Last Friday began with us getting locked in and ended with the pipe under our sink bursting. On our way to breakfast the door to our room would not budge, and we had to yell for help from the other Hermanas in order to get out. We were laughing so hard. The rest of the day went fairly normally. Then, as we were getting ready for bed, at about 10:15, Hermana Jenson puts the stool back under the sink, which barely nudged a pipe. Apparently, this pipe took great offense and thought the nudge it received was greater than just a nudge, because it commenced to burst and water started heavily leaking out. Hermana Jenson yelled out and went to grab it, trying to put it back together, while Hermana Juchau and I ran down the hall to get Hermana Romney for help. It honestly was hilarious. When we got back, Hermana Jenson had some brown mucky stuff on her hand. She held it up and just said, "Hermana Shaw's mucus." We bust up so hard. The sink got fixed and everything was fine. It was a companionship bonding moment.
So I have this robe with a hood. I walked out in it and Hermana Jenson just says, "You know, it would be so cute if we sewed some little animal ears on your hood." Of course I was all for this. All through the week we searched for extra fabric around the CCM and a few days later we finally found some extra ribbon in Hermana Jenson's suitcase and she sewed me some ears for my robe!
Here we are with Hermana Garcia, our amazing teacher who got brutally taken away from us to teach some new missionaries that arrived. We were all so upset. She is the sweetest girl. But I'm sure our new teacher will be great as well!!!
On Sunday we talked a lot about faith. I love this scripture that describes what happens if we have faith in Christ. Moroni 7:33: "....If ye will have faith in me ye shall have power to do whatsoever thing is expedient in me." This is amazing to me. With faith in Christ, we can do whatever is the Lord's will. We will be strengthened and uplifted and carried and enabled to do all things. Learning Spanish can be hard, but I know I can do it through my faith in Christ. With Christ, we can do all things. We can become greater than we ever could on our own. We need Him. We need that strength.
I love you all and I love this gospel. Thank you for the emails; I wish I could write you all back individually.
I LOVE YOU ALL,
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