Thursday, February 26, 2015

Good-bye Elder Jeppson, Hello Elder Evans

We will miss your always optimistic attitude and smile, your subtle and not so subtle continuous references to being trunky, and your wisdom beyond your years.  Good luck finding the future Mrs. Jeppson.  

 Elder Little and his new companion, Elder Evans from Paradise, Utah.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Enid Roberts Baptism February 21, 2015

 Sweet, quiet Enid Roberts was introduced to the church by her dear friend Bernadette Frazer who was baptized only a month or so ago.  Bernadette is a great missionary and wanted to share the gospel with all her friends.
 The baptism was performed by Elder Jeppson.  
 Rain or shine we are ready to cheer on Enid. 
 Elder Little takes the podium to conduct.  
 Sister Frazer and Sister Cupid were the speakers.

 Elder Jeppson, Elder Little, Sister Goddard, Sister Cupid, Sister Frazer, Sister Roberts, son ?, Andre, Sister Lapides, Sister Tilby, and Elder Goddard was taking the picture.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Youth Camp February 15-18, 2015

To get our youth away from the lure of "Carnival" Sister George organized a youth camp at Arnos Vale Beach.  Arnos Vale was once a beautiful resort which has been abandoned, vandalized and in a state of disrepair.  There is a caretaker who lives here without water or electricity.  We met the owner and he said the property was in the process of being sold and gave us permission to use this covered patio for our camp.  Below the youth are having morning devotional.  We had 18 youth and 6 adults attend.

 The Walters brothers in the tube....James and John and their mother Sister Williams.
 The youth slept on the cement floor.  Many only had a thin blanket or sheet under them.  
 Caretaker Sham and a friend.  When we first met Sham he was pretty gruff with us but over time he really warmed up to us.  He joined us on several occasions and was very helpful with anything we needed.  
 We went on a hike and promptly got lost.  Sham's directions were not exactly clear.  Here the youth are waiting for our scouts to come back and tell us which direction to go.  Left to right...Christian, James and Renaldo.
 Jeremiah and Sister George
 The girls... Jermane, Leana and Diana with Isaiah in front.  

 Being the chocolate lover that I am, it was interesting to me to open up a cocoa fruit and see these white slimy seeds inside.  The youth took the seeds and sucked on them.  To get the chocolate the seeds are dried and crushed.

 More the waterwheel that was used to crush the sugarcane that was grown here in the 1860's.

 Brother George climbs on the old rusted waterwheel.  
 Sister George
 The machine that would crush the sugarcane.  

  Group Shot
 Destin George

Rain Forest Preparation Day Activity

We have been trying for months to go to the rain forest on Preparation day.  We finally decided it had to be on February 2nd so Elder Jeppson could go before he returns home on February 26th.  We were all excited that we were able to pay the local amount because we all have driver's licences which makes us residences.  It was a beautiful day for a hike.  Below....Elder Little and Elder Jeppson.

 Elder Jeppson

 The boys did decide that they needed to hike to the top of the falls.  

OK, so the sisters were there, but somehow I didn't get any pictures with them.  Sorry Sisters.