This was a crazy week. Terri and I were scheduled to go to Senior Conference in Barbados, but there was a sick sister missionary that needed to be escorted home to Tahiti. This mixed up our plans quite a bit.
On Saturday Terri and I traveled to Guadeloupe to pick-up the sick sister, and we returned on Monday. On Tuesday Terri left with the sister on a 77 hour voyage to Tahiti. On Wedsnday I traveled to Barbados for the conference.
So while Terri was stuck on a plane for days on end, I got to enjoy good food and company, go turtle watching and snorkling, etc., witht the other senior missionaries! Ahh the luck of the draw (if it had been an elder, like last time, I would have had to go also…).
Here are some pics of my time in Barbados:
Going to and from Barbados was a long ordeal (although I can’t complain around Terri, as she was on a plane for days…). I left in the morning and didn’t get there til about 5pm. I spent a lot of time in Tortola airport
Here is our first meeting in the lower level of the mission home
The rest of the time we were in the living room. Here is Pres. and Sister Herrington giving us some instruction.
On Thursday afternoon we all went on a cruise to go turtle watching, snorkling, and to eat dinner aboard ship. We did snorkle in two spots, and saw sea turtles and ship-wrecks! The weather was great, the water was warm, and we had a good time.
Sister Neil talking to one of the crew
Pres. and Sister Herrington enjoying the sun
Elder Brady taking pics
Picture of me and Elder Brady in the front of the boat
Here is one of our snorkling spots
There were lots of other people coming to see the turtles and the ship wrecks
After the snorkling it was time for a real Caribean dinner! This is me with Sister Loche and Sister Ray who work in the mission office. Sister Brady is to the right
Elder Leavit and Sister Neil
Pres and Sister Herrington
Sister Neil, badge and all!
Pres and Sister Herrington, Elder Brady, Sister Loche and Ray
Elder Neil talking to one of the crew
Group shot: Sister & Pres Herrington, Elder and Sister Mills, Sister Brady, Elder and Sister Leavit, Sister Ray and Elder Brady up front, Elder Neil, Sister Loche, Elder Clawson and Sister Neil
Friday at the mission home
At the mission office just before going to Washington’s home on Barbados
Sister Ray’s scripture bag!
Dinner at the mission home, prior to testimony meeting. We DID eat well!
It was a great conference! Our last goodbyes to the couples!