We are enjoying the two branches that we are working with. I am amazed at the Vieux Fort Branch as they have two missionaries out and two leaving shortly. President Nicholas has done amazing work with these young people. I've been working with a young Elder who will be going to the London South Mission. He has been a member of the Church for about two years and is excited about his mission. A young sister just got called to the Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic Mission and will be a great missionary.
We are also preparing for the 2015 Celebration, celebrating 25 years since the West Indies Mission was created. It will be a fun event for the members. Yesterday, St. Lucia celebrated their Independence Day. They became independent from Great Britain about 35 years ago. It seems like there have been a lot of countries get independent from Great Britain. We spent the day at the Castries Branch President's home with the missionaries doing service work. President and Sister DeBeauville are a great couple and have a wonderful family. We enjoyed spending the afternoon with them.
There are now two Districts, which is a group of missionaries, and still one Zone. There use to be only one District. What that means is each week the missionaries hold their District Meeting and before the transfers, they were all meeting together. Now, there will be two separate meetings, one in Vieux Fort and one in Castries. We will alternate between the two each week. They will all get together once a month for zone conference. We enjoy these meetings. They go over their successes and struggles and have a training meeting. I feed them at the end of the meeting. I've enjoyed doing it and the missionaries seem to appreciate it. I'm running out of ideas of what to feed them though. So if anybody has any suggestions, please let me know. As I've said before, working with the missionaries are the best part of this Mission. It's a privilege getting to know them. They have all strengthened me and have inspired me to do better. The Church is true. This great missionary work has strengthened my testimony so much while I've been out here.
Two more baptisms, Wilma and Krisshona.
President DeBeauville is in the middle.
Sister DeBeaville on left and Wilma's mother.
Brother Joe and Brittany.
Service Project at the DeBeauvilles
Elder Morrison on the roof.
The roof is off
District Meeting in Castries
Elders Pierson, Bechan, & Fiame
Elders Jacobson & Schroeder, they
Our new van
Catries church house