The Lord blessed us this week with a wonderful baptism!
His name is Dioni and is 24 years old. He is the brother of a member and wanted to learn more about the church. He has a strong desire to follow Christ and change his life for good! It has been an amazing experience watching him come unto Christ as he has kept his commitments and searched for an answer that this is the true Church of Christ. We have been teaching him for over a month and he was prepared to accept this gospel!
He was baptized last night and thankfully my first baptism in the mission wasnt stressful, but was a special moment for him! Pictures are attached.
Another thing this week was that as missionaries worldwide we had a training. Part of this training was that they announced changes in the mission. Our daily schedule will be changing this week. They have given us more time in the mornings and we will be planning in the mornings instead of at night. They made these changes to be more flexible for each area of the world and to help us arrange our schedule so after the mission we will find time to study our scriptures and so forth. I think it will be a great change and helpful. We find out what our President says on Thursday. Our preparation day also starts at 8 am instead of 10 so that's nice. for those of you who served missions you will understand this next part. They changed the key indicators. We only have 4 now that we report so that we aren't stressing about numbers of lessons as much anymore. Which is super nice!
This week I had 2 rights of passage in the Dominican Republic. The first was I ate Pica Pollo. Pica Pollo´s are every where here are are just little places with chicken, rice, and fried plantains. It is super cheap and actually pretty good! The second right of passage was wearing a tuvi. Every Dominican women wears a tuvi to bed for their hair not to get all crazy. many women just where them in the street and one of our investigators put my hair in a tuvi. It was funny because I am blonde and the tuvi was black so it looks kind of funny, picture attached. I am becoming more Dominican every day!
This week we were also walking to one of our investigators and there was like 20 kids in the street and they asked me to speak in English so I did a little bit and they didnt understand but then they followed us down the street, it was pretty funny. After the lesson they were all still in the street and just came up and started shaking my hand. I felt a little famous for a minute, but it was really cute!
We are continuing to work hard here in Yamasa and find people to teach! We see miracles every day, big and small!
I hope you all have a great week and a wonderful first week of February! Wow, February already! Time is flying!