This week there were a lot of storms passing over! There was so much rain.
The roads were crazy to drive on. There were a lot of landslides, flooding, power lines down, power going out, lightning, thunder, the airport was flooded, the clinic was flooded, the streets turned into rivers, schools were all canceled, and we still went out and proselyted in it. It was scary. Our power went out for a while as well. Somehow water is getting into our car so every time we drove uphill the water moved to the backseat and every time we drove downhill it moved to the front again. The first day we took cups and scooped the water out as much as we could but the second day, by the time we had to leave it was still pouring rain so we couldn't scoop the water out or more would get in than we were taking out.
Saturday there was 3 baptisms in Georgetown. We had to take a detour that added 20 minutes onto our travel time because a land slide caused a road to be blocked...there are only so many main roads on St. Vincent so when they get blocked it gets hard to get to some point in the island. So that was interesting. When we were on our way there the Elders from Georgetown called and asked if I would give a talk there on the Holy Ghost. I said yes of course. Something I realized after that helped me to be so much more grateful for my mission. Before my mission I never would have been able to give a talk without prior preparation and now I can (most of the time). My knowledge of the gospel had grown so much and it is amazing. I love what the gospel does for me :) On our way back from the baptism our Branch President texted us and asked if we would give talks in Sacrament Meeting the next day....and, of course, we said yes. So we whipped those up that night.
Transfer Calls were Saturday (I think I have been emailing people that we got them Sunday but we actually got them on Saturday). Sister Bowers is going to Barbados. I got my transfer call and I was going to be companions with Sister Johnson who I love! But she doesn't have a license and I got robbed and never got a new once sent to me so they put me with someone else. I am getting a new companion. I don't know her name yet because she is coming straight from the MTC. I am training for a third time. She will probably be my last companion which means I am probably staying in St. Vincent for the rest of my mission. I will let you know how that goes next week.
I love you so much. I will send a better email next week :)
Love, Sister Bre Stewart