This was a good week here in St. Kitts. We taught a lot of lessons. We made it a goal to teach when we find, and find when we teach and we really taught a lot of lessons while finding! We’re teaching an old investigator and her family that the missionaries taught four years ago. We taught her the restoration and after she told us that for the first time she understood it! She said she never understood it before and I guess that’s why she never followed through with her baptism date. She works at a bakery and the lady that works with her also used to visit with the missionaries. She told us that they were trying to read the book of Mormon together at work! Our 17 year old investigator, told us that this week he felt like he received the sign he was looking for to know if the Book of Mormon is true and now he is praying about his baptism. We are really excited for him, because we know he will really help his grandma be active in the church and bring the rest of his family also. We found an inactive member who is muslim this week. At first she tried to tell us she was muslim and tried to get rid of us. Then we asked her about her baptism and how she felt and she told us the feelings she felt. We testified about Christ and invited her to feel Christ in her life again. She agreed to taking the missionary lessons again. It was really special to see how reminding someone of the feelings of their conversion can really change everything. We also spoke with a less active member whose 3 children were never baptized but they all like church. They just live in a different village so it was hard for them to get to church. We spoke with the Relief Society President and we are in the making of a plan to help get them to church on Sundays! We have a lot of potential people, so we have lots of work to do!!
The island is great though. Very beautiful. I feel like Im in paradise. And yes there are lots of monkeys and some people keep them as pets. Apparently the French brought them over from Africa a long time ago for pets haha. I saw a baby one in a diaper the other day haha. The locals like to show them to the tourists for money. I'm learning the history of the island, aparently there are supposed to be like 450 shipwrecks, but only like 50 are found. So thats cool. The french and British and Spanish fought a lot over the island. Christopher Columbus obviously claimed it and named it St. Christopher. but they call it St. Kitts for short. There are lots of sugar cane plantations.
Anyways I think Elder Cornish of the 70 is coming here this weekend so that should be really cool!
It sounds like its still really cold over there! Crazy, I think i will freeze when i get back its so warm and sunny here! I didn't know that Jo Jo played the flute?! Thats fun. And good job to ally on 3rd in 4a thats so awesome!! I hope everyone is feeling better this next week!
This week I've been really studying about the Bible and the Abrahamic covenant, it's interesting to note that The Bible never talks about the fulfillment of the greatest promised blessings the Joseph and His house. Why would the Lord mention these great promised blessings but then not fulfill them? That is why we have to Book of Mormon, the record of this fulfillment!
Hope you are all reading the Book of Mormon!
Love Sister Cole