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, December 5, 2016

Reggae Christmas Music

Rob with Michelangelo, the turtle.

I asked Rob this week if he was still listening to Reggae Christmas music. He had indicated he had heard a lot of it already this year. Here is his response, and a few more notes from his week in St. Vincent: "Haha. Yes, the Reggae Christmas music is still a-chimin'  -___- As for teaching, Omari is doing okay, still has a few things he needs to work on before committing to a date for baptism, but ya. LaVerne is progressing at about the same rate. haha. Not a whole lot going on there. We were in a lesson with her this week and Elder Jones wasn't feeling so good, so he took a sec and put his head down and almost passed out! :O Luckily, LaVerne's nephew had a car and was able to take us home, so Jones didn't have to walk all that way! Casey has caught the same flu that Jonesy has, so we haven't been able to see him this week. It's been a pretty down week. So Jones has been sick AND we got hit by a hurricane, which hasn't left much time for doing missionary work. We're hoping things kick up a little sooner here in Campden Park. I've been sending some pics to you today through the camera, so I hope it works out! Ya, being a district leader is going pretty well this time around, it does seem a LOT easier, mainly because I actually know what I'm talking about this time ;) That's too bad Jana's family is leaving already! Seems like they  just got there. Hope Jana got her Rodrigos fix. haha. Nana continues to be in my prayers. I'll try to think of some things Nana could maybe do on her off time too, and see what I can come up with. Hope everything continues to go well with Nana, and if there is anything I can do to help besides pray, let me know. I liked the idea of an "eye of faith," as in Ether 12:19. Moroni talks about seeing things with an eye of faith. Makes the struggles turn into learning experiences, right? Thanks for the camera. It is really good! I hope I get a chance to take a few more pictures! Love you guys, and looking forward to Skyping on Christmas!!"
 MOM NOTE: I was a little curious about Rob's apparent beard. For those who may be alarmed, the mission rules have not changed. Since he's been homebound, it would seem he has run out of razor blades. And his beard grows unusually quickly. Hopefully his companion will recover rapidly and Rob will look more like a missionary next week. Haha!

I asked Rob what exactly was going on in these pictures. He said Omari was helping them  make a home remedy for preventing colds. "It consists of Limecol (like an alcohol cleaner ting), grated nutmeg, and lard! You burn the alcohol which melts the lard and you rub it on your chest. It's a Vincy ting)." They also made bush tea to help with the cold. "It consists of he'd head and trumpet leaf? IDK.."

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