Monday, April 21, 2014

Zoe - Back in the BIG City


I've been transferred! I´m back in the Capital, b
ut it´s a little bit different from before. I´m in an area called La Esperanza. I really like it so far! It has trees unlike my last area, so that´s nice! It´s very green and a little bit more...normal economic wise. It doesn't have a ton of people on the extremes of the economic scale, but more just what would be kind of middle to upper middle class. It´s nice! 

A couple of weird things... so for the first time in my mission people are calling me Hna Say-feer, like they do in the US. Too many people here are studying English! hahah but for real! Everyone who´s studied English in this area is seeing my name and pronouncing it Say-feer. So I have to correct them and they get really confused. People who haven´t studied English seem to have a much easier time with my name.

Also.. I've been getting compliments on my Spanish! YAHOO! I've been meeting lots of new people and a lot of them have asked me how much time I have in the mission and when I say 1 year they just respond kinda like, "ya cause your Spanish sounds really good!" YESSSS. Last time I switched areas people were not saying that. IMPROVEMENNNNT.

I now live in an apartment with my new companion, Hna Hamblin. She's from Arizona and 21 and super nice and cute! We live with two other Hnas that are Dominican, Hna Moronta and Hna Mieses. It´s all super good so far! We live in the 3rd story of our apartment right across from the church. It´s a pink apartment. Maybe you can googlemaps the LDS church in La Yuca, DR and see where I live. It´s super nice and convenient to live so close to the chapel! It also has a really nice view.

I haven´t mentioned yet that also everybody here makes a huge deal about how tall I am. More than ever before in my mission. Maybe it could have something to do with that my new companion is tiny. Check out our photos! Oh side note, Hna Hamblin´s little sister is also serving too! But in Hong Kong! I´m glad I´m just learing Spanish haha.

This is me with Hna Moronta and Hna Mieses. They´re both from here and super fun. I have such a great house!

These are just a couple shots from our apartment. We live on the 3rd floor and we live right across the street from the church as you can see which is quite convenient! It´s also nice and green which is super nice and pretty. My last area in the capital was all cement, so I´m extra grateful for the greenery here!

"The work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance for ever." -Isaiah 32:17

And as always, " Don´t find fault. Find a remedy." -Henry Ford

Also HAPPY PASSOVER to all my family that´s together right now!!!! I miss you alll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Hna Safeer

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