Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Training Soeur Hannigan - week 26

(written sept. 28, 2015)

tell them i say hi!!

yeah banks said she was terrified when she had to train at first!! i was nervous too but its alright she's awesome!!!! her name is sister Hannigan :) she's the sweetest person i have ever met she's younger then me too!! she is a convert to the church her family lives in salt lake she has the strongest testimony of this church!! and she already speaks french its so cool!! she helps me more with french than i think i help her lol and she's so hard working and is so active in every lesson and knows the scriptures like no other oh my gosh i have already learned so much from her lol i absolutely love being her companion!! and its not as stressful as i thought it would be its just like missionary work! lol 

lucia is doing good we haven't seen her in a while she won't answer her phone and hasn't been home in a while so were gonna keep stopping by and hope we can catch her at her house one day lol the family is doing so good! we saw her again and taught her and her family!! she says that she can feel the spirit every time we are there and its so cool!! she loves the book of mormon and says she reads it to her kids and she said after our first visit her little boy loves to pray now she says he has been praying a lot more after we visited them that one day they couldn't come to church this past week but they said they could this week im so excited for them!!! 

looks like everyone is having so much fun!! love you!! 

I don't completely suggest this ( well I actually do) but it did work sometimes. In London they had apartment complexes that had the same deal, a little buzzer where you could buzz into each apartment, but the door was locked until they buzzed you in. So I would stand outside and buzz the first apartment,  they would answer and I would say "Delivery". They would buzz us in or come out to meet us and we would deliver a "Book of Mormon".  I always thought it was super funny, bit bold, but definitely entertaining. For some of those long days when everyone cancels on you and street contacting is dry this seemed to bring some entertainment to our day.

Go Big, Be Bold & Enjoy what happens next!


hahahaahaha i love that thanks!! ill try it for sure:) love you!!  Casey

"we looked at each other and decided to go" - week 25

(written sept. 21, 2015)

yeah sorry about that i tried to send the photos but then the computer shut off its not a big deal but ill send some today!!

okay we had an amazing week we had the car for about 3 days!! we got so much member work done in those three days lol no one here has a car so it was such a blessing to have it we got our investigators with our members that we've been trying to do for weeks!! it was a miracle and we finally got lucia and annie together!!  IT WAS AMAZING!! they just talked in spanish the entire time I'm buying a french spanish dictionary cuz we found two men this week but they only speak spanish too so its just time to learn. but i guess lucia is in the exact same situation annie was in when annie moved here and its just not a good situation annie expressed to her how it was when she met her husband and was introduced to the gospel that was when life really changed around and bore such a strong testimony to lucia how this church is true and how through the book of mormopn is how we can all find peace and comfort in our lives. lucia said she's not sure how the book of mormon can help her in her life but i know as she begins to start reading it she will begin to feel the goodness that comes from it. she said she will start and it was just a miracle lesson honestly. 

ok so the hunt for finding men who can hold is priesthood is AWSOME seriously we prayed specifically to find men who are ready and who we can teach and can help the branch here as well for the ability to find men who have families and we were riding past this road one day to a lesson and there was about 4 guys sitting outside we actually road passed them but then we stopped down the road felt like we needed to turn around so we did and one of the guys was interested gave us his number and said to come back sometime this week right when we were leaving his little son came running outside we asked if he was his then he said he lived here with his wife and his kid!! MIRACLES for real its amazing this work is amazing!!

