Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

Monday, February 2, 2015

We’re the perfect two, yeah

Hey I'm still alive!  So, life in the mission. Yes, I have a pretty legit companion. Her name is Hermana Nazaire, and she is from the Bahamas. Her parents are from Haiti, but she grew up in the Bahamas with her mom. She can speak Creol, French, English, and now spanish :D she's crazy, but then again I am too so we make the perfect two! Lol the work here is progressing. We are still trying to figure out how to plan all this stuff out and boy, we got lots of work to do, but it's okay. I can assure you that we never don't have anything to do. We also have a cool ward mission leader. His name is Jhioly (pronounced Hioli), and he's preparing to go on a mission. He's awesome and is really working hard to help us two out. I didn't realize how much a ward mission leader does! 

We've been working our butts off like crazy this past week! We've visited a lot of people and a lot have potential to progress. We're going to try and give some people some baptism dates this week and we're going to see what happens. Hermana Nazaire has a lot of guys in her area who are super cool. One is Raymond, who's 18 and he says he wants to serve a mission in Hawaii.  He knows a lot about the church, but doesn't come to church every sunday because he has school. So that kinda sucks, but he's super cool and has had a lot of questions for us. His friend/neighbor, Robert, is also another one of our investigators. He's soooo awesome! Super intelligent and knows the bible really well, but every time he passes us in the streets, he's always got his motorcycle, wearing his shades, and smiling at us. super chill! As for Noelia, we haven't had the time to visit her this past week, but when Hermana Maltos said bye to her the last time we saw her, she cried. She was really sad to say bye to her. But I think she's doing good. She's seriously amazing and we are seriously just waiting for things to cool down with the family before she can get baptized because she is sooooo ready. 

So do you want to hear a crazy story? the other night we were walking out of our house and as I was locking the door, my companion started to say "No, please no, i don't want to see a naked man on my mission, I don't want to see a naked man on my mission!" I was like "What?! what are you talking about?!" She just kept repeating the words over and over. Then, as we were walking down the stairs, I see this chubby kid run by and I'm like "What the heck ..." and as I look closer, the kid is butt naked! He's like 5 or 6 and he runs through this group of little girls who start screaming! Ok, i know that the law of chastity is hard to live up to in this world, but it's not THAT hard! lol Me and Hermana Nazaire just start cracking up!! Next thing, the kid just starts sprinting back down the street and back down to his house ... i hoped... lol but yeah, it was so funny! Another funny story that happened was the night before that night. So we were walking down the street to visit someone when we see these kids come by on roller blades. Idk why, but all the kids here are roller blading now! It's really cool. sometimes, they grab onto the backs of their friends motorcycles and zip down the street, sometimes a group of them, holding onto each other. It's cool to watch! Anyway, there was a girl and a boy roller blading down the street. The girl was a lot more confident and sturdy, while the boy kinda struggled. So at one point, they decided to go down a small hill together (this all happened in front of us as we were walking). So the boy held onto the girls hips and down they began to go. All was going well until a few seconds later, the boy got all wobbly and, as he was about to fall, he wrapped his arms around the girls hips, then, gradually, slid down til he was holding onto her legs. BUT, did they stop? NOPE! The girl screamed and instead of falling, kept her balance and kept going down!! So all you see is this girl, roller blading, trying to hold her pants up, while dragging this boy down the hill with her!! It was soo funny!  After a couple meters rollerblading together like that, she finally fell. It was so hard for me to help her up without laughing. Oh, the DR ...

Anyway, life's good here! All the advice I have to give you guys this week is to look for a funny situation in this upcoming week. Life's rough, times are stressful, and sometimes I forget to laugh or smile. But with my new comp, I think that's going to change :D So smile! Laugh! And let me know about how the challenge went for you guys:D 

Thank you for your examples and for your love and support. I never forget you guys. How can I? i'm representing the Ho family and Hawaii here in the DR and I'm loving every moment! Love you all and take care! Have an amazing and fun week! 

Love, amor, y aloha,
Hermana Ho

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