Great news. I am staying in Curepe with Sister Edmonds who has been called as the new Sister Trainer Leader over Trinidad, Tobago, and Grenada. That means I get to do a lot of exchanges. Unfortunately, we had to say goodbye to Sister Lewis yesterday, but she will be serving another mini mission in San Fernando, Trinidad with Sister Herrick. They will be opening the area for Sisters.
I tried some new food this week and had some favorites. Of course we had doubles on Saturday from Franco. I have had Suck-a-bag (like thin ice cream in a bag that you suck out), a lot of roti, trini corned beef, and pig tail. One of the members is going to start teaching us how to cook. I also tried peilou (don't know how to spell it) at Franco's house which was delicious.
Funny story: The same day we had exchanges we also had apartment checks. The Monsons came over and left like they normally do and we went out to our first appointment. They were not home so I asked Sister Lewis to call their cell phone. Sister Lewis said she didn't have the phone. I checked my bag...I didn't have the phone and neither did Sister Jewell. We pretty much ran home to find it and looked everywhere. It wasn't there. We tore the apartment apart and searched the car... no phone. Finally we went to the owner of the apartment and asked if we could borrow her phone to call ours. Guess who answered our phone... the Monsons. Sister Monson accidentally stole our phone and we didn't have it for the rest of the day because they were doing apartment checks in Port of Spain. It was funny and led to a crazy day because we couldn't call anyone to remind them or set up appointments for the day.
I hope everyone enjoyed conference. My favorite talk was the one about spiritual endurance and strengthening your testimony. One of the best ways to strengthen your testimony is to share it. In this light I have a request:
Please mail your testimony of the Book of Mormon to me on a piece of paper that I can tape inside a soft cover copy of the Book of Mormon. It doesn't have to be extravagant, just a simple testimony would be wonderful. I know that it will help investigators have a greater desire to read from it.
I would also like to remind you of the challenge Elder Ballard extended to all members: Reach out to one person between now and Christmas and invite them to hear the gospel. Read the talk again. It was amazing.
Thanks for everything,
|Suck A Bag|
|Trini Corned Beef|
|Eating Trini Corned Beef|
|Franco the Doubles Man|
|Sister Lewis, Sister Edmonds, Sister Shirts eating doubles|
|Sister Edmonds, Sister Lewis, Sister Shirts Watched Conference at the Churck|