Monday, March 25, 2013

Bequia

So today we went to the wonderful Island called Bequia, it's another Island right off of St. Vincent and it's mostly known for the Turtle Sanctuary and Fort Hamilton...other than that, there really isn't much there
But we had a lot of fun and it was very beautiful. 
Sometimes as missionaries we forget that we are actually living on paradise because we're so stuck in the work so it was nice to enjoy what this Island has to offer.
This week has been really great for Ronique and I. We've been able to find some really good potential investigators, we're excited to see what happens for each of them. We both still have a lot to learn and work on as teaching goes but i've already seen some improvement with both of us. 
I don't have much time, so i'll keep it short so I can post pics!
I hope everyone else is doing well
Much Love,
Sister Crompton





Ronique with a bag on her head, running to the car so her hair doesn't get wet haha


Monday, March 18, 2013

Transfersss

Well this week was transfers, shout out to Sister Fish, it was sad to see you go but I know that you're having a blast
 and I got my new companion, Ronique :) 
Ronique is a temporary companion and is in the process of putting in her papers to serve a mission.
She was baptized a few years ago and has been going out with the missionaries for a while now. She's a really good teacher and it's been great because we're both new missionaries and are so excited to go everywhere in our area that we haven't been (which is basically everywhere)
Because we want to get to know the area more, we've been doing a LOT of finding and using different finding ideas, shout out to Tommy for making that book for me for Christmas, we've been using it a LOT
and for all those RM's reading this, if you have any amazing finding ideas or techniques, shoot an e-mail and enlighten us :)
We've found a few good new potential investigators already and this past week we were able to bring up a concern with a long time investigator so hopefully we'll see some progress soon
Much Love, 
Sister Crompton

 our last DM :( sad to see some go 

The name of a van, that we though was funny (simba?)

Sister Forbes (Ronique) and I ( and a primary kid photobombing us)

 Roniques "sunday lunch"
macaroni pie, mashed potatoes, meat, her salad (potatoes, mayonnaise and carrots) and a little bit of my salad (actual veggies..)

Monday, March 11, 2013

Goodbye FIsh!

Everything was going pretty smooth this week until last night when we had a little visitor in our study room...


yeah, he's HUGE.
it's hard to describe his size, but he's basically the size of my hand (including the length of his legs) 
so for all of you who think that i'm serving in paradise..I want you to keep things like THIS in mind haha.
Other than our "little" friend, this week has been going great.

It's Sister Fish's last week here so we've been going around getting pictures of members and videos of their testimonies. I'll try and put some pictures up at the end. So yes, transfers are happening this week and I am "training" a temporary sister who is a native here on St. Vincent. Her name is Ronique and I'm really excited to serve with her. She's in the process of turning in her papers so hopefully she'll get her call this transfer.
Much Love,
Sis Crompton

Here are some pics we got this week of members :)









Monday, March 4, 2013

Young Island and La SouFriere

So last week for P-day the Birds were amazing and took us to have lunch at Young Island
It is like a 15-20 minute boat ride. It was soo nice
It's this super nice resort and it's NOTHING like real St. Vincent but it was really nice and we had a good time
So because last Monday was a full moon, Sis Fish took me to see the Spa
it's not the kind of spa that we're used to... the spa is just a pipe of water where the people in Belair get water but when there is a full moon, something happens to the water and it tastes fizzy like seltzer water but it's all natrual
We also had a "special" district meeting at the Bird's and Sis Bird was so nice and made Elder Peck and I birthday hats because our birthdays were this month
This morning we hiked the volcano La Soufriere.
There are two different hikes, the hard one and the easy one..we decided to take the easy one..but it was pretty hard, i'm just calling it the easier hike. I almost biffed it like 4 times.
As far as work goes, it's been okay.
We don't have too many investigators right now so we've been doing a lot of finding. We did have an interesting experience last night with one of our investigators
She has a 3 year old daughter with her fiance and last night we decided to go visit her and the first thing she said when we came was that she was in a bad mood and she had a bad day. She was saying how she's leaving her fiance and taking her kid with her
we didn't want to ask too much but she was really interested to know how our day at church was and asked what we talked about, she asked about the music we sang in church and so we sang her I Stand All Amazed. She was really touched and it was just an amazing experience because we were telling her how much Christ loves her and how there is NOTHING that we can't get through without him.
It was pretty amazing
but here are some pics from this week :)

Young Island



The birthday kids
 At the very top


 the picture above is a recent converts teaching record that I thought was interesting...