Monday, April 29, 2013

another week

Well we started off this week with a really cool District Meeting.
My District Leader told all of us to pick a Christlike Attribute and give a 5 min talk on it.
I picked Diligence because even though it sounds cliche, the Lord definitely works by small and simple things and it's only when WE do the small and simple things daily (read scriptures, pray, all the "sunday school" answers) that we can endure to the end.
I know that this sounds super lame but it's true but it really is they key to success.
Anyways the rest of this week was VERY busy. We taught  A LOT of people. We had 2 investigators come to church and they were both Young Women age. 
Ronique and I ended up teaching the youth Sunday school class on Sunday so it all worked out. The class was VERY interesting..let's just say that i have GREAT respect for all persons who teach teenagers...
The branch had another baptism on Sunday and it was very nice.
Yesterday after church we taught a family with three young girls who were all close in age and all pretty wild (I hope that doesn't sounds familiar mom...) They are known to teef plums and mangos from the neighbors tree and give them to us :)
somehow the oldest one got a hold of my camera and we were playing around with it (see below)
I hope that everything at home and everyone else is doing well
Much Love,
Sister Crompton

Monday, April 22, 2013

Crompton and Forbes for another 6 weeks!

First off, I want to thank Grandmommy and Grandaddy for the card and also the Ericksons and everyone in the Burke ward who signed the card as well!
This week was pretty interesting because we got our transfer calls. The past 6 weeks I've been lucky enough to have a temp companion because there was a shortage of girls. Ronique is a native here in St. Vincent who is waiting on her mission call. On Friday night we got a phone call and she was asked if she wanted to do another 6 weeks with me! Yes, so we will be serving together for another 6 weeks! She'll have served 3 months before she even goes on her own mission, crazy right?!

Story time:
This week we took out a member that hasn't been out with us before.We had set up appointments for her to meet some really great investigators. The hour before we were going to pick up the member ALL of our appointments fell through. We started calling EVERYONE we were teaching and no one was able to see us. Our member lives pretty far and we didn't want her to come out all this way with no lesson. It wasn't until after we had picked her up when someone finally called us back and said we could come. She lives high up in the mountain and on our drive up, it started pouring rain. Our normal parking space that we use before the long walk up was taken so we were desperately finding somewhere else to park knowing that we already had a long walk up. We almost got stuck trying to park and none of us had an umbrella. There was a point when we were out in the rain and we just felt completely hopeless. Our investigator called us and told us that we shouldn't come because the path to get to her house was too muddy and steep to walk up. Keep in mind we had a member with us and she was waiting patiently for a lesson. After the phone call ended, the rain started to calm and a guy came out to help us. We got the car out and found out that this guy had recently researched our church and had already learned a lot and was willing to learn more. 
Moral of the story is that the Lord will always provide a way for us, even when we feel like we've done everything and the door is locked, He will come and show us a new door.
The Lord works in mysterious ways and sometimes He will humble us so we can open our eyes and see what He wants us to do.

I hope that everyone and everything else is going well with everyone
Much Love,
Sister Crompton

P.S. There's a lot of pictures I have for this week but I left my adapter at'll just have to wait till next week, sorry!

***updated with pics***

Monday, April 15, 2013

Teefing plums :)

This week was pretty great! we've been able to teach a lot of great investigators and were able to even have one come to church this week!
It's hot down here like always and I'm starting to get a serious missionary tan. We try and do a lot of service because everyone is always outside washing clothes, hanging them up, etc. so we've been working a lot. We were able to do service for a neighbour who works on one of the grenadine islands, Mustique, which is an island for the rich and famous. Apparently, a few weeks ago Prince William and Kate were there. She was able to tell us a little bit about it and it's crazy how some of the islanders travel back and forth by boat or plane everyday to get to their jobs on the grenadine islands.
We also had a fun mutual that Sister Holden put on about missionary work. She had all the missionaries in the branch come and talk a little bit about what we do, it was great to talk to the youth and encourage them to serve!
Every season there is a different tropical fruit that is popular and right now, plum season is just coming about. There has been a lot of "teefing" ( teef=theif aka stealing) of plums from Sister Forbes and the little kids. The Plums here are very small and don't really taste like our plums.
I don't have much time but know that the Lord does bless us and answers even the smallest of prayers. 
Sister Crompton

Ronique "teefing"  some plums from the neighbors tree

Fish face
the Holden's back this real life?

Delano, a young member, climbing, looking for plums
Molicia and Delroy

Monday, April 8, 2013

General Conference

Hello all!
For all those who were sitting at their computers waiting minute by minute for last weeks post, I apologize haha.
Last week everything was closed on Monday including the Library because of Easter, so all the missionaries on St. Vincent were using one computer..
Some things that I would've written last week was the fact that I was served chicken feet (yes, the actual foot!) in my Calilou soup ( a very popular meal made here on St. Vincent) and yes I did eat it, and yes I was grossed out..only a little wasn't THAT bad
The work is going good. We have a few great investigators. Transportation to church is still a big issue for most of them because they live so high up in the mountains. We're still praying though
This past weekend as most of you know was General Conference.It was great, besides the fact that our internet at the church was spotty so it felt like Conference REMIXED because it kept of repeating at certain parts ha. 
All the talks were great. It's crazy to think about how it's only been 6 months since the announcement and I'm already out here. I couldn't help but think how Kallina is going to be able to master Enrique A Falabella's accent I heard at conference in just a few short months ha
Some things that really spoke to me at conference was the fact that it's really the little things we do day to day that really matter, and when we keep that in mind, I think that we'll live our lives more productively. 
I know that Heavenly Father loves us so much and when we keep that in mind as well, we can live more according to His will.
Much Love,
Sister Crompton

I mentioned a fruit called soursap down here and this is what it looks like on the outside and the inside is the white fruit right?

"I saw a pillar of light" haha

Ronique and I walking up one of the biggest/steepest roads I've walked so far