Sunday, April 19, 2015

Sick Week

March 30, 2015

What's up? Good.

When you ask someone in St. Maarten "what's up?" They respond, "good." I don't know why. It's like they don't understand the question. Not that the question even makes sense anyway...

I saw a Utah State football jersey ride by us last week on a motorcycle! There was a band of 4 white couples rolling down the street on Harley-Davidsons. Those dang Mormons on vacation... They didn't stop to say hi, or even wave at us. (Probably weren't BYU fans.) We were driving though, so they probably didn't see us.

SICK WEEK

It was a sick week! No, not sick as in cool. Elder Broadbent was out for the first half of the week with more of the flu thing that he had. He was "real mashed up." (That's how you say he was "sick" in the Caribbean.) So we were inside until Tursday (that's how you say "Thursday" in the Caribbean). And then when he got better, I got a cold. We worked anyway, but it wasn't the most enthusiastic I've been on my mission. I'm still sniffling a little bit, but I'm getting over it. St. Maarten's got a flu bug going around right now. Sick people come in on planes from all over the world, and bring their boogers with them. When one person on St. Maarten gets sick, the whole island catches it sooner or later. I guess that's what happens when you cram about a hundred thousand people into 37 square miles.

MR. AND MRS. JAMES

Monica and Robert got married on Wednesday! Nobody went to their wedding, because it was just in a little government office somewhere downtown. Then they were on vacation all week with the kids, so we didn't get to see them. We did have a family night with Monica and Robert on Monday night at a member's house, and it was great! We have a few different members getting involved with the James family, and they're all getting really giddy about how great they are! :) We're probably going to be moving their baptismal dates to April 18th though, because we want to make sure that they are ready. They didn't come to church yesterday though... They had to get ready for a party they were having.

They had a wedding party last night, and we stopped by at the end of our night to see how it was going. They had a DJ at their house and they were blasting music (all night, and they live right by us, so it was hard to go to sleep). Lots of people were drinking, so we got out of there pretty fast. We're going by them tonight to talk to them more about the importance of the Sabbath Day as well as modern-day prophets. General Conference is this weekend and I'm stoked!! :)

RONALD

He's doing awesome!! We saw him last week with a member couple from Guadeloupe, that used to live in my branch when I started my mission, but now they live here. We had an awesome lesson about the Sabbath Day! He couldn't come to church yesterday because he had to work. He said he'll pray to find a way to not have to work on Sundays, and he promised that he'll be there for Saturday and Sunday of Conference this weekend!

ABDUL

Another cool investigator we have is Abdul. He's 32, I think I've already told you about him. We set a baptismal date with him for April 25th. He's going to be coming to church now because he'll no longer be working mornings on Sundays. He's really humble and really cool! I don't think he's married to his Cuban girlfriend, but we'll work on that.

Talk to you guys "just now" (that's Caribbean English for really soon, or later, or anytime in the future really).

Love,
Elder Dayton

One of my favorite pictures ever. Where can you see cactii, a blue ocean, yachts, hotels, a white crane, and goats all in one place? Yeah, this picture.

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