also we were cruising around a few days ago and our two lessons for the afternoon fell through but were always in certain places for certain reasons so we decided to ride around until somewhere felt good and just talk to everyone around us we saw this residence on our left that we've never contacted before and decided to check it out we road in and they're like apartmenty buildings but the door on the outside has a little key pad cuz the door is locked but there was one door in this area that was open so we looked at each other and decided to go contacting in this apartment we always start on the top floor and work our way down. we contacted like 6 doors and every single one was just straight up no get out of there. and then we knocked on this ladies door she was funny asking why we knocked on her door and banks was explaining she looked at me and i was trippin over my words honestly she said to stop and just come inside. we came in and started the message of the book of mormon and the restoration of the gospel. she stopped us in the middle and said that it felt different. we said a prayer and she said right after that she felt really good while we were there and she liked the feeling she asked us why she felt so good we explained how it was the holy ghost she has 3 kids and just got divorced i guess her husband was not a nice or a good man and she said she is going to read the book of mormon and started reading it right after we said the prayer we shared moroni 10 3-5 with her she wrote down the page number and versus so she could share it with her other kids when they woke up! she's already doing fhe and doesn't even know it yet. It never ceases to amaze me how guided we are when we are just working hard being obedient and doing our best. mom i love this work and i love these people. even the hard weeks still seems to be good ones. 
hopez you have a good week!! love you!!
soeur driggs
oh! ps im training sister hannigan this transfer we pick her up wednesday! im excited so meet her:)

it(s not letting me send photos sorry!! ill try again next week on a different computer

(found these pictures on the Barbados Mission facebook page from zone conferences)

"GUESS WHAT we found men" - week - 24

(written sept. 14, 2015)

hello to my awesome mother! lol 

they are doing so good!!! THEY STARTED READING IN THE BOOK OF MORMON and that is seriously where everyones testimony starts i don't care who you are lol well i do but when people read the book of mormon and they pray about it and they want to know if its true they will feel the spirit and they will feel the truthfulness of the message its just fact there is no if and its so cool!! its just proof this is the church of christ! ok so cool yet sad story we were in the raizet again one night and everything fell through but that's alright that's honestly when we see miracles!! we decided it would be a good idea to stop by lucia and see how she was doing the last 2 times she wasnt home but third times the charm n'est pas? anyway we stopped by and she was just in tears!! we got off our bikes so fast she invited us in and explained to us she just felt alone and had absolutely no one she could talk to she had been talking to a friend that actually is a member that lives in utah and she told lucia that the missionaries will help her feel better which is semi true its the gospel that really helps we're just messengers lol so her friend is so cool!! we shared a scripture with her and prayed with her were bring her to a part member family this week the mom is not baptised yet but will be the saturday after her wedding but she speaks spanish!! so we think that they are going to be just such great friends!! and they can help each other its going to be so good!! i think the branch members are going to the temple in october? I'm not sure i can tell you next week!! ok cool miracle for this week our branch president said for us to look for men in the branch so this week we have literally just been contacting so many men just cuz our branch has a lot of women lol which is cool but priesthood is so important!! GUESS WHAT we found men we could talk to but what is even coolest is the men we found some of them have like wives/girlfriends and kids and are totally going to become eternal families!! we have found so many families in the past few weeks and its awesome!! families are seriously the best ever i donno what it is but being in a lesson with a family teaching them god has a plan for everyone of us i donno its just theres nothin like it!! mom have i told you i love being a missionary?? ok and so I'm just gonna tell you I was gonna wait until next week but I'm to excited we had interviews with president and he told me I'm going to be training next transfer!! I'm so excited i donno if it'll actually happen because its not like set in stone and it could still change but I'm so stoked either way!! 

hahaha oh man!! boo is to smart! she can just skip a grade. lol tate too!! you just raised smart kids mom what do you think you're doing? lol I'm totally kidding. was lunch good?? i should probably tell you banks and her mom are HUGE doc who fans lol i just think thats important info to share.. lol hope you have a good week!! oh also for p day this week we went the les saints IT WAS SO COOL we took this boat to the islands across from ours and it was so cool!! thats when you really feel like a missionary in the carribean let me tell ya lol i love you!! ill send pics in a second!! hope you have a good week!!!

(this picture was taken from a member of the church from Gilbert, AZ.  They were visiting Dominica when a hurricaine hit and their only way out was to take a boat to Guadeloupe and fly home from there. They went to church and met Casey and emailed this picture back home to us.)

