August 8, 2018


St. Phillip - Six Cross Roads, Barbados


Sister Blomquist

Group Email #6

Hello all,

There are a few islands that I can be assigned to on my mission but I am currently serving in the same area I let when I was injured. Barbados! My companion is Sister Blomquist and she is awesome. She is from Washington, really funny and we get along really well. I was so happy I got to see my old companion Sis Unga just as she was leaving the mission home. She was staying at the mission home on her last night in the mission. She is an amazing person and I’m grateful to know her.

While I was home the mission got a new mission president and wife President and Sister Fisher. When I got off the plane they were there ready to greet me. That felt so nice. I had the opportunity to visit with them at the airport for an hour while we waited for the other missionaries to arrive. They were kind and were easy to get along with. I am so grateful that they are here and I’m excited to work with them. They are almost as new as me haha.

Barbados is so hot, it was 36 degrees and there is no controlling the sweating - yuck. It has been a bit of an adjustment for me physically. My ankle which was perfect at home was pretty swollen for a couple of days. It was a bit discouraging but hopefully ice and elevating it will do the trick.

I did get to go back and see quite a few of the members here which was nice. Sister Brathwaite fed us on Sundays is so cute and kind to us. Many of the members were excited that I was able to return. They have been telling me to be careful or don’t break a leg. Haha
Brother Kalucii the ward mission leader was devastated when I hurt my ankle. He was particularly excited and happy I’ve returned. While being here I’ve been able to feel the spirit so strongly.It has helped me through the last week and I’ve been able to feel Heavenly Father’s love for me. We are working hard to find people to teach and also working on our companionship unity for teaching. The Jordan family an older couple that Sister Unga and I had contacted are now active and doing well. They even have a temple date set for one year so that’s amazing. I can’t believe how far they have come in the months I was home.

I would love to hear from all of you,

Love Sister MacDonald


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