Monday, August 17, 2015


tehehe i gave 2 sisters a hair cut last week one of them is dead now and the other is dying at the end of this transfer!! there are now only 4 sisters on guadeloupe!! its so cool though.

i had the best lesson of my entire missionary experience yesterday banks and i both walked away from that lesson with tears in our eyes and just loving life. 

YOU DID IT??? hahaha you got a cutout of me...oh my gosh thats hilarous!!

Mom...alright i have a story lol so this week soeur baylee died and sister gurnsey stayed with us for a few days but then we were also working with the couple missionaries on the same day we thought bringing 4 people to some of our investigators that day would be just silly so we did splits i went with the senior couple and banks went with gurnsey the senior couple comes from tahiti they don't speak english. giving directions in another language is difficult lol but we made it! we decided to do splits the day before we didn't get to plan super well and i will not lie i had an awful attitude towards the day i absolutely was not looking forward to driving around with them hoping the the lessons we set did not fall through lol so we started the day and our first lesson was there and it was an awesome lesson!! i could tell them how to get there and the lesson was so good!! we taught together and it was good then in the car i started talking to them more and it helped my french so much!! by the end of the day we were at our last lesson and she's a less active and was saying some pretty interesting stuff and i had absolutely no idea how to respond to this lady but i just opened my mouth and the lesson went so good!! sister richmond and i taught together and it ended up being a really good day at the end of that lesson we were laughing and honestly just having a good time together!! i didn't really know the couple really well but towards the middle of the day my attitude like changed and the day got so much better!!! i now have a solid testimony that attitude on the mission is so key! that was the first day i was like today is going to be stressful and because of that i was stressed out for the first lesson but then the second lesson fell through but i had backups and honestly the day was really good!! i will never have a bad attitude towards something again cuz its just dumb and it makes the day not what it needs to be lol if that even makes sense but that was honestly one of my favorite days I've been out so far! i hope you have a good week!! love you 


Dad...are you serious yeah i remember people telling me district leader and all that stuff before but it didn't mean anything to me!! but that's really cool!! can i just say i am like so grateful for you seriously you are one of the hardest workers i know and i hope i work as hard as you did! i always end up thinking about that for some reason to know if i am doing everything i can possibly do to help the people here but anyway dad i had the coolest lesson yesterday probably the best lesson i have ever had since we've been out here. we are really excited about this investigator right now her name is Patrice we had a contact sorta lesson with her last week she seemed kinda interested but kept saying she is very catholic. She accepted a book of mormon and said she would start reading it and said we could come by again. We saw her again yesterday and it was one of the best lessons i have ever been in. It felt like it was truly lead by the spirit. When we first got there she was ranting about how black people are more racist than white people it was funny but we were like how in the world do we smoothly transition to the Gospel but once we said the prayer and sang and started teaching the doctrine the entire feeling of our visit changed the way she was looking at us began to change we pointed out the spirit in the lesson and it was an amazing experience. When we are in lessons like that and the spirit is there just strengthens my own testimony. I am so excited to each her again! She wants to feel it more in her life and oh my goodness nothing even compares to that feeling! hey how is Dave doing?? I LOVE YOU!! have a good week 

we had a branch with all three branches in gwada get together and do sports like all day activity and IT WAS SO FUN!! people here love to play dominos its actually really easy to play and there were sac races and football and it was so fun!! I LOVE THE PEOPLE HERE!! someone also taught me how to quaff i totally spelled that wrong but its like all the fancy corn braids here i was stoked to learn!!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

"they call us DRANKS" - week 19

(written August 10, 2015)

YES i am so glad you guys got together DRANKS going international lol that's Banks and my nickname here lol they call is DRANKS we do love our dranks lol so we joke about that and you guys getting together and all that good stuff! but i am glad you had such a good time together!! makes me so happy lol 

hahaha that'll be so fun!! the andersen's are so awesome!! yes the watch is PERFECT thanks so much and i actually LOvE the pants so thank you again!! oh and the mac and cheese was so good they don't sell that here lol right on i think the copy should work she said its worked like that in the past? i donno but it'll be good either way if its wrong i'll just go in another day not a supper big deal i don't think? as long as i get it done! 

