Tuesday, December 13, 2016


All I can say is I LOVE THE MISSION..... and the days just keep getting better...

So Tuesday my new companion and I, arrived here in our new area... and it is HUGE. It also borders the Ocean! So we didn't know, anyone, or anything, so the first thing we did is go look for members, and we met this amazing family, who just got married and the wife just got baptized even though her husband has been a member for a long time... But that night, he showed us around our area and I am pretty sure we met every single person he knew haha... and it was ALOT... 

The rest of the week, we just spent, learning our area and talking to everyone! So we are in a Branch, and there are also the Zone Leaders that live and go to the same ward with us, and the President of the branch is an awesome man.. well pretty much all the members here are awesome and willing to help us out with references! Including Saturday when we had an activity and we had almost 50 people there! I am so excited to be here in this new area. I love the Dominicans... Only someone that has been here can understand what i mean... they are just Dominicans haha. Christmas is coming up fast and I am super excited to start another week, teaching the truth!   



Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Goodbye Los Mina!

Well the title says it all! Tomorrow I will be leaving Los Mina and be heading The Campo! or for those of you who don't know, campo is country! I will be leaving the big city and heading East! and I will be getting a new comp! A gringo!! Elder Gililand! We will be opening up an old area and im so excited! I have had an amazing time here in los Mina, and I will miss so many people here! But, I know there are so many more people waiting for me in other places! 

I cant believe its december! Christmas and the new year are coming fast! and here that just means more reasons to have fiestas and drink! haha   But it also means that people want to come unto Christ and use his atonement and change their lives! I am so extremely grateful for my Savior, and everything he has done for me. The atonement is real, and through our faith and repentence, we are able to progress in our way towards him!!   I love you all so very much! Have a great week!



Happy Birthday! 11-28-16

First of all I have to give a big shout out to the man himself! MI PAPA! It is his birthday today, I wont tell you all how old he is, lets just say he's getting real old! haha


So we had a great week this week! Tuesday, like I mentioned last week, we had the amazing opportunity to attend the Temple as a mission! I walked in, and you guys wouldn't believe the first person I saw! ELDER CHADWICK! Wow what an amazing experience that was! It was the first time I had seen him in the Mission! We had a lot of catching up to do and it was so fun!  It was so great to be able to enter into the Lords House and feel of his wonderful spirit! 

Then  Thursday was obviously Thanksgiving! Here in the DR, they don't celebrate thanksgiving, but that didn't matter! As a zone, we got together and all brought food to share! It definitely wasn't the same as home but it was as good as it gets haha! 


Here in Los Mina, the work is picking up! We have been working hard with the members to get an activity set up, so that the members can bring their friends and we can watch the new Christmas videos from the church! We have organized it for Friday so we will see how it goes! 

Now that is the Christmas season, things in missionary work start to pick up. Not only here in the DR but all over the World! Don't be afraid to share your testimony about the real meaning of Christmas, and invite your friends to hear of the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ!!


Elder Chadwick and Elder Durrant Sky View Graduates!


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!


Time flies.... wow its Thanksgiving and I can’t believe it!

So this week we spent contacting and chasing our tail trying to return to the people we had contacted... Lots of walking and talking as usual! But we did find some amazing people! As they continue to progress i will keep you updated!

So Thursday night, we arrived at the house at about 915, and at 920, during our daily planning, the phone rings... I answered and said hello... and on the other side it was Kendall! The guy who was baptized about 2 months ago!  He greeted me and we caught up a little, until he said, Hey, there is someone here that wants to talk to you!  I was like ok... and all of a sudden I hear, Hello Elder! In English! I was confused haha he then explained that he was the dad of Kendall’s girlfriend! They are from Provo, and they are here visiting!    I totally forgot that they were going to come!    And he went on and told me how grateful he is for me and for what I have done for his future son in law! I was shocked and all I could say is, it wasn’t me. It was the lord preparing him, and he just put me in the right place at the right time!      And we continued to talk a little more but it was great to talk to him!  Guess what!   They got married on Saturday!  They did invite us but we were unable to go!

