The last couple of weeks has been busy! We had our 2nd visit to the island from President and Sister Herrington–who came for a Zone Conference. We left the same day they did–they for another Zone Conference and we for Salt Lake– to travel with a sick missionary who was going home (he is fine), and we returned just in time for transfers!
Rather poor quality pictures of the Zone Conference on St Martin. They held meetings in the morning, then had lunch about 3pm, then had interviews with the President. The lunch turned into a mini-disaster for us…Terri had planned on serving an Indian/noodle dish, but the power went out–which meant that we could not get back into our apartment to get the food (the hurricane shutter was down). We quickly went to our favorite French bakery and bought enough sandwiches to feed the group (it was during a slow time for them, so it worked out!). The power went off at the church also, so all the missionaries had to ‘sweat-it-out’ during the Zone Conference. Here are some Elders at the airport as Terri and I were leaving for Salt Lake. It was such a whirlwind tour of Salt Lake, we didn’t even take pictures! But we had a fun time with the family, and ate some great food. Then it was back to our lovely island. You can see how busy the island is now! Each day more and more boats come into the harbor. I keep thinking there can’t be any more room…but more come in anyway! There are all diff. kinds of boats–yachts, sailing vessels with huge masts (over 100′ high), and lots of small boats to take passengers to and from the larger boats. Here are some pictures of our last Zone meeting, prior to transfers. On this transfer we will be losing two missionaries, and gaining none (so we will be shutting down one apartment for a while). Elder Pohl is leaving for home, and Elder Spencer (our District Leader) is heading for Granada. Elder Cox will move to work with Elder George, and Elder Page becomes the new District Leader. We have only one Zone Leader now–Elder Savard. Here is a rather bad picture of Elder Marae and Elder Savard Elder Pohl, on the left, will be leaving the island for home Elder Merrit and Elder Nixon talking about working in their area Elder Jones (Jonesy…) and Elder Page Elder Cox and Elder Pohl Sister Call and Sister Stewart Elder Spencer leading his last meeting prior to leaving for Granada After the meeting we all ate lunch together We are sorry to see Elder Pohl and Spencer to leave, but happy that so many of our missionaries will be staying for longer!