I cannot believe how fast the weeks fly as a missionary. I feel like I was JUST on the computer emailing you all. This week was chaos so it flew by even faster. We had interviews this week with President Egbert, and Sister Montenegro, Sister Skinner and I were in charge of taking President Egbert lunch so we made taco soup and had a nice lunch with him. hahaha It was so fun. President Egbert is the best! We also had zone conference and it was great. Sister Tui and I taught on goal setting and that went well. I love Sister Tui and it’s been so cool that we get to end our missions as STLs (Sister Training Leaders) together because we started in the MTC together as STLs. The rest of the zone conference was on the Atonement of Jesus Christ. It’s amazing to see how much I have learned about the Atonement as I have dedicated 18 months to Him. I was always taught about the Atonement as I grew up in the church, but it wasn’t until my mission that I’ve came to actually understand the it. And have come to know the blessings and power that flow from the Atonement as we apply it in our lives. One of the greatest things about being a missionary is having a front row seat to watching the atonement bless and change people, including myself. There are many aspects of the atonement and one of my favorites is the fact that we have the ability to change. We have the blessing of repentance. We are able to become who God wants us to be. (2cor.5:17) But it is only possible through the enabling power of Jesus Christ. I know that Christ lived and He died for each one of us. As he suffered in the Garden of Gethsamane, He thought of every single one of us, individually. He knows us. He loves us more than we can comprehend. And I am so grateful for Him.
We have seen huge blessings in the work this week. The Jacobs are doing great! Brother Anderson, (the husband) came to church for the first time this week and I was a little teary watching them walk in as a family. Dana has been coming alone for the longest time so it made my heart so happy to see them there as a family. Anderson is on date for baptism next month on the 30th. He is so awesome!
This week we made a goal as a companionship to make sure that we are talking to EVERYONE and to not let anyone pass us without talking to them about the Gospel. So this week as we were contacting this guy, a woman passed us and said “good day” and kept walking. When we were done talking to the man we contacted we turned around and ran up the hill to talk to the woman that passed us, haha, she was a little startled at first but then she warmed up as we told her that we were missionaries. We stood and talked to her for just a few minutes before she said, “It’s makin hot. Come nah.” We followed her to her cute little board house and had an AMAZING lesson with her and her daughter, who has the CUTEST children ever! ( I am taking them home with me;) Their names are Camille and Carolin. They are some of the most humble people I have ever met and when we left Carolin (the woman we chased) gave me the tightest hug and said, “I needed this.”…. There is nothing better than being a missionary and talking to strangers every day and being an answer to their prayers. 😊
Oh and I played with a cayman (a little alligator thing) this week that we found in our bush area so that was exciting, and I can now check that off my bucket list of things I want to do before I leave Trinidad haha.
Have a great weak!
Playing with a cayman. #bucketlist
Post conference avocado picking.🥑 Sister Egbert💝
Sister Skinner hates affection. hahaha
My Caribbean woman making me coconut oil 🙂