This week was pretty exciting. First off, Elder Gantt is our district leader. Every district meeting - for those of you who have forgotten, district meetings are on Wednesdays - we sing a hymn to start and usually I conduct the music. So when I finished I sat down right in Elder Gantt's teaching chair. When it was time for him to start teaching, I refused to relinquish the chair. So he said, "fine, you teach district meeting." I DID! I took his notes and taught district meeting. Apparently it went really well. -- This is Elder Gantt and yes it did go very well!!! --
After district meeting, I went on a trade off to Negril. I spent the time with Elder McClean. He's a Jamaican and probably the coolest Jamaican I've ever met. We had a blast together. I don't have any pictures because I forgot my camera. While I was there, I used an Irish accent and had a lot of people ask if I was from Ireland. I played some people really well. In the end, I always revealed that I wasn't from Ireland, but Elder McClean really liked it. We also saw a break-in. Nothing to worry though, apparently the place wasn't in use and hasn't been for a very long time. The next day, I did get to have lunch with the senior couple from Lucea and their grandson (who was a missionary here in Jamaica). I came back to Sav to find Elder Gantt in one piece.
Saturday, we had a really cool experience where we gave a member's mother a blessing. We've been working with the member's niece who lives with the member's mother. We've been trying to get her to come to church. Well, apparently this blessing made a huge difference. The next day (yesterday) the mother was feeling 100% better and let the niece come to church. Sometimes simple things lead to great blessings.