Elder Fisher - Trinidad Port of Spain Mission

Monday, August 14, 2017

Getting people to church

Hey 

Everything is really good here. We are struggling with getting people to church. I hope we don't have to push back too many baptisms because of that. All and all life is good. We have been doing lots of biking. It gets really tiring. 

We are working with a guy named Brother Prince. His baptism is set for September 9. He's been coming to church except for this Sunday because of work. Brother Prince can't hear and needs hearing aids and so we are trying to help him with that. We asked some of the Senior couples here about that and they said that we don't have the budget to buy him some but told us to look into some other organizations and see if they can help. Do you have any ideas? Right now we have to wright everything down for him. Luckily he can read and talk but its very slow teaching him. All and all things are good and we are working with more new people. Some of the which are Jacky and Jada. We met them on the way to a teaching appointment. They are really cool. Jada lives with her Grandparents Jacky and Tarens. Her real parents aren't really there. Jacky is really good at making Jada study and explains everything we teach. They even came to church on Sunday. We also met a guy named Leon. He is a Prosecutor at court and he was telling us all about some of the crazy and messed up cases he has to deal with.He used to study the bible online. He is picking up everything really fast so far but we are still really early in the teaching process. Anyways that's my week. 

Enjoy the dry heat and A/C! 

Love Elder Fisher

Monday, August 7, 2017

Big green building

Hey everyone everything is good. 

Our Branch is a big green church building. I think the village is called Cumberland East Canje. All of the villages here are very close to each other so when you go over the bridge from New Amsterdam you are in Sheet Anchor. If you turn at the Canje corner you go into Cumberland and then Canefield and so forth. If you go strait you go into Village #2 and then Palmyra. 

We are working with some people. One of which is Shirley. Shirley's son doesn't like it when we come over so we take her to a less active ladies house close by. Her baptism is shceduled on the 26th. Its really cool because Sister Liela hasn't gone to church in a long time so she is really excited to be fellowshipping Shirley and coming back to church. We are also working with a young boy named Ravendra. His step Dad is a less active member but doesn't meet with us. His parents are supportive of us though. Ravengra is 9 years old and is planning on being baptized on the 26th. Then we have Sister Jooney. She is a very funny lady. She has been investigating the church for a long time but she has a hard time coming to church because her mom breaks into her house when she leaves and gives away all of her stuff. She will pick locks and crawl through windows to get in. We are trying to push her for baptism on the 26th as well. We are just trying to get her to consistently come to church first. Those are our main ones for now. 

The branch president is really good. We are trying to work with them. The district president is from our branch. We are doing lots of work with the less actives. So many less active people in Guyana. Everywhere you go. 


Here is a picture of Macy and Shareefa at their baptism in my last area.

Love you all 

love Elder Fisher

Monday, July 31, 2017

Kiatuer Falls

Hey I'm doing really good here in Canje. i spent the first part of the week in the other Diamond area helped them learn our area a little and got to see some of theirs. It was really good serving around elder Johnson for  days. They moved me out Thursday and now I'm here in Canje with Elder Nance. He is from California but has lived in Florida, Alabama and Utah before living there. 

We are doing really well and have been doing a lot of biking. We live in Burn Bush Dam just down the road from the Church in East Canje. I am adjusting to the new area pretty quick. Anyways its a pretty cool place.  Something really cool is a Sister just got back from the Canada Toronto mission from here. 

Unfortunately I wasn't able to see the baptisms on Saturday but hopefully I'll get some pictures sent to me so I can send them to you. 

Here is a picture with me and Rasta-man. Rasta-man is the man who fixed our bikes when they broke down. we tried teaching him but he just told us how he was a Rasta Muslim and invited us to the Maj id.





I also added one of me and the Whaul Family. I am standing next too Macy who was baptized Saturday.


This last picture is with me and Kimmbly and Sheena Savory. They came to the last Zone Conference and gave me a picture of Kiatuer falls that Sister Savory painted for me. 



I love you all so much!



Love Elder Fisher

Monday, July 24, 2017

Canje

Hey 
This week was really good. We had two baptismal interviews this week for Macy and Shareefa. They both are being baptized next Saturday the 29th
Last Saturday we had transfer calls. Moore missionaries are leaving for home than are coming in to the mission so the Diamond North and South areas are taking over our area. Elder Bigler is being transferred to Diamond South and I'm being transferred too Canji! At least I think that's how its spelled. Its way on the other side of the country in the Berbice Provence. My companion will be Elder Nance. I leave for there on Thursday but will be with the Diamond North Elders until then. Probably help them learn the area a little while I am still here to help them. 
Something really cool. While in Vreed En Hoop i was teaching a lady and her daughter. They moved here to Diamond and we lost contact of them. The other week while on an exchange we drove past them and I told the Elder to stop. We are now reteaching them. If I wasn't here for this little time the missionaries would have never found them but now they are able to teach them again. I'm a little sad to be leaving so soon but I am looking forward to serving in Canji!

Love Elder Fisher


Monday, July 17, 2017

Michael Jackson dance off

Hey its so good to her from everyone again. 

My week went really well. No real complaints. We have been teaching and visiting lots of people lately. We have been teaching a girl named Macy. She is living with her aunt's family who are all members. We have been preparing her for baptism but progress seemed a little slow. She was having a hard time going to church because she kept having work and they would always tease her for quitting drinking coffee.  Then a couple of weeks ago she got fired from her job and she has been coming to church and hasn't been struggling with coffee since! She really has been building her testimony in the last few weeks and its  great to see the positive results of living the lord's commandments. Her baptism is set for the 29th. 
Everything has been going well here in Diamond and I really have nothing to complain about. still lots of rain and lots of happiness. 
There is so many good people here of all backgrounds. We got challenged by a black guy to a dance off to Beat it by Michael Jackson. He had some pretty good moves but we didn't challenge him back. He just yelled hey white guys as we rode by and started dancing as we rode by so we gave him a big thumbs up and kept riding. The church here really helps bring everyone closer and  it really wonderful to see. Its a good place here.

Picture of the rain and us on a horse and buggy thing



Love Elder Fisher

Monday, July 10, 2017

Rain every day

 Wow I'm an Uncle! That's awesome! 

Sounds like home is hot and crazy! Good to hear everyone is doing so well. This week was pretty good for me. Today is the first day of July we haven't had pouring rain! its great! We have been absorbing the sun lots too. Especially today! Nice and hot!

This week was good. We visited lots of people and had some really good lessons. Not a lot of really cool stories but we are working with a few people. We have had to move all of our baptismal dates back because no one is progressing fast enough. we have been looking for plenty people to teach. Its been going alright. 
Can't complain too much! Rain rain rain. Ever since I have gotten here its rains everyday. It will rain really hard for a couple hours and then as fast as it comes in it goes. You really can't tell when its going to rain or stop because it comes and goes so quick. Life is good!

Had to celebrate USA's birthday with some brownies and candles. Elder Bigler and I and Elder Hill and I.



love Elder Fisher

Monday, July 3, 2017

Bananas

Hey this week was good!

I saw some big iguanas in our yard to day.  That was pretty cool.

We have been biking lots and trying to dodge the rain. I think I am getting the hands of everything her in Diamond. Life is good. I don't really have anything to complain about. Nothing really big has happened lately. We have been doing some searching and looking for some new people to teach. Nothing really out of the ordinary. 

Hey hows that for Bananas. I hope I make great grandpa Fisher proud. These bananas are a little smaller though than the ones in his picture while he was on his mission in Tonga. . I saw them and took the opportunity. Also took a Canada Day mirror selfie.  





Love you all so much

Love Elder Fisher