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, September 15, 2008

Zone conference time again - Suriname

We met with the fine Suriname and French Guiana missionaries today. The zone conference was wonderful!

These French speaking elders traveled from French Guiana to Suriname yesterday by car, canoe and taxi. They are on their way back home right now.
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President Robison isn't exactly a French elder but he likes to think he is (he served in the Paris France mission long before all that gray hair appeared)
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Here are the mighty Dutch speakers
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and the Suriname couple missionaries
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We had the usual delicious lunch
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enjoyed by all
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This can't be real food
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After lunch energetic elders shot a few hoops
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I'd say there is some tall talent in the group (Elders McDaniel and Holtz)
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That's Elder Mecham peaking between the two 'towers' (Elder Holtz won the back-to-back height check by an inch).
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Here is why we don't encourage missionaries to play basketball before working
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Collecting pictures from the missionaries to use in the October slideshow
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Letters from home are sweet!
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No letters for this new member prospective missionary - but he loves that Liahona (especially because the September Dutch issue has a picture and article about the Suriname missionaries' service project - I'll post a picture of it when I can get one)
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Chatting in the breezeway
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Complicated handshakes to say - see you in six weeks
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Here's a special treat - today's Dutch musical number

7 comments:

The Keetch Klan said...

Sis.Robinson, What a blessing this blog is to the families of these missionaries! Elder Pence is my nephew and it was so great to see him and all the others. My son is serving in the Joao Pessoa, Brazil Mission and I would love to have this same opportunity...to see the happiness on their faces and feel of their spirits. You're truly an angel.

Els said...

Dear sister Robison, Thank you for updating this blog. It is so wonderfull to see my son, doing one of the things he realy enjoys, eating! You couldn't have made a better picture.

LaNae said...

Sister Robinson,

I can't tell you how wonderful it was to see our son Elder Harding in the video singing in Dutch. His sister thinks she can even pick out his voice. She says it is because she had to sit next to him in sacrament meeting and listen to him sing. Thank you again so much. It is such a blessing to have this link with him. Our ward members log on to catch a glimpse of him in action. You're doing a wonderful service for so many families.

kymmiegirl1 said...

My Mother called to say she thought she saw Elder Muse on this video, she said maybe I could tell. "Mom", I replied, "I would know him in the dark!" and yes, that is him!! I loved the singing, our family gathered around as we watched him and the other Elders, it would have been a great church commercial! I check the WIM blog regularly and copy pics of Elder Muse and his companions then send copies to family and friends. Thank you, thank you, thank you for keeping us updated and some of the behind-the scene things that we would never see otherwise. You are awesome Sister Robinson, our son thinks so too!!!

dr di said...

Dear lanae,

I tried to make the video a bit bigger so it is easier to see faces.

Sister Robison

Rick Pence said...

Sis. Robison, How great to see our Elder Pence the very day the pictures were taken! He looks so happy and full of energy (playing b-ball) and singing and smiling. We really appreciate all you and your husband do for the Elders in your great mission!

Cathy Mecham said...

Dear Sister Robison,
Thank you for sending us these photos of our son (Elder Blake Mecham) and those he is serving with. I is so great to have a mental picture of where he is and who he is with and see him in action.
Your efforts are much appreciated.
I am going to show this to my early morning seminary class. We have some future missionaries. I am sure it will help them to feel excited about their own missions.

Sister Cathy Mecham