Dear Family and friends,
We have just finished the final stop of our zone conference mission tour that ended in Guyana. Somehow, the last zone you visit, always seems to be the strongest conference presentation.....probably because you have learned so much from the other zones that have gone before. We spoke about the blessings of understanding the temple and it makes us miss the opportunity to attend. Dad did a powerpoint presentation that the missionaries really enjoyed...thanks to Marissa's help! We hope you are making time to attend the temple and gain a greater testimony of eternal families.
We have spent the last five days working with the missionaries, members and holding a multi-branch conference in the countryside of Berbice. The people of Guyana love the Lord and it is obvious when they pray and sing. We had a woman that sang an accapella solo to all of us as we departed the conference because she felt the spirit so strong. It was a gospel song of some sort and she sang every verse of "Sweet Jesus" until we all departed the chapel area. She was so cute! Everyone hugs and kisses each other and made us feel like we had been missed. We had about 170 attend...some from 2 hours away. The majority of the members take transportation and obviously make great efforts to attend, as no one has a car. It is inspiring!
We always see interesting things on the road to and from Berbice and this trip was no exception. Catfish for sale, piglets at play, flooded rice fields and a tiny little house that was beautifully painted and occupied by a sweet couple. Never a dull moment.
We are headed back to Trinidad to have a week before new missionaries and departing missionaries say hello and goodbye. We lose another senior couple and that is always hard. The Avondet's have served in Guyana and Elder Avondet has been Dad's first counselor in the mission. They will be hard to replace!
Thank you for your prayers and texts and emails. We couldn't do it without you all.
Trini and Dad