So this past week was "Semana Santa." In the DR this means a few traditions: Kiddy pools in the street, beans with sugar (habichuelas con dulce), and it also means that nearly everyone is gone on vacation to the beach or the river. It was amazingly quiet this week and that meant a lot of walking for us because almost nobody was home. Despite it all we got to visit quite a few members and get to know them better and we still managed to find a few new people that seem really awesome.
This week was also a week of food-related miracles. So last week I checked my mission credit card and it turns out I was given 1/3 of the normal amount... This meant that we had to be really wise with how we spent our money and it meant that food was going to be tricky. However, that Sunday the bishop had us over for lunch (we normally don't eat with members too often) AND, without knowing the situation we were in, his wife gave us a bag of plantains, eggs, avocado, and juice. It was honestly an answer to prayer and gave us another day where we didn't have to worry. The next day as Hermana Perez and I were leaving the house, we saw Hermana Schmidt and her family driving up... and guess what they delivered?? A bunch of gluten free mixes for us! That ended up saving us another day because we were able to make pancakes since we already had eggs and oil. Ah. Thank you Schmidt family! THEN another food miracle happened: The Faulkners invited us over to eat on Sunday and, as I said, we hardly eat with members here. I'm pretty sure the Lord takes care of us missionaries.
Diego is preparing to get baptized in April. Go Diego go! Sabrina is still working on getting married. It is so hard to find her because of her job but she still has so much excitement for her baptism. Nayua finally showed up to church which made us SO happy! She's the cutest 13 year old ever. She understands so well all the lessons and participates in Young Women's as if she was born in the church. I love her.
Hermana Schmidt passed by on Thursday to say goodbye.
GF treats from the Schmidt Family!
Me and my new companion, Hermana Perez
I love you guys. Look for the miracles in your lives. They happen every day.
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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