Monday, September 7, 2015

It Don't Fit Any Where Else!!!!!

A whole lot of pictures that just had to be in our blog.
The zone leaders have a key to our apartment so while we were out they snuck in and taped hearts with messages from the missionaries on the frame of the map in our apartment.

The Screw Dock in Barbados was built between 1887 and 1893 with Victorian engineering. This dock is also known as the Dry Dock or the Blackwood Dock or Blackman’s Screw Lifting Dock.
The Bridgetown Dry Dock was built in 1887, while the actual Screw Lifting Dock started construction in 1889 and was completed in 1893.
It had a lifting capacity of 1,200 tons, measuring 240ft in length with a 46ft beam and a 13ft shaft. It also operated on steam, but later converted to electricity. It could handle vessels drawing not more than 14 ft of water.
Ships came into the Bridgetown Careenage and were lifted out of the water for repairs and cleaning in the dock. The boats were turned on their sides, so the bottoms could be scraped, caulked and painted. The dock was also used by the British Navy for boat repairs during World War II.

As one of the finest dry docks with excellent workmanship, this port was very busy and used by several steamships trading between the United States and Brazil. 
The Bridgetown Screw Dock is the only dry dock of its kind known to exist in the world.
The screw dock in Bridgetown, Barbados.

And it's off to the races at the Garrison in Bridgetown.

Flamboyant tree in bloom.

Speaks for it's self.

Outside the window.  Sure was glad it was outside.  It aint no small bug.

Well worn shoe.  This one belongs to Elder Wilson from Wisconsin, USA.  Do you think he has walked a few miles?

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Blind and Visually Impaired Celebrating Their Exam Scores.

Since we had a project here in Barbados to help the blind and visually impaired.  They invited us to share in their press conference announcing the results of their CXC exams.  These exams are taken to assess if the student is ready and eligible for the next level of classes.  The computers we helped them get will be used to help more people become ready to advance and get more learning and skills.
They invited Elder Moore to sit at the table.  Didn't tell him he would have to say anything.  Sister Moore says he did ok but Elder Moore doesn't know what he said.

The students giving their victory sign.
 Next is the newspaper article that ran in the Barbados Advocate.

Saturday, August 22, 2015


Not that we're getting trunky or anything like that.  We had the chance to see the Concorde so off we went.
The nose.

These sure were nice comfortable leather seats.

The meal is served on china.  No we didn't get to eat it.  It was totally inedible.  Just shows how the jet setters were treated.  The rich and famous flew on the Concorde and their entourage flew on regular planes.

The trip was just too short.  But hey wasn't that the idea of traveling twice the speed of sound.

The rest of the plane.

From the back.  NO, NO, DON'T FIRE UP THE ENGINE.
This plane flew into Barbados on it's last flight and has been here ever since.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

De javu. This and That Again.

Just some pictures we want to keep.
Last district meeting before transfers.  The two districts meet together so all can say their goodbyes before they are transferred to another island.  On floor: Elder Dye, Elder Witten.  Seated: Elder Platt, Elder Pollard, Elder Tulikihakau, Elder Fischer, Elder Ropati, Elder Jacobson.  Standing: Sister Conrad, Sister Riley, Sister Nelson, Sister Lometo, Sister Miaco, Sister Campbell, Sister Norris, Sister Lamb.

The statue in the middle of the Emancipation Roundabout.  The Bussa Emancipation Statue is a public sculpture of a slave rebellion leader in Barbados.

Wow, these badges sure are big when your getting short.  Not much time left in Barbados.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Puppet Show at the Bay Primary School

The Lions club asked us to present one of the puppet shows at a summer camp they were doing at the Bay Primary School.  The missionaries presented the show about the dangers of alcohol.
The audience.

Scene from the puppet show showing a healthy liver and a liver from a drinker.  The puppets on top represent the non-drinker and the drinker.  The drinker is trying to get the other to go with him for a drink.
Alcohol, super brain, liver, and drinker.  Alcohol is trying to keep the drinker and super brain and the liver are trying to get him to stop drinking

The puppeteers came out and introduced themselves after the show.  Elder Witten, Sister Miaco, Elder Fischer, Sister Conrad, Sister Lometo, Sister Nelson, Elder Dye, Elder Jacobson.


Saturday, July 25, 2015

A Night of Trying the Local Cuisine in Barbados.

The Oistins Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Barbados had an activity where the members and the missionaries brought a dish of food.  Some of the food was really good other of what was brought was nice to try but we wouldn't go for a second helping.
The serving line.

Chowing down.

More of the attendees with their plates of food.
We had fish (prepared several different ways), lambie (corn meal, cinnamon, spices, raisins all rolled up in a banana leaf and steamed), sour sop (prepare 3 different ways), local vegetables.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Barbados Humanitarian Project. 23 Jul 2015

We were able to provide computers for the Barbados Association of the Blind and Deaf and the National United Society of the Blind.  These computers were replacements for old and outdated computers that were being used to teach the visually impaired.
Rudyard Welch the President of the National United Society of the Blind giving the welcoming speech.  Rudy is blind and was the person who approached us about the project.

President Stuart Sampson of the Barbados District of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Somehow they got Elder Moore to give a talk.  Will wonders never cease? 

The handing over of the computers.
President Welch making final remarks.

Rudyard Welch, a member of the board, Elviston Maloney, Elder Moore, Sister Moore.

Seems a bit ironic a sighted person showing a blind person features of the computer.  When you are around a visually impaired person you can almost forget they can't see because of how well they can get around and do things.