Thursday, October 31, 2013

West Indies September Newsletter

The full time missionaries were transferred out of Linden about a year ago during a period of political agitation and unrest.  Even without missionaries, the little branch of Linden has been steadily growing, attended by faithful members such as Troy Narine and his sister Mukeesh. These young children and other siblings and cousins, 
whose parents are not members, attend church each Sunday morning by crossing the river in a canoe, and then walking the remaining few kilometers to the rented church building.

Last month, President and Sister Mehr attended the church
service in Linden on September 22, and invited the members to fast the following week for people with whom they could share the gospel. President Mehr promised he would send missionaries the following Sunday to teach them if they would invite their friends to hear the gospel.  The next Sunday, the members brought 9 investigators to church, and Elder Richardson (who came down from the Diamond area) taught each of them that afternoon, with temporary missionary Brother Troy Narine as a companion, and set two baptismal dates for the 20th of October! Brother Narine also organized all the young men and took Elder Richardson with them to meet the less-actives in the branch. In addition, Brother Narine set up a service project for his non-member
parents on Friday, and Elder Richardson will come back for the service project and teach them with their son.

Miracles from the Fast

President Mehr was interviewing a branch president in Suriname. This faithful branch president immediately began
talking about the Law of the Fast. He had never fasted before. He told how the missionaries had come over and taught his family the Law of the Fast and invited them to fast with them. He had been struggling with a bit of contention in his family regarding how much time he was spending in his church calling. He said he felt such a powerful spirit come over him that he had never felt before, so he asked his counselors and his family to begin fasting with him. The fast brought to his home a great peace, and eliminated the contention with his wife. She is becoming more active in the branch. President Mehr asked him, ‘Will you be fasting again?’ He replied, ‘I will fast every month as the Church teaches until I am dead.’  

Georgetown St. Vincent
This group (connected to the Calliaqua Branch) has experienced tremendous growth over the past few months. It started with 5 active members, and had grown to an average attendance of 12 before the first fast. The week after the fast, the group had 41 attendees. For the month of September following the fast, an average of 28 people   attended Sacrament Meeting.

Also, a long time investigator Karen, while fasting for an answer as to whether or not she should be baptized into the
Church of Jesus Christ, received a confirming witness during testimony meeting, and was baptized along with her
daughter the week of General Conference. Another miracle occurred with the other set of elders there, who, during the
second fast, had an investigator stand and bear testimony, announcing that he would be moving up his baptismal date to the 12th of October after the Spirit testified of the truthfulness of the gospel during fast and testimony meeting.

Georgetown Area, Guyana
A week before the mission fast, these missionaries had a preparation fast to help them feel the spirit in more abundance. It was of great help, and they and the members had a wonderful fasting experience. The members who were invited to fast with the missionaries told them of their fasting experiences and how it helped them to grow in their testimonies. As a result, this area has experienced 6 baptisms in the last two weeks, and the attendance of the Branch has hit a high of 160 people at Sacrament meeting.

In two other areas in the Georgetown Area, Diamond and Demerara, have seen mighty miracles. Diamond saw their
attendance start to grow steadily, and were baptizing regularly as a result of real growth. Demerara was able to have a part member family refer them to their family members and those family members progressed and were baptized. The two Elders there have taught nothing but Member Referrals over the past 6 weeks, with referrals continually coming.

In the first fast, Elder Hatch went to 3 members (one less active, one recent convert, and one active family), and
asked them to fast to find a family to teach. He set up a time to come back in 3 weeks to teach families and all kept their
appointments and found families to teach. Two of the families are solid investigators and sincerely interested.

Tobago will be baptizing 3 out of 4 weeks. Over 40 people come to church on a consistent basis. A man walked into
Sacrament Meeting that Elder Linton described looking like a drunk man. He stood up in priesthood and said he wanted
to be baptized. Pres. Linton introduced him to the missionaries. Since that time, he has not had a drink. He will be baptized Oct 12th.

The elders were introduced to a part-member family by a member. The father was not receptive and would not join them. The missionaries fasted with the mother to help soften the father's heart. The next lesson, out of nowhere, he came out and sat with them! He willingly asked questions and paid full attention. They invited him to attend church services the next week and he gladly accepted the invitation. He came to both days of General Conference, and his family members are set for baptism this Saturday.

