promptings of the spirit because we have had a lot of crazy incidents this week as well.  I'm great and simply just honestly being positive and obedient and I know the blessings will soon come!  Love you very much mamma and I'm excited to meet Charlotte this week!! Love you
Elder Call    Oh and how was the temple!! 

A way nice hand of bananas we got at the market this week! 
Our humble abode (right next to the church might I add)   :)

I said goodbye to my dearest bicycle this week!   :(
A liccle going away dinner for Elder Wilding who is now an office Elder!   

Pine Tree in Jamaica!
 Elder Elliott and I got some new machetes!  We are ready to chop some yard!!


Some of our chopping work!!

A sweet church right in Spanish Town!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Week 24 - Jamaica - Spanish Town

Eric Joseph Call 
Hi momma how have ya been since last week? Ha the weeks are just blurring together it is way weird!  Zach emailed me and also Matt Jensen so I said hi to them super good to hear from both of them!  I love that picture of the good ole young men!  Miss all those stripling young men a lot!  Everything is going good here, we had a set back this week from Elder Elliott's bike wreck, but as of Saturday we don't use bicycles anymore in this mission so I have to sell mine or think of as member to give it to!  I love my bike so much to wha cha it was hard when I heard that, but oh well I'm living in Jamaica!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY also momma that was probably quite nice going to IHOP!!  I love you all very much and totally agree I have really seen the doctrine of Christ working in my life this week in repetition.  Also I finished the Book of Mormon this week as well!  Mom thank you for everything you do for me and just checking up like always and you got to meet good ole grandpa Lewis!  I'm so happy you guys got to see Elder Lewis or John now HA.  He is a stud and I hope you guys will get to see him more and I'm very excited to see and talk to you all in a couple weeks!  Love you very much
Elder Call


I tried the part this week!
Our liccle shortcut to one of our favorite areas to contact in.

Elder Elliott in some big ole grass!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Week 23 - Jamaica - Spanish Town

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Week 22 - Jamaica - Spanish Town

Eric Joseph Call
Hey Momma
I wanted ya to know I got your letter and those pictures!!!  I loved them!  I'm going to do that and check with Elder Boyer in Yallahs!  They just got a branch president there in Yallahs ya know!! So exciting!!  
I think I forgot to talk about it in my group email, but I signed papers today to quite possibly go off island to the Bahamas so that was cool!  Lost quite a bit of my p-day and that is why I'm emailing right now, but ya oh well no worries!! I'm loving Spanish Town the only issue is definitely how our finding is!  We meet so many people, but they are never there for our scheduled appointment!!  Very frustrating, but just putting our shoulder to the wheel!  Elder Elliot and I are doing very well together and continually trying to become better missionaries!  Just a question did you happen to send my package and Elder Harris wants me to tell you to tell his mom that there is a DHL in Twin Falls so she knows too and if we ever send home a package we will all send our stuff together to one of our houses and then you somehow distribute it to each other in IDAHO!  I hear there is still nuff nuff snow a true!  It has been pretty rainy in Spain Town especially today!  Well not to much other than I know this gospel is true and will continue to share it with the voice of a trump! 
Elder Call

 Elder Elliot, Elder Lewis, and Elder Call  - Good ole Elder Lewis peaced out this week! 
 (in other words - Elder Lewis completed his mission and Returned Home With Honor!)

Mama Lue (President Lue's mom) her kitchen we painted! 
Momma Lue!!!!!    Elder Eric Call 


Elder Elliot and I eatin' some cook shop!  Bro. Miller's cook shop actually!

Some stew fish, fried chicken, veg and rice and peas! 

A nasty 40 legger we killed on our veranda!

Bro. Miller making Alex's cake!!
 This was the aftermath of our ride from Bro. Miller's - holy cow it was muddy!  (caught in a rainstorm)


Monday, April 10, 2017

Week 21 - Jamaica - Spanish Town

April 10, 2017

A Sweet Train Car in our area!  

Crockpot Action!  Cookin' Dinner!


Jamaican house under construction.  

 Mikayla's Baptism 4/9/2017
Elder Call (me), Elder Elliot, Mikayla, Mikayla's brother, Elder Lewis

I got a selfie stick for my camera!   

Monday, April 3, 2017

Week 20 - Jamaica - Spanish Town

From: Eric Joseph Call
Date: April 3, 2017 at 6:04:21 PM MDT
Hi momma - HOPE YOUR DOING WELL BACK HOME AND YES WE DO HAVE A BUILDING NOW.   Next week we will send pictures.  I just wanted ya to know that I won't be able to send a weekly email this week our p-day has been crazy!  We came to Mandeville and played futbol with the Mandeville Zone!  I got to see Sister Grajek and Sister Jones so that was awesome!   I'm doing very well though mom so no worries I'm okay hahaha!  I do have one request though if you haven't sent my birthday package, you think you could throw my Rugby cleats in there if possible? :)  
We right now are working on finding people and getting a bigger teaching pool and that is going very well.  We have met many cool people and they are very promising!  Also Elder Lewis is going to BYU-I and will probably be stopping by our house on like the 16th and giving you some things I'll be sending home!  
Elder Call

Elder Lewis painting Mama Lue's bathroom.  (Mama Lue is President Lue's mom , he is the Stake President).

 Eric's comment:  way sick house here in Spanish Town - this one is a little nicer than others! 

Nice "liccle" street in Spanish Town.  "Jamaican version of little"

Golf Course in Mandeville.

 And some Bamboo in Mandeville! 


