Thursday, June 12, 2008

Canje Wild Fire

On the third Saturday in May, two elders on their third transfer in the mission who were companions (Elders Westover and Jones) baptized 17 people in Rose Hall. Two years ago, this was considered a very difficult area for baptisms. Today, average Sacrament meeting attendance is over 100 members. What an incredible memory for the these elders who were trained by Elders Mundy and Dayton, who are their zone leaders and helped them immensely in preparing these people for baptism. (The baptisms resulted in a series of referals from a 14 year old girl. As a result two families were baptized.)

"Who Will Ascend The Hill of the Lord?"

Answer: He that hath clean hands and a pure heart. (Psalms 24:3-4) Pictured here are the zone leaders of the West Indies Mission in June of 2008. They have just climbed a mountain behind St. Benedict Monestery outside of Tuna Puna in Trinidad. The baptism goals set by the missionaries in each of the zones totals 272 for June. (This is how the mission sets a baptism objective - by totaling the companionship goals for the mission).

Working out the Wiggles

Last Monday, June 9, the Trinidad North Zone met the President and his wife for sunrise at Maracas Beach. Here they pose for group photo after a game of soccer.

'See You in a Year:' June 2008 Departing Elders

This is the group of missionaries who met President and Sister Robison in the MTC. Three are French elders (Elders Hansen, Bezzant, and Hooson). Also pictured are Elders Palmer, Jenkins, Johnston (Suriname), Balling, Gibby, Burton, Atwood and Nielsen. All of these names match the photo from left to right. As was the case with those who preceded them, they will be greatly missed.