A Pig and A Prayer, Wheelies, and Transfers

Buenas everyone,

I have officially made it through my first transfer in the field. Wow does time fly!

Well we have a baptism coming up. Dorwitat is getting baptized on the 27th. She is the sassy girl, who gets embarrassed super easily, so we are working on that with her.  But she really loves the gospel and has grown immensely since we first taught her.  She even went to church on her own this week, usually we have to go get people to get them to go to church.

Delfia and Antoni, her grandson, are really learning and also have a true desire to learn.  Their baptism is the 6th of Dec.  Delfia really has a true desire to learn and feels something when we are teaching her.

And pretty much all of our other investigators need to get married and we can’t give them a baptism date until they get married, so that’s a huge problem, we would have a ton more baptism dates by now.  It is expensive to get married, especially since these people are very humble for the most part.

ok now for some stories of the week…

For the pig–we were teaching a lesson with this old lady and her friend,  They didn’t have any more chairs to offer us and so Hermana was being bossy and made me sit on the chair and she sat on the ground.  When we were finishing up this pig began to walk over no big deal just walking in the gutter.  The little girl began to pray and right as she started praying this pig stops in the gutter and starts peeing right behind Hermana Huish.  I started cracking up!  Well really just snickering and trying not to during this prayer. This was a long prayer.  As soon as we walked away Hermana Huish said ‘I thought that pig was peeing’ and I told her it was and she said eww!! and then we laughed super hard.

Ok so we went to Aldo and Alba who have been going to church for about 2 years but aren’t baptized bc he needs to get divorced before they can get married to get baptized.  well they have two little boys and they sound like minions–the laugh and everything!!  So great.

Yesterday we were walking to a cita (appointment) and… well let me give you some background:  Everyone has a motorcycle here and kids age 8 and up to 90 drive them.  Everyone thinks its super cool to do wheelies all the time.  Anyway so we were walking and this guy did a wheelie and tipped back so far he fell off the moto.  It was ridiculous and everyone else was laughing while hermana and i were just in shock.  Yup you know you’re in the Dominican Republic when people laugh if someone falls off their moto and everyone laughs but you.

We got our Liahonas (magazine) for Conference at our zone meeting and I also got another package! Thank you! For the ranch packet, and super cute and comfy outfit.  I love the skirt.

Hermana Hamblin is gone now and Hermana Walters is new in our house.  She is from St Lucia, pretty cool.  She speaks English and Creole and now Spanish she is one foot taller than me!

I am realizing I know more Spanish than I think, I am teaching side by side with Hermana Huish most of the time.  We are always working on me talking more and more in the lessons so I can feel more comfortable and practice, but I still get a little frustrated sometimes. However the Lord has blessed me a ton and I have learned really quickly.

We have been getting rain storms so it has been cooling off more at night, which has been kinda nice but then it also is more humid and gets kind of hot during the day, but luckily we always get our evening breeze.

word of the week:  jugetear – to frolic  haha yes!

maybe a jump rope would be nice so i can exercise in the house.. ?

con amor,

Hermana Johnson


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