Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Letter number 6.......Countdown to the Caribbean!

Jake is soo excited this week! Enjoying going to the Temple and totally pumped to be able to hear Richard G. Scott! Can't wait to talk to him at 4:40 a.m. from the airport on Monday Morning. Good Times.

This week was super crazy awesome! let me just start of with saying that last week the temple opened up so i was able to go last week and this week! was super great!:) also there have been lots of crazy awesome events that took place, first off guess who came and spoke? 

Richard G. Scott!! It was super awesome! He talked on prayer and here are some of my notes I took.

He started off by talking about how our heavenly father, who is the creator of cosmos and worlds without end, takes time to listen to our pleas, to our thanks and answer our questions. 

He said if you don't find the answer then go to D&D 88:64
personal Revelation comes through prayer most often D&D 6, 8, 9

He has called you to succeed and qualifies those whom he calls.

You can never rush an effective prayer

Don't fear repentance, it gives us hope

The Lord can do anything especially the impossible

Share your deepest feelings with him just as you do with a good friend or your actual father. 

Seek to be pure in heart and align your will with his

If you are on the right path the lord will never let you stray to far before reminding you who you are.

Find periods of quiet time to reflect and pray.

Sometimes it is necessary to struggle to build faith and character.

He said tons of other things but these were the highlights! 

For choir we sung Jesus once of humble birth, twas great.

The rest of the week was pretty boring in comparison to the temple and Elder Scott talking.
I think i mentioned this before, but in the other french zone one of the counselors in the Presidency is President Robinson who was the 2006-2009 west indies mission president!

He told us a ton about the french side west indies, such as we go to Guadalope first, we will be there for two 6 week transfer cycles at the very least with our trainer. when you get there you begin applying for either french Guianna or Martinique. that takes about 6 months so who knows where i will be headed. although when i was at the consolute i turned in visa papers for both guadalope and french guianna soo who knows where i will be going. Cool  facts about Guadalope, they speak perfect Parisian French there so I will not have some funny accent when I get back from going to the islands. same for french giuanna and also martinique. they are all super influenced by france and so their public systems work much like they do in paris. (Pres. Robinson went to Paris on his mission.) the french side has the best hospitals out of all the languages in the WIM and also the least amount of disease because of the cleanliness of the french people. some foods are different but for the most part they eat just like the french. same foods. He told me it was basically like going to France on an Island. 

 Guadalope in specific is known for its waterfalls. He ENCOURAGED us to baptize in the waterfalls, there is a picture in a hall way of one in guadalope. crazy awesome. so excited to go.

We fly to Huston intercontinental and then to the port of spain in trinidad. then a few days later we will fly to guadalope!!!

Crazy! the next time I say hello I will be chilling out doing missionary work in the Caribbean! 

A la prochien!

Elder Lewis

Jake and his District at the Provo Temple

Jake and his district acting cool!

Elder going to Halifax

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