Thank you so much for telling me all about Thanksgiving and for all the questions, too! I plan on responding next week, I promise. I have just been super busy driving people around the island today because missionaries in my zone were moving, and I'm the only one who can drive. I just hopped on the computer to let you know I'm alive, I love you, and I'll email you next Monday! Trust me, I have a lot to say!
Elder Mikesell the 4th
Monday, November 30, 2015
Monday, November 16, 2015
|Dinner with Sister McDowell and her two daughters (:|
It's crazy that Alec gets home in a month. I called him "trunky". College will be awesome for him. He's a smart one he is. (Just needs to learn some organization and time management skills) I wonder if the mission has helped at all in that sense... hmm.
Yes, we retaught the restoration to him, and it went well. We just need him to talk more. He's super quiet which can be hard with teaching sometimes. I'll let you know more about him and others next week (:
There is no temple in the Caribbean. No wards either. On St. Vincent there are two branches and one group. It's amazing none the less.
Love you lots,
Elder Mikesell the Fourth
|4 puppies that attacked me in the streets.|
Monday, November 9, 2015
|Elder T and I|
|These little guys are everywhere.|
Most islands are a zone. I think Barbados has 2. Elder Merrell will be the new zone leader there now cause he is awesome.
Guess what happened this morning? So, I didn't personally have a super strong testimony on priesthood blessings, but this experience was quite amazing. Last Saturday, a member called Elder T and I and asked if we could come giver her husband (a nonmember) a blessing of comfort. So, we asked what's going on and she said that he had lost his job and gone through some "other things" that have thrown him into a deep depression and that he was talking about suicide and that she was scared. So, we head over there and he says he doesn't want the blessings. I was pretty disappointed because I know that priesthood blessings work soley on the faith of the person giving the blessing and the person receiving the blessing. We couldn't force him to want a blessing. So, Sunday goes by and we go to bed, but this morning at 6am his wife calls us and asks if we can come over right now because he would like a blessing. So, we get up and head down there again, this time because he asked for it. I explained priesthood blessings to him and begin to give him a blessings and although I was pretty nervous, my words were completely led by the Spirit. Directly after finishing the blessing he asks if he can be baptized. (He has apparently taken a few lessons before). We were like "Yes, of course!" and so we are going to teach him again and he said he is going to come to church. Keep him in your prayers. His name is Brian.
I have to go now. Thank you for all you do for me. I love you lots.
Elder Mikesell the Fourth
|Beautiful St. Vincent|
Monday, November 2, 2015
CELEBRATING ST. VINCENT'S INDEPENDENCE DAY, CLIMBING A COCONUT TREE & GETTING TRANSFERRED TO KINGSTOWN
Halloween was fun, and by fun, I mean a normal day... except we were fasting, aha. I know no one in the states did a 24 hour fast, though, aha, Halloween would make that impossible. Elder Merrell and I are doing well. We got transfer calls! I'm going down to Kingstown to be the new zone leader's companion. So, I will be driving now. (Pray for me. They drive crazy here...) My new companion is Elder Tulikahakau, aha, or Elder T as we call him. He is from Tonga. I already know him because he's in our tiny zone. He's pretty chill. Elder Merrell is going to Grenada. Oh, I don't know if I ever told you. I can only go to 5 islands in the mission: St. Vincent, St. Martin, St. Lucia, Grenada, and Barbados. The others are french speaking, so yeah.
Keep letting me know how things are going at home. I love y'all.
Lots of Love,
Elder Mikesell IV
|Selfie on the beach.|
|Elder Merrell and I on the beach expressing our comp unity.|
|Me and one of my favorite children. (: She is the daughter of Brother and Sister McDowell. |
A less active family in our ward that we visit.