28 December 2015

Pics this week!

So this week was great! 
     Monday, we had p-day. Nothing fun happens on p-days, I wish we had zone activities. I want to see some island sights. 
     Tuesday we went to Sister Ffrench's house and chopped down a few trees. That's me way up there on the bean pole! Only about 30 or 35 feet up, and it was very sturdy. I'm being safe I promise!!! 
     Wednesday was the Christmas party where everyone got their boxes. We got good Jamrock food and enjoyed a lot of cool conversation. We also got to see the "Dad side" of President Brown, throwing wrapping paper and candy at us all. I had a good time and Love everything that was in my box! I think i posted our Christmas tree in next weeks or the weeks after's blog, but it is a Coconut tree frond standing in a corner of the house! lol! Livin' in Jamaica!
     Thursday was Christmas eve and we tried to go caroling, but it all fell through. Our house went to a photo booth and took a Christmas picture. The "Wal-mart photo" type backgrounds are so terrible here in Jamaica (a laughing stock among missionaries), so we made the ugliest and coolest card we could! I'll hopefully get a scanned copy of it to put on here for all!
     Friday was Christmas. Mission Christmas is nothing like normal Christmas back home and I liked it in a way apart from the fact that I was away from Hailey... My fam too... We got fed a few meals and got to talk to our families. I was so grateful to be able to hear Hailey's voice and see her for a short time. It meant a whole lot to me and was the highlight of my holiday!
     Saturday and the past few days I had been sick, both Elder Porter  and I were going through crazy symptoms like bad bubblegum! He got a rash then I got a fever, he got sick then I couldn't get out of bed! But we pressed on and had a good rest day or two. 
     Sunday We didn't get the sacrament for the sickness :"( and I watched a ton of church videos on CD. I also wrote Hailey a chunk of letters.

21 December 2015

WOW (i.e. Word of Wisdom)

So I've been bad at keeping this blog for a few weeks... But I'm spending time this week and putting down a lot of what has happened. Here we go! *cracks knuckles*

     On Saturday last Elder Porter and I got a baptism! Ashawna is now a confirmed member of The TRUE CHURCH!!! I'm so joyful because she is truly converted. Two other sisters joined our congregation yesterday when they all got confirmed by Elder Stolp (popular guy! :O  ) I'm blown away because they have all been teaching Gospel Principles class for weeks on end! Even before they were members!
     Our house is so much fun! We are always laughing and having fun, making jokes and talking about guy stuff (no, Hails, not like that! :)  ) and being weird! I realized taht I am creeping up on a year mark out here...not cool!!! But I am so ecxited to be Sealed to Hailey soon. It is my dream and she is the one for me. Thank you Hailey for getitng me out on my mission so I could grow so much. Elder martin is the new elder in the house, from Blackfoot, ID, my home STATE!!! He is a solid straight-up potatoe farmer. Yeah! Haha he is so cool. I'm loving the mission and my testimony is growing so much. I am having a great spiritual time even though sometimes I want to go home or I get discouraged and don't want to work. It comes with the work and the thought of what is in store in the future is what keeps me going! (FP & CPB :)  ) We all got gym memberships and are going to be working out every morning at 5 am !!! It is invigorating and I love it so far. Elder Martin is our P.T. and showing us how to bulk up quick! He is so chill. But as the title suggests, living the wow makes a BIG difference in how the work goes. I have the spirit a lot more when I'm feeling more healthy and such. I love this feeling, so I'll keep going.
     So I am super stoked for Christmas and cannot wait to skype my fam, I miss them a bunch. I'll stock up on Kleenex! I'll try to upload pictures, if they show up then it worked:

14 December 2015

not enough time again... :(

this week was slow on the work but Ashawna is on for the 19th of december! super excited!

Ill edit next week hopefully!

07 December 2015

Wow I'm bad at this...blog thing...

     Okay this week did not have a lot of crazy stuff happen. The missionary work is as follows. Ashawna is our main investigator, and she is PREPARED. She is super smart and is college-ing to be an accountant. She is soaking up the gospel and says it all fits together. She has studied a lot about God and this is making sense. we are shooting for the 19th of December for her baptism!Throughout the week, we had 6 lessons, one Recent convert lesson, found 2 potentials, and I got sick again.
     I made Thanksgiving Stuffing flavored fried chicken to make up for the missed holiday and am super excited to get my Christmas package!
     My package home made it safe and sound and my family got some souvenirs made by real Rastas from the real Bush! They loved the Jamaican snack smorgasbord I stuffed in there as well! I'm glad they sent me pictures, and seeing them with the things I had a week ago made me feel a lot closer than I really am. This transfer has flown by and I haven't really gotten used to where everything is in the area, and Elder Porter thinks he is leaving this transfer. I DON'T WANT HIM TO GO!!! We were twins in the Pre-earth life we're sure of it.
     SHOUTOUT TO THE LOVELANDS: Thanks so much for the random butter toffee box, it was soo good! The support I'm getting from you is incredible and I'm grateful for the thoughtfulness. Blessings are flowing your way if not already!