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, September 27, 2008

The "French Side"

(note - I am in Guadeloupe and couldn't get video clips to upload. I will add them in a few days)

That's what we call the French speaking missionaries who serve in Guadeloupe, Martinique, St Martin, and French Guiana. Elders in French Guiana attend the Suriname zone conference. The others join together in Guadeloupe every six weeks. We had a great conference with them on Friday. They are the 'fine gentlemen' of the mission who started the tradition of wearing crisp, clean long-sleeved white shirts to zone conference.

Don't they look great?
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Here they are bit by bit
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They're not being irreverent here - we do lots practice in zone conferences. Here the missionaries are planning a short doctrinal lesson to help strengthen members and bring the spirit before asking for a referral.
From Sept 08

We use what is called the 'training model'

Explain


Sometimes explaining gets really fun - here the assistants are explaining how important it is for members to trust missionaries.

video

Demonstrate
From Sept 08


Practice

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From Sept 08


Evaluate

Re-practice


The Tahitian Elders sing like big strong angels
video

Lunch is always wonderful on the French side.
From Sept 08


The elders sang a 'thank you' to Soeur Monluis for fixing the lunch.
video here

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Sadly, this is the Malmrose's last zone conference. They served an incredibly effective mission on the "French side" and blessed the lives of many many people.


Happily, the Collings are here to continue the Malmrose's great work. They are an amazing couple who learned French during their previous mission in France. They are ready to get to work!


What do we do after zone conference?

Clean up


Set up


Have a little fun


et dites 'au revoir'

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