Hey guys! Another week come and gone, i'm still feeling great and had an awesome week! I found out that i will be staying right where i am with elder Dom for another transfer, the only difference being we get a third companion! His name is elder Orton and he's been stuck in Guyana with visa problems and is finally coming into suriname! We're a little nervous about having 3 people and how that's going to work out with everything but it will be nice to have someone new. I knew him in the mtc for a few days and he seemed like a pretty cool kid, i'm sure that everything will still be fine. In other news one of the people that I helped our zone leaders find while we were on exchanges got baptized this last week! We found him a few weeks ago and he was a super prepared investigator, I was really excited for him when I found out he was baptized a few days ago! We picked up a couple new investigators just the other day as well, one of them is named 's' and i didn't catch the name of the other but we were able to teach them a great lesson and im excited to see how they progress! Our investigators still have a hard time coming to church.. if there's one thing im stressed about it's probably just that, i want them to progress badly but its just much more difficult to get some of these people to church than it should be, I hope they have a change of heart soon. I found out that elder bowen, one of my favorite missionaries here who came with me in my mtc group, is going to uitkijk! uitkijk is known as probably the hardest place in the mission and its in the middle of the jungle so he wont see us very often. I was disappointed to hear it but he's determined to have an upbeat attitude about it which i agree is for the best. He's very good at staying positive and im sure the people down there are going to love him. Im glad im staying in paramaribo south, we have some good people progressing they just need a little more time and motivation which im praying will help them progress and make the right choices! We gave 'r' another lesson on the word of wisdom and showed him how much money he could save if he stopped drinking and smoking, it was nearly 500 surinamese dollars every week! he was super excited to stop after we showed him that so im hoping that can be the extra motivation he needs in order to stop. As usual thank you all for your continued love and support! I can't believe i'm already on my 4th transfer in my mission! I miss you guys and can't wait to hear from you all next week! Love, Elder Carpenter
A set of French Guiana Elders stayed with them for Zone Conference
They play on these fields and courts on p-day sometimes.