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

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Working with youth

A number of the missionary couples serving in the West Indies are doing wonderful work with the youth in their areas. Here are two examples:

Elder and Sister Sherwood, Castries St Lucia

(from Sister Sherwood's blog) Marlon, our latest baptism, is a nice young man. He lives with his mother and step father. His step father has been very mean to him and they have no relationship at all. He bore his testimony the day after his baptism and said his baptism day was the best day of his life, one, he was baptized and two, his mother told him that she loved him!!!!

The girl next to him is Rosey. Rosey
is a fun lovin' young woman who is bright and knows a lot about the gospel. Her family is one of the few who actually have Family Home Evening each week. They also read the scriptures together, at Book of Mormon class they always know the answers to all the questions. Surprising facts when you realize that they are being raised by a single mom, Adriana, who works 2 jobs so she can put food on the table. She is rarely home and Rosey has a lot of adult responsibilities put on her. Amazing family!

The girl on the right is Kacy, an 18 year old who, along with her 2 brothers, Neil and Chad, live with their sister
Vanesta since their mother died 6 years ago. Kacy joined the church last August, has served as Laurel Class President for the last several months and just recently was called as a counselor in the Young Women's Presidency. She has a strong testimony and is such a good girl. What ever she is asked to do, she does to the best of her ability. Against all odds she is keeping the commandments and living a clean life. Love her!!!!

Elder and Sister Williamson - Vieux Fort, St Lucia

Sister Williamson is involved with literacy training

Gregorianna is leaning to read

This is what she made for Sister Williamson after one of their lessons

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