Monday, December 10, 2012



Hello friends and fam! So this week was full of surprises. Elder Hartshorn was transferred to Tobago. I am staying with the zone leaders in San Fernando right now til my companion gets here. He won't be here til Thursday or later. His name is Elder Mello and he is on Grenada right now.

This week was the first week we had church for the Penal members in our apartment. So Elder Hartshorn and I had to speak, sing, bless and pass the sacrament, and teach gospel principles in two branches! And they told us on Friday. But everything went really well. I spoke on the birth and life of Jesus. I told the story of the homeless man that came and gave Dad money after the Suns game. It's a great Christmas story!

We went to Acclima's and we helped her clean her house. Then we helped her son David walk to go sing Christmas carols to her father. Her Dad has cancer and he just stays in bed so he really enjoyed it. He actually belted out all the hymns with us! It was super funny. But it really brought in the Christmas spirit.

Also I had a really gnarly bike crash. A car got close to me and went off the road down a hill into a ditch. It must have been a pretty funny sight. I was fine cause I had a helmet on but it was crazy!

I hope you all have a wonderful week. I enjoyed mine(:

With love,

Elder Hale

This is called an Aloo pie! They are sold everywhere!
We sang Christmas hymns for Acclima, her son David (in the picture), and her father.
So this is church in our apartment! Hopefully it grows!
Elder Hartshorn's departure. This our farewell w/ Elder Webb in the back being creepy.


  1. I was just searching for updates on the West Indies Mission and came across this blog. It is awesome to see the great changes that are being made. I was one of the first missionaries to serve in Siparia after is was open in 2004. It was my favorite area. I may have had a little heartburn when I had to leave! There are a lot of amazing people down there. I Wish Elder Hales success as he continues his great work down there! I may have to go through my journal and give him some referrals!

    1. I'm so glad you found this blog! I emailed your comment to him. I'm sure it will make him happy that previous missionaries from Siparia are looking at the blog. If you have referrals, I will pass them along to Elder Hale :)

  2. It's great to see the work goin forward! I found this blog after looking for informatiin on my mission. I just received my call to serve here last week! I leave february 27th and I can't wait. This blog has been helpful to get an idea what my mission will be like.

    1. Congrats on your mission call! Who knows? Maybe you'll be working with Elder Hale in the near future. Be excited. The West Indies is a great mission! --Holli (Elder Hale's sister)