Training is going well. Sister Call is doing "Fantastic". Investigators are doing good. Basically all of them are male so we have been doing a lot of member training and a lot of visiting recent converts.
Sister Call and I traveled to the beautiful Barbados this week, Tuesday to Thursday. As we finally arrived in Barbados we were going through Immigration....I got pulled aside. No Joke, interrogated for like 20 minutes. It was pretty cool. The guy interrogating me was asking me if I was a real missionary and what I do. So I kindly told him a little about what I do by giving him the first lesson. I got all the way to god calls prophets in every dispensation until he cut me off. It was pretty awesome if I do say so myself. Finally he brought me to the chief of security and I believe that her heart was softened somehow. They finally let me through!! So as I was walking out of the airport trying to find my companion and make sure she was fine I saw Sister Robinson and her walking towards me. Best Surprise Ever!!!!! Reunited at last! And we got to stay at her house that night. It was a party. We had so much fun :)
Saturday we had two amazing baptisms!
Nichaulle and Kat were both baptized! It was amazing. After the baptism all of us missionaries, plus Nichaulle, walked over to Burger King for lunch. We were just sitting there and enjoying our delicious fast food when a herd of about 20 young adults rushed in and picked fights with a group of older men. It was insane! Like a full on fight in Burger King. I was really nervous that someone was going to get seriously injured. No joke, chairs were thrown, throats were grabbed, and faces were getting pummeled. It was crazy. The Burger King staff was trying to break it up but it took it a while to break up. After everything calmed down and the herd of young adults left Elder Savard went up to the older men and asked if they were okay. It was awesome.
On our walk back home so we could get ready for the rest of our day we contacted a fellow named Gerald and got him to trow out his cigarette and said a prayer with him. Pretty neat huh?
Then we went over to Kat's house for a barbeque with missionaries and her fiancé. It was so much fun! Elder Page sang a song and played the guitar. It was awesome. We had burgers, hot dogs, chips, steak, red velvet cake, and Oreos cookies and cream ice cream. Way delicious.
We also had a bunch of amazing lessons on Sunday and Saturday night.
That was my week. Enjoy. :)
This week was a lot of fun!
We had a Karaoke night this Saturday and it was a blast. We got to sing a lot of great music haha. The missionaries rocked it! :)
This week we contacted a whole lot because there is a rule that we can't teach people of the opposite gender without someone of our own gender present. Before we could teach them as long as it was outside their house but now we can't even do that. It is a struggle because 90% of our investigators are male and we can't meet with them anymore. The branch is small here and there aren't a lot of women that can go out teaching with us because they all work. So it is a setback but we will find a way!
We were bussing to St. Peters a couple days ago and a guy started talking to us on it. He apparently had talked to missionaries before and asked us if we were real missionaries. So I told him, "Yes, of course! We have been set apart as missionaries to teach people." Then he let me know he was a prophet and started reciting scriptures out of the bible. It was quite the bus ride. He was very kind and wants us to go back and teach him.....we will probably send the Elders haha. We did service all day on Saturday and that was so much fun.
Love, Sister Breana Stewart
Sister Call is my new companion and is from Washington.
Yes, we get along ok. I miss Sister Robinson so much though. Her and I got along so well. We are going to be friends for a long time. We see each other as sisters we were so close. I love and miss her. I am so sad that that companionships ended so quickly.
You know me; sometimes I just don't know what to say to people I don't know so it is hard having a new companion.
I know that as we concentrate on the Lord's work we will be able to teach a lot of people and bring others closer to Christ.
We have been having a lot of rain haha. The international day of service was canceled so instead we went out and taught.
As we were walking to our appointment it started pouring down rain! It was hilarious. We were soaked. It felt good though. I wish it would rain like that more often. It cools you off.
I almost got eaten by another dog last night haha, But this one was meeeeeaaaaann. We were walking down the street that takes us back to our house and it is just big enough for one car to fit down. There was a rude dog that was growling and barking at us. I was not in the mood for it haha. So we walked right past it and it came at me. I really thought it was going to bite me. So me and Sister Call booked it. Haha. Crisis adverted.
The new elders are super awesome. With this many missionaries here we are bound to do amazing things. If not, we do not have a very good excuse!!!
We have three baptisms this Saturday. One of them is our investigator Jean Louis. His younger brother (I think they are half brothers) is a member. It is going to be amazing. I am excited for him. This Saturday there is also a Karaoke night that all of us missionaries are super excited for!!! :) It is going to be amazing and we are going to invite a lot of people to it.
I 100% promise I will have a scripture by next week. I thought I had one but I changed my mind:)
I love you so much and am glad to hear everything is going well back home.
Love, Sister Breana Stewart
Instead of the sister training leader coming here to visit us, we had the opportunity to go to her! It was awesome.
Funny story, we kept referring the St. Maarten as home when we were on Barbados. That is a sure sign that you love where you are if anything. We were so glad to be back on St. Maarten. As much as we loved Barbados, it just wasn't the same. It was quite a bit more humid there as well. The first night we stayed with a set of sisters, one of which I came out here at the same time with, and our A/C didn't work in our room. Basically, we didn't get much sleep. Then the second night we stayed with the sister training leader and her companion, who I also came out with (and she is super cool!), and I slept on their futon and Sister Robinson slept on the floor. Oddly enough, that was my best night sleep on my mission.
Anyways, we were in Barbados from Tuesday until Thursday afternoon. We even contacted the security guy at the airport who checks your passport in Barbados. It was awesome. He was super excited to meet with the missionaries by the end of our chat. So, we got his info and called the Barbados missionaries once we got home and gave the deets to them.
Another cool thing!
So a while back we received a referral from Texas! It was a lady who served her mission in Venezuela and one of the members from her mission had moved to St. Maarten. Her name is Beatriz, she is a less-active, and she speaks Spanish! We hadn't been able to have contact with her yet because we hadn't gotten her number. On Thursday she texted us while we were in line at the airport and so I called her! Whipped out my Spanish pretty well if I do say so myself. I got to know her a little and set up an appointment for next week and explained that we were just returning from a trip to Barbados. She is super awesome and we are excited to meet with her.
This week was super awesome. Hard work truly does pay off! :)
Love, Sister Breana Stewart
Things are going great here! We have a baptism this week for an investigator named Jean Louis! It is coming up so soon and we committed him to baptism last week! He was insistent that he be baptized soon, so this Saturday will be soon!
We got transfer calls on Sunday and I am training starting Wednesday!! I am so nervous! I literally finished my training yesterday!
Me and my companion will be split! I am going to miss Sister Robinson so much! She is amazing! I love her! She is heading to Barbados.
We have a new investigator named Ernest. He is such a kind man, has had a tour of a temple grounds before (so that is awesome) and is eager to learn more about what we believe!
All of our investigators are doing well and we are having amazing experiences teaching them!!!
Short email this week, super busy!
Love everyone so much! :)
Love, Sister Breana Stewart