Monday, August 24, 2015

August 23rd, 2015

Dear Family,

We have been in Guyana and back to Trinidad this week. It was nice to see the members again in the Georgetown area and be able to teach some lessons, go to church and check a few of the sights in the area. Dad was busy interviewing prospective branch president candidates. We both spoke at church and as usual had the opportunity to teach in RS and Elders Quorum. The saints are amazing there and have such strong testimonies....but since they are most often first generation members, they have so many questions and insecurities.

It has been raining a lot so everything is LUSH!
There have been hurricane warnings in the Caribbean, but things as of today have settled down to a tropical storm. Not much gets to us in Trinidad, but they were concerned about the ABC islands.

Today we went to church at a ward in Trinidad about 40 minutes away. We didn't get lost this time so that was a blessing. They close exits down all the time and if you only know one way you are in trouble.Today in Relief Society I asked one of the recent converts how the missionaries found her and she said. "What do you mean...I found them! I just had to know what made them so happy all the time." She was a powerhouse and could hardly sit still because she wanted to praise the Lord for finding the truth.  

We taught with some of our sister missionaries this week at the home of Renni. His door was a curtain. The flooring in his home was the glue that is left when you rip up linoleum. He found a place for us to sit and in his humble circumstances bore testimony of how excited he was to get baptized. He had smoked 1/2 of a cigarette this week after being a pack a day kind of guy. So we challenged him to stop so that he could be baptized.

We also took a minute and went to a steel pan concert in Port of Spain. It was fun to see and hear. We tried their version of BBQ chicken and corn soup. Not too bad! 

We feel very grateful for the blessings that are ours, but also realize that the gospel rings true to people who barely know where their next meal is coming from. The gospel represents a new beginning and a relationship with God that is based on love not fear!

We are tired but happy and feeling blessed to be in your prayers, as you are in ours! Happy Birthday to Jenny and Garrett tomorrow!
We hope you both have a great day!

Love to you all
Trini and Dad

A steel drum 
 BBQ
 Corn Soup
 Lighthouse
 Lilies

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