Elder Fisher - Trinidad Port of Spain Mission

Thursday, September 29, 2016


Things are good here! Lots of classes and still lots of heat. Some big news regarding the visa! Myself as well as the two other Canadian missionaries are going to Halifax for at least 6 weeks. We leave on Tuesday. The American Missionaries that are going to Trinidad Mission are visa waiting in Houstin Texas. 

Thank you for all the tips that you send me! I got the pictures of the elk and of Great Grandpa Fisher of him in his mission in Tonga. I'll try to do a re-enactment of great grandpa Fisher once I get to Trinidad. I do have some pictures of the MTC and the temple here, however i don't have a cord for my camera to put them on right now. 

A little more on my visa we are not supposed to call or email any consultants regarding the visa because it might actually slow it down just so you know. Anyways Halifax should be cool. I hope we don't have to buy to much winter stuff. Anyways Love yeah!

Elder Fisher 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

MTC (Missionary Training Center)

 Good to hear from you! 
Its nice to hear how things are going there! The MTC is right next to the temple. It is smaller then the Cardston temple but still very beautiful.We went to the temple this morning and did a session. it was pretty sweet. they had it in English for us. Everyone here either speaks Spanish or is learning how to speak Spanish except for my district so everything has to be translated. So many people try to talk to me in Spanish and I just say Hola or gracious and walk away. Luckily I'm not the only English speaking missionary. Our day mostly consists of classes. there's about 40 of us in the MTC. 

I haven't gotten heat stroke but its very hot and humid. It rains quite a bit too and then it gets really hot again.. Luckily the MTC is very well air conditioned. there's Garbage everywhere and yesterday we all spent an hour picking up garbage in the area outside of the MTC/temple grounds. it was soooo hot! but then it rained and cooled of towards the end. 

The other elders are all really good. Elder Corrayia is one of my favorites. He's one of my roommates and is Brother Smith's nephew. I haven't really seen any wildlife here. we have to stay on the MTC/Temple grounds here unless we get permission otherwise. No weird bugs yet thankfully. I found that i have just about everything I needed, so I packed well at home. Just wish I brought more t shirts. 

I haven't heard anything about the visa yet. I haven't heard if my MTC president is related to Mitt Romney or not. They are from Texas and have a big family. We've mostly just been inside in classes but we usually get outside for a game of basketball. Its pretty fun here.

Monday, September 19, 2016

President Brent Romney

 Greetings from the Dominican Republic MTC! 
It is a delight to have your missionary here.
The P-day for the missionaries in the MTC is on Thursday, which begins one week after they arrive. They write their emails in the afternoon. That is when you can expect their first email. 
Our experience has shown that packages from the US take up to 4 weeks or more to arrive and often arrive after a missionary has left for the field. We recommend that all packages be sent to where your missionary will be laboring. That way the package will be awaiting him or her when they enter their mission. It is difficult for us to forward packages to missionaries serving outside the city of  Santo Domingo. Also for your information each time a missionary receives a package in the Deminican Republic, they will have to pay a custom fee, and it is about $2.50 a pound. 

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Dominican Republic MTC

Hi, I made it to the Dominican Republic MTC. I met some awesome people like the Kimbel's on my way here! When they saw me in Calgary and found out I was going to my mission they offered to buy me dinner in Seattle and were great company while I waited for my next flight. It is very hot and humid here. Luckily the building is well air conditioned. My first P day is Thursday and are on every Thursday. So don't expect me to respond Tomorrow. Everyone seems very friendly so far. One of my roommates is Bro. Smith's nephew and my companion is Elder Gibson from Idaho. Anyways got to go. Talk to you in a week.


We left for the airport with great anticipation and it wasn't far outside of Claresholm that we ran into road construction and we were down to 80 km/h. Then around Nanton and then High River. The anticipation for Justin turned to anxiety and fear that we would be late and the plain would fly without him. Turns out even with all the delays we were 15 minutes behind our original estimated time of arrival. This calmed Justin once again. 
We saw Justin off after our hugs and watched him disappear behind the doors of the customs. He's gone.

After getting home, Alysa and I were sitting, discussing a number of things, one of which was Justin. "We didn't feed him supper", "They wont be feeding him on the plain", "I hope he gets something at one of his layovers", "He should make his next flight I hope". these and a few other thoughts. It wasn't but 5 or 10 minutes went by and i got an email from someone i did not know and wow what a blessing as it cleared up all our concerns.

We found your son at the airport and were on the same flight into Seattle with him we had the pleasure of feeding him and visiting with him. We wanted to let you know the first leg of his trip is done and he is now waiting at the gate for his flight to New York. From one missionary mom to another what a great young man he is and what a great missionary he is going to make. We are grateful for the time we were able to spend with him. We still have an hour before our plane leaves and will continue to visit with your son until we have to depart.  We have learned a little about your family and would love to follow his mission if you are willing to share. Janice Kimball