Anyways, I had a great week and this week is going to be even better cuz we will be going to the Temple tomorrow!

I know this is HIS Church and HIS work! 



Nov 14

Today we went and visited a huge mall in the west part of the country! It was as if we were in the states again! And lately, because of the Elections in the US, EVERYONE has been asking me so many questions about it! And so I just have to tell them, well, I’m a missionary and I’m focused in that right now, I am not going to comment on anything to do with the elections..    And they just shush right up haha.... It has been super annoying, but hey, no matter what, I’m proud to be from the best country in the world!

I am so grateful for this amazing adventure i am on...  Every day is another day to make myself, my area, and the people I love better... I love taking on the fight... Sometimes the days seem so long and like they are never going to end, and then there are others that pass by in the blink of an eye. The world is corrupt and confused, but there is one thing in this world that is constant and solid. That is the gospel of Jesus Christ... He is the same yesterday, today and forever... This is his work and everyday I have the chance to share the happiness I have with other people! I challenge each of you, if you are already not doing it, to open your mouth and tell someone how happy you are and teach them why... Cuz we are EXTREMEMLY BLESSED!!



Nov 7th

Wow time just flies people! This week, we have been contacting and talking with a ton of people, looking for those that are ready to receive the truth. Friday we were walking down by the river here in Los Minas and something told us to start talking to two teenagers, so that’s what we did... It started out being a lesson, in the street, then the one kid said, ¨no lets go in my house and you can tell me more´ so that’s what we did! We entered the house and had an amazing lesson about the Restoration.... We will be returning this week to talk with them but wow what some amazing teens! Also this week we were walking by the river and saw these pigs that were seriously like the size of a cow.... HUGE... and of course I didn’t have my camera! The mission is amazing... I am learning so much every single day! I hope this message finds you well in all parts of the world! Love you all!! THIS IS HIS WORK


Thursday, November 3, 2016

Happy Halloween!!


 So this week has been awesome! My new comp is awesome! I think I told you guys but he is the cousin of my other comp and they came into the mission together! His name is Elder Chacon!  He’s super goofy and smart with his hands and we are a ton a like! We had a baptism yesterday and it was truly amazing! Ruddy changed his life in a blink of an eye.... Dropped alcohol so fast, no one could believe it... He told me after his baptism that this is the first full week; he has had without drinking alcohol, since he was 15.... He is now over 60.... So amazing how the lord works and how the spirit really helps and changes people for the better!

I have been cooking every day and I’m going to try to experiment more this transfer haha... I am so tempted to buy a portable air conditioner haha.. My fan broke and the mission is getting new ones next week but wow this heat sucks! So today a senior missionary couple from our mission home came to check our houses, and the sister says, HAPPY HALLOWEEN! .. I had no idea it is Halloween... Time flies guys and I am absolutely loving it here in the DR.. The days are long, but the weeks are so short! There are so many people out there waiting to hear this wonderful message and that’s what drives me even more!

So a kinda gross story for ya.... So Wednesday we were in the house of an inactive family, sharing with them and they were cooking their lunch, well, they were kind enough to share with us, so we had a prayer and began to eat, well when I was about to take the last bite of my plate, I heard a little sound from the stove, I looked over, and there was a mouse..... Running around by the stove and all the plates.... I looked at my comp and he looked at me... and we finished the food and were out of there haha....



