Monday, October 27, 2014

Feeding chickens and goats

Bonjour ma famille!

This week went by pretty well.  It was the travel time for the
transfers, but well, that didn't affect me to much, still in
Basse-Terre!  I did have an amazing surprise though, two counting
today!  I got some great packages from my wonderful family!  I just
opened Grandma's today!  Thank you so much Grandma!!  Everybody went
crazy when I shared it with them.  Who knew that Reese's Peanut Butter
Cups would be such a delicacy?  Only when you haven't seen them for a
year or so. Haha  Thank you so much, I love you!

This week we fixed a baptismal date with Ferdinand for the 29 of Nov.
We are going to fast with him as well this Sunday to help him overcome
his struggle with smoking.  We still play basketball with him on

The group leader Fr. Abenzoar left to Santo Domingo to got the temple
with his family, so yesterday Elder Drennan presided over the
sacrament meeting.  That was an interesting experience.  There were
only 13 people at church but Ferdinand came as well as Fr. Ludgio, a
young less active that we invited to come back!  Nothing too crazy
happened with the sacrament meeting, we only had one person bless (Fr.
Potan, who is preparing to receive the Melchizedek Priesthood, he was
really nervous to do it by himself) and then I passed the Sacrament.
It was the shortest sacrament meeting I think I have ever been to.

With Fr. Abenzoar away we also have to feed his chickens and goats and
get the eggs every morning. Haha  Its so funny.  As soon as the chickens
see one of us show up they go crazy and start chasing us around until
we give them food.  The goat isn't very nice to the chickens either, he
steals their food.  I'll send a picture next week, I'm pretty excited
for you to see it.

We saw the Famille Pommier this week as well and had a great lesson
about the love of Christ through his Atonement.  The spirit was so
strong and they are going to start putting up reminders to help them
get back into good habits.  Sadly they couldn't make it to church this

I have no clue what to have you send me for a package. I could use a
good power converter. (not trying to quote Star Wars in anyway) the
old ones you sent with me died and I haven't had the chance to look for a
new one yet.  I really need a purple scripture marker, it was the only
color I really needed, and it wasn't in the new one you sent me... I
couldn't tell you anything else, I'm at a loss!  If you haven't sent it by
next week I'll make a list of things I could use.

I'm really out of time, sorry its a short letter.  I have to go write a
one page report to the mission pres. about what I have learned in the
Book of Mormon this last week.

avec amour,
Elder Call