Elder Fisher - Trinidad Port of Spain Mission

Monday, April 24, 2017

One productive week

This week was really good for us. It was one of our most productive weeks. We had zone conference and after Elder Carrillo the AP came with us on an exchange. The night he was with us happened to also be the night we visited the Venezuelan family and so it was so nice to have someone who could speak and teach in Spanish. it was a very spiritual lesson because there was no language barrier between us. The next few days following we did our best to fill our time wisely and we were able to teach more people and contact more people. We visited Sultan this week and he had a big gash on his head and a bunch of stitches. We asked him what had happened and he said that last Sunday after work he got in an argument with some kid and the kid picked up a piece of wood and smashed it on his head. he told us that he realizes that if he was at church that this would have never happened and he promised us he wouldn't miss church again no matter if he had work or not. So far he has been true to his word hence he was at church yesterday. Then Bridget. We have been trying to get her to come to church and she kept making excuses but this week as we were getting ready for church she gave us a call and said "Hey when are you leaving for church? My husband and I are going to give you a ride." She is awesome! 
That was my week.

Oh and the heat. it is very hot I'm not exactly what the temperature has been but i assure you it is very hot. I am very used to it now. I don't sweat as much as I used to but of course I still sweat a lot. Everyone sweats a lot here. I am pretty used to it. When we get into the apartment we crank on the A/C and I like to just stand under it and blow on my face for five minutes. Its great. I love A/C sooo much. 

On Easter here in Guyana everyone goes out and fly's kites and so we all bought kites and went and flew them on our P day last week after we emailed.  There is a sunset and then  a picture of the fishman's truck. We met the Alligatorman, the Duckman, but we haven't contacted the Fishman yet just rode past him a few times.

Love Elder Fisher

Monday, April 17, 2017


Hey so this week was pretty cool. We met lots of cool people this week. First I will start with an investigator we met last week. Her name is Patricia. She is a very nice and sweet older lady. We taught her about the restoration last week and after teaching her about the restored church she said she thought she was going on the right track but now she is not sure and committed on praying if Joseph Smith was a true prophet. Her understanding of the lesson was above most that we teach. When we came back this week to follow up she said she had no answer but no worries because in the Trinidad Port of Spain mission we teach the restoration in three parts. First: God is our Loving Heavenly Father. Second: The restoration/first vision which includes gospel dispensations and the apostasy and thirdly: the Book of Mormon. So we were on lesson three this week, The Book of Mormon. She was very interested when explaining it and said she was excited to read it! She understood how she would be able to receive an answer to her prayers by reading.

 Back to meeting lots of people this week. We first met Tyson. Tyson is a very Religious man who's wife recently passed away and is still morning over her death. We shared with him a plan of salvation pamphlet and have started teaching him the Restoration lessons. he understands them but doesn't at the same time. its really confusing. Then later this week we were contacting and the very first house we were about to contact calls us over. Lots of kids there and they were all speaking Spanish. Turns out they had just moved there three weeks ago from Venezuela in order to live a happier and safer life. The mom is part Guyanese and speaks very good English. I can actually understand her better than most of the Guyanese. They were really friendly to us. The mom said she was Muslim and her husband who wasn't there is a Hindu but they love Christians a lot and are excited for us to start teaching them. I'm really excited to start teaching them!

Easter! Remember how I told you every Sunday is considered a holiday in Guyana. Same thing applies with Easter so here they have Easter Monday instead of Easter Sunday. Luckily we were able to get an email shop open today but all the missionaries are here too making it a little slow. 
My favorite Christlike attribute would have to be virtue because you gotta have virtue to have the spirit.
This is a picture of Brother Savory

Anyways thats all I got!

Love Elder Fisher

Monday, April 10, 2017

Power of prayer

Its been  good to hear from you. I love you all so very much! 

This week was good with lessons and everything. Our investigator Bridget tells us she knows the church is true but she wants to attend our church only occasionally so that she can still attend the church she is currently attending. Elder Cooper was praying one night and asked what can we do to help Bridget and the thought came into his head "Ye cannot serve two masters" After I finished praying he goes Elder Fisher do you know what scripture we need to share with Bridget and the first thing that pops in my head was "You cannot serve God and mammon." Elder Cooper goes "How did you know my scripture!" When we visited her the next day we shared these scriptures with her and before we even start reading she starts laughing and says "You guys are smart!" and committed to coming to church every week. Having said that, she missed church yesterday because she was sick and stuff. We will get her there eventually! 

My next story is with Soltin. We were teaching him about the Book of Mormon and after we invited him to be baptized on June 10th. Before we even finished he had a big grin on his face and said absolutely! 

Then we were teaching one of my favorite families Zalina, Alisa and Ne-az. They are great. I think I mentioned them once before in the past. They are Muslims and we were reading from the Book of Mormon with them they started asking all sorts of questions about the priesthood and baptism and different things. Alisa also said she got an answer that Joseph Smith was indeed a true prophet. They are all so great!

Another nasty squished centipede! I just hope I don't find an alive one! 

 Anyways i hope that was good!

Love you all!
Elder Fisher 

Monday, April 3, 2017

Playing with the snake


Everything has been good. This week was kinda tough with all of the appointments cancelled but it gave us more time to contact and find people. 
I was able to watch all of the sessions at general conference. It was really good. and I really enjoyed it. We are working really hard with some investigators and I feel very confident about their desires to follow Jesus Christ. Its just a matter of getting them to come to church and consistently. Soltin came to General Conference. We have been struggling to teach him because he has been in Berbice which is on the other side of the country but is very committed to coming to church when he is here. That's really exciting. Home sounds really crazy with everything going on but that's really cool. 
So update on the lost pictures I can view them on the computer but there format or something doesn't work in anything else and so i need to find out how to convert CHK to JPEG or something. I told some other missionaries about it and they said the same thing happened to some of there pictures when they used that email shop so I don't think we will go back there.

SNAKE ALERT for those with fears of snakes

Well as you will see here we went back to the Alligator man with some missionaries to pick up some stuff he had made for them and we decided to take more pictures with the snake. As you see we thought it would be cool to get a picture with it on my shoulders but then it tried to strangle and kill me. Luckily I had Elder Cooper there to take pictures. 

Don't worry I had the Alligatorman right there to save me!

Love Elder Fisher