Branch Conference and other stuff
We have had a great weekend. It was the St. Kitts Branch Conference. The entire mission presidency visited from Puerto Rico. On Saturday we split up with members of the mission presidency and the branch leaders and went out to visit members and less-active members of the branch. Many visits were very positive and it was great to meet members we hadn’t met before. Many of the members visited did attend our Sunday meetings.
Part of the St Kitts Branch is located on the neighboring island of Nevis which is an hour ferry ride from the church. During the branch council meeting early Sunday the mission president found out the ferry from Nevis would be late bring four members to the chapel. He suggested that the meeting schedule be changed – moving sacrament meeting to the third hour from the first so the Nevis members could join us – the council approved. Our sacrament meeting was very special with almost 90 in attendance.
Also this week we had a special event – Sister Costley celebrated her birthday. However, she had invited the young missionaries to a special Chinese dinner that day – so it was a fun celebration with just a little bit of work involved. The dinner was delicious and we all loved it. Some brethren from the branch joined us later for cake and ice cream with both English and Spanish versions of Happy Birthday sung – A fun evening. The missionaries delivered a bowl of star fruit – good stuff.