Monday, July 25, 2016

Well, well, well. Another Monday in the Bahamas has come. This week was especially wild for elder Dawson and I. This week started off really well. I told you all bout the pizza bag I found about a month ago. We showed up at one of the members house here for fhe and she has a bunch of rowdy kids. I get out of the car with the bag and they are all looking and whispering with smiles haha. Little did they know that I only had my scriptures and my books in the bag but they thought I had pizza. I sat it down and pulled out my books and the looks they had on their faces was so funny. So our top investigator named jasper will be baptized this coming Sunday! He is so excited. Monday evening we went for a lesson and I noticed he was drinking something. I asked what it was cause it looked like juice or something and he said oh its coffee. I turn to the member I was with and was like we have something in our care for you. Of course I came back with a word of wisdom pamphlet lol. We were teaching him and he understood very well. Right before we ended the lesson he gets up and goes to the kitchen and brings back his container with the coffee and  says, "take it I dont need it anymore!" He is such a boss. He asked us for more pamphlets and he is handing them out to everyone he knows! Now this week was also challenging. Elder Dawson and I have been walking since Thursday because we got into a car accident. So yeah proselyting on foot in a car area isnt very fun at all. We are making it work though lol. Things have been really good for us here. our other two investigators who should have been baptized last transfer are making progress and getting closer. I just continue to ask each and every one of yall back home to keep us in your prayers. That we may be able to help may souls come unto the savior Jesus Christ here in the Bahamas. I also saw one of my friends from BYUI at church yesterday. His name is louvence and hes from Haiti. I walked in to our meeting and was like hey I know you! And he was like I have been wondering where you have been! I haven't seen you on campus for a while! I was like yeah ive been on a mission haha. He had just been married like two days before and they are on a cruise for the honeymoon. Anyways It was good to hear from all who sent me emials. I love you all and cant wait to hear from yall again next week! take care!!

Monday, July 18, 2016

hello everyone! I hope that you all are having a wonderful week wherever you are in the world. This week proved to be quite the roller coaster ride for elder Dawson and I. The investigator that I wrote about last week, Lourdes, we went and talked to her husband on Wednesday morning. I went and got a haircut from him and had a pretty good conversation with him. We talked to him about teaching his wife and he told us that he didn't have a problem with it at all. After we left turned into a different story. He changed his mind, so currently at the moment we are unable to teach her, but she still has a great desire to be baptized. We plan to work closely with her best friend Monica, Who is a member, to keep her feeling the spirit. We have continued to teach another investigator named jasper whose baptismal date in on the 31st. Id like to point out how much of a beast jasper is. We were in the middle of teaching him a lesson and he gets a phone call from someone. After he hangs up he looks at us and asks if we have any more pamphlets. We were like uh yeah and he takes the one from elder dawsons hand and runs out the door. We decided to go see what he was doing. One of his friends came around to borrow some money from him, and jasper tells him here take this. This will get you a lot more in life than money will. The guy kinda laughs and Jasper was like im serious man! If I come to your house I better not see this in the trash either! It was so awesome to witness something like that. Other than that nothing much too crazy happened this week. We had our meet and greet with the new mission president this week over Skype. President Pearson is a really cool man. Im am very excited to be working with him and his wife again. I just ask you all to keep us in your prayers. Pray that we can continue to have success in the work here in  Nassau. Remember that I love and miss you all and y'all have a great week!

Elder Jon Lewis

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Hello to all of you beautiful people back home in the land I love! I hope that you all had a wonderful week like me! Well to start off we received transfer calls this week and elder Dawson and I are staying the same! Im actually really happy about it as well cause we are just tearing it up here. He is also officially the longest companion that I have had on my mission. This week has been pretty good for the most part. Our top investigator Lourdes is supposed to be baptized this coming week and she is ready for it. The only problem is her husband... Apparently he doesn't like the church. He must have heard some false rumors from people or something. This past Sunday he wouldn't let her come to church. Its also really confusing because he has come around for almost all of the lessons that we have taught her and has never said anything to us that he doesn't like the church. We have been trying to set up appointments to talk with him but we have not been successful, so everyone keep praying that her husbands heart softens so that she can get baptized! Our car has also been giving us a little trouble these last few weeks, so we have to bring it in to the shop to get it taken care of this week so we can be productive! Yesterday we had a barbecue for the branch and so many people showed up! There were over 150 people at the activity which is more than usual sacrament attendance. A lot of the young men played basketball and all of us elders did too. We never lost a game that we played at that activity. The work here has just been on fire. Hopefully we can have some baptisms here in a few weeks. we have about 6 investigators who are ready to be baptized, but there are just some small stumbling blocks in their way. They will be baptized! Please pray for them guys. Thats pretty much all for this week. Yall take care and Ill talk to you next week!

Monday, July 4, 2016

Hello family and friends! This week was a very good week for us here in nassau. We saw a lot of people who are really solid. So our investigator named lourdis is super solid. We have been teaching her for a few weeks now and she is sharing the gospel with all of her friends. She has already given us like 4 people to meet with. Whenever people ask her what church she goes to now she says ours lol. She is coming along great and I have no doubt that she will get baptized. Oh we were supposed to have a baptism this past week but our investigator kinda got a little cold feet. We have some things that we are helping her to work through and she should still be baptized in a few weeks. Oh one of the highlights of the week was that we had the opportunity do do a lot of service for members of the branch here. I gave a couple of haircuts to some members and when some of the others saw it they were like elder you need to cut my hair too lol. They kept offering to pay me but I told them it was free lol. All that they needed to do was to come out teaching with us. We have been doing a really great job with taking our members to lessons with us. It has made our missionary work so much more powerful! Not much else has been going on here though. We have just been working our buts off here in this area. This coming week we get transfer calls and to be honest Im kinda nervous. Elder Dawson and I could stay together or we could both be moved. Im pretty sure I will stay but we will have to see! Oh and I almost forgot happy 4th of July everyone! I hope you all have a wonderful week! SOrry it was so short this week but I promise to have more for yall next week! Take care!

Elder Jon Lewis