Friday, April 16, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 (Hump Day)

Today was our “Hump Day” in the mission. We arrived at the MTC in Provo, UT on the 13th of July. We didn’t do anything special (no tie burnings, etc.) just a regular day in the office of work, work, work. It is hard to believe that half of our mission is already over. Where does the time go? The weeks just seem to fly by, probably because we are so busy doing the work of the Lord. And we wouldn’t have it any other way. We love our mission, we love the missionaries we serve with and we love the Lord. This is exactly where we are supposed to be, at exactly the time we are supposed to be here. Every day of the year we are reminded by the little miracles we see that this is His work and he directs this mission through His inspired servants like Pres. Juan E Almonte.

This evening we did celebrate after a fashion. We went to our local video rental store and rented the new Disney movie “The Princess and the Frog”. After we got back from our evening workout at the Dominican Fiesta we watch it. It was good, we liked it.

We really need rain here in the capital. The park across the street from our apartment is completely brown. Most of the trees have lost their leaves and the grass has been dead and brown for three months. This is a stark contrast from when we arrived in the DR in July last year and everything was lush and green. I remember describing the countryside as more jungle than forest. Well, not anymore.

We have only had two significant rain storms in the DR since October. One storm around thanksgiving and the second that lasted 3 days at Christmas but I think the weather patterns are finally changing. For the past two weeks we’ve had some cloud cover (off and on) over the capital. Some of the clouds have even looked black and threatening but the most we’ve gotten out of them is a couple of sprinkles. However last night we had a nice thunder storm and downpour that lasted an hour. It wasn’t much but it will be welcomed relief for this parched country.

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