I'm still trying to figure out what article of clothing I am going to burn in tribute to this special day. We may make banana bread with the gluten free flour Hna. Cornelison sent me for my actual birthday.
So this week has actually been pretty fantastic. Want to know why? Because Hna. Brimley and I are super obedient (which means we've been exercising every day, and talking to everyone about the Restoration) and we have been so blessed. Everyday, we are like, "We were directed by the Spirit here, and there, and also when this happened...) and it super cool. BE OBEDIENT and the Lord can pour out more blessings. That is how the principle of obedience works.
We met a 16 year old named Diana, and she is golden. We met her her first day here in Monte Cristi, and we could see her face light up as we shared the message of the Restoration. You could see the change in her during the lesson. And she reads everything we leave her, and she's like "Yep, I know it's true." But she may move back to Santo Domingo :( But the Lord helped us to find her the very first moment it was possible, so at least we are doing what he would have us do.
We also met a woman named Yolanda, who has so much faith and desire to do the Lord's will. She had an accident that left her finger hugely infected and we offered her a priesthood blessing. We brought over some preisthood holders yesterday and she got her blessing. We saw her walking home last night, and she told us that her finger got rid of this big green thing, so looks like she is starting to heal! Can I just say that I love the power of the Preisthood? My testimony of it has grown so much, and I understand it a lot better now. Also, you should all dedicate your homes if you haven't yet, and give your families frequent blessings because we need that protection.
Anyway, people are not quite progressing picture perfect, but things are super great!