Monday, May 23, 2016


Justice's baptism! It was raining pretty hard, but we still had a good time (:

Zone conference went well! It wasn't as fun as the last one cause our topic was about planning and stuff.. but it was still good to see president. I talked to him a lot. (:

So, I had a surprise baptism! Aha! His name is Justice, and the reason I haven't told you about him is even though we're really good friends, he's technically not my investigator because he lives outside of my area. But, I've been able to teach him a few times and answer some of his questions, and he is such a great guy. He is from Nigeria, and he's here for Med-School right now. He shared his testimony during his baptism, and man, this guy just gets it. He's going to be such a great help to the church. He talked about how back home everyone is christian and everyone loved and idolized the bible, but he used to ask his friends, "If you found another book that taught the word of God would you love that too? Do you love the actual words and teachings in the bible or just the book itself?" And then he talked about how he always felt like there had to be some other book out there that didn't replace but supported the bible. I mean, talk about God preparing his people for the message of the restoration! Anyways, after taking the discussions for a few months, he asked if I could be the one to baptize  him, and that was amazing.

I love you!
Elder Mikesell

Me dramatically thinking while driving on a rainy day...

Elder Millers goodbye party. We watched Ephraim's Rescue with some members.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016


Me and my new companion, Elder Zuniga at the top of a lighthouse. 

My week has been... well.. it's been interesting. Aha. We had an "emergency transfer" before the 6 weeks were done. I'm still here, but Elder Miller's gone... (not because of anything we did, aha). My new companion is a good guy. He wants to be a good missionary which is good. His name is Elder Zuniga. He's from Riverside, California. That's been a lot of my week. Other than that, we have Zone Conference tomorrow with President Harrington, so that's exciting. (: I love when President is on the island.

We've got this new lady that we are teaching, named Shane, who's really cool. She used to meet with the missionaries before, but she was living with a man, so they told her to call the missionaries up when she could move out. Now she's moved out, and she wants to continue working towards baptism! (: I'm excited for her.

Everything else is kind of the same. It's been a hectic week. Aha. I've been in Castries for a few days as well, but now I'm back and ready to work! Aha.

Love you lots!

Elder Mikesell

This is my area! Vieux Fort is a cool little place (:

Monday, May 9, 2016


I know I talked to my amazing mothers yesterday, so I will just send pictures today! Enjoy!

One of my best friends here, Unin Joseph, left today to serve his mission in the Dominican Republic. I'm so proud of him (:

Stephon and I showing off our fresh haircuts. Aha. He used to have long hair, too, but he cut it for his mission which is in a few months.. so we're like brothers ya know. #icanrelate

Randy's house. Almost done!

Working on Randy's house.

I'm in quite a beautiful place!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016



Yes, that's one of the biggest struggles here, that they can't read the Book of Mormon and their lack of education makes it hard for them to understand what we are teaching. But it's kind of bitter sweet because that same lack of education and possessions has humbled them a lot. They are some of the kindest people I know. And people are almost always willing to hear our message or invite us in, you know? Well... except 7th Day Adventits. Aha. I had never really heard of that religion before I came here, but boy do they love to argue about doctrine that doesn't really matter. Aha. But anyways, Yeah... every person here is really so different, but that just makes missionary work that much better. (: It would really stink if I had to repeat the same thing over and over again and teach each lesson the same way a thousand times. Aha. But when you adjust your teaching or the way you share the restoration with each person according to how the  Spirit directs, it's a lot more engaging and.. well it's fun. I'm definitely happiest when I'm out teaching, and we just had a really good restoration lesson. That's my favorite feeling in the world.

As far as investigators are doing, Kennedy and Germaine are doing good. He still hasn't quit smoking even though a few attempts have been made. They are still not married, but hopefully that can happen soon. We are continuing to work with them and help them understand the teachings. Patrice and her daughter Paqeen are also doing good. It's going to be a while before their house is built, so she is still living with a man. We still visit her from time to time. Natalie... did I tell you about Natalie? Anyways, she's a lday that we've taught a few times and she actually read the whole Book of Mormon, but a guy who lives in her house has said a few "choice words" to us... and told us to never come back. Pretty sad, but we'll probably have to drop her. We'll try to get a hold of her somehow and try and see what is going on.

Things have been going kind of slow, so Elder Miller and I decided to go find some new people! And we found some awesome people today. So, I'll let you know how that goes.

Well, I love you and thank you for everything.

Elder Chassse Mikesell