Tuesday, October 25, 2016


So this week has been super awesome! I am just finishing up another transfer and so I will be receiving a new comp tomorrow!  He is also from Panama, in fact, he is the cousin of my current companion. They are from the same ward, got there calls at the same time and both are here in this mission... so now they will both have been my comp haha... freakin odd!
So this week we had a TON of lessons with members! The members in this ward are truly awesome! I am super happy to be staying here in Los Mina! So we had some pretty awesome experiences this week, so first we were walking in the street, and in our area, there are a ton of thugs, and they all hang out with their motorcycles and stuff, but, we were walking and passed by them and about 50 yards later I looked down and there were two 9mm bullets, so I looked back, none of them were watching and I grabbed the bullets and we continued on... haha so now, I have my first souvenir! Then for 2 days this week we didn’t have any power so we studied and planned with candles! All the neighbors were super mad that there was no power! But I was like hey, we are just camping! haha. 
We have a new investigator that has a baptismal date for next Sunday! He is an amazing guy! He has come a long way and has changed so much!

I am so grateful for the Atonement and our Savior Jesus Christ. I love and miss you all! Have a great week!


Now power for 2 days = candle light!

Love that brownie mix my mom sent me! I'm getting pretty domesticated!

Dominican Slang Zone Shirt

Monday, October 17, 2016

Short and Sweet and to the Point!

Well time is flying and wow what an amazing week here in the DR....

This week we had an amazing baptism of Kendall.... and I had the opportunity to baptize him... we entered the water and wow... the spirit was more strong than ever and as I helped him out of the waters after his baptism, he said in English... WOW I feel so clean... What an amazing blessing we have from our savior Jesus Christ that we are able to enter into the waters of baptism, no matter what we have done, and exit, feeling like a newborn baby... Ready, to stand before God and tell him that we have done what he has asked.... I am so extremely grateful for this work and for every single day that I have here serving these wonderful people of the Dominican Republic... like a good *friend* of mine said this week also, IT JUST KEEPS GETTING BETTER





So I had a really great week this week! We got tons of rain from Hurricane Matthew but the wind wasn’t too bad!

Tuesday morning it stopped raining for a little bit so we were able to leave the house but we were told not to go down by any rivers, and  half of our area, is next to a river haha so that was a little bit of a challenge!

Tuesday afternoon, it was POURING so we were unable to leave the house! But for the most part, the storm didn’t take a huge toll on us here in the East side of the Island!  It rained really hard and the streets were like rivers! Glad we live on the 2nd floor! The river we live by is nasty! The rivers are full of trash, in fact this whole country is filled with trash!  When the rain stopped we began looking for something to do.  We knew we couldn’t go down by the river but we began tracting and people would let us in to get out of the rain.

On Thursday we attended the Bishops son’s baptism. It was a ward baptism, not a missionary baptism but it was awesome! We were glad we could attend it! We also had a district meeting that day.

On Friday we had to go to the office so my companion could take care of his visa. He got to go with his cousin who came into the mission field the same day he did. I don’t know how that works but it’s kind of cool. I got to go to the markets with another missionary who is going home in 2 weeks. He was buying some fancy rock for his mom to make jewelry out of. The markets were amazing! I have never seen so much stuff to buy in this country. When we got back to our apt we were able to share a message with a guy named Domingo. He is a great guy but has some word of wisdom problems. So we will help him with that.  Later we met a member who went out with us on a reference apt. We taught him about the church and when he was done he said, I know what I need to do now. I need to go to church with you guys so I can find out for myself if this church is true. That was awesome!

On Saturday we taught our English class on Saturday. It gets a little frustrating when we get new people each week and we have to repeat the lesson we went over the week before , but I am glad we get to teach the people. Here if you speak English, you can get a job at a call center and make a lot of money, so we are happy to help them make more money.

Later on Saturday we went down by the river and ran into some gansters who hang out down there.. they think they are pretty cool. We didn’t stay long because the girls were trying to pick up my companion and told him they wanted to be his girlfriend. So we got the heck out of dodge!

On Sunday, we had Stake Conference and we had to walk to the church so we were late. At the main meeting the whole church was packed in every room and gym. It was awesome to see so many members come to conference.

It know sounds weird that I am super bummed when people don’t come to church! When I first got out I thought that was dumb when people said that,  but if people don’t come to church, they aren’t progressing and if they aren’t progressing they can’t be baptized and that sucks.

