Thursday, October 15, 2009

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

I got to meet the Elder that is taking Elder Bates’ place. His name is Elder Small and he is from Snowflake, Arizona. Elder Bates was from Mesa; in fact he is from the Keating Ward in the Mesa West Stake. Since Elder Small is from AZ we’ll continue the tradition of having an office full of Arizonans. Elder Almonte, Elder Small’s companion, is from La Vega, right here in the Dominican Republic.

The rest of the day was full of regular office work complicated with problem solving, emergency errands and other complications associated with the “Translado”. For example, today Elder Almonte went to the office of a landlord’s lawyer and negotiated rental agreement we need very quickly. We have 6 sisters temporarily staying in a one bedroom apartment that only holds 2 sisters comfortably. But it’s an emergency situation so we are moving heaven and earth to get the new apartment signed on and moved into. There’s never a dull moment and no time to relax for the office staff.

In spite of the long hours and hard work, “Translados” are a lot of fun. It’s really fun to watch former companions greet each other after not seeing one another for 6 months or even a year. There are big Dominican “brasos” (Hugs) all around the “transfer chapel”.

No comments:

Post a Comment