nahaha that's what I'm talking about luckily in french the word "available" doesn't exist! haha wait that is seriously so rad that you are doing geneology!! alright weird things that happen to you while on a mission or maybe probably just me and soeur banks lol but we want to do family history like SO BAD so i mean if you want to or anything you could totally send le stories you find of our ancestors you know it's always an option lol but i would love to read them!! family history is SO COOL!! next off missions get you excited about getting married when you teach people about the plan of salvation and bring together forever and teaching couples this it does something to ya lol oh man there was one other thing but i cant think of it right now! i'll let you know later lol 
that sounds rad!! tell Gabe he has to tell me about the habits for life camp it sounds real rad! 
whAT THE! that's awesome tell him congrats lol (Jordan's engagement) 
wHAT THE!!! did she really?? that's awesome things your friends don't tell you lol (stacy got a new car) but that really is so cool!! how is brie doing? hahahaha that's awesome! i am excited I'm all in for making it!! i remember them stacy was the boy in all the vidos lol  

alright snoop dowg is doing so good!!! he committed to living the parole de sagsse!! which is a huge step were trying to help him cut down his smoking and its so cool to see how the book of mormon and praying really changes the hearts of people! and helps them have the desire to change their lives!!! THE GOSPEL IS SO COOL. yeah!! they are getting married end of October!! she asked us to be her brides maids we were so excited about that one!! loic and katsic are doing good its been hard to get a hold of them and they live all the way in narnia so its hard to just stop by lol so this past week when our entire day fell through we decided it would be a good idea to bike out there and see how they are doing and they were home and we got to talk to them for a little bit!! it was cool we kinda had a desire of your heart and what they want lesson and it was really good! then soeur banks asked if she could get a picture with them what we didn't realize cuz when we stopped by loic was sitting down on the other side of the table was that he was only in his underwear so he stood up and was like oh man i gotta find my pants banks and i looked at each other and were like uhhh that's alright we can take a picture next time it was supper funny!! no one wears clothes here i couldn't even count on my hands how often we stop by and people are almost naked but that may have something to do with the fact that its so hot here!! and we do we stop by and see how they are doing if we can help them out with anything!! we think one day they'll come around lol alright last story!! Marc and Kethlie!! they are the cutest couple we are teaching they are actually from martinique i think!! we have been working so hard to get members to every lesson with them and we have succeeded except the first lesson when we found and taught them but they have been saying for the past 2 weeks they couldn't go to church so we had an app with them friday. i called to see if we could still stop by they said they were busy and we couldn't sat but we could sunday night and i asked if they could come to church they said no and we call like everyone we had invited to go to church that sunday morning to remind them slash to wake them up lol to come to church and i decided to not call marc and kethlie cuz they told m sat they couldn't come i didn't want to annoy them with our many phone calls lol but guess what we get to church and like 5 min later marc and kethlie walk through the door!!!! oh my goodness my heart was filled with so much just happiness it was so amazing!! we had been fasting and praying for them and god totally answers our prayers and it was amazing and the members were awesome!! they just loved marc and kethlie and invited them to an FHE for tonight and oh my goodness were so excited for them!! thy are just they cutest little family they have a kid who is like 11 months like that or something they are so CUTE!! sorry i am just so excited for them!!

thanks mom you are the best!! definitely more french!! but i know a few creole phrases cuz people just love you so MUCH more when you know a little lol but definitely more french! and we were contacting the other day on the street banks was contacting this one guy and i was contacting someone else and he told me my french was very good so i know its coming i think i just get hard on myself at times i just want it to come so much sooner lol that patience it what i am learning right now lol thanks mom!! love you :) and don't worry about our safety were safe and careful here and i know that the lord is watching over us. 

love you hope you have a good week!! 

ps that's a good lookin family lol thanks so much for the pictures!! 