Right now we have only a few investigators that are progressing but one does have a baptismal date for this Saturday and we are working hard to help him get ready! Lately we have been beginning to teach a ton of people, who I know, have been prepared to here this wonderful message of the Lords restored gospel! I love every single day I have here in the mission. I see the lord’s hand in his work every day! I know this is his church and that he hears and answers our prayers! I hope you all have an amazing week back home and in all other parts of the world!




Treats for Elder Durrant's 6 month anniversary in the mission

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Oct 3rd

Well it has been another great week here in the DR. Not sure if you are all aware but supposedly there is a Hurricane here in the Caribbean and at first, everyone thought it was going to hit us here in the Capitol, but now it appears that the storm went much more west and is going to be hitting Haiti and Cuba! But no worries, we were all prepared here ready for the water!

Before I talk about conference (the best part of the week) I'll share a little about what happened this week. Well right now we do not have a ton of progressing investigators cuz most of them, got baptized! But, this is a good thing! That means that we have to look for more that are ready to enter into the waters of baptism and take that first step towards the kingdom of god!!  AND that means we get to contact... contacting is fun but super frustrating at times, not because we get lots of doors shut in our face, cuz that actually hardly ever happens, but its hard cuz when we contact, it’s always women, and we can’t enter the house without a guy in there also, so that means we have to put another date to come back and they are hardly there the next time, butttt that is the joy of missionary work!

 Brother Munoz who is one of our progressing investigators is doing well, he is continuing in the fight to drop his addictions with coffee and smoking. And the other investigators we have are doing amazing too.

 Well conference was amazing... I had the opportunity to watch it all in Spanish, and I actually understood it! Well I don’t have much more time but i would like to share my testimony.

 I know this church is true. I know the atonement of Christ is real. That EVERYONE can use it, and it is for EVERYONE. HE is always waiting for us to change and come unto him. I love this work. These last 6 months have been the best of all my life....  I LOVE YOU ALL.



 P.S.  sorry to those I couldn’t write back, I will try next week to do so..

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Sept 26th

Well I don’t have a ton of time this week sorry!! We had an ok week this week.
Monday  I was SUPER sick and we didn’t do anything!

Tuesday  I was still sick but we left and had some great lessons with some of our investigators
Wednesday   we had a Zone Conference with our president about faith and having a good attitude in the mission! All I know is that if I’m working, I’m happy!!! If there are any of you out there that are struggling in the mission just GO TO WORK.... I know without a doubt, that this is HIS work, and sharing it with others makes it that much more powerful!  Then after the Zone Conference we went to have all of our interviews for the baptisms that we were going to have and they all passed no problem. They were already!

Thursday we had our regular district meetings
Friday I had to go do something with my visa so I got to visit with all those elders that are from my group in the mission and it was a really great time to be able to catch up with them!

Saturday we had 2 baptisms... We were going to have 3 but one didn’t show up, so after the baptism we went to see what was up and she was super bummed that she couldn’t get baptized and so we planned it for Sunday right after church!

Sunday   we had church and then had another baptism! It was a great week! 

Sorry that it was super short and not super detailed but I’m doing great! I am super excited for conference this upcoming weekend! I am hoping I’ll be able to watch it in English but we will see! Love you all so much!

**Can't believe this week Colton hit's the 6th month mark!? Time is going quickly!


Monday, September 19, 2016

Sept 19th



So I’ve had a great week this week in Los Minas. Our ward boundaries changed last Sunday and our ward is even bigger now! This ward is truly amazing. There are so many awesome members and they love to help us out! But since the Ward boundaries changed, so did the mission area! So now there are Hermanas in our ward! Thursday we had our District meeting and then after, President Corbitt came to divide our area! It was great to have a meeting with him. He is truly an inspired man called of God to be our leader.

