Monday, December 28, 2015

Last Pday of 2015

Hello everyone!

This was a good week. Just more sketchy taxis and crazy Jamaicans. haha. Christmas was good. Wendy one of our investigators is sooo elect. You cant even believe! He already knows the Book of Mormon is true, and said he is putting his life on hold for God. He is awesome. I got to skype home this week which was really fun. Seeing some old faces was a relief to the stress of mission life. Usually i make a big thing of rice and peas and just eat that throughout the week. My bike runs a lot better now that I got a new frame. My rims are pretty old, so I am probably going to get some new rims next. Over all a good week.

I love you all

Elder Davis

All of the Jamaicans have motorcycles. So i am inspired to get one when i get back.

Church was good. Wendy (our investigator) came an hour early he was reading the Book of Mormon when we showed up.

For Pday we are probably going over to Elder Fowkes' house to play Monoploly.

They ride like weird little like Japanese bikes, but there are a couple that ride dirt bikes. That is what i want, a dirt bike.

Christmas Star Wars Advent Calendar - From Aunt Sue 
Our street - The candles are because the guy was murdered here. 

Chapel in Negril, Jamaica

View from the chapel in Negril, Jamaica

Friday, December 25, 2015

Christmas 2015 - Negril, Jamaica

Brodey's  Christmas Phone call:
-Demetri wants to get baptized in a river because it will wash his sins away the ocean will just keep bringing them back. He was drunk when he said that 
-Orlando has to pay $5 to get to church. Brodey helped pay for his sister to come to his confirmation.
-Orlando's dad used the other money to get his kids to school 
-his wife died and he is still trying to pay off the loan he got for her funeral
-most people are very poor
-Brodey knew Orlando in Heaven.
-They have fun and definitely knew each other before this life. 
-hadn't had a baptism in his area for a year until Brodey got there
-2 more baptisms scheduled for Jan 16th
-there was a lady stabbing another woman on the bus, the bus driver stopped the bus while holding a beer in one hand and stopped the lady from stabbing the other one. Then he made her sit in the back by the missionaries. she sharpened her knife the whole way home
-take taxis a lot
-got a new frame for his bike today
-hymns sound different , they add notes and sounds in different places
-talked to us in Patwa-he sounds awesome, cool accent 
- Girls ask him everyday if he will marry them. He just smiles and says "no thank you"
-lives in the nice part of Negril
-can see the ocean and the boats from his balcony
-called George, his investigator, George. of the jungle because he reaches his hand in the open fire to turn the breadfruit
-Rastas play dominos on the street. They stop and play with them. He said they get really serious about dominos.
-played uno with the members, they loved it! We sent it to him for Christmas.
-loved the book of pictures of everyone holding the Merry Christmas sign. He has been showing everyone.
-wasn't homesick until someone mentioned Star Wars came out
-Canadians love jamaica and Jamaicans love Canada
-Lots of homeless people. One guy has huge feet! So thick, they call him big foot
-gonga is what they call "weed"
-they were caroling on the beach and a weed dealer said you are spreading the word of God and I am spreading the gonga
-sorrel is a Christmas drink basically strawberry ginger beer. They boil flowers to make it.
-they love ginger they have huge things of it and cook with it
-Jamaican ginger beer is really spicy, it burns your throat when you drink it 
-Orlando's 14 yr old sister wants to be baptized also
-teaching a guy named Wendy. He read two chapters of the Book of Mormon and wants to be baptized on Jan 16
-shoes are doing good
-washes his pants after wearing them 2 days and shirts everyday. He has a few stains so might need more clothes.
-cold showers were the worst... He would just run through them back and forth to get wet. Most places don't have hot water 
-he has a box under his bed of all of his extra treats that won't melt
-it is 90 degrees there night and day right now
-wakes up every morning with mosquito bites
-best part of his mission is meeting new people and seeing things he would never see before
-take turns teaching priesthood and Sunday school at church each week
-about 20 people including the missionaries come to church each week
-clothes are holding up good
-he is happy most days 

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Christmas was great!

Christmas was great. thanks for all the packages. I got more than everyone haha. This week was a little slow. Pretty much everyone canceled. We started teaching this guy named Wendy. He is awesome. He came to church and loved it. There was a visitor there that gave him a book of Mormon. we went to see him later in the week. When we got there he had read 2 chapters in the book of Mormon. He told us that he already knows it is true. We also put him on date to be baptized on the 16th of January. I am doing pretty good. I am still in the same area and with the same companion. Church was good there were a whole bunch of Canadians at our church this week. haha

Elder Davis

We hang out with elder Fowkes on Mondays. We go and play soda pong haha. He is really nice. My favorite Christmas gift was probably the camera and the picture book. Dad has a full blown beard

How was star wars? I didn't even know it came out until some white guy came up to us and asked if we are going to make it to the premier.

The camera works. ya i got a whole bunch of pictures

Friday we are going to the next town over (Savlamar) they have better internet at the church there. It will probably be in the evening.

Ya we can skype. I did get the stick and cheese. i got 6 packages. One from the Wrights and the rest from I cant remember who.

The ocean and all the jungle are the best part of Negril

I'm excited to skype. I have some crazy stories to tell. I have to go now, I love you

Merry Christmas Everyone!

I got the most presents!

Christmas Party Dinner

Zone Christmas Party (Elder Fowkes)

Elder Gibson... He's from Utah

My Zone in Montego Bay

Monday, December 14, 2015

First Baptism - Orlando

I am going to start with pictures today...
Birthday Dinner!

Floured for my birthday - Elder Fowkes and his companion

Happy 19th Birthday Flouring

Orlando got baptized!

Orlando and Elder Aguirre

I gave Orlando the priesthood on Sunday. These are all of the men in our branch.

Hanging out! - Pong

First Baptism!  - Orlando

This week was better. I am still super exhausted, but I gave orlando the priesthood on Sunday. We have found some new people to talk to and teach. Elder Aguirre is staying in Negril. The baptism was way cool. and those men are all the priesthood in the branch. This week we have a short email time. I got floured for my birthday. Over all it was a pretty good week.
Elder Davis

Our zone Christmas party is on the 21st. I got your package with the Chewbacca shirt, and the star wars pajama pants package.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Week 12 - It has been a slow week

This week was kind of slow. The baptism got canceled. There was a marathon on the road between where he lives and where we were going to do the baptism. It felt like our whole week fell through. We did a lot of finding. The few lessons we did have were really good. We have found and taught 4 new investigators and they seem really interested. Theo (one of the people we taught) is really interested in the Book of Mormon. We are going to give him one next time we visit him. He is so cool. Last night i roasted my first breadfruit and then fried it. It was so good. I need more breadfruit. haha. I have eaten at burger king. and we live pretty close to Ricks Cafe. Pres brown banned it. I think there are a lot of drugs there, but I'm not sure. George and Demetry are scheduled to be baptized on December 19th. and I decorated the apartment. and am doing the Lego calendar. I love you all!

Thanks for all the emails and support..

Elder Davis

No mail yet. we have zone meeting on wednesday, so i might get some then.

I think we lost George's little kitten. We went to see him one day, but he wasn't there. When we left the cat followed us.

They flour every one for their birthday, so that will be interesting.

For Christmas, I think they just drink a lot and party. Like all month long. Their favorite christmas drink is called Soral.

They are called honey banas because they are so sweet.  (love the shirt)

Roasting Bread Fruit Step 1

Roasting Bread Fruit Step 2

Peeling the Bread Fruit
Roasted and Fried Bread Fruit is sooo good!