Monday, December 15, 2014

Pretty Empty Week and Mission News - Week 46

Waiting for our plane on the beach in ST Lucia

Well due to medical and not very exciting events, this was a uneventful week.

On Tuesday, one of the more exciting days of the week, we woke up a little early and flew to St. Lucia for a Zone Conference with President and Sister Mehr and the Assistants which was wonderful! We focused on real growth and talked about how we as missionaries can help in the branches that we serve in. It was a really great day of listening to these inspired leaders!

On Wednesday we woke up early again to fly out of St. Lucia, but our flight was delayed and luckily there was a beach just right off of the airport that we were able to go hangout and study on. When our plane finally landed we flew back to St. Vincent, studied, ate lunch, and headed over to the church for a branch coordination. 

Then Thursday was the day that things started to slow down. We woke up and headed into town so that a member could show us the way to a medical clinic so that another Elder and myself could get ingrown toenails cut out. So that wasn't too enjoyable, but it was a little better than last time and also a little worse. I didn't get any injection to numb it up first for some reason which was better, because (take my word for it) shots in the toes are the worst. But it was worst because it wasn't numb... haha but we went home and weekly planned and spent the rest of the day inside.

Friday we spent inside also. But I did get my package from home which was very much needed! It was so great to have a little Christmas in the apartment, and candy, while I was just laying around... haha

On Saturday we didn't have any morning appointments and I was told to rest but in the afternoon we had a lesson we needed to get to so I ponied up a little courage and we headed out to visit a member referral named Calicia. She is super cool and has come to church for the last 3 weeks! She should be right on track to be baptized within a month or so!

On Sunday we had a pretty good turnout to church which is always a good thing and we were invited to participate in the branch choir so we had practice yesterday and we are coming along pretty nicely... haha

But it was a slow week, but a good week for the future! My toe doesn't hurt anymore and it should help so I don't keep whining to Elder Pohl whenever we walk... haha

I love you all and hope you have a great week!


Love, Elder Dorrance

News from President Mehr

Dear Elders and Sisters,

I have been authorized to announce by the First Presidency that as of July 1, 2015 the West Indies Mission will be split. The new missions will be named Trinidad Port of Spain Mission and the Barbados Bridgetown Mission. 

The Trinidad Mission will consist of Trinidad, Suriname, Guyana and the ABC islands off the coast of Venezuela.

The Barbados Mission will consist of the Islands north of Trinidad already in the mission including French Guiana that is part of the Guadeloupe District.

I will receive from the missionary department further instruction on what to do to prepare for these changes and I will let you know as soon as I do.

Please continue to work as you would normally. 

I sure love you all,

President Mehr

Merry Christmas from Home!

Gotta wear Crocs because of the sore toes

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