Thursday, October 21, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

I am back to the office from the “Aduana” (Customs package pick-up) with a lot of packages for Missionaries. The Big winner to day was Elder Wendler. As luck would have it he just happens to be here in the office for a week while he recuperates from an amoeba he’s fighting. Of the 11 packages I picked up today, Elder Wendler received 4; what a haul! Elder Wendler told me that his birthday is in November and that is the reason for all of the packages.

Elder Wendler told me that he doesn’t plan to open the packages until his birthday on Nov. 16th. I don’t know if I would have the will power to wait. If it were me, I’d have those packages opened before they hit the counter top of the mission office.

Today we had interviews in the office. President Almonte had several of the areas in the capital come in for interviews.

This afternoon Hna. Johnson and I went to the “Casa” (Temple Accommodation Center) to have our hair cut. We also purchased supplies for the missionaries at the Temple store.

We finished our day by attending an endowment session in the Temple. It was a beautiful session and well attended. Hna. Johnson and I were asked to be the witness couple. I was also asked to be the escort of a brother going through for the first time. His name was Alejandro Fernandez from San Marcos here in the DR. He is 29 years old and single. He said he’s been a member for 4 years and wants to serve a full time mission but he is above the age limit of 26.

We really enjoyed attending the temple and feeling the peace and joy it brings. After a hectic day in the mission office it’s nice to be able to enjoy the “House of the Lord”. Tonight’s session was particularly rewarding because we were asked to help out as the witness couple and with the members attending for the first time.

1 comment:

  1. Yay Elder Wendler is my cute brother!! I love reading your blog! It must be a ton of work! Thanks so much! If you see Elder Wendler tell him i miss him so much and I love him like crazy and to keep up the good work!