I don't have a lot of time to email this week because we had to go up the Castries this week for P-day. It is over an hour bus drive there plus the same amount back so it takes a lot out of our day.
This week was pretty good, if I do say so myself. There were still a lot of struggles, that is the mission life, but as you focus on the good things you are better able to notice the blessings in your life.
It started pouring rain the other day and Sister Nelson and I were soaking wet. Literally soaked. Somehow my little mini book of Mormon didn't get wet though! YEAH! We were on our way from on e appointment going to another one and if we sat the rain out and found cover we would be late. So, using our better judgment, obviously, we booked it in the pouring rain to the appointment. It turned out to be a great appointment with one of our investigators Kianna. First lesson we gave her was the Law of Chastity and she committed to live it, her boyfriend moved out, and they are planning on getting married soon. The day it was raining we had the Restoration lesson and it was amazing. She knows what we are teaching is true, has committed to read the B.O.M. and pray about it, and is coming to church on Sunday. Totally worth walking in the pouring rain.
First of all, No joke, 5 dogs followed us all day on Wednesday. 5 DOGS! We had 3 homie dogs from one of our areas Cantonement. Two of which belong to some of our members, the Joseph Family. One is just a stray that hangs out with them. Then the other 2 dogs are stray dogs that live in our neighborhood and follow us everywhere. Basically I am the dog whisperer. Swag, I know. The two that live by us literally follow us the half hour it takes us to walk from our home to our area. Dedication. But all 5 dogs followed us ALL day everywhere we went. It was hilarious. We looked like we had a good squad going on. Nobody would dare rob us, let alone come near us with that many dogs. They were thinking #squadgoals
Secondly, on Tuesday my companion and I were walking to an appointment that canceled on us and we were walking past a decent looking apartment area. We were on the other side of the street from it and noticed two mothers and their kids outside hanging out. We felt prompted to cross the street and talk to them. So we did and I am so happy about that. Celina was one of the mothers and she had questions about where we go after this life. We shared a short message with her testifying that we knew there was a place prepared for us after this life and that we could live with our families for eternity. We left her with a Plan of Salvation tract and set up a return appointment for Thursday. That lesson was amazing. The spirit was so strong and we were able to share with her, her friends two kids, and her son Ramsies (like off of Nacho Libre haha), God's plan for us and the steps we need to take to live with our Father in Heaven again. They accepted everything, had amazing questions, and committed to read the Book of Mormon and pray about it. We also committed them to baptism when they find these things to be true for themselves. It was one of the best lessons I have had on my mission. I know that as I go forward with faith and continue to learn more about the gospel I will be able to bring many more souls unto Christ.
I also had transfer calls this week!!! YAY! I am finally going to BARBADOS!!! My first companion (my trainer/mom in the mission world) is now my Sister Training leader. My new companions are Sister Fischer and Sister Henry. I will be in a trio for a few weeks while Sister Henry prepares to leave for her Mission in the states. She is waiting on her Visa I think. I am so excited. Sister Fischer came out with my MTC group and is very nice. Everyone has told me that Sister Henry and I will get along super well. I am excited for that. Having a companion you work well and get along with makes the mission the BOMB. You are then able to work together more sufficiently and work in unity.
Love, Sister Breana Stewart