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, December 15, 2008

Tuesday in St Lucia (Dec 9)

Here is how a great group of missionaries prepares for zone conference

On the Monday before zone conference the island elders (St Vincent, Grenada, St Lucia) volunteered to help clean up the Red Cross building near the Castries church in St Lucia. Someone there called the news who came and filmed the missionaries at work. The clip has been on TV twice already and many St Lucians have seen it and are impressed. Sister Hatton alertly grabbed her camera and videotaped and captured it for us.

(I just checked this video and couldn't get sound to come through. I will try to fix it today - let me know if it magically starts working)

As they were doing their great work last Monday we flew from Georgetown, Guyana to St Lucia, with a quick stop in Barbados. Tuesday morning we gathered for zone conference. The day went very well.

It was exciting to see the chapel extension almost competed. What was once the small Castries Branch has had almost 50 people baptized the past 18 months - so they just don't fit in their little meeting room any more.

Doesn't the new room look great (and huge)?

It is fun that Elder Beute (in his last transfer) is training Elder Lubberink (in his first transfer) - they are from the same branch in the Netherlands and wondered if they would get to see each other during their mission.

This is fun too - but not the greatest shot of everyone (sorry). Everyone in the picture is a Williamson. In the center is Elder and Sister Williamson serving a couple mission in Vieux Fort St Lucia. On the left is their son who is serving in St Vincent and on the right is Elder Williamson (no relation) serving as an assistant.

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