Sunday, July 19, 2015

Hi everyone! 

Short time this week, but I wanted to share this one thing. A less active member we have been working with and who promises to come to church every week and never does CAME TO CHURCH ON SUNDAY! :D I was taken back by how much joy I felt to see her at church, in the right place, it touched my heart <3 The members were shocked that she actually came. She hasn't, but a few times in the last 20 ish years, so it was a miracle and it made me feel full. "And if ye shall labor all your days in bringing save it be one soul unto me, how great shall be your joy with him in the kingdom of my Father". The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the only way by which we can find eternal happiness. I know this is true and I love it. 

Hugs and handshakes,
 Sister Conrad

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Hot and rainy

Hi Everyone!!! Happy late fourth of July!!!!! Guess what?!?!?! The new mission president, President Harrington and his wife got here on Thursday!!!! We got to meet them and they are AMAZING!! <3 I love them so much!! They are so down-home and like family! I just love them <3 President Harrington is so in tune with the spirit, it's like he can read your mind, it's awesome, especially during interviews. They are from Canada and they have 7 kids, the youngest just graduated about a week ago. President Harrington has been a bishop, and stake president, and is a temple sealer <3. I am sooo excited to serve with them in the official Barbados, Bridgetown mission. Today we are all going as a zone to check out a house that belonged to George Washington so that's exciting :D I am doing great here and earlier this wek I had the most wonderful experience so far! We taught a lesson to a woman and the spirit was going back and forth telling Sister Lometo and I to share certain scriptures and liken them to this woman and her situation and it was truly amazing. The spirit was so strong and she was crying (happy tears) so hard every time we shared a scripture  and the spirit prompted me to invite her to be baptized on August first and then she just let the tears flow and she said, "that's my birthday! and I would love to! I will" I WAS SO HAPPY!!!! I was crying, the spirit was so strong and beautiful, I lOVE this gospel!! It is for everyone!

It is officially the rainy season and out of nowhere, we will be soaking wet, but it's still burning hot! So weird to me! The most comforting smells here to me are the rain, campfire, horse poop, and ramen, which basically sums up and large section of my childhood, but every other smell is foreign, even the air tastes foreign! It's really cool to experience a different culture and climate! :D I am caught off guard every time I talk to a white person and they have and bajan accent though, it throws me off every time, haha! Well I am a happy sister missionary and I love you all!!! 
-Sister Conrad

P.S, Giant caterpillar!!!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Hi everyone!! 
Thank you for all the emails and love and prayers!!! "My cup overfloweth.." :D . I feel so blessed to be here and serve my God, my King! I love being a missionary! This Sunday I got to be with the primary kids for 2 hours! Wow, let me tell you, they have so much energy, if only every missionary had that much! I have a new found appreciation for the primary teachers! haha :D This little boy here, his name is Joshua and him and another little girl just completely embraced me and would not leave my side! It was sooo sweet, i thought of Jesus when he blesses the little children in the Book of Mormon. Go read those chapters!!! It's and incredible experience and example of the Character of Christ <3 I love my Savior and I know this is His Gospel <3 It's his <3. He wants so much for us and has done everything He can to help us and heel us. On another note, I want everyone to know I have the weirdest companion ever. And I love it, I am so blessed to be with Sister Lomato and serve with her and learn from her. She gave a talk in sacrament on Sunday and she spoke english almost perfectly!! It was amazing! The gift of tongues is so real and it amazes me to see it before my very eyes. Well I love you all to Oregon and back and love to hear from you! 
<3 Hugs and handshakes, 
Sister Conrad