Tuesday, September 16, 2014

New Companion and VIP flights to Barbados - Week 33

This week was another week for sad days and happy days.

On Tuesday we had a zone meeting and lunch by the Zone Leaders which was a whole lot of fun especially because there was a few missionaries leaving the next day. Elder Aukusitino and I spent the rest of the day trying to see some people but had a whole lot of stuff fall through which kind of sucked... But we were able to see some members that weren't at church on Sunday that Elder Aukusitino wanted to say goodbye to.

On Wednesday, bright and early, we woke up to get Elder Aukusitino to the airport, which was really sad. My time with Elder A was pretty dang short, but he has been a fantastic companion and we did a lot of really good work here. I also said goodbye to Elder Tillotson who headed home. After that we headed to subway to grab some breakfast and just waited until about noon when the new missionaries got in. I was able to get Elder Pohl, my new companion from Canada, and I thought it would be funny to take him up the biggest hill in our area on his first day. He didn't think it was too funny... haha

On Thursday we had almost every lesson fall through but a great lesson that night with a woman named Shawn. She just shot off questions about the book of Mormon all night long which was super great and I really think she understands it well!

On Friday we had a pretty long day because all of our appointments fell through again, but at the end of the night we had another young lady ask us a bunch of questions about the Book of Mormon. We told her that it contained everything needed to be saved in the kingdom of God and she told us not to come by for a while because she needs some time to look into the book. So that could be good or bad... haha

On Saturday we had an alright day. Lots of people are cancelling because they are all catching the Chikungunya. But we were able to catch a couple people at home and we visited Shawn again and shared the gospel with them which went really great! But they didn't come to church for some reason. We are going to see them tomorrow which should be good! 

On Sunday we had good church, nothing out of the ordinary and lunch at a members house WHERE THEY FED US CURRY. IT REMINDED ME SO MUCH OF MY HOME IN GUYANA. It was great! I couldn't believe I found some ok curry in St. Vincent. But we only had a couple lessons then we had to head back home by 8 to meet some elders who were staying the night with us because we had to get up early the next morning to go to....

BARBADOS! Early yesterday morning we woke up to head to Barbados for Zone Conference with President and Sister Mehr and Elder and Sister Zivick. Elder Zivick of the first quorum of the 70. He talked a lot about obedience and focusing on the members with missionary work. It was really cool to have him there and get to meet him! 

It was a great week here in St. Vincent. I'm still alive, still working hard, and still being weird. Love you tons! Have a great week! 

Much Love, Elder Dorrance
Elder A

Goodbye Elder Tillotson

Elder Parker

Elder A

Broken Bed

Birthday Subway with Elder Stahley (see the candles)

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