have a great week!
I have no time for a long email this week, sorry. So, none of my cool pics or anything like that sorry. We were supposed to have 4 investigators and their fams and church this week, and only one showed but the one is an awesome guy and we hope that his baptism will go through. He is the best. His date is set for the 13th of July and we will be able to get that hopefully. I love everyone! Im working hard out here and seeing the blessings of obedience, hard work and diligence. I got to witness for a baptism in Grand Anse on saturday, which was a cool experience. Hopefully it will be me doing the baptism soon!
have a great week!
Busy week. I still don't understand how time works out here. The hours go slow, the day goes fast, the days go slow, the week goes fast, the month goes fast. Its crazy. The fastest day is p-day of course, time hits warp drive on p-days. So last p-day we went to St. Georges and bought a nicer stereo/sound system for the aparment out of personal. Im kinda addicted to music, and now we blast EFY and MoTab and Classical music all day. Not blast really, but music tends to be playing most of the time in our apartment when we are there. Thats about all we did that day.
Tuesday we went do district meeting. It was weird being there with only 6 Elders from the Island, instead of our usual 10 missionaries. Stupid immigration. Hopefully next transfer they will get more in, but from the sound of it, nothing is in the works yet as far as papers and work permits, so likely I will be staying on Grenada next transfer as well, which I am ok with. At DM we were told of a new Key Indicator that our mission is now using, Member Referrals Taught. Its supposed to increase our work with the members, as that is the best way of doing the work.
After DM we drove back to GV (Grenville) to work on our apartment with the senior couple, the Browns. We toiled hard and kinda made our beds better by putting plywood under the mattresses to keep it from sinking through the bed boards, then we put up screening on the windows in the bathrooms and the bedroom, which is super helpful as it cuts down the bugs. We didnt get too much done in missionary work as I was then left with the task of caulking the entire bathroom which the worker hadn't done so I did that for the first time that night, which was good, I learned something new and practical, and it went pretty well.
Wednesday it rained. All. Day. Literally, all day. We walked in it, got soaked, and all our stuff pretty much fell through and there was no one to talk to as it was rainy, and they were all indoors, windows and doors tightly closed.
Me and Elder Regis are still getting along great, and we are working hard, but arent seeing too much successes yet. Still no investigators coming to church, even though they said they would. due to fathers day, Im assuming thats why. Oh, which reminds me, quick shout out to pops, Happy Fathers Day/ Birthday! Sorry its late, but its the best I can do!
This Pday me and elder Regis went to the beach and got some sweet pictures and adventures. It was a blast, and we found some guy on the beach who cut up some coconuts for us to drink/eat. It was a great day and the only downer was I forgot sunscreen on my neck. I got everything but my neck, so I expect the next few days to be something painful! Already hurting a bit from it on my collar and its been just 3 hours.
Anyhow, I hope you enjoy the pictures, and I hope you all have a good week. Love you all!
So this week was transfer week. Here in the West Indies Mission, transfer day tends to be a pretty slow day as far as missionary work is concerned. There was a lot of traveling, which I am not as big of a fan of due to being very uncomfortable in those buses. I got my new companion, Elder Regis. He is from Trinidad and has been out about a year. We were already pretty good friends before hand, and so far we have gotten along well. He makes really good pizzas, so that has been nice. Its fun getting a new companion because you get to learn a couple new recipes, and teach a few too. Makes the first week really fun cause we get to eat foods that I havent eaten 2 or 3 times a week for the past 2 months. We both really want to baptize this transfer and I have good hopes for it too. Friday was a really good day for us, I may have actually been being guided by the spirit on who to talk to and what houses to approach. All of the places I went too off of random ideas (or so I thought) were good contacts. It really was one of the best days on my mission so far!
We found this one family on another day that is kinda creepy, its a lot of sisters and we are pretty sure they are just meeting with us cause they like us. I hope they can get the right intentions of actual interest in the Gospel, not us, otherwise, we will probably drop them, especially cause they aren't keeping commitments so far.
Rainy season is coming full force, and we have gotten soaked a couple times. we kinda let it happen, we protect our papers and electronics and just walk in the pouring rain, its fun really. The thing I don't like about the rainy season is the bugs have somehow managed to get worse, we are always having sandflies bite us, unless we put on repellent, which gets rained or sweated off in 30 mins. Sandflies are terrible.
Its still a fun adventure, and its getting faster every week. If it keeps speeding up like this, which im told it does, then I don't know how I will keep track of the time.
I hope this email finds you all well! Love you all! -Elder Jeppson
This week was a harder week, we had 2 of our better investigators say they couldn't see us anymore cause their boyfriends don't like us. They don't like us cause we teach that they are living in sin, not being married and living together, and the BFs don't want to get married. It crushed me when one of them told us that, and the other one we haven't gotten to see yet, the BF just chased us off his property cussing at us and calling us slave drivers. Racism is a dumb thing. We almost didn't make it to church again this week, getting to Grand Anse on a sunday is nearly impossible for us. No transport runs on sundays. If we as the missionaries can barely get to meetings, I don't know how we can expect our investigators to get there on fast sunday's.
Rainy season has started in full, and it is now hurricane season. Lots more mosquitoes and sand flies, I have finally gotten tired of the bugs at night and hung up an old mosquito net I found in the apartment. Its nice not having to worry about bugs, but its hotter as my fan doesn't penetrate the material as well.
From what I am seeing on letters, they take an average of 2-3 weeks to get to me, which is pretty good i feel compared to the several months that I have heard can happen on other islands.
We have a recent convert, Br. Lenox, give us some more fruit. He owns a farm and so he gives us fruit everynow and then. this time he gave us literally around 20 lbs of mango's, all picked to be ripe on different days. DELICOUS MANGO's. I am having about 2 a day, and they are such a good fruit. I feel sympathy for anyone who hasn't gotten a fresh mango before. True sympathy.
For transfers things are getting a little mixed up here on Grenada, because we have 3 missionaries going home from here and 1 going to the french side of the WIM. We are only going to have 3 companionships, 2 elders in each city. so 6 of us, and we will have the sisters car as we won't have sisters for this transfer. We are going to have such a great transfer, expect some really cool p-day activities. Elder Bracken is going over to St. Georges, and I am going to be staying in Grenville and serving with Elder Regis. E. Regis is from Trinidad and has become one of my favorite missionaries over the past 2 transfers. we are going to have a blast!
Thats all i have for this week, love ya'll oh, btw, for p day today we had a party at the US ambassadors house and ate food and chatted with him, it was really sweet.