Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Last night when we drove back to Azua very late it rained most of the way. In fact it rained from about 5:00pm to 9:00. Neyba is in the desert, not unlike Arizona, they really needed the rain. It hadn’t rained there in 5 months. Everyone there is really thankful for the rain. Then again tonight, on our drive home, it rained again for a couple more hours. This rain is a real blessing for the good people of Neyba and Duvergé.

Today was another very busy Sunday for “Donkey & Shrek”! Every weekend we are “off on another whirlwind adventure” (this is a line from the Movie Shrek II). Today we had services to attend in both branches, Neyba and Duvergé; we had more PEC meetings as well as interview, etc.

Today there was no power in Duvergé for most of our services there. The Duvergé branch has no AC and it has no battery backup when the power goes off. (The power in “El Campo” is very unreliable; it is only on half the time. That means only power 12 hours in a 24 hour day!) So the rented home we use for a chapel doesn’t even have fans when the power is off. When we start our services at 4:00pm the temperature in the shade is 90 degrees and the humidity is at 50%! It is just hot and miserable.

Hna. Johnson got too dehydrated today as a result of the heat. It is something we always guard against by drinking lots of water. But today the heat got the best of her and she wasn’t feeling very well by the end of our services. Luckily the Azua house had power plus our trucks AC works great. She was feeling better by the time we got to Azua but she still went straight to bed when we got back.

This evening we gave Elder Stirland (From Hurricane, Utah) a ride to Vicente Noble. He is being transferred to the capital tomorrow. He has been working in Duvergé for 4 months. Was sorry to say goodbye to all the good people of Duvergé and to his companion he has been training for the past 4 weeks.

Hna. Johnson and I will miss him a lot too. Elder Stirland is a very good Elder and I have relied on his help and judgment a lot in Duvergé for the past 3 months. But “when the Lord closes a door he always opens another one” (another quote from a movie) so we will not go wanting in Duvergé. Elder Jimenez the former AP is still with us so we will be well taken care of. Elder Jimenez is from the D.R. and he is a hardworking, dynamic Elder.

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