Elder Huffaker

Elder Huffaker

Monday, July 19, 2010

In Linstead

Well I am no longer able to see the sea. I'm actually inland for once. The people here in Linstead are really cool. I've met some amazing members already. I do miss a few from Sav, not to mention the terrain. Linstead is very hill as compared to Sav which was really flat.

My new companion is Elder Peterson. He's one transfer behind me in missionary time. He's the second companion I've had that's younger than me. He's also our district leader. Linstead itself isn't very big, but it's still a great place. Since transfers went down, I don't really have much to write about, but I do have pics for y'all. However, I'll have to send 'em to ya later. I can't get the pictures to load onto the computer.

Remember, I love you all and haven't forgotten about you. The church is true and the book is blue. ;)

Elder Huffaker

P.S. from Marilyn:

Brandon shared a little more information about Linstead with me. He said the branch is a good-sized branch, bigger than in Savanna la Mar, and they have their own building. The Falmouth and Lucea branches were dissolved and the members there are now to attend Mobay (Montego Bay) branch. Having served already in Falmouth, Brandon feels that it will probably result in some inactivity for the members, because now they will have to taxi to church, and a lot of those members barely scrape by.

He and his new companion are the only missionaries in Linstead. They bike everywhere, and Brandon is having some bike difficulties, made worse by being in the hills. The next nearest missionaries are in Spanish Town (6), and Elder Peterson is the district leader. Zone conference will be in Kingston (the capital).

It's Getting to Be That Time Again

Well, this is the last week of this transfer. Transfer calls will either be today or tommorrow. I've been here in Sav for 4 transfers already and as such, am probably leaving. Elder McClean, who works in Negril, came back from Kingston on Saturday and said that 80% of the missionaries are moving around! Which means that many missionaries will be white washing their areas. That also means a high probability that Elder Gantt will be moving, too.

There's so many good people here in Sav, another transfer come and gone means I have that much less time left to help these people.


In other news:
Last week, we took a little vacation in Negril and got some sights in. First off, we went to the caves! These caves are really cool. Thankfully it wasn't high tide.

There also exists bats in these caves. Elder McClean and Elder Nelson were careless enough to wake one while we were down there.

Shortly there after, we went to the light house. We got a tour of the place and got to go up top and get a really cool view. We even saw the original lanterns used back in the day. I also found out that there's 100 gallons of water at the bottom in case there's an earthquake.

Next on our tour, we went to the world famous Rick's Cafe. Where we ate lunch and watched some divers. I wish I could upload the video of the divers.

We finished up playing frisbee on the beach.


Later this week, I had a new food dish. It's called ghetto steak. Here's the downside.... there's no steak. I had my hopes up, but I should've known better. It's really good though. It's curried chicken with some vegetables over white rice.

I'll let you know where I am next week!

Elder Huffaker

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

A Week of Service

Hey everyone, how are you? I hope everyone had a good week.

This week, Elder Gantt and I did a lot of service. We were helping the seminary teacher all week. She had her seminary graduation on Saturday which was full of games and many other things. She also asked Elder Gantt and I to take photos of the event(s). As thanks, not only is she going to cook us dinner some time, but we were also given a little gift of thanks during the awards part.

Also, I mentioned a few weeks ago that Elder Gantt and I failed on our planned exercise plan. (if that makes sense) Well, the only part we failed was the jogging part. Instead, we've been continuing indoors. I'm now up to four consecutive pull ups. I have proof - sorta.

Today, the zone leaders are taking us to Negril to go see some sights. I'm hoping to get more pictures for you next week.

Elder Huffaker