Monday, March 28, 2016

Happy Easter

So many things.   I am being transferred to Monte Plata.  It is about an hour north or inland of where I an now.   I don't know to much about it but I hear its very Campo (country). So I am guessing it is small in and the country.
 I am excited to get to the area with my new companion.  She is from Brazil. I've talked to her a few times before, she is very sweet.

I am so excited to go to my first new area. It only took me an hour to pack all of my stuff. 

This past week I was reading in "Jesus The Christ".   I read each part for his crucifixion and restoration on the days that they happened. It was very uplifting and testimony building,  I don't have time to explain it all you so you all need to go read it, but Jesus literally died of a broken heart. How amazing. I love this book so much.

I love the mission so much I am so excited for this new adventure!

I hope you all have a good week! I will put up some pictures next week.


Hermana Shepherd

Monday, March 21, 2016

Semana Santa


So this week is Semana Santa, It's the week of Easter and they celebrate the whole week. From what I hear it's just a big party week with lots of drinking, so well see how it goes. 

This week was good.  It went by so fast again. Oh,  I hit my fourth month this week so that was crazy. It's all going by so fast. 

We had a Noche Blanca last night so all the people that were to be baptized in the stake got baptized. It was so amazing. We had an investagator for this date, but she fell through. She should be getting baptized very soon.

This is the last week before transfers, so I will figure out on Monday where I am going or if i am staying in Mendoza. I hope I stay here with Hermana Stoker. She is so great and weve got some really good people here. 

It seems that everyone here is getting sick, so I hope I don't get it too. One of the missionaries had a really bad fever and passed out while walking. He is better now. So far I feel great but my companion has a really bad sore throat. Nothing we can't handle. 

We went to the temple with some of our investagators on Saturday. It was so good. We had a member come with us that is preparing to go through for herself so she was able to get more information.

Overall, this week was great.   I put some pictures on dropbox of us at the temple, and one of the ocean.  It is so beautiful here. 

Love you all,

Hermana Shepherd

Me and Hermana Stoker at the temple.

Such a beautiful and peaceful place.

The ocean.  I live in paradise.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Four Months

This week I will hit four months in the mission, HOLY COW!

This last week went by so fast, I dont even know what happened. We are teaching so many people that we don't really have time for all of our appointments. I can see myself getting better and better at talking by the spirit and knowing what to say and when to say it.

My Spanish is coming along quite well.  I can say basically whatever I need.. I might have to talk around it because I dont know the vocab but I can say a lot!

We are teaching an investagator and she knows it all and has read so much and does everything but she wants to wait to be baptized. AHHH!  Also, this week we had to drop a lot of people because they were not progressing enough.  That was really sad. One is the cutest family that I have ever seen, but they just refuse to get married. 

We went to Los Tres Ojos today!  It is a series of freshwater lagoons amid 50-foot tall limestone caves.   Wow, it was so pretty!  We met some kids from Harvard there so that was neat. One of the sisters asked them to take a picture of us in Spanish and they looked horrified becasue they had no idea what we said. 

The cat calls this last week were not fun. We got a lot. We should have counted how many. 

It has been a little cold here from the iceburg thing, but today was so hot. I have been sweating  all day

Overall, a really good week in the DR

I miss you all! I hope you have a wonderful week!

Hermana Shepherd

Monday, March 7, 2016


AHH this week was crazy!

We went to the temple on Wednesday. Wow, it was so pretty.

We got a new member in our companionship so we were in a trio for a couple of days. Her name was Hermana Lluberes. She is a mini missionary from the DR. She was only with us for a couple days, but she had to go home because she got really sick. We miss her a lot and its weird not being in trio now. 

This week was good. in general, I learned a lot. This has probably been my favorite week in the mission.
We have a lot of people getting ready for baptism and we don't really have enough time in the day to teach all of them. We are working so hard. 

I love the mission. Every second of it. It is so hard physically and mentally but it is so rewarding. 

Sorry I don't have pictures this week. I took a lot but I left my camera at the house on accident.   So sorry!  
Next week I will post some

Love you all and miss you bunches!

Hermana Shepherd