Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

This morning I had to do several errands for the office. I noticed most of the stores are all decked out in their Christmas decorations. Hna. Johnson and I were wondering when we were called to serve in the Dominican Republic if they celebrated Christmas like we do. We have since found out that the answer is yes. Christmas is the busiest shopping season here too. I was interested to notice that Santa looks exactly the same here as he does in the states. However the display in the median of the boulevard showing Santa and his reindeer was a little bit different. Santa wasn’t on a sleigh; the reindeer were pulling a wagon with wheels. When there’s no snow, I guess Santa has to make do with what he has.

Elder Almonte and Elder Small were out almost the whole day moving Elders, negotiating contracts, closing houses, etc. They do all of these errands in the office pick-up truck. This afternoon they returned with bad news. Elder Small was driving and sideswiped a parked car. Elder Small was pretty devastated about it. Elder Almonte was glad it wasn’t his turn to drive. The other driver was sitting in the car at the time but didn’t care about the damage to her car because it wasn’t noticeable among all the other dents and rust! Still, Elder Small may lose his driving privileges over the accident.

This evening as we prepared to go home I heard a loud noise (like a chainsaw engine) out on the street in front of the mission office. It was a city truck spraying the neighborhood for mosquitoes. Evidently the local government is doing something about the mosquitoes that cause “Denque Fever”. (See Oct. 22nd, Elder Lewis)

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