I have been in the Dominican Republic for almost two months now, and what is my overall estimation of the whole experience? I think I have decided this: Life is amazingly easy in some ways here, yet incredibly difficult in others. I think my body is starting to get used to the change, however come noon, I am still finding myself switch off for nap time. The weather is getting increasingly hotter, yet today is absolutely gorgeous! It’s a shame I have class this afternoon, its a perfect beach day! Though, this Saturday I’m going with the congregation so I can wait.
The semester is coming to an end for two of my classes this week, so that will give me a little break before the daily classes start up again. It will be nice to do some afternoon service for a change. Last Friday I did a nice long day, door to door in the morning and a few studies with Isabel in the afternoon. I need to put my application in for the Taller still, but it is in Spanish and I need to take the time to fill it out with a translator. Also I have to wait until my card is moved to this congregation and that takes a little while. So hopefully next month I will be set.
Also I think I am starting to feel the effects of attending meetings in a foreign language. I do my best to study up in both English and Spanish so when I am at the meeting I can fully understand what is being said. But it definitely is not the same as going to meetings in your own language. I think I need to make a visit to the English every so often. Teresa has gone to the States, so I haven’t gone out in the Sign for a while. I’m going to call up Denise and go out with her though because I miss the service, it is really fun!
So that is all the news for now, here are some pictures for ya!