Monday, October 12, 2015

Oct. 12th, 2015

Hello my family and friends!
How are you guys doing? Wonderful I hope. This week has been a really great one for elder boyer and I. We ended the week with 9 new investigators with two of them being big families. One area that we have been working very hard on is our street contacting. int the past 3 weeks we have contacted 112 new people. The hard part about it is that when you set up to see a lot of the people things tend to not go as planned haha, but we had a really great unplanned experience happen to us last night. We went to go and visit a family and they weren't home, but we had spoken to the neighbors for a few minutes the last time we had come through. We went over and started to talk with them and they invited us to come in their home. So we are talking with them and getting to know the family and everything then next thing yo know they ask us if we are hungry. I am always hungry so of course I said yes haha. They gave us some jerk chicken with some rice and peas and believe me when I tell you guys it was the bomb. Afterwards we started to share the gospel with them. the lesson was all over the place at first but it ended really well on a spiritual note. This week was also really great because we had 3 investigators show up to church and the other elders had 4. The members were so alive lol. Usually they are all kinda dead on sundays, but having tons of new people really ignited them. The work here in junction is really moving here. Great things are happening in our area and we are seeing the lords helping hand in it all. Over these past few weeks I have noticed just how much more I am able to feel the spirit of the lord in everything we do. We as a companionship have been striving to push ourselves harder and harder each day. It has still been really difficult here but things are moving. I just want to share my testimony that I know that the savior lives and that he can help us through any problem or situation. I know that we have a loving father in heaven who wants all of his children to come home. I know that this is Christ church and heavenly fathers kingdom. Before my mission I could not honestly say that I knew these things, but with a surety I can say I know now. I love each and every one of you back home with all of my heart and I cant wait to hear from you all next week!

With love,
Elder Jon Lewis


 

Monday, October 5, 2015

October 5th, 2015

Hello everyone!


How are  you all doing today? Good I hope! this week has been interesting haha. Well I'd like to start off by saying that general conference was wonderful! I am so thankful for church leaders who know how to exactly help us with their words in any situation that we may be in. This week was pretty busy. The highlight of the week other than conference was zone meeting. It was the best one that i have attended in the last 6 months. It was really uplifting and inspiring. As of lately the work in jamaica hasn't been as successful as in recent past times. As a mission we have been rallying together to find out what we can do to change it. One of our zone leaders named elder jernigan delivered a powerful sermon to the zone. It kinda felt like i was listening to coach tucker or coach p at halftime again haha. I have in a very personal way learned that If we have faith and we exercise it things will in deed be just fine. So that is my challenge to all of you this week. Look for a way you can build and exercise your faith more this week and I promise the lord will aid you and guide you no matter where it is that you are going. I love each and every one of you. Take care and see ya next week!

Love,
Elder Jon Lewis

Monday, September 21, 2015

September 21st, 2015

Hello my beloved family and friends!


