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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Our week was spent working mostly in our apartment office. We had a great deal of correspondence to take care of, so fortunately we had time to do that and to accomplish further planning and research on current and potential projects. 
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This week Elder Claude R. Gamiette, an Area Seventy, came to visit the mission. Elder Gamiette resides in Petit-Bourg, Guadeloupe with his wife and five children. He has been a full-time employee of the Church since 2006 working as a coordinator for Seminaries and Institutes in the West Indies. He was named a member of the Fourth Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 6, 2013. His focus is Self-Reliance. 



We had the opportunity to council with him one-on-"two" for about an hour to ask him a few questions and to receive inspirational guidance specific to our humanitarian responsibilities which often are in a close relationship with self-reliance work here. Elder Gamiette is a very kind, enthusiastic, spiritual man of God. We felt very blessed to have this time with him. 

On Saturday, Elder Gamiette presided over a meeting with all the Kingston Stake priesthood and auxiliaries leadership and full-time missionaries serving in the Kingston area. Elder Gamiette began by sharing his thought that this could be an historical meeting or just another meeting. The difference is what we would do after the meeting. This is a true principle; application is key.

It was uplifting and enriching to experience his remarkable teaching methods as he helped us as individuals and as a group discover valuable tools to improve our personal scripture study, to enhance our understanding of gospel doctrine and principles, and to improve our teaching. With this increased knowledge and additional tools in our toolbox, we are better prepared to share the good news of the gospel with others, so that they too may come unto Christ. Even though, as Welfare Services missionaries we are not called to formally proselyte, we are are always emissaries of Jesus Christ to the people of Jamaica. 
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Today, we attended the the branch in Old Harbour which is about 35 minutes from Kingston. Once again, we were called upon to be the main speakers in Sacrament Meeting. We appreciated the opportunity to share brief messages and especially our testimonies with our new friends in the gospel. 
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We have a busy week ahead and eagerly look forward to opportunities to serve others as we continue our charge to relieve suffering and care for the poor and needy of all nationalities and religions.  

Be sure to check our blog next week. We have some very special visitors coming in on a cruise. We are excited that we'll be able to spend the day with Carly and Kegan and two other couples on Friday. I'm sure we'll have pictures to post of our day of adventures - maybe even Jamaican bobsledding - Can't wait!




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  2. Sounds like an eventful week. I always loved when visiting authorities spoke with our mission. It was like they were recharging my batteries. Today my lesson to the deacons was, "Why is Jesus Christ important in my life". As part of the lesson we talked about Christ's many titles and attributes and how by sharing the gospel we can show Him our love. I love in the beginning of Preach my Gospel where it talks about your calling as a missionary. It says, "As your understanding of the Atonement of Jesus Christ grows, your desire to share the gospel will increase. You will feel, as Lehi did, the “great … importance to make these things known unto the inhabitants of the earth”. I admire your willingness to serve the Lord and how you are showing the people why Jesus is important in your lives and the lives of those on Jamaica

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  3. He sounds like a neat man! Glad you had an inspiring week.

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