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

Monday, July 7, 2008

Sunday in French Guiana

We are able to attend both branches:

Kourou


and Cayenne


I watched these two little boys sitting on the front row in Cayenne sacrament meeting. The smaller one spent a long time elaborately retying his tie. Ties are definitely not natural apparel for little boys and I wondered who it was that taught him so well. I asked him later and he said, "my brother". Good brother.


Aren't these multicolored flowers in front of the church gorgeous?


We finished our day with an incredible experience. We went and visited one of the 'lost sheep' members and found a fine woman who heads a foundation to protect and care for three-toed sloths (native to the amazonian rain forests and found in French Guiana). Being a former zoo-keeper and student of zoology, I was thrilled to handle these amazing creatures.



Not being a former zoo-keeper, President Robison wasn't so sure


Scary photo, eh?


We leave for Guadeloupe today (Monday) to hold the last Zone Conference of our tour. It has been extraordinary so far!

1 comment:

lisa said...

Thank you so much for taking pictures that young men might not think about taking. I loved the flowers outside the church. Thanks for all you do for and with our sons. Sister Jestice