"Yea, I know that I am nothing; as to my strength I am weak; therefore I will not boast of myself, but I will boast of my God, for in his strength I can do all things; yea, behold, many mighty miracles we have wrought in this land, for which we will praise his name forever."
Alma 26:12


Leah's Mission Timeline

Leah's Mission Timeline

Monday, August 25, 2014

8/25/2014: Zone Conference in Nassau!

Alo! Koman-ou ye? (Hello! How are you?) AKA Creole. yeah. Ha.

This week was awesome! And definitely a very unique one that I will never forget. 

Tuesday was really our only day to proselyte in our area.... It was a good day though. We found out that two of our investigators are leaving! One is going to Honduras and the other back to Jamaica! It's so sad! I will miss them. I'm so glad we got to see them before we left to the Bahamas though. 

Wednesday we had District meeting in the morning which was great, and then we went home for a few minutes to pack up the last few things and then a member came and picked us up to take us to the airport for our Zone Conference in the Bahamas! We made it to Nassau around 10 o'clock that night Nassau time. They are an hour ahead. It was about an hour and fifteen minute flight. 

The next day we did studies, went grocery shopping, and then did our super planning for the week. After that the Nassau sisters dropped us off in one of their neighborhoods with a bunch of pamphlets, the Spirit, and the hot sun and we just walked around talking to people and finding some more people for the sisters to teach. There were SO many people outside!!! There are NEVER that many people out and about like that in Cayman. I wish there were! The people in the Bahamas are just so friendly! haha! Some a little bit too friendly.... We talked to a lot of people though. It was awesome. :) Then after about 2 hours of that, the sisters picked us up and we went to the church for the creole/english classes. The Nassau sisters teach English to the Creole speaking people and the Branch President taught us and some other people Creole. It was so cool! Creole is a lot like french so I picked it up pretty easily. :) The Turks and Caicos sisters also flew in that day. It was awesome getting to meet everyone for reals!

On Friday we had Zone Conference! Our Zone only has 14 missionaries in it. 4 of them are Elders so the 10 of us sisters were all squished in the Nassau sisters' house. haha..... Our Zone has the most sisters. I got to see Sister Oman as well! She is doing fantastic in Nassau and loves it to death!  But Zone Conference was awesome!!!!! Elder Cornish of the Seventy and his wife were there, and President and Sister Brown. The AP's weren't able to come sadly. 

Man though. It was like the MTC all over again because we were just getting fed with a fire hose of spiritualness for like 6 hours! We talked mostly about using the members more and getting them more involved in the work. They really are the success to missionary work. Elder Cornish also talked a lot about how when we take members out teaching with us, it needs to be the right member. It's not just thinking, 'who can help bless my investigator, it's who can my investigator bless as well?' We talked a lot also about True Conversion and the Doctrine of Christ:The Missionary Purpose. There was just SOOO much good stuff. My Spiritual journal is almost full because of it! I was excited to get to come back to Cayman and apply all of this stuff! :) After the Conference we had interviews with President Brown and then a fireside at the church where Elder Cornish and President Brown and their wives would be speaking. They are all just so amazing! I love them so much!! They talked about how the Gospel is beautifully simple and simply beautiful. If we think that living the Gospel is hard... Try living another way. You'll end up coming back. haha. That's what Elder Cornish said. 

On Saturday we finished our interviews with President Brown and then were taken to the airport. We got to the airport and found out that we were getting kicked off our flight to Cayman. What? So apparently the day before, one of the planes was leaking oil. 92 passengers were told to get on our flight for today and that they were kicking us off. Psh! British Airways told us that they would be taking us to a hotel and they would pay for our room and food and everything until they could get us to Cayman. We ended up staying at one of the nicest hotels I have EVER been to. It was the British Colonial Hilton. Wow! They also told us that Sister Newcomer and I would be flying to Miami in the morning at 8 and then to Cayman right after that and would arrive around 11, but that Sister Lewis and Sister Llewellyn had to stay in Nassau until Tuesday because they don't have US visas. Honestly. So Sister Newcomer and I woke up at 4:30 yesterday, got picked up and taken to the airport and were told that we hadn't been booked for the 8 o'clock flight and that we had to wait until 9 for British Airways to come to work and help us reschedule for another flight. Joke. We waited and waited and then they finally came and got us on a flight to Miami at 1:20. Then in Miami we had a 6 hour layover... We didn't get back home to Cayman until 11 o'clock last night. It's been a long weekend. haha! But it is SOOO good to be home! I love this island and I missed the people more than anything! It felt like we had been gone for years! 

So yeah. That's about how the week was. We will hopefully (if everything goes well) be picking up Sisters Lewis and Llewellyn tomorrow. We'll see. I love you all so much! I hope you have a great, safe, and spiritual week! Good luck with school! I pray for you daily!


Sister Mouritsen

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