This week was a good one! I’m finally feeling healthy again so we were able to get out and WORK this week and it felt so good! It’s so crazy how just going out and talking to strangers about the Gospel can make you feel so happy and energized.
This past week Sister Skinner and I finished out a HUGE contact area. (called Corinth hills) In total we contacted 17 apartment buildings and over 50 townhouses, and we called on every door. It took a transfer and a half. It wasn’t the most prepared of areas, but we still found some really cool people. We had a really cool experience with one of the people that we found last week named Lizzy. We called in and she came out and when we asked her if she believed in God she said NO! She is the first person on my whole mission that has said that. So we were pretty taken back, haha but she kept asking us a bunch of questions about how if there is a God why would he let so much sorrow into the world. Later in the week sister Skinner and I were teaching a lesson at a less active member’s house and we were watching a Mormon Message about the Plan of Salvation and how through the Atonement we can find peace in this life. After the lesson we both said to each other at the same time, “Maybe we should go see if Lizzy is home.” We went straight to her house and she was actually standing outside! She had just barely gotten home from work in Port of Spain (the other side of the island), but she still allowed us to sit down and share a message. We testified of Heavenly Father and Christ’s Atonement, how we are here to learn and to grow in this life and to prepare to meet God, and how trials help us to grow. The spirit was so strong and she was almost in tears. She told us that both her mom and sister were killed and she is just having a hard time believing God would let that happen. At the end of the lesson, her heart was so softened and she was so excited for us to come back and teach her more. For sure was one of the best spiritual experiences of the week 🙂
Since we finished contacting Corinth Hills we started a new area and this area is straight up BUSH. It’s so cool haha. On one side of the road is a really nice developed neighborhood and then on the next side is 10×10 feet board houses… typical Trinidad.
I love these areas though because the people are so humble. They are either humble or super crazy so it’s never boring. Most of this area is full of crazy rastas with incredibly long ras. (dreadlocks.) But they are nice and let us pick their guavas and mangos so we are homies. We had to bush wack to get to a few of the houses, but the people we met are AWESOME and they have so much potential.
Our district had a super sweet activity today… we drove to north side and went on a hike called Bamboo athedral. (Get ready for lots of pictures.) It lead up to a place where in WWII the USA had a huge satellite base. We climbed to the top of the satellite and almost died but we survived. 😎 This is the best district!
Have good week!