As a result of the fast, elders in Port of Spain have helped one couple get married to prepare for baptism, and
another couple to commit to marriage in order to be baptized. The sisters in Curepe worked with a less active couple who were living together but not married. They fasted to understand whether they should move out or get married in order to keep all commandments. They got married three months earlier than planned.

I'm so grateful for the law of fast. Because of the fast, we found a new investigator who had a powerful experience
with the Spirit; another investigator decided to attend church and has come three times in a row, and a less active 
member is making progress on giving up smoking, and comes out to teach regularly with us. I like this law and I
know that it can help members and missionaries to find people to teach them.

Oistins, Barbados 
After our first fast, Branch President Alleyne gave us a referral to teach Roosevelt. We started teaching him and
gave him a baptismal date, but still Roosevelt wasn't sure if baptism was the right thing to do now. After our last fast, our district had a fireside where we had a presentation about the "17 Points of the True Church". Following the fireside, Brother Roosevelt received an answer that baptism is the right thing right now, and he was baptized on Sunday October 6th.

Christ Church, Barbados
We've been teaching Linda, a member referral. She decided to join the fast with a purpose of receiving an answer from the Spirit. That Sunday there was a lesson on tithing, which particularly touched Linda. She asked us, “When can I be baptized so that I can pay my tithing?" Linda will be baptized on October 28th.

San Fernando, Trinidad 
Sabrina is the daughter of less-active Brother Henry. As she was taught, Brother Henry expressed his desire for her to be baptized. After she was baptized, Brother Henry bore his testimony at her baptism. He attended Sacrament Meeting for the first time in 5 years, and was able to partake of the sacrament. The difference in his demeanor was obvious; he was so happy and full of the spirit, and had sincere desire to help strengthen his family. When it came again for the next fast, he was invited to participate. He agreed and fasted for his family to help them come back to the gospel and have them together again in unity. He even paid a generous fast offering.

Abymes, Guadeloupe
One missionary in our zone was especially concerned about member work. He felt he was not doing very well working with members. So he fasted with a few members in the branch for an increase in MRTs and also in member participation. To his great surprise, the second he ended his fast, members began coming to him to ask him when he and his companion could come by and visit them. He was astonished and immediately knew that the Lord has blessed him with willing members because he decided to sacrifice a bit for them by fasting.

Abymes, Guadeloupe 
After fasting with Sr. Luissaint, we decided to hold a council with her about the missionary goals she had set with us. We knew that God was waiting to bless us because of the fast, and we were determined to find out what it was that God had for us to do. After much discussion, she decided that she would invite all her friends to church to see if they were interested. To our surprise, she was able to bring a different friend to church EVERY week for the whole month. They all became investigators and are almost all progressing towards baptism.

St. Maarten Zone
This fast Sunday we invited members to fast for the Day of Service in November. The service day up until that point
hadn't had much planning. In the week following the fast, we were able to implement a plan for the Day of Service. A member has been assigned to carry out the preparation and organize the members, we have been able to establish relationships with multiple organizations throughout the island including The Red Cross, The Nature Foundation,
and some foster and old folks homes. We were able to get commitments from them to assist in projects now and also
in the future. We were also invited to give a devotional on the 20th Oct. for 40-50 youth at the Red Cross.

Cole Bay, St. Maarten 
Before the fast, we received a referral to teach a member’s sister, but the member wasn't very confident in the idea of
her being taught, so we didn’t start to teach her yet. Then we taught her the law of the fast. She brought her sister
to church and became more active in letting us come and teach her. After a few lessons, her sister was becoming more and more interested. We extended a baptism date for her to work towards. During gospel principles class last Sunday, a member bore powerful testimony of the influence of the priesthood in her life since she was baptized and confirmed. Our investigator then shared how she too had felt a difference in the church and the members, and confirmed her decision to be baptized and become a member.

Port of Spain, Trinidad 
The Montoute’s fifteen-year old son was baptized in August, and since then the rest of the family has been taught
consistently. The obstacle has been that the father of the family doesn’t particularly like the church, so he has been unwilling to give permission to his family members to be baptized. He almost didn't let his fifteen-year old son be baptized, but at the last minute gave his consent. After consistent teaching, the mother, Susan, eventually received permission from her husband to be baptized in December. The missionaries felt impressed, however, to invite her to be baptized in October instead. She said she would pray about it, and ask her husband. Immediately after she asked, he said he would be alright with it. However, Susan decided she wanted to be baptized even sooner, and she received permission from her husband. She was baptized on September 28th. They are now teaching her son Mosiah, who should be baptized next week

The sisters taught a woman about the law of the fast. While teaching her, she said, 'Well, no one really does that these days.' The sisters taught her that actually, people DO do that. They shared many fasting experiences from around the mission. This woman was quite touched and said, 'Wow you've inspired me to fast.'

