Wow. What a week. We had our Noche Blanca on Saturday, where all the baptisms of the zone/stake were realized. We got to witness 26 people enter into the waters of baptism. There were about 300 people there which was incredible. It was an amazing experience that I honestly will never forget.
So something really cool happened the night before the Noche Blanca. ON FRIDAY HERMANO APOLINAR AGREED TO GET BAPTIZED ON SATURDAY. Yes, you read that right. The night before the Noche Blanca, Hermano Apolinar agreed to get baptized the very next day. The lesson we had with him is one I will never forget. We had something entirely different in our plans... We were going to talk about the 10 Commandments, but luckily the Spirit took us in a different direction. What happened in that lesson is very close to my heart. After much discussion and a very powerful lesson about the Spirit and how He communicates with us, we began to fill out the paperwork for his baptism and scheduled his baptismal interview for Saturday in the morning.
So on Saturday we got to see two of our investigators get baptized: one planned and one unplanned. Isaias, the father of a family of members, and Apolinar, who agreed to get baptized so last minute. It was amazing to see those two men enter into that covenant with their Father in Heaven. They are both amazing and I love them so much. I can´t count how many times Hermano Apolinar tried to hug us (which you can´t do as a missionary since he´s a guy). He was so happy. The Sunday after we ate with Isaias and his family. They are so happy as well. Let´s just say everyone is so happy!
This week a green lizard snuck into our bathroom. After a lot of screaming from all the Hermanas, chasing, and jumping, I finally caught it. We named it Elder Green and let it loose into the wild.
The flood situation has finally been fixed. We no longer have to return home to a reeking, flooded house. HALLELUJAH.
Dominican Republic Fun Fact: In our Branch we don´t have anyone to play piano so we nearly always sing without one. Dominicans have a very low singing range and also have a tendency to change keys every once in a while in the middle of a song. Let´s just say I am learning to sing lower than my usual soprano voice.
I love you all! Thank you for your support and prayers. I know all of it helped us to have such a wonderful week with so many miracles. I appreciate all of it.
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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