On Tuesday Hermana Silva and I met our new companions, fresh from the MTC. Hermana Delcompare is from Guatemala and is way awesome. She is beyond capable and I'm pretty sure she got called to train me. She knows way too much.
The first week in Gazcue B went pretty well. We are learning how to whitewash together and getting to know the streets and investigators. Fun fun. Luckily the area isn't too unknown to me because of some intercambios we did over the last two transfers. I have learned a lot this week about the importance of not looking back. In Gazcue A I saw the what sometimes seems like a fruitless fight of missionary work grow and expand into an explosion of progress and miracles. It was just getting more and more miraculous every day. Then transfers came. And this week I really have learned how important it is to not look back (or even to the side in this case). The work will only progress here if I have both feet in and if my sight is fixed forward with a perfect brightness of hope. God has already proved to me that miracles happen. And who I am to doubt when He has already proven me so? There is so much to do here. We are going to see miracles. We already seeing miracles. And the increase will be even more wonderful because of the difference we will see. Everything is in His hands.
This week we found a lot of cool new people that we are excited to work with. We are trying to talk with everyone and have found many that have had contact with missionaries before. The Lord is in this work.
I love you all! Keep strong, keep shining, keep smiling,
1 - Our generation! Hermana Barreda (my first daughter), Hermana Barreda's daughter AKA my grandaughter, me, and my new daughter and companion, Hermana Delcompare. They're all from Guatemala! Apparently I'm Guatamalen.
2 - Last night with Hermana Silva. We visited the Contreras Family. Rafael's preparing to get baptized and his wife, Elizabeth is reactivating. I love that family and will miss visiting them! At least we'll still see each other at church!
3 - We made cookies! also... Hermana Delcompare is awesome!
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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