Sunday, August 9, 2015

"we were about to toottooottoot this house" - week 18

(written August 3rd)

sœur banks likes the house!! shes comin to hang out when she gets home lol in jan. but that's awesome!! what school is everyone going to orem or AF? naha i am so excited for goob he's gonna love it you'll have to send me pictures the colors don't change here but it's so green lol plants grow on the power lines here its crazy!! naha that's what I'm talkin about what a good lookin sign i made ;) HEY sœur banks said you and her mom are hanging out tomorrow I'M SO EXCITED sœur banks is awesome she's gotta have awesome parents if it ever gets awkward she is an artist and has her own studio lol just tryin to help you out but your not an awkward person so you'll be fine! mom guess what 23 missionaries go home this transfer!! WHAT it'll be like 4 sister missionaries in french side this coming transfer and 3 new sister missionaries are coming in!! this is so exciting well find out saturday our calls and stuff i am so excited i want to stay with banks in abymes because this place is awesome and banks is awesome!! OH! haha i forgot to tell you but i got your package only 1 i got the second duplicate package that's what you wrote on your card anyway like last week!! THANK YOU SO MUCH but i gotta do other stuff on the 14 and need my birth certificate? sorry if you could send that it could be good lol and thank the shulers for the package!! I LOVED IT i was like craving twizzlers and she sent them!! so that was real cool!

alright so this week was so good!! seems like all our amis dropped us so our teaching pool went way down but we prayed and fasted to find some new people who sincerely want to be closer to our heavenly father and we found some super cool people!! We still are teaching our cute couples too and guess what! There is the cutest family and they are getting married in October and the wife whose name is annie asked banks and i to be her maids of honor if her sister and mom cant make it which was so sweet and honestly i have grown so close to these people here i never want to leave!! She took down our sizes so she could buy us dresses for it oh my goodness she is the sweetest but i really hope her mom and sister can make it cuz like its a wedding i donno lol you know! were supper excited for them! and we've been teaching marc and kethlie and took two members to teach with us and we walked up to the door to Knock and it started pouring on us so marc let us in but his wife was passed out we felt so bad there was like 4 of us in there cute little house and she basically woke up to a house full of strangers we've only had like 3 lessons with her but she's so cool and SO CUTE she was up and like alright what are we singing today lol it was awesome we're really excited to teach them! We have been really struggling this past week to have our lessons we plan earlier in the week stick throughout the week i donno why but everyone has been canceling or just not being there....that Caribbean time though lol but it has been so cool to see how when something falls through most of the time it's because we needed to be in that place at that time to talk to someone that is there and we've definitely seen it this past week finding those people who are looking for something and sometimes they're not sure what and i know without a doubt when someone feels that way it's the gospel that they feel is missing it's so amazing to see how it fills the hearts of the people here and how they can feel it but sadly we'll teach some people and we know they have felt the goodness and what it can bring them but they decide later on that its not for them and its amazing to me to see how quick they are to forget how they felt when we taught them or there little experience while reading the scriptures i donno it makes me sad. OK cool story right here so a few weeks ago someone stole our lights for our bikes lol we've been riding lightless for a while and i know its not safe and i am sorry mom but we do wear reflectors and were good. Well we had that lesson with the supper cute couple and walked out of the lesson around 7 at night and Banks tire was flat they didn't have a pump brenden who is actually their neighbor didn't have a pump so we just went like house contacting asking people if they had a bike pump and we asked this lady she said she didn't and pointed to a house across the street a ways a way and was like i think he has one! so we were like cool and walked over there we were about to toottooottoot this house when their neighbor walked out carrying a bunch of chairs we asked if he needed help he said no then we asked if he could help us lol and asked for a bike pump he was on it! he was like a man on a mission to help us get this tire going again it was so cool he found a little pump got her tire workin again and was like where are your lights?!? we told him someone stole them so he was like wait here walked Inside his house and gave us both a front light and a back light. Were going to teach him later on this week but i know heavenly father watches out for us as missionaries and i know he is helping us help the people here and the people here to help us! It was so cool to see how that man didn't give it a second thought to give us the bike lights and to help Banks with her tire. earlier on in the week we had a few incidences with just the boys here being gross and it was just a testimony to me that there are those good people and those people who helping others is just like second nature to them i donno it was a cool experience mom i donno if it even sounds as cool as it was but yeah anyway i hope you have a good week!! love you:)

sœur driggs

Soeur Banks

shes all GWADA out! lol oh i ate a fish eye the other day they are not to tasty.