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Letters from home
Sister Sarah Pinnock

So.... Sorry I didn't email yesterday... I was throwing up... all day.  But I'm fine now in fact probably better.  I did some serious soul searching with kneeling over the ivory throne.  It was funny though because I was acting all confident and the day before I talked to my comp and was all like "I don't get sick"... and then BAM it's 2am and I'm running for the toilet.... good times good times.  God has quite the humor.... also he's so smart and I've still got pride issues we're both obviously working on. I'm just happy that I'm alive and able to work today!

I GOT MY VISA!!!!... woop woop!  I leave the 23rd of this month! SOooooo Stoked on lifFFFFFFFFFe!!!!!  President called last week and told me and I almost died!  I honestly didn't think I would ever get it... and honestly it didn't matter because I <3 AZ  But I'm sooooooooooooooooo excited!

Most of the people in my district from the MTC have gotten there's as well including Hermana Fries who will be flying out with me.... 12 hour flight heck ya!  It's pretty exciting!  I guess I'll finally actually get to speak spanish haha!  I was talking to my companion and we figured I know enough spanish to get me into trouble and maybe crack a few jokes... so that should go well.  

On sunday I got kind of sad though because I realized that I'm going to be leaving some of the best humans out here!  I really love everyone here so much and I'm sad because I won't be able to see lots of my finished projects... I'm also going to miss Sister Hansen and President and Sister Toone!!.... Holy best humans.  But i'm so grateful for the opportunity I had to serve in Yuma!  

This last weekend we had stake conference that was way awesome!!!  We got to go to the adult session that was all about... you guessed it missionary work... best thing!  I feel like the members in this area are just starting to get more missionary minded.  We can tell that they are making a bigger effort which is pretty awesome!  We have organized more meetings, splits, and we are finally feeling more like one instead of two separate groups.... again makes me a little sad to leave but It's all good!

I'm going to try and leave this area as strong as I can.... I remember when I first got out here I thought to myself "I'm going to baptize this whole area and create 5 new stakes"... haha didn't happen but I have learned so much and my testimony has sky-rocketed through the roof and I have seen the hand of God in me and those around me and nothing feels better than that! (that felt good to type).  I really gave/am giving it all that I've got (when I'm not throwing up) so I guess that's all that matters.  I've got A LOT to learn still but I love it!  And I love all of you!

XO your favorite Sister PInnock

P.s. mom I don't need anything don't worry!  I'm set and ready to rumble! If you do want to send anything though now is the time.... also I'm sending some things home... don't get too excited Yuma is really only known for it's Date Shakes and I can't really send those but I couldn't just leave my best friends empty handed... LOVE YOU!!!!

Dear Family,

First let me say that I swear I read all your letters!!!!  I love them so much and they mean the world to me!!!!!  Dad you make me laugh so hard!  I'm sorry my letters can be kind of lame but we legit have like zero time on here hence I can't write personal letters.

I fly out on Wednesday but I'm driving up to Tempe today.  I have no idea what my flying plans are... like at all.  They've kept me pretty in the dark but just know that I'll be calling some time on Wednesday haha!

This week has been a really great one!!  It's also been really hard to say good bye but I've been so grateful to be able to work in this area.  I really feel like I have given it my all!  The hard thing about Heavenly Father is that no matter how much you try and pay him back he always gives you more...  none of us can even get close to him.  It's hard to say goodbye to people that you probably won't ever see again.  I went to one members home and he gave me this huge amazing blanket that he knitted.... I couldn't help but cry. I tried to pack it to Argentina but there was zero space and that sucker is huge!!!!  I might need you to mail it to me haha.  Holy I'm going to miss them all soooooo much!  They are some of the best people I have ever met!

I want to talk real quick about the difference in the two main English wards I worked with.  One dragged, they did everything with a grunt and a frown... the other worked together!  They continually gave with a smile and asked what more they could do!  Of course the one ward wasn't completely awful and the one wasn't perfect but I must say that the spirit that I felt while working in the two different wards was visible!  Don't get me wrong I LOVED both wards but I want you to think how you are fulfilling in your calling.... Whether it be just going to class, a small assignment, or a larger calling... Are you doing it with a smile and an attitude to serve?... if not repent.  

