Also, funny thing, last night we got another downpour like last Tuesday while at the same investigators house! We waited too long to leave and the water was much higher, so we got to have more wading through the streets.
Mostly this week we've just done a lot of contacting and meeting new people which is fun. I'm pretty sure I'll be transfered next week, and I'm a bit sad to leave Monte Cristi because there are so many awesome people here I want to keep working with. But that's just the way the mission is. There will be work to do in whatever other area I'm sent to. Chris, the American, is a very cool investigator. He is actually studying what we leave with him-- very few people do that. He writes down questions for us, and when he feels inspired during the day about something to pray for, he writes that down too (which is just a good idea!)
I haven't shared a Dominican Thing for a long time, so I thought I would think of one. So today's theme is Domincan Interior Design (this one's for you, Mom!)
The most popular color combo for home decor is lime green and orange. Most homes have at least one of the following examples of art on their walls
- Old Man Smoking a Pipe painting
- Fruit Still-life
- Orchids on a Log painting (orchids are not that common here)
- Impressionistic and Idealized Colorful Dominican Countryside painting (with brightly painted wooden shacks and a clear blue stream that doesn't actually exist)
- Prayer poster of Divino Nino Jesus
- Big-Eyed Women with Sunflowers painting
- Posters with really sappy Hallmark card'esque sayings on them and pictures of babies and toddlers (something Angela from the ¨Office¨ would love)
- Some-what real-to-life family portraits (painted) with the family painted in formal-wear.
Well, have a good week! Lots of love!
Have a good week!