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Friday, June 26, 2009

A few numbers

As we prepare to leave I have been looking back over the mission. I thought it might be fun to share a couple of numbers (I am a little strange - geeky according to my children - because I like numbers).

#Countries = 14 when we started, 10 now after a change in mission boundaries (those moved now in Puerto Rico East are in red)
  1. St Martin
  2. St Kitts and Nevis
  3. Antigua
  4. Guadeloupe
  5. Dominica
  6. Martinique
  7. Barbados
  8. St Lucia
  9. St Vincent
  10. Grenada
  11. Trinidad and Tobago
  12. Guyana
  13. Suriname
  14. French Guiana

= 3+
  1. French (Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guiana, half of St Martin)
  2. Dutch (Suriname)
  3. English (all the rest)
Plus - Saramaccan and Sranan Tongo (Suriname) and Creole (any island with a French influence) plus a number of other dialects

= 6
  1. Eastern Caribbean Dollar (EC)
  2. Euro
  3. Trinidad and Tobago Dollar (TT)
  4. US Dollar
  5. Guyanese Dollar
  6. Surinamese Guilder (SRD)

# Miles from top to bottom of this mission = 1000 (approximately)

#Young Sister Missionaries
= 0 (but I have think this may change very soon)

#Senior Couples
= 8 when we arrived
  • 6 proselyting
  • 1 CES
  • 1 Humanitarian
22 now
  • 2 CES
  • 1 Humanitarian
  • 1 Area
  • 2 Local
  • 16 Proselyting

#Young Elders
= 130

So those are a few fun numbers. When my children make fun of me I'll remind them there is a book called Numbers in the Bible and then I just quote them this:

And the Lord God spake unto Moses, saying: The heavens, they are many, and they cannot be numbered unto man; but they are numbered unto me, for they are mine (Moses 1:37)

1 comment:

Stan & Isabelle said...

I like numbers also, these were shared today in our ward. Great information!!