How are all of you doing this week? Wonderful I hope. Id like to start off by saying congratulations to my GSU eagles on their win this week! Keep up the work! #GATA And to my cougars and those blue devils, great effort this week. Just keep working harder and harder and you will be victorious. This week was really interesting for elder boyer and I. We had a lot of running all over the place because of branch work. Our clerk isnt the easiest of people to find, so we biked an hour to his place to get him to sign checks and he was nowhere to be found. He was in the area but he would not answer his phone so elder boyer and I had to ride back to junction to meet with our branch president. I was pretty furious that we had to ride all the way up there for him to hide from us. I told president that next time I will find him and rip his head off lol. All of you guys know I would never really do that lol. This week we have also had the chance to talk to a ton of people. We have some really solid people set up for next week that I feel really good about. We also got transfer calls this week and I found out that I will be staying in junction for another six weeks! it is plenty of time to continue to work with the people who are progressing towards baptism. Something that President brown has been focusing on in the mission is our teaching skills and making sure that the people we teach really understand what is going on. Elder boyer and I have really been trying to make sure we are doing exactly that. We had a really great experience last night. We started teaching this guy named Kingsley. He owns a furniture store here in junction. We started to teach the restoration to him as simply as we could and It was so crazy how strong the presence of the spirit was. At the end of the lesson we asked him if he would pray to know if these things were true and he stops and just says I already believe it is. Elder boyer and I just stopped and looked at each other haha. We had no words for his response. I have never had anyone respond like that to the message in just our first meeting alone. It was sick. He willingly agreed to be baptized by the priesthood authority. We plan to give him a baptismal date by next week. These are the kinds of experiences that really make your day. This week was rough for us in a lot of ways but it was all worth it just for that experience. The thing that has really touched me the most about the gospel is when you see it really making an impact in the lives of others. I am so thankful that I have been able to gain a testimony of my own from my mission. I have been able to grow and change in so many ways because of it. The best part about it is that I still have a year left to grow more lol! This upcoming week we will be getting 5 new missionaries in our district, so there will be 11 of us now! Most likely this will be my last transfer in junction, so I really hope to come away with some recent converts before I move again. I am very thankful for the support that you all give me each and every week. I want all of you to know how much I love you guys. Take care and Ill talk to yall next week!!!

With love,
Elder Jon Lewis

Monday, September 14, 2015

September 14th, 2015

Hello, hello, hello my wonderful family and friends.


 How are all of yall doing today. Probably better than me lol cause its hot as heck out here lol. This week reminded me of home a lot. Elder boyer and I are in the branch presidency as most of you know. Our branch president is blind which means we have to do a lot of the things that he cant lol. The missionaries in this area usually have a car so that they can help president collins out at a moments notice. They were the lucky ones haha cause all we have is the bikes. We spent about two hours in a place called tryall looking for the branch clerk so we can get signatures lol. And notice the name of the area as well cause it is literally a trial to get there lol. its an uphill bike ride for about 45 minutes. But first let me jump back to some events that happened earlier in the week for us. We started off our day by going to the beach last Monday! The name of it is called treasure beach. It was really beautiful. it kinda reminds me of tybee island or Hilton head haha. We found some fish and crabs and all that good stuff you typically find at the beach. There was also this dog that was following us around as we went to different places haha. We actually liked that dog cause it was a clean one lol. We were able to take some sweet pictures, which Ill be sending this week. Its kinda crazy how our area is so beautiful but because we don't have a car we never get to see it lol. On Wednesday we had a pretty sweet district meeting about working with our members lol. Especially the really tough ones lol. There were a lot of new things that the district was able to take away from our meeting. Being the district leader is so fun. I love being able to really help the other missionaries grow and become better. After district meeting we were able to go on a trade off with the zone leaders. I happened to be with elder jernigan for the day. He is a crazy red head from arizona. He has been driving a truck for about the last 8 months in his mission so needless to say he got a good workout lol. This week we had our usual branch meetings and different things and lets just say that if the statesboro ward needs a new clerk when I come back home that I have already been trained on what to do lol. One thing that we have been really focusing on in our area lately is working with our less active members that we have. We were able to have some really great and spiritual lessons with a few of them. One of the guys we saw hadn't been to church since he was 9 and he is now 18 and he told us on Saturday he would come. And he did! he said it was wonderful to be able to feel the spirit again lol. Our investigator errol who was supposed to be getting baptized this upcoming Saturday asked to move his date back a few weeks. He said he really wants to be sure that he is ready. Elder Boyer and I have been working with him very hard and I know he will be ready in the next few weeks. Things are going pretty good for us overall. Just taking things one step a a time. Thats all for this week and yall take care! I look forward to hearing from all of you!

With Love,
Elder Jon Lewis

Monday, September 7, 2015

September 7th, 2015

Hello everyone!