Friday, September 11, 2015

"i hope i can grow to be like the members here someday" - week 23

(written Sept. 7, 2015)

i haven't yet but i am keeping an eye out for them!! and snoop dowg dropped us after we taught the word of wisdom he won't answer our phone calls anymore and he got real mad when we just stopped by his house so we don't see him anymore.. patrica said she has no desire to change even if she reads and knows its true she wants to die a catholic so we still stop by but we stopped teaching her. ok but mom this week we found the cutest couple this week and THEY'RE MARRIED and they have a baby on the way!! so get this they said that they have been to a lot of churches they stay at a church until it just doesn't feel right anymore which is so cool!! they're looking for the church of jesus christ they just don't know where to find it until they met us!! we gave them a book of mormon and just bore testimony of it and they want us to come back to learn more!! they haven't come to church cuz the hubby is the church choir director and he has to be at church in the morning but he said he will work it out and come one week oh man i'm so excited!! we saw kethlee and marc this week they're so cute!! kethlee came to church and marc was sick so he couldn't make it so hopefully hell get better soon but they read the book of mormon together and found this passage about the holy ghost and it was so cool they read it with us and we talked about it and its was such a good lesson!! they are the cutest couple and i just love them! and they have a little girl who is just the sweetest oh my goodness this week was so good! 
i want to tell you a little about the members here. they are preparing to go to the temple they only get to go once a year cuz its expensive to go! there is this member who got sick and something happened with her legs the doctor said she would never walk again she asked for a blessing and she can walk but its supper painful for her to. her sister died this year and she is so determined to go to the temple to do the work for her sister she comes to church every sunday and has a little recliner chair she has to bring for her legs but she comes and she has such an amazingly strong testimony of the temple and of the restoration it is just such an example to me and there are other members who would walk to church from a few miles away cuz no one could pick them up! its just amazing to me because if i was home and if both cars were just broken and it was a sunday i probably just would not go to church no way would i walk all the way to church you know what i mean?? i donno the members here have just amazing testimonies and i love them so much i hope i can grow to be like the members here someday. mom!! how was your week?? how is school for evreyone?? how is this quilt coming?? love you tons!! 



(written August 31, 2015)

i love those pictures i think they are hilarious!! MOM we hiked a volcano this morning it just poured rain on us the entire time and was awesome we felt the air coming from the sulfer and it was HOT it was so rad. 

yeah go tate!! i actually have a picture on my bike with my backpack just like tate!! but i cant send it this week having comp issues sending pics lately!! sorry lol nothing that i am craving ill let you know though!! uh no i have not gotten them yet ill look out for them though!! 

she's awesome just supper busy!! we haven't been able to get a  member over there yet and we can't explain where the church is to her we drew her a map but i'm not sure it was very clear so were gonna see her this week hopefully shell come to church next week we found more of her story though she was baptized at 9 yrs old and then fell away from the church so we gotta talk to her a little more but a little more difficult we sit there with a french to spanish dictionary which is just weird never would i ever think i would ever do that! Patrice is awesome!! she loves god and loves having us over and said it felt different but she doesnt want to change she wants to stay catholic even if she does feel different and that honestly is so hard to see even when she says she feels different and feels the spirit i donno i dont think well continue seeing her we've had a few lessons with her but she just doesn't want to change. Loic and katcia!! we love them we are not seeing them right now they stopped showing up to their rendez vous we would wait for forever for them and they didnt show up like 3 times so we told them to call us when they wanted to see us again. BUT we found another cool family and guess what! her sister the moms sister lives across the street from her and she told us we needed to go teach her too so we did and now were teaching these two families who live next door to each other and its so cool!! were still teaching the other couple mark and kethlie!! they are awesome!! kethlie said she wants to be baptized and we invited them to begin to talk about marriage and if it was something they wanted so we'll follow up with that this week! she's still getting married were so excited for her!! i asked and we actually cant be brides maids lol but the thought was there i still feel honored lol and we just had a wedding this past week and her now hubby got baptised on saturday!! i almost started crying during there wedding i was so excited for them it isn't our investigator but the elders so i don't even know them well but they are so happy and it just made me so happy and gaaah this week was awesome!! cool miracle!!  we actually contacted this man last week and taught him yesterday he said he usually says no to everyone else that stops by to talk about religion but he said it felt different it felt good while we were talking to him and turns out he has a family who is on vacation right now!! and his family is coming back this week so were going to see him i am so excited to see him and his family this week. mom. I LOVE BEING A MISSIONARY and wish i would have gone to all 4 years of seminary tell goob to go it'll help him out to MUCH!! tell him to read the book of mormon i really regret not reading it more before hand. ill email him lol 

