Monday, August 28, 2017


Some changes + 7 more months

Hey Everyone!

The eclipse looks way cool! It was down here as well but it was only for a second and I missed it haha

This week was really good! The most exciting things that happen is first we went to zone conference. So we flew down to Trinidad again and was able to go there. It was pretty great seeing everyone haha especially being in isolation up here. But the Zone Conference was centered on goals and the atonement. We learned a lot about the blessings we get from the atonement, so it was really good. We are teaching it differently than we have been and it has made it a lot better to teach. It's pretty great when we are able to use the atonement cuz it defiantly helps us each and every day. One blessing I like is found in ether 12:27

We also had exchanges so Elder Mckinlay and Elder Mckay came up to Tobago.  Elder Mckinlay came with me, he goes home in a week so it was fun being with him. He's a great missionary and had a lot of cool experiences with him, so that was pretty fun having them here. 

Also we got our transfer a week early so next week I will be leaving Tobago :( it's bitter sweet haha and I'm going back to Princestown again! I didn't see that coming haha but I'll be with Elder Mcgee, so it should be great. Also Hazel is planned to be baptized September the 9th so I'll miss it... I'm hoping to come back to see it though! I have been working with her since 1st of May so I would love to see her baptized.

We have been working hard and we have found a guy named Antonio, he is really cool and he actually has a desire to learn more. We talked about the restoration with him and he was big about the Priesthood. Like asking where it is at and the importance to have it. So he truly wants to know if we really have the Priesthood so I'm excited to continue to teach him until I'm gone.

I know the Priesthood is very important and I'm glad that I am able to hold it. We have been able to exercise it a lot here in Tobago, whether it be give blessings or blessing/passing the sacrament. I am happy that it is here today so we have the path back to our Heavenly Father.

Well I hope you all have a great rest of the week and here is a few scriptures I came across that I liked
D&C 6: 33-37
john 14:27
matthew 28:19-20

take care and one love!
elder colton bastian

centipede (poisonous)
Tobago hot dogs





Monday, August 21, 2017


Live Laugh Love

Hey Everyone!

This past week was pretty good. It's gone by super quick haha, it feels like time is getting faster and faster now!

Not a lot happened this week again, we had exchanges with the assistants. Elder Boyce (from Idaho) and Elder Rose (from SLC). They are some great elders, I learned a lot from them. Elder Rose came with me for the exchange and we had some pretty great lessons. As we talked with a few people they really expressed how family is so important to them. Which is pretty great cuz that's what the gospel is centered on is families.

We have been contacting a lot once again. Tobago is the land of contacting. We found a few really cool people, one women was super nice she lived down this dirt path that didn't seem like anyone lived down there. But we decided to walk down and we found a house. we gave her a Book of Mormon and set a time to see her so that was cool. The next was this younger man who is a barber (barbering is a big thing down here), but he was interested and asking us questions. Usually people aren't interested but he was so that was awesome!

Hazel didn't come to church this week... so we may have to postpone the baptism so that was unfortunate.

In a lesson I taught how the good times will always over top the bad. Which I found to be true. When you get disappointments you gotta look at the positive things that are happening and go in with a good attitude. I also gave a talk again in sacrament meeting. It was about endure to the end. I used the message from Pres. Eyring: the reward of enduring well so it went pretty well.

Other than that nothing exciting happened. I solved a rubix cube in 1 min and 30 sec so that was cool haha other than that not much

mosiah 27:36-37
some scriptures on missionary work that were nice.

Have a great week and don't forget to do something nice for some one!

one love 
elder bastian


Monday, August 14, 2017


hey everyone!

This week not a lot happened. We were trying to find people to teach this week. All day we would walk and try finding people. We found some cool people though, we found this one man named Robert. He is 84 yrs old, we called in the house and he came out. And one of the first things he does was high kick over his head and sprinted to us hahah and he is 84 so that's pretty impressive. We got talking with him and he is a cool guy, a lot of history. We gave him a Book of Mormon and he said 'the spirit is telling me this is a good book, I need to read this" so that was really cool. 
We also found this guy named Hayden. He is from New York but originally from Trinidad. I saw him all week walking down the street and I was hoping we found where he lived and at the end of the week we did haha so that was cool. He has seen the missionaries all over the world but never talked to them. So we will see how both are when we visit them again.
Besides contacting nothing else. Hazel is planning on getting baptized this month so we are still trying to help her. so that's exciting.
that's about it for the week.
quote I like " forget yourself and go to work" - pres Hinckly's father
mark 8:35
and mosiah chapters 23 and 24 I liked these chapters. as we turn to the lord he will always deliver us out of trouble or difficulties
have a great week 
one love 
elder colton bastian

We had a lot of extra avocados so we made face masks hahah

found a cool place 


Monday, August 7, 2017


Hey Everyone,

This week was a pretty descent week, not too much happened here. It was a holiday this past week so everyone didn't have time to listen haha and it was also pretty rainy so it made it hard for people to answer to us. So it was an interesting week haha. 

Hazel came to church again! We are planning her to be baptized this month. I really want to see her make that change in her life. She knows its true, cuz I can see it every time we go by her. So we have really been trying to help her even more, other than that nothing too exciting.

We gave a blessing to a husband and a wife this week. The family is going through a hard and stressful time, so it's amazing what a blessing can do.

Also I have been reading a book called Our heritage. it's a really good book to learn about the history of the church. It's amazing the sacrifices the early saints made, the hardships, trial, persecution. So it's amazing what they went through so we can have what we have today. So I'm pretty grateful for that. I bore my testimony about this in church and it was really nice to see how the spirit can really direct your words.

Well that's about it for this week. not much happened.
Have a great week everyone, remember to always to show that love to another. That's one of the most important things we can do. Love is the key.

mosiah 18:21

one love! elder colton bastian