So we have been continuing to visit the Guy who has a girlfriend in Utah... He and his family are amazing... They always offer us food and Juice and whatever is there’s is ours... They are the prime example of a Dominican family! Well Saturday we are going to be having baptisms. At least 4 people have accepted to be baptized this Saturday, so we are going to continue to follow up with each of them to help them enter into this wonderful covenant with our heavenly father.

In our area we have some really poor parts and we have a few investigators in this part of town, so Friday we went to visit him... Well when we hit the little alley to his house, I looked up and he was sitting in front of his door, reading the book of Mormon.... WOW.... Nothing made me smile bigger this whole week, then to see him studying for himself, and then when we started to share with him, he shared his testimony about the restoration....

I know without a doubt that this church is true. I know Joseph Smith was a true prophet of god, who translated the book of Mormon. I am so grateful for my mission and for every day I have to become the person I want to be. Love you all so much



Monday, September 12, 2016

Sept 12th

Well this week I did remember my paper so here it goes!!

 This week has been great. So last week we had a miracle happen!

So one day last week we were going to visit a family of investigators that we have, and as we were waiting at the door, in broken English, I heard, hey you, come talk to my son. He is in Utah with all the Mormons, you are Mormon right and you white boy, are from Utah! So I said yeah.... and we began to follow him! It turns out his son really was in Utah, he was on skype with his family here in the DR. He was in Provo with his girlfriend, who has just graduated from BYU, and he was in Utah for about 2 weeks visiting.

 So now he is back here in the DR and we have been visiting him because he isn’t a member, But when he was in Utah, they explained EVERYTHING. He now has scriptures that NO ONE here has! He is so ready to get baptized.... But he wants to wait for November! Because his girlfriend and her family are going to visit! And when they are here, he wants the father in law to baptize him! All I can say is wow. He is amazing and that family was so amazed when we popped up on skype with his family here in the DR. I know there is no such thing as coincidences! Sorry my spelling and punctuation is awful...

 But all other things here are going great! I really have nothing to complain about! This is HIS work, we are just his tools here on earth! We have a couple of people who have baptismal dates for the 25 so we are working hard with them to reach their goal!


One thing I learned this week is that the lord has his plan. ALWAYS. We just have to trust in him!



Where's Colton?  It's kind of like Where's Waldo!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Sept 5th

Another great week in la Republica Dominicana! 

So usually I write down what happened each week on a paper and then bring it with me to the internet cafe to write this letter buttttt, I left it in the house so sorry this letter is going to be short and I will try to remember everything for next week!

Today we got haircuts! So we went to the barber and my comp got his hair cut and I was next, well I told him that I wanted it short on the sides and to leave the top alone, well he gets going and I tell him no, a little shorter, so he changes the clipper things and then goes again.... well it was looking great and I was happy until, he kept going with it on top of my head..... and it was too late, so I told him well just finish it! So now I have a buz cut..... but oh well, feels much cooler now without all the hair haha and it will be back within 2 weeks! 

This week we have some great investigators that are progressing and a few that didn't come to church this week and we really aren't sure why. This ward that I am in is awesome! There are quite a few returned missionaries and they actually know the doctrine and how missionary work is supposed to be done! 

My comp and I are doing great! We are both learning a ton! He loves soccer so today we went and played a little Futbol, with all the latino missionaries! It was quite the time!

I love the mission. I love these people. I love this gospel. I know this is his gospel. I am so grateful for the knowledge I have to share with these amazing people. The days are hot and most definitely long, but, with the lord by my side, his work is being done, little by little. Sometimes I wonder why it is, that this work is so slow, but at the same time, we all have our agency and one day, all will know, that this is his gospel. Thank you all for your support and love.  



Elder Durrant's apartment

Elder Durrant's selfie


This is how close buildings are in Elder Durrant's area

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

August 29 and another transfer!

Well this week has been WILD to say the least!
Let’s just say now, I have a new comp and I am in a totally different and new area and it all happened in 30 min!