Give Heavenly Father all you got because Heavenly Father has blessings he's waiting to pour out!!  I will forever be grateful for my experience here in Yuma Arizona!!!  I can't wait to hear from my comp about how all our investigators are doing... holy I'm going to miss her too!  One of my best friends... what a blessing she was in my life!... best human.

I'm going to end here now so I can send some pictures!

I <3 yuma AZ!  I <3 my family!

xo Hermana Pinnock

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Shern Job

Shern Job was introduced to our branch by Sister Cupid who knew him from work. She brought him to church six weeks ago and when I introduced myself to him there was alcohol on his breath and he smelled of cigaret smoke.  He looked terrible and I thought "no way will he investigate the church".  

He stayed through all three meetings.  He even came to priesthood which is held in my office with fifteen to eighteen participants.  We combine both Aaronic and Melchizedek Priesthood ages due to lack of rooms and leadership.  It is a tight fit.

At the end of Priesthood he stood up and loudly said, "I want to be baptized".  I was a bit startled and went over to him and told him that was wonderful and that the missionaries, Elders Petersen and Hill, would meet with him regularly and teach him the gospel.  I didn't have much faith that it would go beyond that day.

They began to meet with him in the chapel on a weekly basis - sometimes twice a week.  He came to church every sunday, stayed for the three meetings and also came for general conference.   After the first week, the Elders said they set a baptism date.  I have to admit, I was still skeptical that he would make it.

After three weeks, the Elders said he hadn't smoked or drank since the sunday he first came to church and I was beginning to understand that he was serious and much more than I gave him credit for.

So, six weeks and he is still 100% active and keeping all of the commitments in preparation for baptism.

We're excited - it's a wonderful day for a baptism in the Caribbean...

... and it looks like rain

Elder Linton, Shern Job, Elder Hill and Elder Petersen

Sister Reddy, Elder Hill, Shern Job, Elder Petersen & Sister Schindler

 Shern understands the brief baptismal instruction by Elder Linton

Three missionaries and a very excited baptism candidate

Waiting for the right wave

Shern is baptized

He put his head against my chest half crying and half laughing

 Shern made a shout of joy and fell backward into the water as we started to walk to shore

I'm telling Shern we need to finish the meeting  

He was a bit reluctant to leave the warmth of the Caribbean Sea

Shern is a very happy man

Sister Cupid on the left is the best missionary in the branch

She has introduced several investigators to the elders and sisters

Shern coming out of the dressing room in the trees

Shern Job & Sister Linton

Today is a new day for Shern - he is all smiles and ready for a new life

    After the baptism the rain came and we were soaked - another wonderful day in Tobago

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

 Letters from our missionary grandchildren

10/3  Anziano Pinnock

Milan Italy

I loved that letter from the Bishop, a lot of the things he said I could relate too and I think that a lot of the ideas will work really well.

So the language.  I feel like I can talk a little better but understand hardly anything.  The problem is that hardly anyone talks to us in Italian.  The ward members don’t talk to us and most of the Italians don’t want to talk to anyone so most of our lessons and things of the same idea have been in English but I do feel like it is getting better.  The thing I love about Italy the most is that they are all super nice to each other.  They aren't nice to us but when I look around I
see old ladies kicking soccer balls to kids and just an overall
kindness.  At least that is true in the older not really the younger but the old guys are my favorite.  They walk around all day hunched over with their hands clasped behind their backs.  Every time I see one I can’t help to smile. Not doing any service yet but we are talking to the Bishop tomorrow so we'll get something from him. 

P-day is weird.   All we do is walk around and look in shops.  I hate shopping so I'm learning patience.  We get gelato on P-day so I'm happy about that.  I had my first bike crash yesterday.  I was following my comp too closely so when we went off the road onto a sidewalk my reaction time was a little slow so I turned right into a curb.  I was lucky enough to fall on the sidewalk and not on to the road so all I had was a bloody knee and a scrapped up arm and side.  I laughed for forever but then I was sad because we missed an appointment.