I trust that you all had wonderful and terrific weeks! I would like to congratulate my Cougars on their win even though we lost taysom again..... This week has been by far the craziest most exhausting week on my mission thus far. I would like to start off by saying that I know missionary work can be very hard and laborious,  but for the first time I felt like I had really worked so hard that my body could no longer go lol. So specifically I myself have a lot of responsibilities. This transfer I am training a new missionary as well as the district leader and on top of that I am also the first counselor in the branch presidency lol. This week was stressful with having to run around and do things with the members. Our area use to have a truck but it has since been taken so we have to ride bikes everywhere. All of our members live very far out. The majority of which live at least an hour away on bikes.... So as you could imagine we are in tip top shape lol. I told elder boyer that for the first time since 10th grade I am 205 pounds. We are just always tired and never can seem to get enough sleep haha. On the bright side I have an announcement to make! We will in fact be having a baptism on the 19th of this month!!!! So thats really exciting! Our investigators name is errol. He has been meeting with the missionaries for about 5 months so im excited that we could finally help him take that step of faith towards baptism. Other than that not much else is going on here just taking it one step at a time and trying to work hard and show elder boyer the ropes! Yall take care until next wee!!

With love,
Elder Lewis

Monday, August 31, 2015

August 31st, 2015

Hello everyone! 

Its so good to be able to talk (type) with you again lol. This week has been a very good week for my son and I. This week I finally was able to get my bike fixed. I had to send it all the way to maypen in order for that to happen lol. So since the wheel is now fixed it gave us a really great opportunity to go to further places in our are. As I have said in earlier emails that Junction is a very hilly place lol. It is much worse than port antonio! So elder boyer has really had the chance to see how we literally ride up mountains here in our area lol. This week has been good for us from a statistical standpoint as well. We were able to teach 16 lessons total this week which is a big improvement from last transfer. I had the opportunity to have something happen to me for the first time on my mission this past week. We had an investigator drop us! I know its crazy that it has taken so long for that to happen but this was very unusual. Some of the things that he told us were kinda outrageous. As we left from his house my heart was so sadden for him. I know that he is one of gods children. i know that god desires for him to come home. I felt like the sons of mosiah for the very first time in my mission in that aspect. I prayed so fervently that his heart may be softened, so he can accept the gospel one day. This week we had our first district meeting with the new district. We talked about the importance of finding and how we need to look in all places and at all times for people who are prepared to accept the gospel. or also known as the elect. To go along with this meeting we used oreos in the demonstration. It was so funny to see everyone searching like mad men for oreos lol. Things are just going great here for us in junction. We had interviews wit pres this week and we got some exciting news. We will be getting two more people in our house next transfer and maybe a truck as well since we are in the branch presidency! I will continure to keep you all updated on the different crazy and fun things going on here in jamaica. I want all of you to know that I love and miss each and every one of you! Take care until we meet again!

With Love,
Elder Jon Lewis
Jamaica Kingston Mission

Monday, August 24, 2015

August 24, 2015

Hello everyone! 

How are yall doing on this wonderful day? Very well I hope! This week was a really good one for elder Boyer and I here in junction! This week has been the busiest we have been in junction in the past 5 weeks or so. Elder Boyer and I have been spending a great deal of our time finding or contacting or just quite simply looking for people to teach. One of the biggest things that we really tried to do was literally talk to everybody. With doing that you will face a lot of rejection lol, but at the same time you will also still find a lot of people who are interested in hearing more about the gospel. We were able to sit down and meet with a great deal of the people that we had found in past weeks. A lot of them are really interested which is exciting for us considering that we have been struggling to find people to teach in our area. This past Tuesday we had our zone conference! it was such a wonderful and great meeting. We also had Elder and sister Martinez from the second quarm of the seventy come and visit the mission. Its always nice when they come and we were able to learn about a lot of different things that will be able to help us to become full purpose missionaries as well as helping the members. This week has also been a little frustrating as well. In this area that I am in there isn't really anything here lol. And recently my bike has been giving me a lot of trouble but the best part is that I cant actually fix it because there are no bike shops here lol. So we spent a lot of time on foot this week lol. Elder Boyer and I just get along great and work really well together. We have a lot of big plans for this area and I know that we will be successful. Training has been really fun so I have to take advantage of the time I have left with my son! I was also able to email elder Rammell this week. He is doing very well adjusting to being back home lol. He says its really weird but he was so happy to see his family. Thats pretty much all I have for this week lol. Until next week yall take care!