So Tuesday afternoon we had an exchange with the Zone Leaders. So I went to their area and one of them came to mine with elder Cordoba. It was tons of fun and I learned a lot! Then the next day at lunch, we switched back! Elder Cordoba and I went back to the house so we could eat and I could drop off my extra clothes and then the other elders in our house wanted to do an exchange too! So we said ok! So I went with one of them to their area! We had some amazing lessons and then that night we had one lesson with some of the little muchachos that come to our English class! They love me cuz I’m the big greengo that teaches them English haha but we had a great lesson about the Gospel and being baptized and now they are going to get baptized here in a couple weeks! So then Thursday morning hits and that is when we have our district meetings! Well we left the house and it was raining just a little then when we got about a quarter of the way there, it started to pour..... So we stopped and called the zone leaders to ask them if we should keep coming or not and they said yes, that they were already in the Chapel waiting for us! So we just kept going!! I’ve never been so wet in my life! We were all literally soaked from head to toe! But we made it!! Then we entered the chapel and they actually turned on the AC!! And for the FIRST time in my mission, I was actually cold! It was a MIRACLE!
So then after our meeting, we returned to our house to eat. As we were getting ready to leave our house to proselyte, we got a call... a call I will never forget...

All I heard at first was, ( ok ok, so where is he going? am I staying here?) and my heart sank.... My comp gets off the phone and says, pack your stuff, you are being transferred.... I didn’t believe him! I said no way and I called the Assistant to clarify and he said (yep you are being transferred, come to the mission home NOW, with all your stuff, you are TRAINING) So all 4 of us in my house starting throwing my stuff into my bags! 15 min later my bags were packed and my comp and I were in a taxi to the office!

Now I’m in an area called Los Mina! It is close to the big river here in the city and there are about a million people in this little area! There are some very poor parts near the river and a bunch of gangsters too! I have a new comp, which has only has 3 weeks in the mission... He is from Panama! His name is Elder Cruz he is a stud!
So this week has been great and crazy! I’m totally ready to take on the challenge of training! My Spanish amazes me every day and all the credit is to the Lord, I am just his tool here in the DR. I love you all and I know this church is true!!


Monday, August 22, 2016

Week 21

Well first off, I want to give a big shout out to the boys back home, continuing on with the winning tradition! 31-6 is a butt whooping! Keep taking care of business on and off the field. Now you guys have fans all over the world rooting for ya! So don’t disappoint haha. I hear that several brothers are wearing their brothers’ old numbers this year that is so cool to hear that those guys are wearing those numbers. I can’t tell you how much I miss football.... I would do anything to go back and play with those guys again and nothing will ever be better.... Tell Daws to cherish it and ALWAYS work hard. He out of anyone should know that the season could be done in one play.... Please continue to send pics of everything. I love seeing them and the scores and how they are all doing! Riley is a stud and I know he is going to kill it the rest of the year with all the other boys right there by him.

Second, Shout out to HERMANA FALSLEV in Osorno, Chile! Thursday the 25 is her birthday!! And she is finally the big 21! WOAH

As for me here in the Republica, things are HOT and HUMID. Like always haha. The other day we were walking in the street and I thought wow, I need to try to explain hot hot it really is here, so here what I came up with. This heat is like as if I was in the middle of a turf field, all my football gear on, 95 degrees with no breeze. PLUS 90 percent HUMIDITY.... Well now you know! I guess I’m kind of getting used to it..  It doesn’t change hardly ever haha so now if I’m air conditioning I get cold and I don’t want to be in it because I know how bad I’m going to sweat when I get back outside haha. But you know, its 2 years and I’ll be back in normal ville haha.  The animals here are the trash chickens and the dogs that roam the streets haha. The dogs don’t bug us here. They are just super lazy and lay on the side of the road!