This last Sunday we went to a member's house for lunch and it was amazing.  I don't know how they make something so simple taste so good.  It was just pasta with red sauce and bread but it was the best thing ever.  They made me google earth home so I saw the house.  It was during the summer with all the flowers and it was so beautiful.  The truck was in the driveway being emptied of mulch. 

This last week was kind of retarded.  Every single lesson but one canceled right when we got to the meeting place.  We had about three lessons planned everyday and only one came through last week.  It was really hard but we shook it off and started anew this week.  

We also found the best way to stop people.   You take a whiteboard and draw a sun, moon and star on it and ask people what they see and then what does it stand for.  It works almost a perfect 50% of the time which is a huge improvement from before which is about 2% of the time.  So we will use that a lot more and hope that gets us more investigators.

Thanks again for all your support and be happy because I should finally be able to send pictures home!  Live Long and Prosper.


10/9  Anziano Pinnock

First thing, and I know it might sound weird, but I need your donut recipe. Our bishop's wife is opening an american sweet shop and I thought that she might like it and then they will like us better. Include the recipe for the chocolate and orange frosting.  Thank you for the cookie recipe I will use it.  I also need some recipes for meals too not just dessert. Anything that is easy, filling and cheap. Thank you! Now for my email.

This week has been a lot better than the weeks before. More than one of our appointments came through so that was amazing. We had lunch with a member family and a less active family who came to general conference this sunday so that was awesome. We also went to the bishop’s house and had a great meal and lesson with him and even helped him move some stuff so we think that he trusts us more now. Conference was amazing and I was so happy when I found out that we could watch it in English. I was so scared that I was just going to sit there confused the entire time so I was happy. It was hard to see temple square because the second I saw it my mind started to figure out ways how to get home, so ya, I love the way my mind works. 

I loved all of the talks during general conference and so many of them will help us. The members don’t think they need to share the gospel with their friends so it made me super happy when three of the talks were based just on that topic. Then we had some amazing lessons. 

On monday we had the best miracle. We were going to teach a lesson to a man who we haven’t even seen when we ran into a member which is super hard and almost impossible. We talked with him for a little bit and told him where we were going and he offered to come with us! It was my first lesson with a member and it was amazing. The spirit was super strong and when we got there we found out that this man has a wife and is a father of 5. Holy cow, we will be so happy if we can get them to come to church! The ward might start trusting us. So we taught the lesson and the guy was super into it and said that we could return. So next time we are going to watch the restoration with him and get the rest of his family to participate. Heck ya! 

9/30  Hermana Pinnock
Tempe Arizona, waiting to go to Argentina. 

Oh Heeeey!!!

So this has been a solid week.

My companion and I did A LOT of less-active work.  I wish we were teaching more regular humans but these less-actives need to come unto Christ just as much so I guess it's all good!!!  

In my neighborhood there are us, a few regular guys, and a million senior citizens because right now all the snow birds are coming and they are taking over!  It's just thousands of motor homes and trailers.  All of the old ladies have a million pets and all the grandpas think that a gold chain counts as a shirt.... it doesn't.  They are so funny!!!!  I guess Heavenly Father knew I loved old people so he surrounded me by them.  Anyways, needless to say, the roads are more dangerous and my companion and I am slightly terrified but it's all good because we have Heavenly Father on our side!!!!

I want you to know I love the packages!!!!  I know I haven't really said this yet but I LOVE THEM!  Thanks Mommie.

Spanish is hard but I just tell myself, "I'm not learning Japanese.  I'm not learning Japanese.”  And it helps.  I really do love speaking in Spanish!  My companion and I make up songs in Spanish in the car when we have to drive to Welton... It usually turns out super ridiculous.  But we had a Spanish activity last week and it rocked!  The sisters from the ward brought us Spanish dresses so we got to dress up all traditionally (with our name tag of course) and it was the best thing!!!  I LOVE Spanish humans!!!  They are the best!  I also ate that Nacho Libre corn and it's way way goooood!

We are looking for new investigators right now so we are doing more member work!  We are still teaching our investigators.  But let me tell you something Satan is working on them hard!!!  Right now I can really see him throwing out all his strings.  I thought that when I got out here I would just become this super groovy human that would baptize the world but I realized that I'm actually pretty powerless, BUT I have also learned that Heavenly Father is even more amazing than I thought before!!!  Everything good that I have comes from him... EVERYTHING!  Every success that I have is his!  I'm so lucky to be a missionary!  I love working with God and Jesus because they know things and I don't.

