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

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Georgetown and Diamond Guyana Zone Conference - March 20

We completed our South American tour yesterday with a zone conference in LaGrange, Guyana.

It was another great experience with excellent missionaries

Here they are!

Georgetown Zone

Diamond Zone

Here's a closer look, district by district (slightly expanded because of the displaced French elders who will be returning to Guadeloupe and Martinique on April 1st)

Elders Moses, Bowens, Averett, Weiderhold

Elders Bryan, Romney, Mulder, Marshall, Green, Mecham

Elders Ficklin, Olsen, Worthington, Gilley

Elders Tupou, Williamson, Fillerup, Jones (French), Ison (French), Kelly (French)

Elders Fisher, Chambers, Barker, Sookram, Brenkmann, Snow (French)

Elders Ali, Carlson (French), Harris, Findlay, Daines, Moala

Elders Falatau and Vaea

One of the best things that is happening in the West Indies is a rapid increase in local missionaries serving missions or preparing to serve. They will bring incredible strength to the church in the next few years.

It is interesting that a new district presidency was called for Georgetown Guyana this week and they are all returned missionaries who served in the Caribbean (I will post their names and pictures soon).

So here are four missionaries from the West Indies serving in Guyana

Elders Bowens (St Vincent), Moses (Guyana), Ali (Trinidad), and Sookram (Trinidad)

And here are three wonderful prospective missionaries

Gavindra Sookoo, Francelene Stephen, and Chris Sustin (not sure I got his last name correct)

Another great plus for the West Indies Mission is the service of many tremendous senior missionary couples.

Here is the Georgetown/Diamond group

Elder and Sister: Evans (proselyting), Hymas (newly transferred to Guyana so that Elder Hymas can serve as a counselor in the mission presidencey), Handly (family history), Whitehead (humanitarian), and Collings (proselyting - here temporarily from the French side) - plus the Langfords (not pictured) serve as CES missionaries

As always, there was a little food and fun after the conference

Musical Elder Olsen and friends

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