Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas! Lots of Pics:)

Mission Christmas Party

Guess who??

How many missionaries can you fit into a van?  In the DR, as many as you want!! (24 missionaries) HaHa

My comp Hermana Lizarado


Look who I saw at the Christmas Party?? Elder Day from Peoria, Az!

Christmas Party

Me and my companion

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Chicken feet, Anyone??


I ATE CHICKEN FEET!!! (proof below in a picture)

Well this week we have been really busy! We had some amazing citas and have found some new investigators and a menos activo family.

Thursday went to the doctor and found out i have bronchitis. I am on antibiotics, so I hope it goes away soon. I'm still able to go out each day though.
Friday Happy Graduation Mom!!!!! I am so proud of you!!!!!!
Saturday we helped a lady in our ward make tamales.  Man,  they were so good and pretty easy to  make.
Sunday was the primary program.  It was so different than it is in the states but it was so cute! We also had a lot of people that have not been coming to church there which was really awesome and special,  especially a menos activo family that we have been working with  finally came so- that was awesome! 
We have  been helping out a lot with a Christmas activity that we have tonight. It has taken a lot of time, but a fun way to do service! The kids here are so funny!!! 
Today we went to another beach "Sosua",  It was so pretty. We played soccer and Frisbee and cooked hotdogs. We took pics, and just enjoyed the beautiful view. I love going to the beach on pdays it is so relaxing.  The latinos don't like it as much because of the sun. They say it's bad, but I love it!

Tomorrow we have a huge conference. We have been looking for a dress for Hna Lizardo for the past week and it reminded me of how much I hate shopping all over again!!!!!! But it's ok  because it was important to her. Learning patience  while shopping!!!
Until next week! I love you!!!
Hermana Heather Peugnet Black heart (cards)
P-day friendly soccer game with the Elders
Chicken Feet!! (they actually weren't too bad)

Dinner appointment

Making tamales

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Another week in Paradise!


   Well this last week we didn't do much just because the Dr ordered me to rest and do nothing for 5 days. So, I did a lot of studying and writing! Hna Lizardo was really taking the do nothing thing pretty seriously. She made sure I rested and followed Dr.s orders.

   The atonement is a very special gift that we have in our lives.  We are able to use it for anything  we are having a hard time with. God  has a plan for each of us. Life is not easy,  but  thankfully we can use the atonement and strive each day to do better and to always try our best!

  Friday we had to go to Santiago for me to do another test at the Dr. and while we were waiting for the bus to go back to Puerto Plata we saw a couple an older couple ... the guy was American, probably 60 or so and the women was Dominican, and probably 40 or 50´s. He didn't speak spanish and so he had his I-pad and would talk into it and then it would translate it into Spanish for the lady. It was the funniest thing ever!  We were having a blast watching how this relationship worked.
  Saturday the other Hermanas that are here in Puerto Plata did an exchange with us so that we could have at least some citas here! Well my companion and the comp of the other Hermana thought it would be funny to leave us locked in the house without a phone or the keys. Luckly they weren't gone that long. That night my companion and I went to a baptism  that another set of missionaries were having.  It was so cool, and nice to finally get out of the house after being cooped up from the Dr.s orders!
  Sunday we went to church, which was really nice! We ate lunch at a members house. Later in the day we had a meeting and watched the First Presidency's   Christmas Devotional that was really cool! 
  Monday we stayed inside, it was the last official day of my 5 day medical rest. It has been raining here a lot !  (It's that time of year- with the greatest rainfall usually in January)
  Tuesday a day of freedom and we went to citas!! YAY!!!! Back to work we go! It was so nice to be out. We had to take it slow,  but we had a lot of amazing and spiritual citas! 
  TODAY!!!!! We today has been a great day. It is our P-day. We went to the beach and played soccer and took tons of pictures and walked along the beach  was awesome!!!! I got so much sun; I love it!!!!!!! After being confined to our apartment for so long it was nice to be outside in the sunshine. The average temp here is about 75-80 degrees year round:) With lots of humidity!

   Tomorrow we head back to the doctors to do some more tests and to see what really is/was the problem. The thing that stinks is that I still feel pain in the same spot.... so I don't know what  the problem is? I hope it goes away soon, because other than that occasional pain, I am doing great! 

Other information:
Yes we always have electricity in this area and we have warm water but I have gotten used to cold water so I still take cold showers.
My comp loves to cook so she just does that.
 So,  since we didn't do much this last week it gave me time to reflect on my mission and I realized that I am almost half way through. That is so crazy! Man the time has been going by so fast I can't believe it!

I hope you have a great week until next week! I love you!!! 
Hermana Heather Peugnet Black heart (cards)
P-day at the beach

I love serving here!!

That's me!

CTR in English

Elders and Hermana's at the beach


Hermana Lizardo and I

Random statue on rock


Friday, December 6, 2013

December Already?!


It is MANGO season again!!!!!!!! YAY!!
 On Thursday and Friday we had some great citas. Friday we were talking with a menos activo planning our next cita when out of the blue he went over to Hna Lizardo and gave her a big hug... She went stiff and her face went into shock!!! It was the funniest thing ever.
Saturday we got invited to one of our wards members house for their sons first birthday party. Then we had citas afterwards. It was a great day.! 
Sunday church was great followed by some awesome citas.
Monday we had a zone meeting and after the meeting about 12 of us went out to lunch and got pizza,  it was awesome! When we got back we went out to all of our citas we had quite a few that day. 
Tuesday and Wednesday was in Santiago all day long in the medical (hospital) trying to figure out what is going on  with the pain in my chest. I have been in the medical a couple of times this week because I have been awakened a couple of times from pain in my chest. Fortunately I found out it has nothing to do with my heart which is good news!! I might have bronchitis or something else, I'm not really sure yet. Yesterday (Wednesday) we were at the medical in Santiago at 8am and did not leave until 8pm (left for 2 hrs while we were waiting for results). It was the longest day of my life!!! It is not the same going to the Dr's  here as it is in the states. Plus I dont understand everything they are saying, so that is hard. I hope to get this problem fixed soon and be done with it! They gave me some medicine and told me to take it easy for about 5 days and just rest. AAHHH! Do you know how hard that is?? I'm feeling pretty good though. 
I received your Christmas package and don't worry Santa, I will not open the gifts early!! Thanks for the extra goodies though. 
Sorry I still dont know what time I will be skyping on Christmas. What time is everyone planning on being over?  That would be easier for me to know so that I can skype around that time?  
Love you to the moon and back!!
Hermana Heather Peugnet
Santa's Helpers:)

Christmas package from home!

Bus ride home from Santiago

Burger King crown
Well i hope everyone is doing well and that you all have a great week! until next week!!! 
I love you!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

More Picture Update-Overload

World wide service day


Recent ER visit
(very primitive conditions)

Alpha at the ER

Beautiful waterfall
P-DAY with members.
( Looked refreshing, but missionaries did not partake:) lol

My Comp Hermana Mojico

Picture Update-Overload

Alpha's daughter Almayha

Alpha's baptism

Presidente Jimenez's family

Zone Conference

My Zone!