We had a great week this week! Man it was awesome! Last Monday we got to go to one of the biggest resorts in the Bahamas, Atlantis! A member has connections. It was so cool. I mean just watching all of those people in swimsuits in the hot sun slide down water slides and hang out at the beach and the pool. Man. Life of a missionary. haha. It really was cool though. We got to see all of the aquariums and stuff.
Yes indeed, Sylvia got baptized on Saturday and confirmed yesterday!! It was quite the ordeal though.... Wednesday night she was supposed to have her interview at 7:30 right after the broadcast for the YSA's and President Ferdinand was supposed to pick her up but he got the times wrong again for the broadcast so instead of it ending at 7:30, it ended at 8:30 so he didn't come pick her up, and we wouldn't have had the computer until after and it was too late to do the interview at 8:30. So we rescheduled for Thursday morning at 11:45. But Wednesday night someone decided to use their agency and brake into the church. All the doors inside are supposed to be locked and he broke into every single room, tore apart the Branch President's office, shattered all the glass in the doors and shattered a hurricane proof window as well. When he broke into the Family History center he only stole two things, a projector, which he replaced with a different projector he had stolen earlier, and the webcam for Skype! Jeez! Of all things. We needed the webcam for Sylvia's interview with the Zone Leaders in Freeport! Man! And that morning Jerome couldn't find where Sylvia lived to pick her up so we had to go show him and when we went to pick up the members to come with us for a lesson before Sylvia's interview they were running late. Oh gosh.. Stress man. Stress. Eventually we got the church though and that's when we found out that someone had broken in. The Police were supposed to come dust for prints at 2 and they didn't show up until hours later as well haha. So we couldn't really touch anything. Camillot offered for us to go to his house and pick up his iPad and Laptop to see if we could use that and so we did and when we got back to the church the internet stopped working. Man. Eventually we got it to work and the interview happened! Camillot was there to translate what was being said. So the interview was like 2x as long because of that...
But the baptisms were great! The sisters had one of the investigators get baptized as well! So Dach and Sylvia both got baptized! The crazy week ended really well on Sunday with the confirmations. :) Sylvia even brought someone to church with her who wants to learn more about the gospel! She is such a great missionary! :)
Tuesday we had another great lesson with Mr. Hinds. He is so prepared, even if he doesn't know it. Someday he'll be a great member if it's not now. But the questions he asks are just so crazy! He is a really smart guy and moves quickly. We taught him about the Godhead and it just completely blew his mind haha. He started like teaching us about the pre-existence without even knowing it. He didn't think there was a pre-existence before we came and taught him. I'm excited to see what happens with him. :)
After Mr. Hinds' lesson we went to see Wyslanda's mom and boyfriend. They don't speak much English as well so President Ferdinand and Lisa translated for us. Man it was a great lesson! We taught the Restoration and Islande, the mom, just kept saying how she didn't know she was looking for this but that she needed it! And she came to church on Sunday! She will be baptized I have no doubt about that. :)
Overall it was a great birthday week. I know this church is true and I know that the Lord is hastening his work. This is a great and marvelous work that we get to be a part of and I love it. I wouldn't want to be anywhere else but here right now. Love you all. Thanks for the emails!
|Atlantis! With Sister Nelson|
|Atlantis! With Sisters Nelson, Wint, and Lewis|
|Pi Day! B-day! Bap Day!|
|Baptism for Sylvia and Dach!|