Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Las Palmas Becomes Independencia . . .

May 19, 2014

Dear Family,

Things here are going great!!  Las Palmas is no longer a zone, it has been dissolved.  We had a special conference on sunday to reassign stake boundaries, and it wa really awesome!!  We are now forming a new stake, one that is called  Independencia!!   The official name will be la estaca republica dominicana independencia!!  It will take affect tomorrow!! We are all very happy about it!"!  I am also staying for another transfer, as well as Wassum and Pedersen!!  De la Cruz is the only one leaving, so we will see how all of that ends up!!  We are all doing really well, just continuing to work hard!!

So this week we did some pretty fun things!!  We watched the movie, The Son of God, at a ward activity!!  It was really good!!  We also had Familia Soto there, and they are starting to get reactivated!!  That is Angelica´s family!!  She still has a baptismal fecha for the 28 of June, and she is right on track!!  It is really awesome!!  She also has 2 consecutive times in church, so that is really great as well!!

Darline is doing great, and we are going to have her baptism on Saturday!!  We are going to go over with the ward mission leader to do paperwork on wednesday I think!!

Speaking of the ward mission leader, he got super sick this week!!  We went to visit a member family, Familia Reyes, that we are teaching the wife english to try to help he get a good job!!  The husband, who is the second counselor in the bishopric, was leaving to go visit the ward mission leader to give him a blessing, and asked us to go with him!!  We went, and the mission leader really was super sick!!  I asked him who he wanted to give him the blessing, assuming that he was going to say Herman Reyes, but he asked me to do it!!  It was crazy!!  The spirit was so strong!!  We blessed him that he would be better by the next day, to be able to go to work!?  And he was!!  That was crazy!!  An amazing testimony to me of the power of the priesthood that I hold!!

We were able to cover the two areas just fine!!  It was a lot of walking, and one day Pedersen stayed in the house, the next day Wassum stayed in the house, and De la Cruz went out the next day!!  It was good!! They also are going to have a baptism on Saturday!!

I love you all so much!! I am so glad that you are all doing so well!!  I can not wait to hear even more updates!!

Love you!!
Elder Garrett McEwan

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