Love,
Elder Jon Lewis 

Monday, August 17, 2015

August 17, 2015

Hello and Good day everyone!

I hope that all of you are doing great! First of all I would like to send my condolences to the family of Jordan Aubrey. He was a really great kid and I enjoyed all of the fun times that we had together playing football and just hanging out on the weekends sometimes. He will truly be missed. It really does bring me comfort to know that heavenly father has a plan for Jordan and not just for him but for all of us. So Someone please tell his family that I send my condolences to them. This week has been a really busy and interesting week for me! So as you guys know last Monday I informed yall that I would be training a brand new missionary! On Tuesday I had to go to Spanish town for trainers meeting, where president brown taught and went over some key things when it comes to being a trainer. He talked about how big of an impact his trainer had on him when he was serving as a missionary, and it just really made me want to be the best trainer possible for this young missionary. So on Wednesday afternoon we went to transfer meeting and my heart was just beating so fast lol! I think I was more excited than the trainees. Oh so one thing I want to let yall know is that we get to see the names of the new missionary's that come in for the next three months. Elder Maxwell who lived with me in maypen knew one of the kids coming out, and his name is elder Boyer. As we were looking at the paper I kept saying that I would be the one to train him. So we bring it back to transfer meeting 3 months later and they announce who will train who and where. Take a good guess as to who I got!? Elder Boyer haha. He is from Cedar City, Utah! And he is a huge baseball fan. Unfortunately he like the Yankees lol. But he is such a stud missionary already. I really feel like I don't have to do much with him haha. The first few days he was really homesick and I can totally relate to him. I had the same exact feelings when I came out 9 months ago, but the best thing to do to get your mind off of that is to go to work. He is doing great though and I am really excited to be training him. This week in junction has been a good one as well. We have been finding a lot of hew people to teach and things have been going well. I got to conduct sacrament meeting yesterday and that was an interesting experience lol. Things are really starting to go good in this area and I am so thankful that the lord trusts me with this new missionary as well. Thats pretty much all i got for this week lol. Yall take care and talk to you soon!

Elder Jon Lewis
Jamaica Kingston Mission


Monday, August 10, 2015

August 10th 2015 My workload just got a bit more heavy lol

Hello everyone!

How are all of y'all doing this week? I hope that everyone was able to have a great week. This past week for me was so crazy and at the same time filled with so much emotion and excitement!!! So first things first transfer calls came in this week and I found out that I will be staying in junction for a little while longer. In addition to that elder Lafayette is going back to Mobay but to be the new zone leader this time! So with his departure that will make me the new district leader over three areas! And to add to that I am now the clerk officially in the junction branch. Sounds like I have a lot to do right!? But that's not all I also found out that I will be training a brand new missionary this transfer as well! Haha yeah I'm super excited for the next few months with my first born son lol. But other than that exciting news this week was really good for us here. We have been in a rebuilding stage in our area regarding to teaching. We found 11 new potential investigators, so hopefully we can turn them into new investigators. This week in the mandeville district we had district conference! And the best part about this was that it was held in MayPen! So yesterday I was able to go back and see all of the members that I was not able to say goodbye to. I really did enjoy the time that I was able to spend in Maypen. It will always be one of my favorite areas! So back to this whole training thing lol. I am actually pretty nervous about it as well. President brown, when he called me, told me that he had great faith in me and that I need to be a really good example to him especially because we live in a two man house. He said that he knows I am a hard worker and he is excited to see me train. I cant wait to send y'all pictures of me and my son next week. oh and to make up for the past few weeks I took a ton of pictures so I hope y'all enjoy! Until next week take care!!!

