We had a nice Christmas day in St Martin. We slept in late, then prepared for a breakfast with a member and two missionaries (all the other missionaries had been invited to spend time at members’ homes or investigators homes).
There are an incredible number of large boats coming and going every day. There are two bridges in Simpson Bay that stop traffic while the boats come in and out of the bay–backing up already busy traffic. Last week our 5 min drive to church took 45 minutes!
On Christmas Eve Terri and I joined Elders Page, Jones, Nixon, and Sisters Call and Stewart in singing Christmas Carols to in the Ebenezer neighborhood. We spent about 2 hours walking up and down hills in the neighborhood singing carols to those who would listen. If they came out to talk, the Elders gave them a wrapped present: a Book of Mormon. They gave out a ‘Santa’s Sack’ full of Book of Mormons that night! St Martin on Christmas Eve night Elders Clawson, Cox, George, and Brother Merchant (in the Santa hat) at Christmas breakfast Santa Merchant Elder Cox and George Elder Clawson with a map of ST Martin in the background For breakfast we had ‘egg-stuff’, orange rolls, ham, and a coconut tart (a local favorite) that we were given by our sweet landlady. We also had cherry jello salad and potato salad for later in the day. After breakfast we watched last year’s Tabernacle Choir broadcast: A Christmas with the Muppets.
That night some of the missionaries came over to watch a Disney movie.