Sunday, April 29, 2012
Saturday, April 28, 2012
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Tuesday, April 17, 2012
More pictures from the wedding - the cakes were made by the other Sister Smith - Patr. wife...the head table, the 16 year old sister of Elder Walker who was killed last year (she didn't listen to the YW lesson on modest dress!) All in all it was a fun party.
Saturday, April 14th we attended a wedding of two of our Single Young Adults. Tracy Meddow is from Yallahs, her husband from Portmore. We have a nice chapel in Portmore so they had their wedding there. It is a tradition in Jamaica for the bride to be very late - like two hours! Pres. Hendricks was funny - when we had waited about an hour - he would tell people coming - you are 56 minutes smarter than me. The scheduled time was 3:30 and it began at 5:00...I over heard Pres Hendricks say: "How can you be that fluent in stupid?" - not sure what he was talking about but it made me laugh. They had bright green and dark purple as colors and Elder Hitchcock in Yallas loaned his suit to her brother to wear - very kind and generous of him. The AP's heard that his suit was taken out of the mission home closet and they called to be sure he wasn't coming to the wedding! nope - just his suit was!!
This is the small house and huge yard that the Church rents in Yallahs for us to meet in. The sign is out on a road, that is our SUV parked in the driveway. The keyboard is outside on the front porch because there isn't room inside for it...we put it away after church on Sundays. The chapel has the orange chairs that both Ochie and Junction had - small and cozy. It does have it's own small bathroom and kitchen so that is good - we are almost too big to fit when most people come to church.
I found this transfers picture in a file and put it up in the mission office the week of transfers! Pretty funny!! Also here are the new seven elders who finally made it to Jamaica after four days in the Dallas area - in their same suits! they had wet suitcases when they opened them in the mission home. Sister Larsen spent most of the night doing their laundry and some elders lost white shirts to mildew or spots! Gotta love mission life.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
I love the fresh fruit and veggies here! I miss Junction Market but our landlady told us about the Kingston one - just on Friday and Saturday, but the farmers bring fresh things in to the big city to sell - - and I buy! Here is a small part of the market, also our Easter Dinner and a plate of veggies I took to a dinner at the mission home for all senior couples...yum, yum, yum!
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
On the Campus of the U of the W.I. there is this old aqueduct - built in the 1750's. It was very interesting. We had a good time learning about it and hope to see the end that goes over a road close by - - we had been told about it but couldn't find it on Saturday.
On Saturday we visited the campus of the University of the West Indies. It felt really good to be on a college campus if just to drive around. We had been told to visit the Bookstore but it was closed so we will go back sometime. This old church was dismantled in another part of the island and brought here. Elder Smith is 'sleeping' the sign refers to a speed bump down the road - they call them sleeping policeman - but we'd never seen a sign naming it! Beautiful huge old tree on the campus. Sister Smith is 'clamping' - another term for booting your tires, we guess.
Here is our Young Single Adult committee meeting - Elder Smith conducting - he does a great job! Next we had a Seniors Dinner at a Chines Restaurant to say goodbye to the Daniels - also had Tacos at our new (old) apartment. Nice of everyone to want to party with us!