But the Conference was so great! We had all of the Zone Leaders and Sister Training leaders (all 3 of us). It was truly amazing and inspiring to hear our leaders and feel the Spirit that was there. We returned only 2 hours later than our scheduled return and, of course, no bags ... so, yes, I was surprised that I could pull off the same-outfit-3-days-in-a-row routine. Of course the missionaries wanted to take a picture by the Christmas tree in the airport upon our return -- so Happy Holidays from the St. Maarten Missionaries.
We talked a lot about the importance of home and visiting teaching and how we'll be doing missionary work through home and visiting teaching efforts. It's amazing how much the Lord wants to share the joy of helping others that He's provided organizations and programs just for that.
We've had some amazing experiences after returning. We fasted with members for help in missionary work and held some specific fasts for certain investigators and we're truly seeing miracles because of it. We have one investigator who is planning on being baptized at the end of the month and is getting more and more excited for her day. I truly do feel that the work is progressing down here. It all comes from lots of faith that growth will happen ... and it is happening. We're having a Live Nativity this week so we're pretty excited to invite investigators and everyone.
I hope everyone is able to remember the real reason behing Christmas!(http://www.lds.org/pages/mormon-messages#the-reason-behind-christmas)
Aerial view of St. Maarten
The three "training sisters" of the mission - Sister Wilson, me and Sister Edmonds
Reunited with Sister Edmonds (my MTC companion)
Little sleep and no clean clothes ... what a great time for a group photo