It's been a full week in the Play Pen! It's been a good week too. We are working to build our teaching pool right now. We are trying to find 'Kingdom Builders'. People who will be able to contribute to the branch right away after they are baptized instead of people who take a lot of the branches energy to retain them. It's more difficult to find that way but it is better than baptizing a less active. We are following the Lords council in D&C 58: verses like 5 through 10... I think that is the scripture reference for what I am explaining lol. I finally got a new mattress! I had one brought out from Kingston this week. It kinda got rained on while in the back of the truck on the way here, but I still slept on it that night because I was not going to sleep on those foam pads anymore! I am still working on getting a fan. I would buy one but then I would have to bicycle home with it, and our house is like 4 miles away from the stores and there are a lot of big hills in between so I haven't been in too big of a hurry to purchase one yet simply because I don't want to ride with it home. This week on the 6th was Jamaicas independence day. There was a huge party going on right across the street from the church during district meeting. Since we have to windows open in the church, it made for one loud district meeting! :) I was teaching to the beat of all sorts of music. Friday night the branch had 'Jamaica Night'. They did a talent show and had some food afterwards. I think this is the first branch activity that I have been a part of in Jamaica.. it was pretty nice. Well we are heading to Mandeville for Pday today so I have to be quick on the computer. Sorry there wasn't much this week. I also don't have pictures because I broke my camera, so when I get that replaced I'll throw ya some pics! Have a good week! One Love.
Elder Colton Harris