Monday, November 30, 2015

Week 11 - Bike Problems

It has been a good week. Apart from bike problems. Orlando came to church and is going to be baptized on Saturday. He is super excited and so are we. He is 18, so he could be a missionary soon. Which would be awesome. His little brother and little sister both want to be baptized. So we are going to help them as much as possible. We were teaching his dad, but his dad said that he was going back to his first church. but we are hoping that Orlando's baptism will help him. George is another guy that we have on date for next week. He came to church also. We are working with him and teaching him how to read. But he has prayed to ask if the book of Mormon is true, and he said that he got an answer that it was. He is so awesome. There is also Demetry that is going to be baptized a little while after George. They were all at church and had a really good time. I also had my first jerk pork this week and roasted breadfruit. It was sooooo good. Over all, a good week.

Elder Davis

No mail this week. My bike is stupid. we got it fixed and then last night the pedal fell off. I don't think the guy did a very good job.

Guess what i had for thanksgiving dinner?

I had turkey neck for thanksgiving. One of the members made it. Ya it is its pretty weird. It was alright. It just a lot of bone and not a lot of meat.

Every Thursday we eat at Sis Apoku's house. I might start using the home card for a couple of new parts

Orlando was at church. He is getting baptized on Saturday!

Transfers are December 16th. My comp has been in negril for a long time so he will be leaving. I get a new companion for Christmas. He will be considered my mom, and my trainer is my dad. haha weird huh

Right now we ran into one of the members that knows how to fix bikes. he took my bike and i have his today!!

Turkey neck for Thanksgiving

This sign was at the place were i got my bike fixed.

Negril Cemetery

Negril Cemetery

Monday, November 23, 2015

Week 10 - "If you ask God, he will just tell you."

This week was an interesting week. I went on two trade offs. The first one was with Elder Fowkes and the other was with Elder Bischoff. Both went really well. It was good seeing different ways to teach. They were both great. I got along with both of them. We have been working with Demetry and are trying to get him off of his addiction to alcohol. He really wants to be baptized. He is so close. His drinking is just holding him back. We are also working with a guy named Orlando. He was on date for the 28, but he missed church. He will probably be baptized next week. He is super excited to be baptized and so am I. George is also someone that we are working with to be baptized. The thing with him is that he can't read but we are going to start a reading class for him and some others. But he does know that the book of Mormon is true, even without reading it. He said " if you ask god he will just tell you". Haha, he is great we need more people like George! Over all a good week. We do have machines for laundry, just no dryer. Our church is in an upstairs apartment building, but there are still three classes. 

I love you all.
Have fun in america,
Elder Davis

Do you get enough mail? I get the most mail out of like anyone. Haha it is awesome!

What are you doing for Thanksgiving? I'm not sure i think we will buy a chicken and cook it in the crock pot.

Elder Davis and President Brown
Elder Davis and Elder Fowkes
Our Chapel in Negril, Jamaica 
 Patty and Cocoa Bread
First Jamaican Fish, King Fish.  It tasted like chicken
Patty and Cocoa Bread...soooo good!

Monday, November 16, 2015

9 Weeks - Addictions are tough!

HELLO everyone!

It is P-DAY once again. It has rained every day this week. The new apartment is great! The warm showers are amazing. Negril is so different than anything that i had expected. The branch is super nice. We have 4 investigators on date to get baptized. The closest one is an 18 year old kid, and he is getting baptized on the 29. He really wants to be baptized. Demetry is struggling (one of our other investigators that is on date for baptism). Keep him in your prayers. He is the one with the bad drinking problem. Other than that, it has been a pretty good week. I love you all.

See ya!

Elder Brodey Davis

We were able to ask Brodey a few more questions, and he also said:

(Why is Negril weird?) There are never any planes flying over head, rabid dogs everywhere that try to bite your feet when you are riding bikes. I've kicked like three in the face. and just the way people live. They are terrified by frogs and snails. They absolutely hate them. It is weird. Everyone asks for our bikes.Thinking that we are just going to give them a bike

(Did you get letters?) I got some letters on Wednesday. I got one from grandma and one from you, and the Grundvig's nativity set yesterday.

(Is it hard to help investigators with addictions?) ya it is hard i took away the rum he had in his hand yesterday. I don't know why he drinks. He is divorced, and his wife has the kids an America. So that could have something to do with it.

(Do you have food?) I have food. We are going on some comp exchanges next week so that will be interesting, but i am excited.

(Do you need anything?) I don't think i need anything. American snacks are expensive down here. Snacks would be nice. haha

(Are you sleeping?) Ya I pass out as soon as I lay down. I am thoroughly exhausted!

My district in Negril

My bed in the new apartment.
Wooden head - I bought for dad.

Monday, November 9, 2015

I've been out for two months - Moving Day!

Hello everyone
I am moving to my new apartment today. We are just waiting for the elders with the truck to come. This week has been pretty good. Last pday i ate rice and peas. Its like Jamaica's favorite food. It is really rice and beans with fried chicken. It was really good. We did a service project also. We helped out a school and laid some turf out. I also bought a machete. hehe. I used it at the service project. Nothing else too interesting. I picked a wild banana, waited for it to turn yellow, and i ate it. Jamaican bananas are soooo goood. That is about how my week went. I also finished reading the Book of Mosiah in the book of Mormon. That is a little taste of what I do. Pretty dang exciting, huh!

I got the cooking package and the Halloween one and the other one. Our investigator is doing really good he has almost stopped drinking completely, and he came to church this 

This is basically our branch. There are a couple of people on the left side that aren't in our branch. The guy in the middle is the ward mission leader. He is hilarious. The guy in the striped tank top is the one we are helping to stop smoking.  Service project laying sod at the school :)

Fighting Rooster

My machete...

Missionary Stuff

Rice and Beans

Monday, November 2, 2015

Week 7 - First transfers/ New Apartment

Hello every one,
Things are going really good. this sunday we got 2 of our investigators to come to church. one of them bore an awesome testimony. it was awesome. I haven't eaten anything to interesting, just a jelly (young coconut). Nothing really happened with transfers we are staying the same,  but we move into the new house sometime next week. zone meeting was good I didn't see anyone from the mtc. The guy that bore his testimony is another guy that said he would get baptized and agreed to work towards the date of november 29. He has a drinking problem but really wants to quit.
 i love you all

things are pretty good. no bottles this week haha. we met another guy that is an alcoholic and wants to quit. he came to church this sunday and bore his testimony. it was awesome. you need to send me a shirt like the one you had for halloween

We will baptize them in the ocean. 

We will most likely be here just one more transfer then he will probaly leave. and then i will lead the area. The new apartment is really nice. We just bring our beds from the old apartment and the appliances are coming from somewhere in kingston. 

Ya, its hard the first two weeks and in the MTC so  I emailed Gage.

ya the other elders are nice. We are going to play basketball today with them.

I would rather have the packages than money because i need a taste of america.

I eat rice when i eat at home. pattys sometimes and chicken. on thursdays we eat at a members house. one gave us fried chicken. and it just depends usually rice or noodles.

haha ya. I think i have lost quite a bit of weight i was like 150 when i came out, but there is no scale here to weigh myself. My second companion in the mtc was from Edmonton canada and knew elder bateman and he knew Duke.

I have to go now. My bike is ok. I just need new brakes. i love you tell everyone i said hi

Sitting at the library... Emailing home :)
With Elder Aguirre

Elder Fowkes and his companion emailing home :)

We caught a lizard on our front porch. 

I found this in a pocket in my

idk if the video will work but it should be a video of a crab that we caught.
 I am trying to get it to work and I will post it later