Monday, March 22, 2010

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Hna. Johnson has been asked by the Mission President’s wife, Hna. Almonte to design several silk floral arrangements for the Mission Home. This is right up Hna. Johnson’s alley and of course she was delighted to accept the job. So, this afternoon we took a couple of hours off from the office to go shopping for vases and silk flowers. Ya… we like to shop! We went to a couple of our favorite stores, La Sirena and Jumbo. But, there is a new store in Santo Domingo that just opened for the first time last month. It is the IKEA! Hna. Johnson has been looking for an excuse to go to the IKEA. Well, buying materials for the silk arrangement was as good an excuse as any.

Later this evening we went to our branch’s “Noche de Amistad” (Friendship Night). Noche de Amistad is like a ward activity night and open house rolled into one. Members, missionaries and investigators meet at the chapel for an activity, games, singing, or just about anything fun. The Branch Secretary, Hno. Jean Pierson was in charge of tonight’s activity but he was late because of car trouble. It wouldn’t have mattered if he had come in his car anyway; he wouldn’t have been able to park it in the church parking lot because someone dumped to wrecked car right in front of the driveway. Hna. Johnson and I had to park on the street.

The Noche de Amistad went pretty well considering Hno. Pierson didn’t have anything planned. What he ended up doing was inviting Hna. Johnson and I to introduce ourselves and give a message. We enjoyed getting to know the members that were there and the evening’s activity went pretty well.

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