Dear Family and Friends,
Last week was spent in Suriname as we held Member District Conferences. Dad and I spoke regarding the theme "Love at Home." The highlight of the week though, was on Saturday evening as 8 converts were baptized at "The Waters of Suriname!" A family of 6 along with 2 single sisters joined the church. It was a wonderful service and all of them bore their testimonies at their own baptisms. It was so wonderful to see so many dressed in white on this special occasion.
Then we flew home to Trinidad to conduct transfers! It was crazy as usual. We had 12 arrive and 9 leave for home.
Immigration is still an issue as we had an elder stranded for a couple of days on Curacao until we could get him into Aruba with his companion. Thank heavens for our senior couple there. Now that all are safely gathered with their companions or back home with their families, we are preparing for a Member Leadership Conference with all of our senior couples and the Zone Leaders and Sister Training Leaders.
We testify that only the Lord can make all of the pieces fit together in this mission. It never seems like we are going to get a handle on it and then it all works out. His hand is really in the work.....down to the very last detail.
We thought you might enjoy a candid shot of a goat herder, (High on a hill was a lonely goat herd...la di oh da, la di oh da, lay hee who) whose goats are in charge of mowing the cricket field a couple times a week. While Dad was taking the photo, I was waving at a little girl in her backyard pool. Hopefully they rinsed out the barrel before she hopped in! She was having a lot of fun cooling off and her Dad let us take her picture!
It's hard to believe everyone is back at school and the leaves are starting to change. We just finished the mango crop and even enjoyed a few avocados. The mosquitoes are still biting, the birds are still singing, the gospel is still true, and we love all of you!
Remember to count your blessings,
Trini and Dad
More pictures. This is why we were so busy last week after arriving home from Suriname. First the incoming missionaries and then the outgoing. Transfers come every 6 weeks. They take the whole week with flights from all of our countries, interviews, training, devotionals and lots of dinners at the mission home. But.... still having FUN!