Man, can I just say that the Lord is really nice to us? Because He made a lot of amazing things happen this week. He helped us bake a special recipe: 1 cup of exact obedience + 3 Tablespoons of dedication + 3 quarts of faith + 2 teaspoons of love + 50 lbs. of the Lord's help = a huge MIRACLE, and by that, I mean 5 less-actives and 6 investigators in church yesterday, and 16 new investigators!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! People, that does not happen!!!! Let's compare that to last week when we had 3 new investigators. For my friends serving in Japan and Europe, 3 is outstanding; I do not take for granted how much God is blessing this area. He is so good to us:):):) I know that this is His doing and not mine. He is the one who is allowing all of this to happen, and I'm so very grateful for that. I am in absolute awe of how Los Angeles has changed within 2 months. There is so much potential here!!!
There was a ward baptism on Saturday, it was great, and I got to accompany [on the piano]; wow, I didn't realize how much I missed music! We sing a hymn at the beginning of every lesson to invite the Spirit--I love that we get to do that. But we have a ward pianist, so I never play, and there is no music in the streets cuz all apartments, unlike the South. Dominican music is my favorite thing in the world, seriously, I will listen to it for the rest of my life!! It's my favorite cultural thing here:) The national dances are bachata and merengue, which are so cool, and they come so naturally to everyone. These people are so chill, it's unreal. They're totally content with sitting for hours outside (in the South) or inside (in the capital) of their houses doing nothing but watch the world and listen to music.
We had the most fun P-day EVERY today!!! The zone next door to us got together with the San Geronimo missionaries and we played a bunch of sports, did teamwork games, had a water balloon fight, and had a barbecue! I love getting to know other missionaries, it's so fun! Plus I got to speak in English, which I've really been starting to miss haha:) Because of the activity, my time's super short today, so I promise I'll respond to those who wrote me later! But know that I love you guys and am so grateful for this wonderful work!!!