Sunday, August 10, 2014

A complete family!

We had a super great Saturday with the baptisms of Maria, Manuela and Kaulin this weekend! It was so great and we've been working with them for a little while. 

 The mom was a less active member, but reactivated and now is going super strong.  Her husband is a recent convert and now the 3 children have all joined the church. A complete family! We're so happy for them and now they can work on getting sealed in the temple!

" Sometimes we become the lightning rod, and we must 'take the heat' for holding fast to God's standards and doing His work. I testify that we need not be afraid if we are grounded in His doctorine. We may experience misunderstanding, criticism and even false accusation, but we are never alone. Our Savior was 'despised and rejected of men' [Isaiah 53:3] It is our sacred privilege to stand with Him!"  -Robert D. Hales

I love that quotation and it's true. It is my privilege to stand with my Savior for these 18 months and I would never trade that for anything! I hope that all of us always have the courage to stand up for what's right and stand with Him as well.

Have a wonderful week!

Hna Safeer

Sunday, August 3, 2014

It is HOT. Super hot. Like heat exhaustion hot

Nothing much new has happened this week. But it is HOT. Super hot. Like heat exhaustion hot. But it´s all good. 

Here´s a couple more photos from our trip to El Conde last week.


We also had a big service activity this week. We had a major problem with people dumping their trash right outside the church, so everyone pitched in and a garden was built! It´s great and everyone had such a good attitude to help. As well, we have men taking shifts guarding the garden everyday for the next month. Then it´ll go to every other day until they feel it´s safe enough that people won´t ruin the garden.

Also, I finish Jesus the Christ this week! Yahoo! Yes it´s taken this long.. but let´s keep in mind that I wasn't reading very consistently. But I found this a good one and interesting:

¨Have you some besting weakness, some sinful indulgence that you have vainly tried to overcome? Like the malignant demon that Christ rebuked in the boy, your sin may be of a kind that goeth out only through prayer and fasting.¨ -James E. Talmage 

Have a greeeeeat week!
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Zoe Visits Christopher Colombus'...House

Hola a todos! Today I have photos!!  We went to El Conde today as an activity. Our District got special permission to go to the East Mission to check out this fun touristy historical/shopping street:)

The picture of all of us is in front of the house of Christopher Columbus!

This past Thursday I had the WONDERFUL opportunity to do companion exchanges and go back to Quisqueya- my first area. It was soooo great!!!! I got to see 2 of my converts, Rosie and Ashley, and after one year they are still going strong! At the end of the day we had an activity and I got to see a lot of members from the ward and they were all happy to see me and I was so happy to see them. What a blessing!

Also let me tell you a little story. Once upon a time I felt like I was in the movie ¨the best two years¨. My compa and I got home the other night and the other girls we´re like ¨guess what happened!!¨ They then told us of their night..

President Nuckols was at our chapel to give and interview for the Elders. As he was leaving he ran into the other Hermanas who were walking to our appartment for the night. He asked them if they lived closed and when they answered yes he asked if he could see the appartment. They confidently said ¨of course!¨ even though they were trying to remember of what type of condition our house was in.

President Nuckols, and 2 Elders came in and the Elders jaws dropped at how clean our apartment was and President was please too:) Yea for us having a clean house! It´s usually clean, but it was particularly clean this day. All the dishes done, desks clean, shelves organized, all four of our beds made. Practically spotless  

I was pleased to hear of our great surpise and that our house was fit to greet some suprise guests. Which reminds me of a wonderful quotation that I love:

¨Your room can be a holy place that invites the Spirit. If the prophet were to see your room, would he view it as a holy place? Do you?¨ -President Elaine S. Dalton

Hasta Luego!

Hna Safeer