Last night we got a call from the Zone Leaders to inform us that we were all to stay inside because of the hurricane. We woke up to nothing, not even a drop of rain. We studied like normal then got a text saying that it was all good and we could leave. It started to rain after we left but that´s pretty normal for the DR. Looks like the hurricane isn´t going to reach Santo Domingo. :) We are happy and safe.
General Conference was awesome! I got to see the two Saturday sessions in English (perks of serving in Gazcue, where the office is, and of having a bilingual companion) and the two Sunday ones in Spanish. Those two days were basically spent looking for everyone that'd said they'd come to conference and inviting and encouraging people to come. Almost everyone told us they weren't going last minute, but luckily Bethania and all her kids were able to go, and Pamela as well. They loved it. I loved the urge for us to really incorporate the gospel of Jesus Christ in our lives. To really live it.
Luis, our recent convert (the oldest of the Familia Urraca), has kidney stones. He hasn't been able to go to church for a couple of weeks and is in quite a bit of pain, but he's taking medication and hopefully they'll pass soon. The rest of his family is going strong and Bethania is progressing so much with dropping cigarettes.She's down to just one a day! Yesterday we had a Family Home Evening with them. Bethania's testimony just grows and grows. She fell in love with Conference and frequently bears her testimony that she knows the church is true. I love that family to pieces.
I know that this is the work of the Lord. If we let Him, He can change us. I've seen it in others' lives and in my own. We are malleable beings and it is beautiful.
I love you all. Keep shining.
Shout out to Hermana Taylor, one of my very best friends. She's going home tomorrow and I just can't believe it. We never even were companions but it's as if we were. She's the bomb. I'm going to miss her.
English General Conference. Living by the Mission Office perks! And having a bilingual companion too! Woo!
From another P-day. We went to the salon. Everyone here gets their hair done every week so I wanted to see what the fuss was about. They put my hair up in rollers and then stuck me in one of those blower things that makes you look like an alien. It hurt. I'm not sure if it was worth it, but my hair was incredibly soft afterwards.
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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