The internet's down so I'm writing in hopes that it comes back soon and all this doesn't get erased. My goodness. The concept of everything possibly getting erased... okay. I shall not think of that.
Hermana Silva is my companion now. She's from Brazil and is awesome! She speaks Portuguese and learned Spanish on the mission, but already speaks it practically perfectly. I'm still in Gazcue and life is good.
INTERNET IS BACK! LIfe is good.
This week we have been teaching Bryan a lot, and helping him be prepared for his baptism on Wednesday. He is 11 years old and doesn't know how to read, so teaching him is a little hard. We have gotten really creative with using pictures, our own made-up sign language, and chants/songs to help him remember the very basics of this gospel. He can now remember what he at first could not even capture. Miracles!
We contacted someone this week that only spoke English. I tried so hard to speak with him. It was hard. Good thing he was understanding and patient as I fumbled over my words.
I love one of the General Conference talks that speaks of how to have peace. As we learn, listen, and walk with Christ, we will find peace. His way was never easy, and our way will not be easy, yet we have the promise of peace as we trust in Him, learn of Him, and use His atonement in our lives.
I love you all,
These little girls are the coolest. They make my life so happy.
Familia Acosta :) Bryan, the one with the striped shirt and making the gun symbol is getting baptized on Wednesday this week!
My new comp! Hermana Silva!
Cifrida, a recent convert in the ward, cut my hair. Hermana Taylor was a witness of the act.
I just wanted to get a picture of my short hair and all these hooligans decided they wanted to be in the picture too.
Write me! I would love to hear from you! :)
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