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!
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Thanks to Sister Layton for supplying this week's photo (an old one from Grenada). Rob's letters were short this week, perhaps because he has been down with the dreaded Zika virus. Sounds like he is on the mend, and we hope for better news next week. Here are his notes: "Heyyy! Ya, Vincy is ok (apparently they have holidays every Monday too ;)). We are seeing some success, though I got Zika this past week. XP Kinda a bummer. lol. But it has already passed which is quicker than most folks that get it. It was pretty gnarly I had a rash that covered my ENTIRE body! It was wild. The woman we were teaching dropped us, but we ran into an investigator who's been through 10 sets of missionaries. He's been to church every week now and has a baptismal date set. Jevoni is going to be baptized on the 13th. He's our most progressing investigator right now! He seems pretty solid, like normally I don't like to get my hopes up, but with him it's like I'm pretty sure he'll take the dunk, so that's exciting. Life her is, well... hot. haha. As usual. That never changes. The branch is amazingly stable! Which is awesome. Don't have to do a whole lot on Sundays, which is GREAT! Food is the same. Not getting hassled as much on the streets as I was in previous weeks. I may or may not have told a few people off. haha. I think the culture here is just used to missionaries taking crap with a smile and walking away empty handed... till they met me ;). Nothing to be proud about I guess though. Sounds like everyone is leaving/moving away from PQ3. Pretty crazy! And that's too bad that President Ellsworth will be released! He'll be missed greatly. I have been extremely trunky this week, probably becuase a majority of it has been spent inside due to my Zika. Sorry for the short email today. I will send more with pics of my Zika next week. Love you guys! One love." [Mom note: Do I want pictures of his Zika? No, I do not. Sounds like I have a week to prepare for them :^(]