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, August 7, 2008

French Zone Conference

Monday we had Zone Conference with the French Elders (mostly).

The West Indies Mission is complicated with so many countries and three languages. It is impossible to neatly divide Elders into language groups. So, the St Martin Elders and couple come to the French zone conference even though half the island, including two of the Elders and the couple are English speaking. We have the same challenge in Suriname because the French Guiana Elders come to that conference (by van, canoe, and taxi!). We provide translators and use lots of English in the conferences.

We like the Elders with SHORT hair, LONG ties, and pants not too low. Elder Snow (in fun) overdid it a bit :)

We have our first two sisters serving as companions in the West Indies! They are actually serving a one month mini mission but they will be powerful.

The lessons and activities went well.

President Robison led an inspiring discussion on King Benjamin's discourse.

The Assistants taught about the area book and did a fun object lesson on helping one another. By carefully cooperating, each missionary was able to do a push-up using only his arms.

My topic was following Preach my Gospel with exactness and I led a scripture discussion on Laman & Lemual vs Nephi & Sam type missionaries.

Elder Catherine did a fabulous drawing to highlight the contrast

I used a few military analogies including this scripture and image that I love

Cleaning up after conference - always leave a place better than you find it, right?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your blog comments and photos. It's really wonderful to see our son in "action"!

The Snow Family