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, January 5, 2009

The Story of #2008

Today is Success Story day.

President Robison receives email reports from each young elder as well as their success story of the week. The emails are, of course, confidential, however the success stories are shared around the mission. Elder Parrish, serving in Crabwood Creek, Guyana sent in the story of the 2008th West Indies baptism in 2008. Here it is

"Elder Kippins and I got a call from the Zone Leaders at 5 pm Wednesday afternoon. We just finished up a baptism earlier, and the excitement and suspense of when we would get the call saying the ball has dropped to 2008 was always on our mind. They said that "the ball dropped to 2007, and we need one more." Earlier we baptized a young man, and his brother was away during the day and wasn't baptized with him. So we grabbed the baptism clothes, and rode to his house. He got changed into the jumper, and we walked with his dad to the river behind his house ... At 6:24 p.m. the West Indies mission made history. #2008 was baptized, however it would only be another baptism if it wasn't for the 2007 baptisms that happened before it. I thank my Father in Heaven for this miracle."

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