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

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Island Zone Conference

We had the perfect finish to our mission tour yesterday in St Lucia. The missionaries were well-prepared and we had a wonderful experience together.

This was Elder McDaniel's first visit to the islands - I just had to take a picture of him and Elder Williamson in front of the gorgeous turquoise water. Can you believe that this gorgeous spot is just a few steps from the airport runway where we just landed?

The Assistants chose Elder Stratton for their 'trust' activity.

President Robison had Elders Cromwell and McNeal role play contacting him. They did great!

Then he had them imagine they were Parley P Pratt and Wilford Woodruff and contact him again. Wow!

Sister Sherwood provided another fabulous lunch.

Brand new Elder Rosales, in the center, is enjoying his very first zone conference along with his new brothers, Elder Beute and Elder McNeal.

Sister Sherwood is quite the photographer. She created this stunning baptism bulletin board in the foyer

Here are the fine Island Zone Elders:

Elders Williams, Jailall, and Cromwell

Elder Ficklin, brother Cardugan (I'm sure I didn't spell that right) - a fabulous prospective missionary, Elder Kahaialii, and Elder Stratton

Elders Rosales, McNeal, Beute, and Parrish

There are two branches in St Lucia - Vieux Fort and Castries. Both branches are growing in numbers and strength. The Castries building quickly became too small for the members. Eighteen months ago attendance was in the 20s and now it is in the 80s.

If you want to see why, take a look here at Sister Sherwood's blog. The members are wonderful and the Sherwoods are doing amazing work with the youth.

So - the Castries Branch need more space - and they are getting it.

A chapel extension is underway:

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