Pueblo Arriba — up to a new town

hiking on P-day

hiking on P-day

Saludos from the south…

Well let me just say ITS HOT OUT HERE, but it’s not unbearable. I just sweat ALL the time and I actually smell bad by the end of the day… sorry, hope that wasn’t too much detail. haha.

Wow let me just say it’s a whole lot different than Vicente Noble.  I love it but I also miss how tranquilo Vicente Noble was.  The rama here is pretty big and the members are awesome.  There is always more to be strengthened but siempre (still).  There are a few RM´s in the rama as leaders which is good bc it means they have more experience in the church.

Hna Black is my new companion, she is just awesome!  She is hilarious and just laughs all the time. She just loves these people and wants to help them change.  The language has been a difficulty for her but we are going to work hard to help her out with that.  I´m really excited to be her comp and just love it out here.

We have some investigators who are awesome a few jovenes (youth) and they have parents for menos activos.

This house I live with a hna leader and she is awesome Hna Mejia and hna jensen her comp they are so awesome and work really hard.   It’s always a new adjustment to new people in the house and the new weird things that work and don’t work but it’s just an adventure.

We live so close to everyone and so today we went to a mercado with our district. Of course the elders bought a ton of ties haha.  Kind of like a swap meet. I got a new skirt for 30 pesos- SCORE!  haha and it has pockets!

Let’s just say this week was a week of patience bc  I just wanted to meet all of my investigators and i cannot meet them all in one day but I’m starting to know a little bit better how to go everywhere.  It’s still a process but i love the new challenge.

Have  good week!!

Con amor,

Hermana Johnson

Conferencia, Cats and Temple in Haiti!

Familia!!!!!!

Where do I even begin?! We had a pretty good week… we had an awesome lesson with menos activos and Wilkin is getting better from his chicken pox.

And then there was General Conference… yes and it was awesome! Sadly not everyone came that said they would because it was Semana Santa (Easter or “Holy week”) which equals drinking, going to the beach or the nearby river, chillin’ with the fam, and eating habichuelas con ducle. It’s like bean soup blended with milk, sugar and then raisins, sweet potato, canela and galletas on top. It’s pretty good.

But back to conference, wow! There is a lot of stuff on eternal families, the temple, enduring to the end, following Christ, oh man! Let’s just cover it all. May I just say what fun it is that two people spoke in Spanish again. I know it’s different for y’all but it’s easier to watch because otherwise I can’t look at the speakers because I can see the English and hear the Spanish haha.

I really enjoyed the talk by Elder Wilford Anderson! about learning to feel and move with the music because we already know the pasos[steps]. https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2015/04/the-music-of-the-gospel?lang=eng We need to cantar y practicar. Y siga practicando el evangelio… sorry all my notes are in Spanish… I also really enjoyed Elder Holland– I did however, miss the first few minutes because the power went out again. Haha! Oh the Sur life in the DR. 😉

Well I don’t need to give a summary of everyone’s talks but I really enjoyed all of the steps that they gave. There were many talks with different things to apply and it was nice that they put them all out for un in steps. Now we have the job to apply them all before next conference.

Let me just say I was so happy that they are building a temple in Haiti. I may not have mentioned this but we are about 3 hours from Haiti here, therefore there are a ton of Haitians and we keep finding more who are so open to the gospel, but the language is a barrier sometimes. Luckily we have a pretty willing a fiel member who goes out with us and translates. Oh how I love Haitians!

Oh! This morning I was cleaning up the extra room and I found a cat! …oh wait, not just one… but THREE CATS! One mama and two babies! Yes, we have pets by accident… haha. The mama was really protective of one and not the other. What a terrible mama cat. Don’t worry we got her out and the babies too. Hahaha Oh what an adventure…

Love you all!

Hermana Johnson