Sunday, February 9, 2014

Letter Number 28...Wonderful Week in Paradise

It was so exciting to hear about all of the physical and spiritual service Jake and his companion were able to offer the people of Guadeloupe this week. What an amazing way to spend two years...talking of Christ and taking the time to serve as much as possible.  I am so happy he made the choice to go on a mission.  

Hi Everyone,
This was another wonderful week in paradise, there are a lot of inactive here in Basse Terre, some that refuse to see the missionaries and others that are just too stuubborn to go to church because there was someone who offeneded them forever ago. Pretty sad, but we found out the problems of several members and are working with other members to help them come back and receive the blessings that are waiting for them. I think that is my favorite phrase I use, the blessings are waiting for you, so what is holding you back? 

We did quite a bit of service this week, wether it be for members or investigators,  we were a helping hand. One of our investigators who has a baptismal date for the 15th after we had a sweet lesson on the gospel of Jesus Christ and also word of wisdom, she asked us if we could drill these seeds that look like those.... well they are called soap berries and they are used for earings... was cool. also we built a retaining wall. It was pretty sweet! Then the super inactive husband of sr. n came to church for the first time in forever.It was awesome. We were stoaked out of our minds. The work here in Basse Terre is starting to move faster and faster as we move towards having a group here in Basse Terre, and hopefully a branch again. 

Welp! that is my week! 

Elder Lewis

Questions from Mom

How Much are you walking?
Jake: We walk about 2 hours a day, but we have a car because our house is at the top of a huge hill.

What are you doing to exercise currently?
We are running 3 miles at lease 3 times a week.  We also work out on this huge deck we have outside.

Do you still go to the bakeries?
Yes all the time, and we also eat the barbecue chicken they sell on the side of the road.  It is cheap like $14 for a leg and a thigh.

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