We have frozen this blog as a historical, yet informational view at what life is like in the West Indies Mission for all those called to serve. This blog was designed for the families and friends of those missionaries serving in the West Indies Mission from July 2006 to July 2009. Every six weeks, photos taken at zone conference as well as a new slide show including every person baptized were posted on the blog. All of the slide shows are also available on our You Tube channel. The current West Indies Mission blog can be found here. Posts on our missionary experience can be found here and earlier. And finally, if you are a returned missionary who served in the West Indies, there is a current blog for you. Click here or visit westindiesrm@blogspot.com

Friday, July 25, 2008

Not a coincidence

One of the new missionaries, Elder Scott, is assigned to begin his mission serving on the island of St Vincent. Wednesday (transfer day), as he was getting into the car to leave for the airport, two Elders arrived for a quick stop at the mission home. It just 'happened' (I don't believe in coincidences) that one of them was Elder Bowens. He is from St Vincent and was baptized a year and a half ago and is now serving his mission in the West Indies Mission. When they met, Elder Bowens threw his arms around Elder Scott in delight and then proceeded to tell him about all the people he needed to contact on the island.

Here is another fun story about Elder Bowens. He was taught the gospel and helped with his reading skills by West Indies missionary Elder Bishop who later became his very first missionary companion.

A few more fun pictures from transfer day

Tutoring by great departing missionaries:

Trinidad counsel from Elder Slade

Elder Webb with the Guyana group

Surinamers with Elder Boom

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Diane said...

I would love to see a picture of the outside of the mission home.

dr di said...

Great idea! I have some pictures - just need to find time to upload them.