Sorry this letter is short but my computer is failing!!  LOVE YOU ALL!!!!!

Sister P

10/7  Hermana Pinnock


So we got a lot of new investigators this week which is a way good thing because we needed them bad!  We have a lot of investigators in Welton right now which is unfortunate for our car miles because it's eating all of them!!!  Haha but it's all good!  We're also teaching a few people on Yuma Proving Grounds which is a military base!  USA!  Unfortunately most people that work for the government are not working right now because of the shut down but it's good for us because everyone is home.  I think the only people really working right now is border patrol.  It's funny because I literally have no idea what is going on in the world until someone tells me, so me and my companion just barely found out about the shut down.

We are still teaching Javier and he's still not drinking which is way good but everytime we go to teach him he has some new scripture in the new testament that says something about wine and we're like "Javier no!" haha we aren't exactly like that but in my mind that's what i'm saying so ya.  He also went to Conference at the stake center in a white shirt that he swore he would never wear.... I guess the church does something to you haha!

Brother Grubbs is finally praying!!  One of our new investigators is Elina!  She only speaks spanish which is a way good thing... we should be teaching her today!

Wasn't Conference the best thing!!!!!  I LOVED IT!

Well I don't have tons of time to tell you all about every investigator because I want to tell you that this has been an awesome week!!!  Like the best thing of my life!!!  I am soooooooo happy!!  I want to let you all know that this church is the truest thing of my life!.... and your life... and every humans life!   I was reading in PMG and it said something about discouragement is the opposite of faith.  I wasn't way discouraged but it can be hard when you look at all these humans you want to give the greatest gift to and they don't want it enough to change.... it's sad but I decided that acting discouraged wasn't showing Heavenly Father my faith in HIS plan and HIS ways.  So this week I decided to be more diligent physically and mentally.  I also decided that when ever I had a question I was just going to pray about it..... no matter how silly it was..... and holy it was the best thang of my life.  And on top of all of that we had a kick bottom zone conference about being a 'finding missionary', there was General Conference, and my companion got sick on tuesday so I studied all day and got blasted by the spirit!!!!!  This is what I want to tell you all... this week I have felt like Christ has been beside me! I can't explain it really but my heart has been so full it's been over flowing.  My prayers have felt more real, my faith in this area has grown, and I have been sooooo happy!!!!  My companion even talked about it one night..... We were saying how we're always laughing... like always.  And I want to say that part of the reason is we're hilarious but I know that's it's mostly just because I feel so close to my heavenly father.... and I'm sooooo happy!!!  I don't want this feeling to ever end.  And I know that this joy is only from living the Gospel.  Wow sorry I'm rambling but this has been a super spiritually uplifting week!

I love you all so much!  I have the greatest family in the world!

 Sister Linton and her missionary companion

Sister Linton has this thing for Tobago men on lawnmowers

When I get home I will get a new rider lawnmower and a blue bonnet

Monday, October 7, 2013

Tobago School Kids 

We've enjoyed seeing hundreds of kids on the streets of Tobago coming from and to school

 Everyone must wear a uniform from top to bottom 

From the color of the ribbon in their hair to the color of their shoes and sox

Each school has their own color designation and they are all Christian based

Backpacks are a coordination exception

On a given day we see hundreds of them on the streets - most of them are trying to "catch ride" to reach school or home

This is Che Sampson.  He is in our branch, a recent convert and very faithful in his attendance and service as a Priest

In this school the color choices are even coordinated between the girls and boys

This is Jewel.  She is not a member of the LDS faith but comes to seminary.  I wanted to take her picture and she kept covering up her face.  She has the most amazing eyes

Typical school kids weighed down with their packs

Some of the schools allow the boys to wear shorts but all of the schools require the girls to wear modest skirts or dresses below their knees

Public transportation buses are free if you're wearing a school uniform.  There are no formal yellow school busses like we know in the states.

If they don't ride a large bus the kids "catch a ride" or what we used to call thumb - except they wave their hands up and down.
It's a form of taxi service and they pay a few TT's for each ride, or around 50 cents in US money.  

Nikita and Natalie Williams are members of our branch

I took their picture as they were going into afternoon seminary

Elder and Sister Linton - out of uniform.
We were caught in a downpour during our morning walk and a security guard took our picture.

About 6:00 in the morning and around 80 degrees wet or dry - very refreshing.