Elder Jon Lewis
Jamaica Kingston Mission



Monday, August 3, 2015

August 3rd, 2015

Hello to all of you wonderful people out there!

How are you guys doing? Really great I hope. This week was pretty much the same as last week. Filled with the same challenges and everything, However there were a few bright spots from this past week! So this week one of the senior couples picked us up and we basically went on an adventure lol. They were looking for one of their ancestors who was buried close by and asked us if we wanted to tag along so we said yes. The adventure was good even though we didn't actually end up finding the grave, but lets just say that I wish that I would have worn some pants lol. There were thorns everywhere and my legs got pretty scratched up lol. On Wednesday we had zone meeting down in mandeville and guess who I got to see!? Elder martin lol! it was so great to see him again! He has by far been my favorite companion that I have had on my mission. Zone meeting was really great and the food there was as well haha. After zone meeting we got a ride back with the senior couple named the Ridlers. They are from wales and have cool accents lol. We then picked up president collins and went to go and visit some less active members. Oh and I dont know if you guys remember but president collins is blind, so we are basically his eyes at the church, so we do tithes and everything! We went down to a place called treasure beach and oh my goodness it was so beautiful! It was way more pretty than any part in port antonio. While we were down there we were able to have a lesson with one of our investigators named james. He seems really promising and he now has a baptismal date!!! I dont know if you guys will remembers this either but I talked about how the work here in junction is way slow. like it is a complete 180 degree change of pace. Pretty much we spend most of our days just straight finding, which gets really tiring after a while haha. Not a lot of people really want to listen to us but we found this guy on saturday who just shocked us. It was one of the most spiritual experiences of my life! it really helped me to see that the lord is preparing his children out here in junction. I am just really thankful for this chance and the opportunity I have to be here. I hope that things are going very well for everyone back home and to all you punks who haven't written me yet, dont be a stranger! anyways take care and love yall!

With love,
Elder Jon Lewis

Monday, July 27, 2015

July 27, 2015

Yo! Wha'guan y'all!

How is everyone doing this week!? Great I hope haha. This week for elder Lafayette and I Was a little bit better than last week. We did a whole heap of finding because we only have 4 investigators in our area right now. Its kinda funny because up until this area a lot of people were kinda interested and gave  us a chance to share the gospel with them, but in this area not a lot of people want to listen lol. At first it was really hard for me, but the biggest thing that I have learned from being in this area is that all that matters is that you do all that you can do. The lord will take care of the rest and I know he will! Today has also been kinda crazy for us and we had some things pop up but i promise that next weeks letter will be longer and have pictures! until then yall take care!

With love,
Elder Jon Lewis


Monday, July 20, 2015

July 20th 2015 My Week Just Got A Little More Crazy

Well hello to all of you wonderful and magnificent people that I love!


 How are all of you guys doing? Great I hope! So as you all can remember from last week it was a pretty rough one for elder martin and I. We felt like we were working as hard as we could and trying everything to have success but it just wasn't working out that way for us. We sat down talked about it and laughed and just look forward to the up coming week. So as usual Mondays are our pday. This is also the day that we get to relax and slow down as we pleas, but instead of doing that I spent the day packing. And you're probably wondering what was I doing packing? Well everyone I got ET'd or emergency transferred. Yeah I know shocker right!? They moved me because another missionary had to go home or something. So the name of my new area is junction and there is nothing here at all lol. It kinda reminds me of portal lol. So yeah the new area that I am in is really weird, but Im just trying to do the best that I can to go out each and everyday to serve the lord. The work in the area is really slow compared to maypen and I am having a bit of a rough time adjusting to it. Oh and a cool part about junction is that our branch president is blind! He still walks around on his own and knows where everything is. Elder Lafayette and I are basically his councilors so we help with tithing and conducting sacrament meeting and everything. So yeah im just out here trying to work hard. Im not exactly sure how long I will be here in junction, but I do know that I am willing to do what ever the lord asks of me. Until next week yall! take care

