My little sister is a super star!!! I wish I was there for Kaylee's dance performances! They sound amazing! That's so cool that she helped choreograph the piece and that it was so well liked and well done! That's also fun that she got to be lifted up! So does Kaylee do a lot of dances at games and assemblies?
Happy birthday Mike and Kim!!!!! Sorry I'm late... I remembered last week but forgot to write it. I love the pie pics :) You should've bought 4 and thrown 2 haha ;) I love you both!!
One of the focuses of this week has been preparing Lorraine for her upcoming baptism. We feel she is ready. She has been faithfully keeping all of her commitments. She has a testimony and has a desire to be baptized. You can see the light growing inside her. She is happier and more at peace. She also brought a friend to church this week with her who stayed the whole time and learned from it. She is going to be interviewed this week by President. If all goes well she will be baptized on Saturday! Yeah!!
We have also been working with Kelvin. He has been doing a ton of study and prayer. He has doubts he is striving to overcome. He wants it to be true but he has a hard time accepting it. He didn't come to church this week because he was sick. As he keeps up all the study and prayer it will build his faith and he will find his answer.
The only other one who came to church was Ulanda. I'm not sure why others didn't come. Since we've lost a lot of our investigators we've been trying to find new ones. We taught several people this week for the first time. It's hard to tell if they really have that much potential this early on. The real way to see is if they keep their commitments. We are going to do a lot of finding this week and a lot of praying that God will lead us to those whom He needs us to teach.
A cool happened this week! Last week Kim gave me some money to use to help someone out. On Thursday we were contacting and we knocked on this man's house. His name is Randolph. He wasn't particularly interested in our message as he goes to another church. He did accept some literature but somehow the conversation turned to how he was out of gas for his stove for cooking and wasn't able to cook dinner. Here they use gas tanks for their stoves like we would for our barbecue and you have to go to the gas station to replace the tank. I didn't know how to help him since we can't use the money we get to help others. I really wanted to help him and I said a prayer in my heart and I yearned to be able to in some way help him. The thought then came into my mind of how Kim had sent some money for that specific purpose and I was like Yes! We can help you! Because of that we were able to take his tank and walk to the nearest gas station and then walk back with a full tank so he was able to cook his dinner for the night :) Thanks Kim for your goodness!!! He was very grateful and it softened his heart so we were then able to teach him the first discussion. He accepted a book of Mormon too.
I know the Lord can bring to pass great works by small and simple means and that if we desire and have faith that he can work through each one of us to the blessing of others. There is much good for us to do and it brings happiness to others and makes us happy too :) I love you all! This work is true! It's the work of love and I love this work!
1 - Randolph after helping him out
2 - Bro. Sampson! He is awesome and comes out with us often. He is from Trinidad but has lived in Barbados for a long time.
3 & 4 - Sis. Nelson. We went home teaching to her and she made us cake and local juice #Blessings :)
5 - The Yearwoods(branch president) made us missionaries lunch for Easter #MoreBlessings
6 - We went to the fish fest here for lunch and I tried some fried marlin and it was delicious
For p-day today we went to the Animal Flower Cave up at the north end of the island and it was absolutely amazing!! The waves that were crashing were more than massive! They would crash and splash up and over the cliff! It was legit! We all got wet :) It was a fun day
The first two photos are at the same height as you can see the people behind the water. There is an actual cave I believe but not that we were able to go in. The water crashing over a long time created these holes where water will splash up and out.