Monday, June 17, 2013

The Work Moves Forward!

This week was pretty awesome!  On Wednesday, Sister Bratt and I taught our new "bible" class (Bible and Book of Mormon).  It was still in her first full week and she did a great job!  She's enjoying all the different fruits here and this week we bought our first "big buff" mango (they're huge).
 
There was a man who called Elder Bird and asked for directions for the church.  He was in our area and so Elder Bird gave us his number thinking he was an investigator, well it turns out he's a member!  He's from Nigeria and is here going to medical school!  He's pretty awesome and we're excited to meet other members from different parts of the world!

The most exciting part of our week was our investigator's baptism!  It was very sweet.  She's been our investigator for a couple months and now her and her daughter are members!  They really are such a special family and a gift to us.  They were so prepared to hear the gospel and I'm so grateful for the opportunity that we had to meet them and be apart of their conversion.  This gospel really changes lives and it's amazing to be apart of it.  She's been around the church on and off for a while now and it just goes to show that the little things that us members do really does make a difference to those who we may not think aren't interested.

I don't have much time and hopefully I'll upload some pictures but I did want to give a shout out to Beth and Mama C for the letters!  They were awesome and uplifting and be expecting some soon!

Much Love,
Sister Crompton

 
Beauty of St. Vincent
 
Huge mangoes
 
Gigantic fruit
 
The group for the baptism
 
Our investigator
 
The baptism

Monday, June 10, 2013

New "Comp" (Companion), Sister Bratt

So this week I actually got my first "real" trainee!
 
Her name is Sister Bratt (pronounced "brought") and she is from San Antonio Texas.
 
She went to BYU-I too!  Just different tracks.  We found out that we even had a few of the same teachers at school.  She's real nice and super spiritual.  I know that she's going to be amazing.

This past week has been real fun.  Last P-day we went to Indian Bay near where Brother and Sister Bird live and we walked across the rocks to the little island!
 
On Friday we passed by these people who were moving some dirt in their back yard and were using this ax like tool to break up the dirt.  I volunteered to help them and they didn't believe that I would in my skirt and shoes ... so I proved them wrong and started pounding the dirt.  It was a great service opportunity, we got to know the family a bit more and afterwards the guy climbed up in the tree (barefoot) and got some coconuts and used his cutlass to cut off the top and gave us some nice coconut water and cucumbers!  Probably something that normal missionaries don't experience ...

We're excited for this next week for one of our investigators to be baptized, the family is just amazing and we're so happy and excited for them.

I hope everyone is doing well!

Much Love,

Sister Crompton

 Our last district meeting before the transfer
Golden Apple

Sister Bratt and me

Monday, June 3, 2013

Seeing Success

I feel like I say that every week is exciting, but I guess when you're a missionary there is no other word to describe the work!
 
Thursday was Sister Forbes' birthday.  The Birds are the best missionary couple on the planet because they took us to Young Island where the food was delicious, the beach looked amazing (and tempting) and the atmosphere was so Caribbean.  It felt like we were in a completely different world.  Elder and Sister Bird really are the best.  Afterards they showed us the St. Vincent parrot near their apartment -- it's called the Amazona Guildingii.  But back to to the work ...
 
The Elders had a very beautiful baptism on Saturday, we're seeing a lot of success in the Calliaqua branch, just baptisms after baptisms. We have an investigator who will be baptized in two weeks, so we're excited for that!
 
I also got some other good news, I'll be training this next transfer! My Trainee is Sister Bratt (the a has two dots above it).  She is from Rexburg Idaho!  Woohoo ... BYUI ... haha ... but I'm excited to meet her.  That's all I know about her, oh and she's 20!  So the young ones keep on coming :)
This week Sister Forbes and I taught the "Bible Class" (Book of Mormon AND Bible Class) that the missionaries started to have investigators come and learn more about the Bible and Book of Mormon. This is the 2nd week that we've been doing it so we're hoping that it'll grow and some of our new investigators will come.
 
Everything else has been going great, we're excited for this next week!

Much Love,
Sister Crompton
 
 The baptism of Brother Carter in Canash Bay

 My first attempt at making Breadfruit and Codfish (local dish here)

"Shout out" to my sister, Kallina!

An Amazona Guildingii parrot