Happy New Year! 1-2-14
Thursday: Hna Lizardo skyped her family because she wasn't able to Christmas. We also tried to visit people but it was hard because people were still caught up in Christmas. and too busy.
Friday we went over to a members house to eat lunch. One of their neighbors came and ate too. He was from the states and started asking me questions about the church and I shared the whole first lesson and what ever else he asked me. We were talking in English of course, but the spirit was so strong that Hna Lizardo told me that she was able to understand a little bit of what we were talking about even though she doesn't speak or understand English which was awesome!
Saturday we went to an investigators Oneyda's house to eat. Afterwards Hna Lizardo had a wet spot on her skirt because the set was a little wet so Oneyda ironed it! Then we went to a menos activos house, her name is Elisabet she is about my age and pregnant. We have been trying to working with her for awhile. We asked her when we visit if she will read 5 verses in the Book of Mormon with us. This was our first day and after 5 verses she kept going. We were so surprised but she told us that she didnt want to stop after 5 verses. We also cleaned the church building with the Elders.... man was it nasty....
Sunday Ivonne one of our investigators told us she wanted to be a "mini missionary" because the President has been looking for one and she has been with the missionaries for a long time, so we got permission from the Mission President. So, Sunday we had her baptism. It was so cool and spiritual while we were waiting for the baptism. Her original baptism date that we had for her was not until the 25th of Jan. Before the baptism I had about 8 little Dominican girls playing with my hair. They were having so much fun! After the baptism we had a cita with Angelina who was referred to us by Hma Douglas (our mission Mom). She is awesome. The spirit was so strong in her lesson and she asked us some amazing questions!
Sunday night I found out I was being transferred..... Hna Lizardo started crying when we found this out. We were just starting to see the work progress together here.
Monday we started visiting people and saying goodbye. But we had an awesome experience... We were at La Sirena for lunch with a group of missionaries and we wanted time alone to talk so we left and went and to sit on a wall by the beach. Well right as we got there a Jehovah witness came up to us, she was from Florida and started asking us questions about the church, about our beliefs ect.. and we talked for about 45 minutes... she had been sitting behind us when were eating. It was very interesting, I gave her the whole first lesson (the restoration of the gospel), talked a little bit about the Plan of Salvation, talked about tithing, our missions and our purpose, pretty much everything about the gospel. I gave her a pamphlet with our number on it and tried a Book of Mormon but she said she wouldn't read it. The Spirit was so strong when we were talking and I know she felt it too because I saw tears in her eyes and Hna Lizardo was able to understand just about everything too! It was one of the coolest experiences ever!!!!!!!!
Tuesday we found out that i was being transferred to Santiago North so we took pics and said goodbye to people. We were so sad. Hna Lizardo is awesome, by far she has been one of my favorite companions even though there was a real language barrier between us at first. I learned so much from her. She is one of my good friends, it was so sad to leave her and the people in Puerto Plata!
Wednesday! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!! and Transfers. Well I got transferred to Santiago North and my companion is Hna Colton. She is so nice we get along great and are already having a great time. She has 1 transfer (6 weeks) more than I do in the mission. I know I will learn a lot from her! She has been in this area for 4 months already and the members that I have met are awesome!
I hope you have a great week! Until next week!
I love you!!!!!!
Hermana Heather Peugnet <3
Ivonne baptism 12-29-13
Me, Ivonne and Hma Lizardo
Ivonne baptism w/ friends!
me and Hma Wake
Lunch with members
Transfer day 1-1-14
My zone 1-1-14
My new comp Hma Colton
View from our bedroom in North Santiago