Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Bike Wreck - Portmore, Jamaica

Hello Everyone,
This week was pretty good. Other than me getting sick for Tuesday and Wednesday. I had to stay in it was so boring. Everyone here celebrates Good Friday and not Easter. Good Friday is the Savior's death. It is weird. They all party. Oh, I mean go to church. haha. It sounds like a party when they go to church. All the people we are teaching are doing really well. My patriarchal blessing said that on my mission I will teach people some of which don't know the ten commandments. DJ and Akeem didn't know the ten commandments. So that was cool. We got a member to take us fishing next p-day so that should be fun. There is one big hill in the middle of the city. One morning we hiked it with the bishop and the sister missionaries. It was pretty cool. We could see Kingston and our house and spanish town. On our bike ride home one of the elders cut me off on my bike. I crashed and went over my handle bars. I am fine. My bike is fine. I just have a huge bruise on my leg. It was crazy. 

I love you all.

I had a cough and runny nose, but I'm better now. It wasn't zika.

Daryl is good. He has a tiny kid bike, and he rode it to a member's house. haha He looked so funny, but the member and him are great friends now. We watched the movie On The Lord's Errand  about Thomas Monson. He loved it.

Every sunday the members feed us. My favorite food is curried chicken. It is so good. The boys are doing good. Akeem is 13, he told his teacher about our church. So, they are doing good. Their mom and dad play xbox. I gave them Sayre's gamertag. Their mom usually plays cod. haha.

The best part of my week was seeing Daryl ride his tiny bike. He is 29 and pretty tall. 

Top of the hill in Portmore, Jamaica
Looking out at the ocean in Portmore, Jamaica
Illegal power lines... hahaha

Monday, March 21, 2016

Lots of Crazy Animals and A Baptism! - Portmore, Jamaica

Hello everyone!
It has been a good week. It is getting a little hotter. We had a baptism yesterday. That was cool. We are working with a guy named Daryl to overcome smoking. He should get baptized next week. There are also two brothers that we are teaching They should get baptized soon. One of them is 13 his name is Akeem and his brother is 9 his name is DJ. They are way cool. I am trying to get the other elders to go fishing or crocodile hunting on a pday. There are crocodiles here. I haven't seen one yet. Over all a really good week. I got a package with the green socks and the circus animal crackers. YES!!! 
I love you all
Elder Davis

I am good. The members are super cool. 

The members don't feed us anything too crazy.  It is mostly chicken. The best thing I ate this week was ox tail. It was good. It just tasted like beef.

Negril and Savanna La Mar were super small and spread out. Portmore is very residential and has less bush. 

There are a lot of messed up animals. 

Brodey taught the girl. Baptism day :)
Someone burnt this cat's leg off. He said it smelt horrible. Sad!
Ugliest Park Ever

Monday, March 14, 2016

First PDay in Portmore, Jamaica

AHello everyone,
It has been a good but long week. The bus ride to Portmore was alright. They played the movie Journey to the Mysterious Island. haha My new comp is good. He taught me how to play Magic the Gathering. It is kind of like Pokemon. I was able to see some of the elders from the MTC on Thursday because the church historian came and talked to us and awnsered a bunch of questions on church history. They are doing a whole bunch of new stuff at the church history museum. They have a 260 degree movie that you can watch on the first vision and whole bunch of other cool stuff. The new house is nice just no hot water.The members are great! We got fed twice on Sunday. I thought I was going to explode. The bishop plays basketball with us in the mornings, so that is fun. I got Angie's package. There was lots of good stuff in it. There are a couple of packages in Montego Bay, because they thought I was still in Sav. I should get them soon. It was pretty good this week. 
I love you all,
Elder Davis

I went back to the bus park in Negril, and then left. The ward has about 130 people every week.

We have a baptism on Sunday, and one hopefully next week also. There are a bunch of others also.

The bike is good. I put the star wars sticker that you sent around Christmas on it. There is a font at our church building.

Yes, i saw Elly's hair. The town is a lot bigger and a lot nicer houses. It is 15 min away from Kingston

I live in a four man house. There are sisters in the area, also. 

The other elders are Elder Poe and Elder Davidsen.

The ocean is close, but it is nothing special.  I have enough money. Everything is holding up.

The best part of this area is probably the members. Negril was awesome! The water was as clear as a swimming pool, no joke.

Riding the bus from Negril to Portmore, Jamaica

I found a VW bus.

One of the members went out with us. This lady grabbed his tie, and she wouldn't let go. 

Monday, March 7, 2016

6 Months Out - Headed to Portmore, Jamaica

Hello everyone!
 I am getting transferred to Portmore. It is next to Kingston. My new comp is going to be Elder Gardner. I have to take a big bus all the way to Kingston. We have to take the wheels off the bike to be able to transport it. It will be a 6 hour bus ride. So that should be fun. Sav is different. I don't now about George if he got baptized. I am getting some bike repairs today, but that should be enough money. This week has been pretty boring besides the transfer call. 
I love you all,
Elder Davis

I  got one package. I think it was from KaDee.

I am doing good. I am excited for a new area.

They have a ward there in Portmore.

We sent him that helmet for Christmas. 

Jamaican Owl

Crazy lizard

Elder Davis and the lizard

The drinks were awesome