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

Saturday, August 9, 2008

A Trinidad Wedding

What happens after the mission?

First of all, you become a WIRM (worm).

That stands for West Indies Returned Missionary - a special title for the best RMs in the world!

Then you get to work on the rest of your life, including, finding your new companion. Some of the WIRMs have sent President Robison fun weekly reports just like the ones they sent during their missions, such as this (first number is goal, second is actual):

1a. (1,0) Total Temple Marriages
2a. (1,0) Firm Marriage Dates
2b (0,0) Soft Marriage Dates
3a. (40, 5) Prospective Mates who attended my talk in Sac. Mtg.
3b. (5,2) Referrals received
4. (10,1) Referrals contacted
5. (10,2) New Potential Eternal Companions
6. (30,3) Finding Goal (1 point per date you go on with a Potential Eternal Companion)

Today we attended Chris Danzell's wedding here in Trinidad. He and Akeisha Byng, his wife, are members of the Port of Spain brnach. Chris was a great West Indies Missionary (served as an assistant) and is now a counselor in the Trinidad District Presidency. Here he is:

Before - nice companion (Elders Evans and Danzell)

After - much nicer (and prettier) companion

The amazing thing about this wedding is that the bride's mother, Sister Byng, sewed all the clothes for the wedding. And by this, I don't mean just the dresses. She made the all the MEN'S SUITS, SHIRTS, TIES, as well as all the dresses! She used to have a business sewing costumes for carnival - and she is amazing!

Take a look

Sister Byng, the talented seamstress


Brettski said...

I love your blog! I am a WIRM as well, I served under Pres Mason and Vannoy in 99 and 2000. I am so excited to see your pictures and are the work is going forward! I was on the french side serving on Martinique and Guadeloupe. I was married in the Logan temple this last February and am now attending helicopter school! I will keep reading if you don't mind! Thanks,
Brett &Tiara Reeder


susie said...

Thank you so much for all you do for the mission and for the missionaries mom's. I love your blog and check it almost daily. My elder is in Guyana and the Bullocks are also doing a wonderful job to share the mission. I really feel the spirit of this great work. Love Susan Bryan