Monday, November 9, 2015

In Martinique "we traveled all of 2 kilometers in 4 hours lol" - week 32

MOM!!! oh my gosh martinique is beautiful the ocean is in our area there is this part where i guess we just drive right next to it for like 30 min to get to this less actives house ill have to send you pictures next week of it. I absolutely love martinique though!! the investigators here are so prepared and we're so excited to begin working here. 
okay funny story Im serving with soeur jacobsen she's so cool!! so there was a storm the other night and it just rained for hours but we didn't really think anything of it it rains all the time here so we finished weekly planning and got into the car we ended up getting stuck in 4 hours of traffic!! we traveled all of 2 kilometers in 4 hours lol thats some serious bonding time right there lol but we still tried to be effective with our time cuz yeah so we had a white board in the back of the car and wrote hey how are you on it and would talk to the cars next to us with it no-one would roll down their windows cuz it was still pouring this entire time but we did met this cool rasta man and some other cool people anyway it was hilarious and really fun! 
soeur jacobsen is from montana she's so rad seriously we get along so well she actually has a pixie cut and prayed before her mission that while she was out on her mission she would meet someone who can cut her hair when she found out i could cut hair she was so very excited!! then when she met me she was like god definitely does answer all our prayers lol it was hilarious now i know i was sent here to cut soeur jacobsens hair and maybe do a few other things. 

some of our investigators
first is luke he is so cool they had been teaching him for like two weeks and he didn't really understand why he needed to be baptized we taught him and invited him to be baptized at the end and he prayed about it and at the end of his prayer he just started crying. He said he could feel that that is what he needs to do. were trying to teach his wife and daughter now so just keep them in your prayers there a cute little family. 
were teaching this man his name is john claude he's oh my he's awesome he's an artist his paintings are just all over his house on his walls on the stairs everywhere and his house is different every time we stopped by. He says that he was going through a rough time in his life and the missionaries found them and he knows this is what he wants to do with his life im so excited for him!!
then we are teaching gibson he's been taught for a few months all the missionaries and members love him he's from saint lucia so we teach in english which is supper weird and actually im supper awkward at teaching in english i like don't know how to do it lol  
then rene joseph he is so cool we met him my first day here. he is an older man his wife died a while ago and was just like god definitely sent you to help me. it was so cool to met him. we've taught him like 2 times and he just loves the gospel and loves church. he is supper cool.
the members here are amazing!! there is a member who doesn't have a car so she and like 3 of her kids hitch-hike a ride to church every sunday she said sometimes they wait for a good hour before someone will pick them up. but she says she prays to find a ride and every sunday she does sometimes she just has to wait longer than other times. i am so impressed to the conversion and the dedication of the members out here its incredible!! 
anyway loved the pictures!! looks like boo had an awesome bday!! im sending something too so keep an eye out for it lol love you!! 
soeur driggs 

our area is basically the bottom half of the island we have a car lol its really good though i absolutely love it! well hope you have a good week this week love ya!! you and boo are so cute in your matching footie pjs lol 

"i'm getting transferred to martinique" - week 31

(written November 3, 2015)

Im sending boo a letter too she probably wont get it in time for her birthday but i put a present on the inside lol she's gonna be excited! 

YES annie and steve got married did you get the pictures i sent to ya?? sorry it was a holiday yesterday so we couldn't do emails yesterday cuz everything was closed!! anyway ANNIE GOT MARRIED it was such a beautiful wedding and i got to do her hair!!! well help out lol i was SO STOKED no one of her family could come but the coolest thing was to really see how she had the ward family and to see how they jumped in to help out too i don't even think they realized how much they really did for her but it was such a  good wedding!! and she's getting baptized this saturday!!! I am a little sad i am going to miss it i'm getting transferred to martinique i leave the island tomorrow but its gonna be good i am so excited to met the people in martinique! I am not gonna lie i am a little really sad to leave abymes and all the people here working with he members and all that good stuff!! but there are people to meet and teach in martinique too i donno how to spell it. lol 

coolest thing this week!!!! we met this woman named mariessa last week and shes so cool we met her sunday gave her a book of mormon read a little with her and invited her to read it! we saw her tuesday she had read 70 pages in the book of mormon!! said she loves the book and loves the way she feels when she reads it!! so we invited her to be baptized and told her to pray about it. we saw her again saturday with a  member and followed up on her reading she was in alma!! we asked if she prayed about the baptism she said she did and when she asked she said she felt closer to christ and said she will do anything to be baptized. its just so cool to see how the book of mormon and prayer and coming to church plays a huge part in our conversion!! it took her a week to do this and to find an answer! she was even baptized a year ago into a different church but we asked her to pray about the priesthood and joseph smith and if this is the true church and she said she did this is the way she wants to go!! shes got a family and were going to start teaching her boyfriend too!! shes got 5 kids oh my goodness i absolutly love this work and the scriptures! i hope everyone is reading there scriptures everyday lol there so powerful and help us in our daily life!! gaah this week was such a good week :) 

for halloween it wasn't on a monday so we just said happy halloween and bought some candy bars ate oreos and those candy corns you sent lol thanks for those!! also thanks salena for the letter i loved it!! and also dont send anything else to gwada i wont get it lol hahah i love the pictrues!! there awesome i love all the costumes :) haha i think its so funny sometimes ill look at the photos and think to myself who is that person with everyone and then its me. anyway love you!! did you get my photos i sent ya?? LOVE YOU!
havea  good week!
soeur driggs

German Pancakes!!!

Getting ready for the Wedding!

Annie and Steve got married!!!

The Richmonds (Senior Couple on Guadeloupe)
Carving watermelon for Halloween since there are no pumpkins

Goodbye Guadeloupe.