I hope you all had a great thanksgiving!
Updates for this week include me taking my first bucket shower! You have not lived in the Dominican Republic until you have taken a bucket shower so check that off the list!
For Thanksgiving we made brownies at our Hermana Leaders house. The ovens here are different so we didn’t really know what temperature it was at so the brownies never got really cooked before we had to go to bed so it was kind of like brownie soup! Yummy!
Friday we went to the temple with a couple of zones. We woke up at 4:30 to go to the temple and it was marvelous! It was such a fun day. On the way back though we ran into some obstacles. The buses back to Yamasa stop around 6:30 and we got to the bus stop around 6 and no bus came. But then a guy came and told us to catch another bus to go a different way. We were with some other people so we did as we were told so we could get back. Anyway we got on this bus and traffic was so so bad and we ended up being on a bus for 3 hours instead of the usual 45 minutes, but one of the girls we were with we contacted. Her name is Anabel and she seemed really interested so we are going to visit her tomorrow!
We also had investigators finally come to church! Antonio and Chamil. They are friends and have some really good questions. Chamil questions religion a little bit because he thinks they are to control people, but we have been focusing on agency and the blessings that come from choosing the right and he seems to really enjoy it. They both really enjoyed church and I am really excited to see them progress.
The Garcia family did not come to church and we were devastated so we went there later that day and found out that they really didn’t have an excuse not to come so we had a lesson on the importance of keeping the Sabbath day holy and partaking of the sacrament. As of right now we have a date for the 3 kids for the middle of December. We are hoping for this day because we have invited them to be baptized so many times, but hopefully now they understand the importance of going to church!
We also got to watch the Christmas video that the church put out as a member showed it to us. It is AMAZING!!! I encourage you all to watch it. It shows how Christ lived His life and how we can do Christ like things today! Watch it!!
The Dominican Republic is awesome sometimes interesting but awesome. Cultural fact of the day is that people preach in all sorts of places. People come onto the bus or the metro and just start to preach. This morning some guy got on his roof and started preaching through a megaphone. I guess they beat us to it! I am enjoying my mission!
Spiritual thought is read Alma 34:38. Just because thanksgiving is over doesn’t mean we shouldn’t give thanks every day!
Love you all,