Rob is serving a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the West Indies. This blog will contain his letters home. He is doing a great work, and would love to hear from you!
Monday, January 11, 2016
Baptism in St. Lucia!
Rob's district had a baptism last weekend, his first since becoming a missionary. I asked him for pictures, and was not disappointed. In St. Lucia, baptisms are performed in the Caribbean Sea, so the setting could not be more beautiful. And Rob may or may not have tackled his zone leader in the ocean after the baptism. In fact, the pictures seem to indicate they both went down. Here are some of his notes from today's email, and a few pictures from the baptism: "Hey! New year has been good so far! The baptism went really well. Johnathan is a really good kid, and really smart. He came out teaching with us and is already a pro. We don't get many dinner invites here in Lucia, but Johnathan's mom feeds us once in a while, which is super nice! Being a district leader is fun, has its ups and downs. I don't, however, consider anyone working 'under' me, it's a team effort. I'm just here to help others when they need help, you know? The Hornes [Senior missionary couple] are gone, and we won't have a senior couple on the island for about a month, I think. I did recently buy a machete. I got my investigator to shape it and sharpen it and I'm getting a sheath for it that'll say "PLATYPUS" on the side. It's gonna be sooooo cool. [Regarding his previous report on eradicating cockroaches from his apartment:] NO, St. Lucia does not have a branch of Centurion Pest Control out here >.> I hope I never have to deal with that again. Freaking HATE roaches. Lol. [And on a more spiritual note:] Something that has really been inspiring me lately is "The Atonement" video. If you can find it and watch it, you should. It's really good. It's the one that talks about Christ's sacrifice related to missionary work. Henry B. Eyring starts it and finishes it, but Jeffrey R. Holland does most of the talking. It's really good. You should check it out. The knowledge continues to grow out here. I'm only a chapter into "The Great Apostasy" and I'm learning all sorts of cool stuff. Mostly about Christ superseding the Mosaic Law, which helps a LOT, considering a lot of people out here are Seventh Day Adventists. But yeah, things here are good. Just constantly striving to do the best I can, learn as much as I can, but at the same time still counting down the days. Haha. Ok. Bless up! One love."