Monday, March 27, 2017

Week 19 - Jamaica - Spanish Town

MARCH 27, 2017 -
Transfer Day was March 22, 2017 
My 2nd Area -  SPANISH TOWN,  Jamaica

Arrived in Spanish Town (my 2nd area) 
on Wednesday, March 22nd!

Most of the photos below are with people I said goodbye to in Yallahs.  It was difficult to say goodbye to my friends in Yallahs!!

Hey momma Spanish Town is treating me great and I'm now settled in because I was serving with Elder Stevens as a Zone Leader for a few days, but now I'm in my area and I'm doing great!   Also I just wanted to let ya know that during the move, I'm not sure yet because I haven't unpacked, but I might have misplaced my picture book and my patriarchal blessing so I wouldn't mind at all if you sent out another mini patriarchal blessing and like two picture books with some pictures again and this time a couple hunting pictures:) and all the family (you can choose some pictures)!  I'm doing great though and right when I got here we had a baptism on Sunday morning before church.  It was cool to join Elder Elliot and Elder Lewis and bam baptism!  It has been kinda weird -  I haven't had as much time to study this week with moving and being a temporary zone leader and then moving again so ya very weird!  Well my recording says the rest but love ya and have a great week!  I did get your letter by the way also and awesome pictures!
love Elder Call

Saying goodbye to Russel and Ruel  - I am leaving Yallahs.

"Peace Out" to Leo and Marsha and the boys.

Secret wearing my helmet backwards (Brihannas liccle bredda)
 We are "COOL" picture of Secret, Me and Brihanna.  
Saying goodbye - I am leaving Yallahs. 

 Also saying goodbye to an awesome lady, Sister Meddow.
She fed us every Sunday while I served in Yallahs!

 SPANISH TOWN - My New Area - Arrived on March 22, 2017.
  The cows wander right through Spanish Town!!!  😉😏
At the airport picking up Elder Suywin - Elder Stevens new companion - they are the Zone Leaders. 

Monday, March 20, 2017

Week 18 - Jamaica - Yallahs

March 20, 2017

Hey everyone hope you're all doing well,
This week has been grand!  To start off the week we just did a lot of the usual for the welfare project we finished up seeing everyone who has done it previously and most everyone actually has their coops in good working condition.  So that was a bonus didn't have to worry about any of that stuff.
That was mostly on Tuesday and Wednesday and we were also able to see Leo and Marsha on Wednesday and can I just say how awesome their family is they have such great faith!  Thursday was really hectic in fact I can't remember anything about the morning, but we had district meeting later in the afternoon because the Port Antonio Elders came all the way to Yallahs to have it because we had two baptismal interviews and the other Elders had one as well.  
Yallahs is doing great and because of the efforts of the members and understanding our Heavenly Fathers will before ours has helped us to see what we can do if we will first ask with faith what the Lord wants us to do here as missionaries.  
We have seen incredible success from this and following what He wants.  Just like Moroni in the war chapters instead of just charging out he asked Alma the prophet to pray and see what God thought before they made any moves -  isn't that just incredible!  We can all do this and be like Moroni and understand His will and what He wants for us and I'm not saying it will be easy in fact sometimes it will be very, very hard.  This transfer has truly blessed me and helped me grow, but the growth does not come from idleness. 
 One of my favorite scriptures says it best -  it is Mosiah 24:13-15.  I invite you to read that and see what you can get out of it to help your life.  That night I went on Trade off with Elder Rowley and Elder Rassmusen.  We were able to go visit some less actives and teach our investigators - the Young family.
I love trade-offs truly helps ya learn a lot on the mission!  On Saturday We had 3 baptisms!  Two of them were Nathaniel and CJ, they are Leo and Marsha's boys and Giovanni, he is a child on record.  The zone leaders even came for our baptism because we needed another suit, but they gave us our transfer calls in person not over the phone so that was way cool.  I have learned that on Wednesday, March 22nd I will be leaving Yallahs and going to Spanish Town to serve with Elder Lewis and Elder Elliot!  I'm very excited for the next step of my mission... but I am going to miss the great people here in Yallahs very much.  Elder Lewis will also be going to BYU next month because he actually goes home April 6th so we will only be in a tri for a couple weeks.  Maybe you'll see him around!  To keep up the great week I said my goodbyes to most of the members at church and we had 55 people at church!  More then we have ever had.  After doing the last branch work I'll have to do we went with the other Elders and ate at Sis. Tamara Watson's house and had some curried chicken and lots of rice and peas!  I'm grateful for the opportunity I've had to serve here in Yallahs, but even more grateful to serve here in Jamaica!  Keep the faith everyone and just remember that your Father in Heaven is always there for you and I'm prayin  for ya.
Love Elder Call
Just Challenging a goat ha ha!   March 15, 2017

Found some nice mango's in the top of the tree at the church - it was way high up there!
The "fruits" of our labors  :)

Banana pod on Leo and Marsha's tree - so cool!!

Elder Boyer , CJ, Giovonni, Nathaniel and Me (Elder Call)  March 18, 2017
The whole family and then us missionaries :)

Just before the baptisms at the ocean.        March 18, 2017
Giovonni being baptized, we would have other pictures but it was raining during the other baptisms.   March 18, 2017
Nathaniel, CJ and I
Everyone who was at the baptism - Leo and Marsha on the left - Sister Redway and her family in the middle-Sister Bailey on the right

"Peace Out" dinner at Tamara's house.

We are leaving Yallahs, how sad!  Elder Galbraith goes home to Boise in 2 weeks and I'm off to Spanish Town for my first transfer since arriving in Jamaica.