Monday, November 10, 2014

One day vacation to Martinique

Bonjour ma famille!

So this week was indeed, pretty crazy.  Of course, the best part was my
one day vacation to Martinique.  While I was still serving in Martinique I
filled out my application for my carte de séjour (residence license)
and was waiting for them to get it made and prepared or whatever, when
I left.  And they don't like sending it by mail up to Guadeloupe.  So I
went down to go get it. Shucks.... ;)  It was great!  Elder Glover
picked me up from the airport, because they are working in Lamentin
now (they are closing the Ste. Luce area, which is pretty sad, but
makes sense) But I got to call everyone and say hello!  I called Dana,
who came to church again, I even called Tania!  Yes!  I did see her
before I left!  I actually found her a little while before I left, I
believe I mentioned her.... But she was incredibly prepared for the
gospel!  I had some of the greatest lessons with her!  And she
remembered me! Man, I was so happy when I heard she was baptized! I was there to teach her at least
the first 3 lessons and set a baptismal date with her, she had a
problem getting to church so she couldn't get baptized the week after I
left like she was going to, but she now goes to church every week and
he daughter is going to get baptized the 29 of November as well!!!  I
called Fr. Coiné, I saw Fr. Occulier at a coordination meeting (he
didn't even know that I had left haha) but I didn't get a hold of the
Martial family because their phone wasn't working.

This week we also did the District service project.  We went to the
Food Bank and cleaned it up and repainted it.  We were supposed to
clean out a river somewhere but didn't get permission or something and
last minute we did this, it worked out just great.  It was up in
Lamentin (the Guadeloupe one) and sadly we couldn't get very many
people up from Basse-Terre, but it was a lot of fun to talk to all the
other members on the island.  I was in charge of cleaning the windows.

Well I had some time to think about it, and there are a couple other
things that I wouldn't mind getting for my birthday:  I would like some
photos of temples, as many as you care to give me.  I want to be able
to hang them up places, give them to people, whatever.  I could also
use some more CD's, classical music or hymns (I don't think I can have
to much music), and its a little weird but I want an apron, just for
protecting my white shirt and tie while eat.  Other than that I have no

I love you all so very much, have a great week!!
avec amour,
Elder Call

Exchange with Elder Santos
(Did he know he was taking a picture??)

Halloween candy eye

The sandcastle I built last week

Working of Fr.Nirelep's kitchen

Feeding chickens with Fr. Duflo and Elder Drennen