Wowie! Sorry it´s been soooo long since I´ve really written but things have been CRAZZZZZZZZZZY!!!!!
! Let me try to catch you guys all up....
First off an old Hanukkah photo from my old area. Yes we lit candles and yes we played dradel multiple times and made up our versions of the dradel song and it was super fun and everyone´s first Hanukkah! Well besides me of course!
So Hanukkah was from a very long time ago, but now I´m with a new companion (well it´s been 5 and a half weeks)
But starting the 22 my companion, Hna Hernandez (from Chile) ended up being super sick, throwing up and a fever of 104.5 which landed us in a hospital by about 9 at night to the closet hospital which was about 30 minutes away. Luckily, we have a member of the church who lives next door and has a car, so he took us.
This is my really sad picture of our hospital set up. I have better photos, but they´re on the camera
of Hna Rush, so I´ll send them next week. This is Hna Hernandez in a hospital bed, Hna Alcantara under a weird bed things, Hna Rush´s legs and our two mat beds. Sleepover! Yahoo!
Then we were off to the capital to get surgery. Appendicitis! Ya! No idea how to spell it. But it´s already about a 3 hour bus ride to the capital and some angry workers decided to burn tires in the middle of the road and cause complete stand still traffic for who know how long. Our bus luckily was very close by when this happened, so it only took us about 40 minutes to get going again. We ended up taking a very long detour.
We should have been like this smart man and just ridden a donkey around the fire. It probably would have been faster. hahaha
This was my poor companion, but serious she has the BEST attitude!
We finally made it to the capital!
And after speaking to the mission doctor he landed us in definitely one of the nicest hospitals in the DR.
So some good news about our stay in the hospital we got some good food. The lovely Dr. Walker and his wife brought us gift baskets on Christmas morning from the Senior Missionary Couples at the MTC who had heard about our situation. It was so good and filled with AMERICAN food! It was my breakfast and lunch and it was great!
Then for dinner one the the Senior missionaries in the office made all the Elders that work in the office a good ol´ traditional AMERICAN Christmas dinner! And they brought it to me that night! Honey baked ham, mashed potatoes, rolls, green salad, pumpkin and banana cream pie!