I can not count the amount of miracles we are seeing here in Gazcue. My goodness.
This week we had basically decided that Santa would have to get baptized next week because when we went to set an appointment for her wedding, they told us they were too backed up and that we would have to wait. Well the Zone Leaders wouldn't accept that news so after a kneeling prayer in District Meeting, they went to go see if they could fix an appointment for the next day. They came back with a receipt in their hands and the news that Santa and Javier would be able to get married that Friday. Hermana Silva and I nearly screamed we were so happy. We got to be witnesses at their wedding and Santa got baptized the day after, on Saturday. Santa was so happy and even brought two friends to church! Wow. Really the Lord is pouring out His blessings. Her husband, Javier, is working to reactivate himself and is really excited to prepare to enter in the temple with her.
The Contreras Family is still doing wonderfully. Rafael's baptism is getting changed to August but that's okay. He is so excited still. I'm in love with that family.
The Acosta Family is doing great as well. This week we ran around, trying to fix their papers before their marriage. Pedro, the husband, would never listen to us before but has been slowly opening up. While we were fixing one of the papers in the government building, we began teasing Pedro about when he would get baptized... and he said "soon". We were shocked. We took advantage of the moment and asked him if he would get baptized in August. He said yes!!! I actually teared up in that government building. The next day we had the first lesson where he sat and listened to us talk about the gospel. Wow. That family. I love them.
OH. Transfers news! So... I'm leaving Gazcue A... :..( BUT I'm not going too far! I'm going to be in Gazcue B now, so I'll still be in the same ward and the same house, but I'll be working in the other side and with a new companion. Hermana Silva is staying in our area and we're both going to train new sisters. Tomorrow I'll found out who my new companion is! I'm pretty excited. It'll be fun. We'll be whitewashing but at least I know some of the investigators already, so it's not exactly starting from ground 0. Gazcue is probably the best area to whitewash in as far as getting around goes because the streets are actually marked and there's a map. Woo!
The mission is going crazy with higher goals and everyone is seeing more miracles. As a whole we are more obedient. As a whole we are more believing. The Lord is doing something great here in the Dominican Republic. More individuals and more families are getting baptized. It's kind of cool to be living by the office and see a little piece of the madness.
The Sisters had a baptism on Sunday and we had to fill the font with water from buckets and 5-gallon bottles we found around the church. I got really wet.
I love you all. I know that God lives and that He loves us. I know that His hand is in our lives. I know that miracles happen. The more we thank Him for them, the more we see.
Our last Zone Meeting of the transfer!
We were the witness at Santa and Javier's wedding
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Santo Domingo East MIssion
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Miami, FL 33172-3652
8540 NW 66th St.
Miami, FL 33195 - 2698
Dominican Republic Santo Domingo East Mission