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, October 20, 2008

Suriname in October

We had a great zone conference in Suriname today for the Suriname and French Guiana missionaries. It is the only one we will have without Elder Vinas from the area presidency so we kept it kind of informal.

First we had a 'best practices' session where each companionship shared one thing that is working well. It was fascinating - I learned so much!

Then we discussed their study of the Atonement in the Book of Mormon

A special moment was seeing Larry Roseval open his mission call. He has been attending zone conferences in Suriname for quite a while in preparation for his mission.

He is called to serve in the Puerto Rico San Juan West Mission, Spanish speaking!

Here are the prospective missionaries of Suriname

Yves Verwey, just to the left of Larry, already has his call to the Belgium Brussels Mission, Mandarin speaking.

Here they are - the Elders of Suriname and French Guiana

French Elders Anihia, Tevaro, Garrett, and Doumbia

Elders Baantjer, Tholen, and Harding

Elders Swart, Holtz, Riding and Croese

Elders Ash, Muse, and Shakespear

Elders Pence, Kinghorn, Schroath, and Koenen

Elders Macintosh and Lines (French) and Elders Sorber and Jestice (Suriname Zone Leaders)

Prospective missionaries

Elder (I mean brother) Dinge who is the newest West Indies returned missionary!

Lunch time!

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