Well, the first transfer is now coming to an end. Hermana Frias, my trainer, is leaving to be an Hermana Leader and I am staying here, in Nuevo Amanecer. My second trainer´s name is Hermana Riveras and she is Dominican; that´s all I know about her so far. Tomorrow we will head for the Mission Office, drop off Hermana Frias, and I will meet my second ¨mom' in the mission to finish my training. The two other Hermanas in my apartment are also leaving. I am sad to see Hermana Frias go... she has been such a wonderful trainer and friend. And I will really miss having Hermana Carpio in the house to sing with me and just talk. But I´m sure the new Hermanas will be wonderful as well!
Ah. I feel like every time I go to write home, there is so much to say yet I can´t remember anything. Let´s see let´s see.
This week Mikey, Apolinar and Ana Belkis went to church. They are all wonderful. Apolinar had a date to be baptized this Saturday, but decided he doesn´t want to do it without his wife, who says she feels like the answer to get baptized is sometimes yes and sometimes no. I asked her if she believes what we are teaching her to be true and she said yes. I then asked her what´s holding her back and she said she doesn´t know. Sometimes I just wish I could speak more fluidly with people, especially in times like that because Apolinar then began to talk before we could address it and when Apolinar starts to talk, he doesn´t stop. I love that guy and he says a lot of wise stuff but sometimes it´s difficult to focus on his wife with him there. But seriously I love that couple. She is always making us juice and they are both so sweet.
This week I learned that patience is an underrated characteristic. Patience means maintaining hope, faith, and confidence through hard times. Patience means that we look forward, with a perfect brightness of hope. It means not getting discouraged when things are hard. I don´t have my scriptures with me, otherwise I´d share one with you, but we are promised success and blessings if we have patience. I have noticed that if I keep patience, instead of getting discouraged because of what I don´t understand, I actually understand people better. Everything always turns out better when we have patience. And the wait is more enjoyable as well.
The pictures are from our Zone Meeting on Thursday. There are 10 Hermanas in this zone.
These scarves are from Nikaela's mom. I love the colors:)
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Santo Domingo East MIssion
SDQ 4102, 2250 NW 114th Ave.
Miami, FL 33172-3652
8540 NW 66th St.
Miami, FL 33195 - 2698
Dominican Republic Santo Domingo East Mission