"Behold, I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I have been called of him to declare his word among his people, that they might have everlasting life." 3 Nephi 5:13

Monday, February 17, 2014


    Well everyone I arrived! haha i was freaking out about my baggage... it was a good thing that mom sent the little weight scale so that I didn't have to guess! I flew from Tobago to Trinidad on Wednesday morning, so that I could catch a connecting flight to Grenada. I didn't have my passport on me because the office keeps it, so I called the Assistants about the matter and they said they would get it to me somehow... so I was also freaking out about getting that so I could pass through immigration. My flight left T-dad around 11:00am and I arrived at 11:40 so it was a little longer of a flight than flying to Tobago. Oh man the air strip was beautiful!  It's on a really long jetty and was super cool to land on! But I arrived and Kent and Lynne Smith (senior couple) picked me up! We went to the church and had lunch and then I went with Elder Larson to our area up in Gouyave! It takes about 40 minutes to drive there and all they would tell me is I'm going to the bush of Grenada! haha so immediately I think "suck...tons of mosquito's!"....I was right!

    It's hotter here and we do a lot of walking and hiking. But man this island is beautiful. I have been in utter amazement the past few days because of how amazing Gods creations are. IT's breathtaking! But also the poverty is very, very humbling. Being in Trinidad and Tobago my entire mission so far was great but I didn't see all the poverty. I have come to realize that people just do enough for them to survive. They live in shacks and barely have enough to eat. I'm very humbled to the fact that these wonderful people offer so much when they themselves are basically starving. I know that they are sacrificing food for us so that they can receive blessings...and oh man I hope they get those blessings...it makes me sad but at the same time I know that the Lord has placed me here to realize how others live by just the bare minimum. It has been quite the past few days getting to know the area and the different people.

   The area I'm in is really small. Everybody knows the missionaries. It's great because there is lot of success! E. Larson and I had 29 lessons the past few days so it was great! We had 3 investigators at church! 27 people in all... The church is our apartment and so it's pretty fun! I had to give a talk yesterday... I gave it on the Atonement! But man the missionaries are in charge of everything! It is pretty cool but pretty tiring as well!

   Well Friday... Friday was something the Locals call fish Friday! It's so EPIC! The people here are pretty much all farmers and so they sell everything they catch. So they get together downtown Gouyave and have a massive selling party! It's quite the tourist attraction so we saw lot's of White people and they were from California and NY and Oklahoma... so it was quite interesting seeing Americans. It was a fun atmosphere and the food was boss! I tried a Lobster for the very first time and it was pretty good! But It has been a very interesting and fun past few days!

Well that was the highlights of my half week in Grenada! I love you all and hope you're staying busy because I sure am! haha

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