Friday, September 30, 2016

Be Careful What you Pray For - Hurricane Matthew (Pray for the Jamaican Missionaires)

I am emailing today because of the hurricane. Not much has happened this week yet, but I am excited for general conference. I am pretty sure I am staying in spain town. The zls told Elder Galbraith that he was leaving, and I was staying. We don't know who i am getting though. I'm hoping that I get transferred and I'm not. There is a slight chance. we might email Monday maybe depending on the weather. I am good. We got food today they told us to buy extra, and we have lots of water. I think we will just stay home Sunday and Monday. Our house is all cement. I'm not nervous about the hurricane,  I actually prayed for a hurricane a while ago to humble the people. I will take pictures. It should be exciting.
I love you all,
Elder Davis

This is a letter from his mission president....
Dear Parents of our Elder and Sister Missionaries,

As you are probably already aware, Hurricane Matthew will likely pass over  or be very near to Jamaica on Sunday and Monday.  Let me assure you that my number one priority as a Mission President is the welfare of our missionaries.  As such, we will be in full “Hurricane Prep” mode for the next two days.

Every missionary will be doing their Monday P-day activities early, either today or tomorrow – this includes stocking up with a weeks’ worth of food and water, as well as emailing each of you.  We are moving all the Sister Missionaries into Kingston or Mandeville and moving those missionaries that serve in coastal areas, or areas that are likely to flood, to higher and safer ground.

As parents, you should be very proud of your sons and daughters!  Elder Gonzalez, President of the Caribbean Area, said that in all his decades of doing mission tours he has never seen such obedient and capable missionaries.  I concur with his assessment.

I have faith that the Lord has called us, as well as each of your sons and daughters, to serve here in Jamaica at this time for a reason.  We will overcome every challenge as we love, serve and grow in the Gospel.  Sister Pearson and I ask for your continued prayers.  If you can, we ask that you join with our missionaries in our daily 6:30 a.m. prayer.  The heavens will take note of the more than 200 additional fervent prayers uniting with those of our 100 missionaries and we will be blessed.

President and Sister Pearson

Monday, September 26, 2016

Capture the Flag/ Dogs :(

Hello Everyone! 
This week was long, but it was good. Today we went to Port Royal and did capture the flag. My team was terrible, I was the only one that even touched the flag, but oh well! It was fun anyways So, that was fun. Earlier this week, two of the three dogs in our yard died. One got hit by a car, and the other one just disappeared. So, we think he got hit also.  So that was interesting the last one alive is the nicest one. She acts like Thelma. We call her tinktink. She is really depressed and is getting fat. She gets all the food, now. We might get some puppies from a member. They are just mongrel puppies. Mongrel is what everyone calls them idk what bread they are. So we will see how that goes. I got the video of Thelma. Thelma is a spaz haha. I could hear her. We have been really trying to find a house to move into. We even have permission to get a realtor. I am hoping and praying that I am leaving. We are going to help the people that are going to go to the temple get some names this week. The Book of Mormon stand was alright. We are going to bring a member next time. That is what I've got for this week. This week we have general conference and family history work. 
I have to go, bye, I love you all,
Elder Davis

I am good. 
 I left the camera cord again. I'll try to send pictures in later in the day.I might be able to tomorrow if not today.

Eating Curried Goat at a Member's House

Monday, September 19, 2016

Staying Positive in Spanish Town

Hello everyone!
It has been another week in Spanish Town. I think my comp is depressed, so we have been trying to have fun when we can. So, we are going to play ping pong again. We made a big sign, and we are going to do a Book of Mormon stand. So, that should be fun! All of the recent converts in our area came to church last week. So that was awesome. I am just staying positive. 
Keep it real everyone,
Elder Davis

I hope I get transferred in two weeks.  We usually only stay for 4 and a half months, so i should be leaving. Hopefully, we both leave. Keisha is my neighbor she is pretty funny. She is 40 and just likes to talk to all the missionaries

No mail yet our zone leaders don't care about us. '-' 

I also asked him if he was glad he went on a mission. He said "I have learned tons, It seems like I didn't know anything before I came out. Yes, I am glad I went on a mission." 

Goats! They are everywhere :)

jerk chicken and roast fried breadfruit

​we got new mattresses so we burned the old ones. they were disgusting

Monday, September 12, 2016

One Year in Jamaica - Shirt Burning!

Hello everyone! 
This week was good. I burned a lot of stuff haha. We also made more coconut drops. They are so good. We have been working with all the less actives. Yesterday we took everyone coconut drops. They thought it was funny that white people can do Jamaican stuff haha. That is basically how our week went. Today we are going to play ping pong. I'm going to order pizza. I got a gopro memory card, and I tried to use it. I'll see if it worked in a second. I am feeling better still have a cough, but I'm good. 
Love you All,
Elder Davis
(He also sent three videos. They are on his Facebook page.)

One year! Burning my shirt!

Bag Juice in the Freezer

light sabers

light sabers

banana spider

Jerk Chicken

Shirt Burning!

Our kitchen

coconut balls
Making coconut balls 

Monday, September 5, 2016

Coconut Drops and Bag Juice - Spanish Town, Jamaica

Hello everyone,
This week was an emotional roller coaster haha. We started figuring out how to make good soup. We also made coconut drops. They were so good. You get pieces of coconut and boil it with sugar water until it gets syrupy. Then poor it out in cookie sizes. It is so good. We went on trade offs this week. I was with Elder Porter. That was good. He basically said it is impossible to find anyone by tracting. So, we are just going to start working with all the less actives. Hopefully, they have friends for us to teach. That is how my week went.
Love you all
Elder Davis

I'm good feeling better. Zone conference was good Elder Gonzales, from the area presidency, came and talked. I got my package.

 Yes the backpack will work. It is big, so i can fit my groceries in it.

We put chicken, potatoes, yams, pumpkin, carrot, a scotch bonnet pepper, and soup mix to make Jamaican soup. It is pretty nice.

I did take pictures this week, but i left my camera at home. I will try to send some pictures later today. My bike is good. There are just a couple things that are kind of shaky. 

Today, we are going to buy lots of bag juice. I'm sending a package with some shoes for Sayre's birthday. There is some hot sauce and Jamaican soda in it too. I'm going to send one after that with bag juice in it.

I should be good with money. The bag juices are soooooo goood. They cant sell them in the states, because there is too much sugar in them.

For my year mark we are going to burn lots of stuff.

We are hoping to move. We have the number for some apartments. We are going to give it to the mission office. 

Eating at Julie's house. (He wasn't feeling good he is sick with a fever and a cold)