We had a whole lot of contacting again this week. We weren't able to see Dana, or Claudia, or just about any of our regular amis. But on Thursday I went on an exchange with Elder Pape, (that's a funny story I'll tell later) who is new this transfer with Elder Bodily, and we tried to see Pamela who had been on vacation for the last 3 weeks. We thought we would go see if she got home yet. She wasn't there. So we were sitting right in front of her house in the car trying to think of where we could go for the end of the day, when she pulled in. It was a miracle to me. We were able to get in contact with her again after all this time, we didn't get to teach a lesson but we invited her to church, and she came!
Today we drove around to Les Anse D'Arlets just me and Elder Glover, we stopped at all the beaches and took photos and tried to just relax for the day. Then we went home and ate and cleaned the car. Now we are here talking to you!
The next transfer will be Sept. 10 and I have been here about 4 1/2 transfers which means about 6.5-7 months, half a transfer more than I was in Guyane.
Sorry I didn't have time to tell you about the pottery shop last week. I'll send some pics today. I bought some things that I want to send home to you guys sometime but I'm not sure when. No pottery though, I didn't want it to break. If you think I can chance it let me know and I could swing by another time to get you some!
Heres a fun créole phrase for ya! buf devan bwé dlo frai (the cow in front drinks fresh water,) its the equivilant of "first come first served".
This week I listened to all of the President Monson talks from BYU. Elder Glover and I loved the talk about principles for prophets. He talks about what he knew and learned from all the prophets he has known throughout his life, many of them he served with in the Quorum of the 12. Pres. Monson is just a very happy, funny guy and I love listening to him.
I hope you know that I am praying for you and I love you. This week I had the chance to start reading back through my journals and I read during my first transfer, I read a promise that I made to myself, that I wanted to be one of those missionaries that everyone remembers for being obedient and hard working even if things were hard. I had forgotten that and I am very glad that I wrote that down. I do still want to be that person and it helped me refocus myself a little.
I know that this work is true and I know that my Redeemer lives. I know that I am where I need to be and that these trials that I have in my life are for my own good and benefit. I know that God loves me and is watching over me and that through prayer I can talk to him and receive his comfort and council, because I have done it and he has shown me. I love you all so very much. I know that the Lord will answer our prayers, and that is enough for me.
je vous aime,
This was the potter and his shop. He taught us all about making it
We had a picnic after
And we got to skip rocks
We wore our suits to church this week because we told Fr. Renard (which means fox in French, so his name is Brother Fox) that if he came to church in his nice suit we would wear ours. Sadly he didn't make it, all the members were impressed that we wore suits though haha, they all had a comment about it! Sr. Doumbia said she was impressed that we could still fit into our suits after a year haha! Some missionaries can't!
Today's island tour of the south-west point. We stopped at all the beaches and cool spots.
Les Anse D'Arlets