Monday, November 30, 2015


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 16, 2015


Dinner with Sister McDowell and her two daughters (:

Homemade swing
Hey! Elder T and I get along very well and are doing wonders in our area. We're mainly working on reactivation right now, though, because sacrament attendance is dropping... which isn't good.

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.
I know, time is going by quickly! I just wish I had more time to email, answer questions and then talk about everything else, but it's just impossible! aha! Elder T is awesome. So nice and giving and a great trainer. He's also loud and funny. aha. Like he will yell "Elder Mysell! I will shot you!" In our apartment and stuff like that. So expect another good 6 weeks (: Our apartment is still pretty nice. The shower is a little jank. It's either high pressure cold showers or low pressure warm showers. So, I do the 2nd. I hate cold showers.

Most islands are a zone. I think Barbados has 2. Elder Merrell will be the new zone leader there now cause he is awesome.

Yes, yes... I'm facing the fact that the my farmers tan after a 2 year mission will be real bad...

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


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.

This week has been good. Last Tuesday was St. Vincent's Independence day, so we kind of got to have fun all day, which was nice. We had a picnic at this beach park place, played cricket (which is big here), played football (or soccer), and all that good stuff. (: I even climbed a coconut tree! Other than that, this week has been quite busy. Oh, we also met this lady named Monica last week. She's about 40 and has lived here her whole life, but she suffered from a stroke about 2 years ago and can't really control the right side of her body anymore and has trouble speaking so Elder Merrell and I have been over there a lot teacher her and helping her around her house. She has a 20 year old son that usually helps her do things, but he's been really busy with work. He's helping to build the International Airport here. We've been doing that and a whole lot of other stuff, but now that I'm being moved, I won't see her or any of my other investigators anymore... but I'm sure the Sisters who are taking our area will do great. aha.

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.