Saturday, November 21, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009

This morning early I did my “Diligencias” (errands) to “Centro de Servicio” (Central Services for the Caribbean Area) and to the “Aduana” (Customs office). Both stops took much more time than usual, over an hour each. I’ve never seen such long lines at the Aduana before. I picked up 7 packages for our missionaries there. I also mailed outgoing letters for the missionaries too. Postage for an air mailed letter to the US is $20.00 D.R. Pesos. That’s about $0.56 in US dollars.

This evening Hna. Johnson and I were invited to dinner with Dr. & Hna. Kilgore at the “Casa de Huespedes” (Temple Accommodation Center). Also invited were Elder and Hna. Finlaysens. They are CES (Church Education System) missionaries. They teach at the Institute of Religion on campus of the university here in Santo Domingo. Also invited were Elder & Hna. Berkley. Their mission calling is to microfilm Dominican historical records like birth, wedding and death certificates & other records, etc.

The meal was wonderful and afterward we all just stayed seated at the table and visited, told stories and talked about our mission experiences. It was a delightful evening. It was so refreshing to have stimulating conversations with other Senior couples and hear their stories, etc. We always look forward to FHE and other gatherings with the other Senior couples. Next Monday the Senior Couples are celebrating thanksgiving with a large dinner on Monday evening for FHE. Hna. Johnson and I hope to be able to attend but it’s the night before “Translados” and we never know for sure if we will be available. Hopefully we well make it.

1 comment:

  1. It sounds like you are having a wonderful experience. I love you! I wanted to let you know that I'm pregnant and I'm due July 26th. My first doctors apt is Dec. 22nd. Nathan is very excited. Keep up the good work.
    Love, Amanda