Monday, August 10, 2015

August 3rd, 2015

Hello this week from the tropical island of Tobago.I had to set apart a counselor in the Tobago branch presidency yesterday  and so we have stayed a couple more days to meet the members and to work with the missionaries. We set the branch president apart last month and we have had to help teach him with his responsibilities. He has been a member for less than two years.
Saturday we went to four baptisms. Sister Rosaline was baptized in Port of Spain. She is a sweet 76 year old lady who calls Elders Hansen and Padilla her "angels".These are the elders who taught her the gospel. Elder Hansen is six foot five, 250 pounds and played football at Nevada Reno before his mission. Sister Rosaline is probably five feet tall and weighs less than 100 pounds. When she came up out of the water she raised both of her hands and praised the lord. We all had to smile, and yes, cry too.
Last Monday for P-day we went to Maracus Bay on the north side of Trinidad. We had the chance to eat fried shark inside a fresh hot scone! The people in Trinidad call it " Bake and Shark".You will all have to try it when you come to visit. Everyday we have the opportunity to feel the spirit of our Heavenly Father while serving Him on our mission.  We love each of you and are reminded daily of how grateful we are for eternal families.
Love Dad and Trini

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