WHAT dads is guyana!! winter in is french guyana he should just go stop by and see  her lol i love dave how did the lessons with the missionaries and dave and his wife go!?! sounds like an amazing week!! glad everyone is stopping by to see you guys lol hoep you have a good week!! next week pictures for sure lol 


mormon mormon - week 21

(written August 24, 2015)

awww man soeur banks and i were worried that you and her mom would have heard about the hurricane well good news nothing happened!! but we were totally safe if anything were to happen we were prepared it didn't even rain lol and like no wind at all so no worries we're safe!! HAHAHAHA those are some solid photos. gaaah i am so stoked for goob and tate and boo sounds like everyone is loving it!! does t money and tate go to the same school?? YES i got your package last week i forgot to tell you i got it sorry!! sometimes i get into emailing and i forget like everything i really want to tell you that happen maybe ill just write another hand written letter lol 

MIRACLES so this week banks and i read this talk called sacred missionaries we decided we want to be sacred missionaries and made some goals accordingly we fasted and prayed for help and to just be guided by the spirit while we're out and working and the coolest thing happened!! So one of our appointments fell through in this area that is just dead like no one is ever outside and its just dead but we thought it sounded like a good idea to just ride around and look for people and we saw that this parked car had its lights on so we knocked on this lady's door who we thought the car belonged too AND it wasn't her car lol but she started freaking out and just pointed and said mormon mormon we were like uhhh no one has ever freaked out like that before its was kinda funny and she only spoke spanish and said some other things that we had no idea what in the world was going on so she calmed down after a little and was like me baptized in domican repiblic THEN banks and i were like WHAT and we all were so happy and so excited together she didn't know where the church here was and has lived here for a year!! it was so cool!! for some reason i thought that when were guided by the holy ghost its like a definite thing you know your being guided but honestly it just comes from ideas that often don't come with this special feeling there just ideas and its when we follow those ideas and don't question them when we see those miracles! i have such a hard time with that for some reason i get an idea and i am weary weather or not if its a good idea or not but its when i am firm and just follow without hesitation is when we see those miracles! it was awesome and then we saw patrice again and had another lesson she promised she is going to come to church with us next week so were excited

also so we met this man last week he came up to us and was like come teach me so we said ok lol saw him last week some time talked with him set a baptismal date with him then we had a member we were bringing with us to his next lesson and they told us this guy is already baptized!! we were like what! he didn't tell us this and he totally was baptised in france it was funny we found so many less active people this week its been awesome were teaching them and its honestly been a week filled with many miracles. were excited to teach more this coming week!!

also!! i had boudan this past week get this so its boiled cow blood with spiced in it stuffed in intestine of something not sure what. and you like scrape it out of the intestine and its delicious you just cant think that you're eating blood otherwise it messes with your head lol its like thick and stringy and honestly delicious also mom!!! they have this soda here that taste like black lickorish i donno how to spell that but its so good!!! i think of you when i drink it for some reason lol also don't send that small bag i don't need it!! and thanks again for the ensign!! I LOVE IT we have some here and there in french sometimes its really nice reading them in english and most of the french ones are all cut up cuz people make planner covers out of the pictures in them but don't worry i am not cutting up this one also thanks for that calender and the little cards!! i carry at least two on me in case we run into anyone who speaks english which is more often then you would think! i love you!! hope you have a good week also this computer wont let me send pictures sorry!! love you 

soeur driggs