With love,
Elder Jon Lewis

Monday, July 6, 2015

July 6th, 2015

hello everyone!!!
How are you all doing back home!? I hope yall are doing well. As you all know, this week was the fourth of july! You guys are so lucky to get to eat burgers and see fireworks and what not lol. But we still tried our best to celebrate independence day here in Jamaica. This week was a really great one for elder martin and I. We had a lot of really great lessons with our investigators this week. In one of the pictures above one of our investigators cousins walked out and was wearing a byu shirt lol. The first one of those I have seen since I have been here. other than that not too much else has gone on here in maypen. It is just hot as usual haha. Sorry I didnt write much this week, but next week will have a whole lot more interesting things to talk about. cant wait to hear from yall next week take care!!!





Monday, June 8, 2015

June 8th, 2015

well well well! hello everyone!
I hope all of you are having a really great day so far! This past week has been interesting, challenging and also fun. As you all saw in the pictures we started off this week playing a little basketball. The games we have been playing with the people around here have been super fun! Those guys are pretty good as well. A lot of them surprised me. This week the work has been a little slow. Elder martin and I have been working to clean up our teaching pool a little bit. we ended up dropping about 6 investigators and spent a lot of time talking to new people. We have been meeting with this family for the past week who are really cool. They have a lot of potential and I hope that they can receive their answer about baptism. We also have another family who we are meeting with as well. They are really great people and we had the chance to come over and to do a little service for them this week. We washed some windows as well as cut the grass. It kinda reminded me of being back home and doing chores myself haha. This week was also my first week teaching district meeting. I was super nervous but everything went well. Things are just going great for us right now. With missionary work there are always gonna be a few bumps along the way but you have to continue to drive and push yourself! Well I hope all of  you back home have a great week! I look forward to hearing from all of you soon! take care!

With Love,
Elder Jon Lewis
 






















 

Monday, May 18, 2015

May 18th 2015

Hello and good morning everyone!
I hope all of y'all are doing great back home or wherever you may be. this week has been an interesting one for sure! So I wont waste any time and Ill fill you guys right in! First off transfer calls came in on Saturday and I will indeed be getting a new companion. His name is elder Martin. he was originally in Elder Rammells group. he actually got hit by a car pretty bad a while back but he is coming back out after like 10 months. And on top of that for some reason president brown saw me fit to be district leader. That was a really big surprise to me considering I am the youngest elder in the zone and I have only been out for six months. I am really nervous about it as well and I hope that I can do a good job. This week we pretty much set a record for lessons taught in our area. We ended up teaching 24 investigator lessons and the average in the mission is about 15 a week. I really felt like Elder Jackson and I were starting to come along and now he is being sent to Spanish town. Time is flying by too fast! I am however just really enjoying myself out here as well. there are so many things that I have learned since I have been gone and there are so many more things for me to learn as well! I am really Thankful for my membership in the church and I hope that I can continue to find people who are ready to accept the gospel and all the blessings that come with it.



Monday, May 11, 2015

May 11th, 2015

Hello Everyone!!!

 I hope that all is well for you guys back home, and happy mothers day to all you moms out there! Much respect! These past few weeks have been kinda crazy haha. Last week we had a zone p-day in mandeville, which is where the first branch of the church in jamaica started. It was a lot of fun. We played volleyball, soccer and we had a talent show. I didnt participate in the show, but for those of you who know me, know that im all about sports. So yeah I was that one missionary that was diving all over the place and doing crazy things. But the work has been really good for elder jackson and I lately. Our comp unity has greatly improved. He is starting to get more confident in himself which is helping pick up the work a lot. We should be having a baptism in about 3-4 weeks! Hopefully elder jackson and I are still together. He has been here for three transfers already so he might be moving soon. It was nice to be able to skype for mothers day as well. Its kinda weird to think I have already skyped twice and im still under 6 months lol. Next skype i will be at 13 months... Time is flying by so fast already. It seems like just yesterday I was still at home playing video games and watching sports center all hours of the day. This transfer has gone by so fast already. Maypen has been great so far and even though it is only my second area it is my favorite by far. Other than those few things mentioned earlier there isnt much more going on here haha. Just working hard each and everyday for the lord. Thats pretty much it for this week! I hope all of you guys are good and happy back home! until next week!

