No, im just kidding, we havent baptized yet, but it was still the best week.
We left to zone conference on thursday, flew to Trinidad, and got to all stay in the same apartment. all of the Grenada Elders got to sleep in the same apartment, which was fun. beds, couches, cushions, all were used for sleeping. The hardest part was 8 people trying to use 1 shower/bathroom in the morning, but we got through it.
before zone conference I got to run with some missionaries over to a doubles stand and try my first doubles. they are really good! If you want to know what they are, google them, cause I don't even know 1/4th of what was in it, but it was tasty and spicy! Thats come to be my standard. Something isnt spicy until it is making your nose run and your eyes cry. Then it might be considered spicy. So after the doubles we went and ate cinnamon rolls before the meeting. Lots of food! The meeting was great, I learned a lot about how to be a better missionary and all of my concerns about being discouraged or being more motivated were addressed perfectly. For lunch we had sloppy joes and then desert was Haagen Daas ice cream and chocolate cake. I had 2nds of both. I was so stuffed! It was like thanksgiving, all over again! After lunch we had some more meeting. I got some cool statistics about how many contacts there were in the WIM last 6 months, but i don't have them written down with me today, so I can't recite them this time. The zone conference ended about 3 oclock and then the Grenadian companionships got to go out with the Trini Elders on splits. We got put with a companionship that had a car and was running errands for a baptism the next day so we got to sit in a car for the most part and talk and see a lot of Trinidad. Trinidad is sweet! I would love to get to serve there some day. We went up to downtown Port of Spain, which has skyscrapers and stuff. It was weird, being in rural Grenville one day, the next, downtown city. The WIM is so diverse, IDK how I got so lucky getting it. Really though, best mission ever. where else do you get to travel for zone conference? So we went to the city to drop off an Elder that was on a split, then we stopped by the chapel and picked up a baptismal suit and then we went to a MCDONALDS!!!!! I got to have mcdonalds! Made my day! I got a Big Mac and Mcflurry. I was already stuffed from the lunch but I had to get it anyways, may be my last chance for 21 months. It was just as good as in the states. We went back and as we were driving along the freeway the elders who were in that area pointed out this hill that was called Lavent hill. this place I had heard of before, it has the most gang wars and violence in the caribbean. Missionaries are of course not allowed in. you know who else isnt allowed in? the police. they would get shot at. The police can only go in undercover. I am not lying when I tell this story. Aparrently the police sent a blimp over Lavent Hill to try to count the bodies and see how bad the fighting was. guess what happened? The gangs shot the blimp down with a rocket. Yeah, I didnt believe it at first either. So we got back and I did some tie trading. I traded a turquoise tie for this sweet pink and orange pasley tie from Guyana. It actually is well known in the mission and has a name. "curryfest" I wear it proudly, and will have to get a picture one of these days. President Mehr went back with us and the APs to Grenada and the APs came on a trade off with me and my comp in grenville. I got to go with Elder May who is an absolute boss of a missionary. He is sweet. He told a story to me and a lady we were talking to of someone who he met that had a weird name. I have told you how weird names are spelt here, but this one takes the cake. here name sounds like nadasha but its spelt Na-a . That is how she spells it, with a -. Its even that way on her birth certificate. We taught some great lessons and I learned a load from the APs.
The next day was church, and it was very rainy, and today President and Sister Mehr and the APs came back over to Grenville to talk with us and do interviews. I loved my interview with him. Really, My MP is the best, I am so glad I get him my whole mission.
Another cool thing that happened is i found this weird bump on my wrist today. I didnt know what it was and I asked the Elder May, and he said it was a cyst, so we smacked it with a spoon really hard and it went away!
Sorry if some find that as too much info, but hey, It wouldnt be a good email without a squeamish part right? Just another day in the life of a missionary!
I am doing really well, especially cause of all I learned at Zone conference. I had a lot of fun last week and now I get to work hard and try to apply it all.
Probably the favorite thing I learned at zone conference is that doubting stops us having faith. If we truly have faith, then we would not doubt at all.
Thats all for this week! Love-E. Jeppson