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, December 31, 2008

What a year - 2008 in 2008!

and then some

The missionaries of the West Indies achieved their very lofty goal of baptizing 2008 people in 2008 - actually they surpassed it by baptizing 2012.

To put this wonderful achievement in context - the West Indies missionaries baptized 601 people in 2006 and 1027 in 2007

I have to admit that as we moved into the last week of December I started wondering how to console sad elders because they had a long ways to go this week. But miracles poured into the West Indies and today we watched those last few baptism reports come in to the office.

The assistants set up this interactive Google doc so we could input baptisms are they came in

We were going to have a quiet New Year's Eve with our family (who leave tomorrow morning) but we decided, instead, to open up the mission home to anyone who wanted to come celebrate

And they came!

Does that hat say 2008 in 2008?

Do you know about our rubber duckies? If not take a look here

Tonight we broke out our brand new Super Hero rubber duckies!

President Johnson, the Area President, congratulated the missionaries over the phone

Do couple missionaries (Elder Collins) miss their grandchildren? Yes, of course

But nights like this make it worthwhile


Dave and Tauna said...

Congratulations West Indies Mission! Happy New Year!
Love, The Lang Family

marie-jo.v said...

Congratulations President, Sister Robison and all West Indies'missionaries!
Best wishes for 2009
Bonne Annee à tous
La famille Vogel

Anonymous said...

We rejoice with the WIM by bringing 2008 (pardon 2012) brothers and sisters unto Christ. Happy New Year from the Vernes Family.