"Serving the lord on an island in the sea, through the winds and the waves I hope you're thinking of me!"

Love,
Elder Jon Lewis
JKM
 





 

Monday, March 16, 2015

March 16th, 2015

Hello everyone!
 
I hope all of you guys at home are doing great! This week I have been thinking about home a lot. Dont worry though Im not homesick lol. I was just thinking on how I have had so many great friends and family in my life. I have made so many good friends from sports as well. I just want to let all of you guys know that I am thankful for the influence that you guys have had on me. I always pray for you guys each and every night! So I have some exciting news! These will in fact be my last few weeks here in port antonio. President brown came to church at our branch yesterday and he told me and the other elder lewis that we were moving on. It seems kinda crazy to think that i have been gone for 4 months already. Seems like yesterday I was saying bye to my mom in the savannah airport. But anyways this week was an exciting one! We had a baptism this week and I was able to perform the ordinance as well! You guys werent actually there but we do baptisms in the ocean here! So that was fun haha. Its the closest I will get to swimming for a while haha. it was awesome to be a part of someones conversion to the gosple. We will also be having a baptism next week and the week after as well! Its so nice that the work has finally picked up here again. Other than the baptism not too much went on this week. One thing that I have been doing lately is bike races. the other elder lewis and I have two of the fastest bikes in the town. so we will be riding down the road sometime and people will just challenge us to races. Needless to say all of you guys know how competitive I am so I have to accept it! Other than those things this week has been a pretty normal one! We have one more week doing regular missionary work and then we will be getting ready for zone meeting. Thats gonna be so fun traveling like six hours on buses lol. But I hope all of you guys have had a good week and Ill see yall next week1
"Serving the lord on an Island in the sea, through the winds and the waves I hope youre thinking of me!"
With love,
Elder Jon Lewis
Jamaica, Kingston Mission




Monday, February 2, 2015

February 2nd, 2015

Alright everyone!!!
how are yall doing out there!? This week was a really good one for the most part haha. We had a lot of ups and downs, but the highlight of the week was the baptism we had on saturday! Its so crazy how you can come to love someone in such a short time. We got up at 5:30 on saturday morning and got prepared for the baptism which took place at about 7. Our investigator who was baptized, her name is Marcia. I think I was almost as excited as she was for the baptism. Its so wonderful to be able to see someone make the changes in their lives to better it. As you guys can see we got some really great pictures as well haha. Elder Rammell baptized her and yesterday at church I had the chance to confirm her a member. It is something that I will never forget. Other than the baptism going on we had zone meeting all the way in mobay or more commonly known as Montego Bay. It took us 4 hours to get there and we had to ride on those little coaster buses. Btw there are always about 20 people on the bus at a time on average and it is only suppose to seat 12! It was a really powerful zone meeting though. Elder wilkerson and Elder henderson  are awesome zone leaders. I wanna be like them when i grow up lol. Earlier in the email I said it was an up and down week, which it was. We had so many appointments fall through and even the backups as well. So there was only one thing left to do which was contacting. We came into contact with about 40 potentials this week. One of them is bound to accept the gospel haha. Other than that things are going really well for us right now. We are doing good as a companionship and i am improving each and everyday. Ill be so happy when i get done with training though. I am ready to move on from that label lol. Oh and Since i have been on my mission I have also lost 25 pounds, which is why all my clothes dont fit anymore lol. Im just so thankful to be out and serving the lord each and everyday! See you guys next week!

"Serving the lord on an island in the sea, through the winds and the waves I hope you're thinking of me!" 

With love, Elder Jon Lewis