Wednesday, July 20, 2016


Doctor Lameta and Nurse Mikesell

It's crazy to think 1/4 of my mission was spent in St. Lucia... It was tough leaving, but I'm here in Grenada now, and everything is good. I once again feel like I've started my mission over, aha. Every island has there similarities, but they are all so different at the same time, so I'm still getting used to Grenada. It's beautiful just like other places. My flight was fun. We had a layover in Trinidad, so now I can say I've been there! Trinidad looked HUGE from the plane. Like a real city with skyscrapers and everything. My area here in Grenada is nothing like that. I'm in a village called Gouyave (pronounced Gwauv), and it's a small place in the bush land as they call it. Not much of anything here but houses and some shops. There is a tiny super market, so that's good. (: My new apartment was so bad when I first got here, but I spent a few days cleaning it. Still not done. I don't even want to talk about it!

Elder Lameta is my new companion, and he is so cool. We were friends back in St. Vincent. He's a really big Samoan guy, and I love him! He's so funny. He doesn't complain or obsess over things that don't really matter, aha. Stephon is still filling out his missionary papers. He was so mad when he heard Elder Page and I were both leaving. I did end up getting to say goodbye to Randy, so everything worked out in the end. Aha, prayers are answered.

Well, as for my area... I'm in a group here which is smaller than a branch. Most of the members came to church last Sunday, and we had 9 people there, so that was a cool experience. It already feels like a little family because I met everyone and everyone knows and talks to each other in church. It's like a group of friends getting together you know? The teaching is a challenge here. Elder Lameta told me most of their investigators have been dropped for different reason, but we'll see how it goes.

Thanks for the updates on everything! I love you! Have a super week!

Elder Chase of the Mikesell Clan

Monday, July 11, 2016


Emmy, Elder Zuniga and I

Well, I'm on a plane in 2 days, but we will talk about that later. Aha. My week has been good... a lot of walking in the rain... uphill... for hours... lol in a good way! But, yeah, like I said, I'll be flying to Grenada in a couple days. I have some mixed feelings. I mean, I've been here in St. Lucia for 6 months now, so I am kind of ready to go... but at the same time it has been really hard to say good bye to everyone. :/ But, I'm sure Grenada will be good. My new companion's name is Elder Lameta. We're actually really good friends, so that will be fun. He's a cool guy from Samoa. Really big guy, too, so he'll make me look even smaller. But anyways, I'll let you know how Grenada is when I get there. Stephon is one of my best friends out here, and I'm going to miss the guy. He gave me his necklace, so I gave him one of my sock ties. Hard to part with... but he was beyond happy. He's serving his mission pretty soon, and he was like, "I will wear this tie everyday." He's a great guy. When I first got here he was kind of a punk who was too cool for everything, but I made good friends with him and brought him out teaching with us all the time, and now he's one of the most spiritual guys I've met. I could tell you all about the people that I've come to love and now have to say goodbye to, but that would take years, aha.

Kennedy and Germane, and her sister... and me!

All my bros here in St. Lucia

Monday, July 4, 2016


Elder Page and I being stylish... I guess. 

I got your package and opened it immediately! Aha! Tell Brandon I said thank you for his art work. It was really fun explaining everything to my companions and the senior couple. LOL but thank you so much for sending me a package just for the fun of it. (: I finally have a watch again, and I've devoured most of the junk food already. I gave a bag of hot fries to Kennedy, though, because they don't have those here, and he was like, "Holy Smokes... these are good." Aha.

My week has been good (: We have this really progressing investigator named Nisa, and she's come to church twice now (: She really enjoys it... even though our branch president started yelling false doctrine over the pulpit yesterday. Like yelling. But, he always does that. We are teaching Nisa's whole family, but she's the only one really progressing. She's about 21 and is treated very well by the young adult priesthood holders here, aha. Long story short, everyone thinks she is really cute, so Junia, Stephon, Rodrick, Valance and others have all tried putting the moves on her. It's kind of weird, but at least she's making friends at church, aha. As for Ozwald's family that I told you about, they are doing good. Ozwald is just kind of confused about the historical evidence of the Book of Mormon he says. He said he found stuff on google that makes it seem like it could be true but that he also found stuff that makes it all seem fake. So, we had a lesson with him about how proof and evidence will never be enough, but how he needs to read and pray about the book to receive a witness from the Spirit. We were able to give a blessing to a member and her daughter. They were very sick, and the blessing helped them so much. I had no doubt it would. Emmy (that's the mother) has so much faith and knowledge of this gospel. She is easily one of my favorite people I've met on my mission. She's so chill and loves watching church movies with us (: aha.

Have a stellar week. I love you!

Chasssse the Elder Mikesell

The two girls I am kind of giving piano lessons to. Also, they genuinely believe that I'm Adele's brother...)