Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Off to Tobago

 Everyone keeps talking about Chikungunya which is spread by mosquitoes.  
We can never remember the name so Elder Goddard calls it chickengumbo. 

I felt like I was in India.  I wasn't supposed to be taking pictures but I snuck a couple.  
Here's a picture of Sister Sue Ray.  She is the one over all the travel, visas, work permits and making sure everyone is legal is all 7 countries of the mission.  She's the one the church said has the hardest mission job in the church.  Great organized Lady!
Here we are with all the greenies on the mission office wall.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Tidbits from Trinidad
Sunday, September 21, 2014
We went to the Chaguanas Branch.
Third block I ended up in YW.  
The middle Gerrard sister decided to illustrate the Armour of God during the lesson.

 The Gerrard Sisters
When they told me they had only been members of the church for less than a year, I was blown away.  These girls are amazing.  They were the first people who came up to us as we entered the chapel.

 The meeting house is the top floor of this building.
A little tour of Port of Spain after church.  
This building was built by the church and is a Stake Center.
Some beautiful buildings right in the heart of the capitol city.

Bro. Ray (left) handles all the finances of the mission.  That is an incredibly stressful job when you consider he works with 7 different currencies and must fund missionaries every six weeks at transfer time.  Sister Ray (right) is the Secretary to President Mehr and Bro. and Sister Francom handle all the YSA in the whole mission.  Sister Ann Ray (not pictured) handles all the mission travel....no big deal right. NOT! For zone conferences she books flights from island to island and hotels and she keeps track of everyones work permits and police reports which they must get every few months to keep everyone legal in all the countries.  She has been told by church headquarters that she has the hardest job in the world! Wow!  These people filled our fridge when we came and fed us wonderful meals for three days.  
Our little gecko friend who lives behind the curtains.  
Good bye to Trinidad.  

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Angels at the Trinidad Airport
 Elder and Sister Ray and Elder and Sister Francom met us at the airport.
  Bro. Ray was able to get us through some immigration difficulties.
 This apartment is used for the incoming missionaries.  
We will be here in Port of Spain Trinidad for three days.  

 Home Sweet Home 
for a week.  BYU WYVIEW 

 Down the stairs and to the left.

Our District...left to right.  Teacher Sister Fisher, Elder and Sister Terry going to West Africa, Elder and Sister Ricks going to the Polynesian Cultural Center, us, Elder and Sister Lillywhite going on their third mission to Virginia and Teacher Brother Defigueredo.  Our afternoon teachers were Sister Bennion and Brother Copans.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

 Bicycle man couldn't resist taking a picture by the missionaries on bicycles statue!
 Doesn't everyone take a picture here?

The joy of our lives, left in good hands with their parents.
Jordan, Jamie, Logan, Brighton, Jacob, Eden, Brendon, Stockton  
and baby Jonah...born just a few weeks ago.  
We will miss you!!!