So this week we had some great lessons with our investigator named Noelia. She was supposed to get baptized Saturday but she isn’t quite ready yet. Like i have explained before, she is super smart and wants to be 100 percent sure of her decisions. So we have been super patient with her and trying to explain everything the best we can but now the plan is just to explain that really, she needs to just take the step with FAITH, because really she is already a member, she attends activities and all the meetings, she just hasn’t been baptized! So this Saturday is the DAY!

My Spanish is getting better. Today some couple missionaries came to check our house and they are from Pleasant Grove and it was super hard to think of words to use in English! I love it and I really don’t want to speak English anymore, but I did get out that I was born in Utah County and lived in American Fork prior to moving to Richmond.

This week we have been doing service for a lady in the ward. We spent a couple hours 2 days this week cleaning up her yard and making it all pretty again! Her nephew with us and he was using the machete and he was pretty much trying to spit rocks with it and so after, it was super dinged up and ugly and she was MAD. So I told her that I could fix it and she didn’t believe me. But agreed that I could take it and try.... So on our way home we stopped by a little machine shop near our house and I explained to the guy that I needed the machete sharpened.... Well he said ok and so the next day I went to pass by to pick it up and asked him how much it was... He told me nothing and that it was on him and it was his pleasure.... Wow. People are amazing and this country may be freaking hot and dirty but the people here are amazing. Also for some reason I am the go to guy when people here need their cars fixed. THIS WHITE BOY DOES IT ALL!!

Time in the mission field for me has flown! I will be out 5 months next week!  I can’t believe that Bri will be home in less than a year and Diddy comes home next week. TIME FLIES!

I am truly blessed to be able to serve the people here in the Republica! And this word is all for the Lord! I have been reading in John this week and chapter 7 talks all about how Christ gave all the glory to god and so should we. I love you all so much! PEACE OUT FROM THE DR


P.S.   I love hearing from all the missionaries in the field, so please send me your letters home!

Thursday, August 18, 2016


Hello to all!!

Well this week was great! Monday we really just hung out in the house and cleaned up! It was chill.

So we are in the rain season right now so its starting to rain like every day! But, it still hot as heck. Double whamy.... So Tuesday it rained Cats and Dogs and we were half way in-between lessons and the storm came out of nowhere! So we began to run for cover and within 5 seconds we were both soaked head to toe.... It was just like someone had dumped a huge bucket on our heads! So that ended our time out in the street cuz we went back to the house and it continued to rain all day!

Wednesday we had another lesson with Angel! It was an amazing lesson and he picked up everything that we said. This kid is freakin smart and then in the afternoon, we had a lesson with his friend that he invited to church! So we were in this lesson and we began teaching and all of a sudden I had the impression to just ask him to explain it, well he said ok, and he explained the whole plan of salvation, absolutely perfect! After the lesson I asked him if he wanted to be a missionary, and he said he didn’t know... But I believe he will be!

Thursday we stopped by a little restaurant in our area and so we began to talk with the Employee and his name is Moises. Well we hit it off and now I’m teaching him English and the gospel at the same time and my comp is trying to learn how to teach the lessons in English too! It is truly amazing to be able to speak two languages and be able to share the lords message and help others in the process.

Friday was Elder Cordobas birthday and so we had a noche de hogar (family home evening) at a members house and after the lesson, she surprised him with a cake and all sorts of cool treats and food! Of course I was happy too cuz there was a ton of food and he shared haha.

Sunday hit and we had a great lesson at church on Missionary Work! It was fun to share scriptures and testimonies about the lord’s work! Then at 5 that night, we had Angels baptism! I had the privilege of baptizing him and after he was so extremely happy! I asked him the question again; do you want to serve a mission? He replied back that yes, he wants to share this feeling with everyone. What an amazing day it was, not only for him but for me. My testimony grew so much!

I am so grateful for my mission and the opportunity I have to serve here in the DR. I love you all so much but I think now I love these people more haha. Sorry mom..... Just kidding!



Tuesday, August 9, 2016