Dear family and friends
this last week has gone really fast fo me. we worked hard this last week. i enjoyed this last week. it has been super tiring and my body needs this beloved p-day but it was worth it. This last week we had a done a lot of contacting. our area is so big. we went up to a part of our area i have never been called "la colina", meaning hill. i had passed the hill several times but i had never gone up. The area is HUGE though. So we've spent a few days up there this last week contacting and teaching. I love how friendly, open and religious they are. The DR is a lot different than the states. For example, We were waiting for a member to come open the church and we were sitting across the street in the front of someones house in the shade and the lady that lived in the house came out to leave but before she left she offered us some chairs to sit in... to people she has never met sitting outside her house lol.
Anyway, i love Dominicans and how hospitable they are. They love to cater to others. They dont have a ton but they share what they have so everyones taken care of. :)
Anyway, so "la colina" seems like a really cool area and we've met some pretty swet people.
Also, this last week we set a baptismal date with Esterlin. He's getting baptized the 9! if all goes well. :)
Im sorry this email is kinda lame, but im doing well. Working hard. Missionary work is work for sure but im learning when we focus our effortso n helping others we're joyfully exhausted instead of irritangingly tired.
this is God's work. I am only an instrument in His work to help "bring to pass the inmortality and eternal life of man"... if they WANT it. People have their agency, im just here to teach others and give them the chance if they waant to learn.
I know Christ lives and died for us so we too can live again. I am thankful for Him and His Atonement. I am thankful to know God, our Beloved Father in Heaven loves us and is always here for us.
In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.
2 nephi 7:7