note: Since Rhys chatted via video with
the family on Christmas, he did not write a letter last week. He was able to clarify some details for us,
however. People in the Dominican
Republic generally get married in a church, the problem is that church weddings
are not recognized by the government and so they cannot be baptized until they
are legally married. Many times, this is just a matter of filling
out the paperwork and paying a rather large sum of money. Some difficulties arise because of Birth
Certificate issues, especially if they were born in Haiti (this is fairly
common). He would
also like to let everyone know if you’d like to send him a care package, he’d
love things like Peanut Butter, easily prepared convenience foods (don’t count
on him having a microwave), snacks like trail mix or jerky, etc. The US address where boxes can be sent can be found on the left sidebar of the main page of this blog. The
USPS “If it fits – it ships” boxes are great and very economic…
Republika Dominicana, the gospel frontier. These are the voyages of the Missionary Elder
Wheeler. His two-year mission, to find new investigators and baptize converts.
To discover new foods, and to boldly cook what he has never cooked before!
Captains Log #22 Star date 01.08.18:
Feliz Lunes from the tropical land of the Republica
This week we have had a very fun week! Starting last Tuesday, my companion Elder Portillo,
and I had a very awesome day when we made the appointment to marry the family
of one of our investigators!!!!! YAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!
This Family, is the same one who had
recently lost their newborn daughter to the ways of this world... death... if
you didn’t already know.
Over the course of this last week, this family´s faith has
increased so much, it’s a miracle! We
also had the opportunity to talk with more people this week and we have found a
few more investigators with great potential, who are prepared to make the necessary
covenant of baptism! Ho…