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Letter From Rhys - Week # 37 – A Week Rich of fun!

Feliz Lunes from the tropical paradise of the Republica Dominicana!
This week was such a blast!To keep things as simple as possible, on Tuesday, I received and welcomed my new companion, Elder Rich, to the area! Elder Rich has 4 months in the mission and fresh out of his training. This guy is so humble but is so ready for the work! He’s 19 and is from South Jordan Utah! He plays baseball and is part of a set of triplets. All are serving missions.He’s here and his two brothers are in Africa and New Zealand. He also has one younger sister who’s 16.
This week has been an adventure because every single day this week, we made plans and back up plans and they all fell! We did a lot of walking and contacting this week and we are still exhausted after a nice P-day! Also, as you all may remember, we are without electricity in our house.
We learned that about 5 years ago someone stole our electric meter. Soon after, a member hooked our power up directly to the line and we’ve been stealing po…

Letter From Rhys - Week # 36 – Transfers! Let’s shed a little light on the Subject!

Feliz lunes from the tropical land of the Republica Dominicana!
This week is the week of Transfers, and let me tell you people the all-American Elder Wheeler has been rejected at his request for a transfer! (I didn’t actually request for one, the sentence just sounds cooler that way!)
In short, I’m staying, but my companion, Elder Walker is going to the Los Resturadores zone. I will be also receiving a new companion from I think the U.S. named Elder Rich. I’ve asked many people and no one knows who he actually is. I don’t know anything about this guy. I guess you could call him the Riddler of the mission! But I feel slightly bad for my new companion because we don’t have power in our house! YAY no lights!
To cut a long story short, we’ve been two weeks without power! Recently we learned it was because our house hasn’t had a contract for lights for almost 10 years! It’s a miracle they hadn’t cut it sooner! The mission has been working on getting our lights back so we hope to have i…

Letter From Rhys - Week # 35 – Water Fun!

Feliz Lunes from the tropical land of the Republica Dominicana! Shout out to my awesome niece Lily who turns 5 today! Happy Birthday Lily! I Love you and miss you and Christopher a lot!
This past week, we had our interviews with the mission president and it was fun. We were some of the last ones so we didn’t get back into our area until like 6 pm Tuesday night and we started at like 10:45ish. Also, during this time we had a little lesson from the APs about the unity of the zone and every companionship. We learned that the zone is only as strong as its weakest companionship. Like the chain is only as strong as its weakest link. It was really cool because later that week I was able to tie this lesson to the state of a ward in the church.
We are only as strong as our weakest members and we need to take care of the weak before we fortify the strong. Christ taught that if we love him, feed his lambs and then feed his sheep. It was a new piece of revelation for me that I thought that I s…

Letter From Rhys - Week # 34 – Improvement and Confession!

Buenas Lunes From the tropical land of the Republica Dominicana!
This past week we have had the wonderful opportunity to hear something awesome from my comp! After 3 or 4 weeks of saying he doesn’t speak English, he confessed! He Speaks ENGLISH!!!!! I KNEW IT!!!!!!!!! It annoys me a little but it was able to get over it really fast.
The week started off a bit slow because as many of you know I lost my last P-day to the renewal of my residency. So, I wrote you all on Tuesday and it was a very brief message.
Well, to keep it short, the week before last, I had been having a lot of problems with my companion and he was not wanting to cooperate with me in the work together as a team. After talks with the district leader and zone leaders, I hoped things were going to get better. Well... they didn’t... But fear not my humble followers!
Two weeks ago, we had General Conference! After the conference finished, we continued to try to work a little more together. This past Wednesday, our com…

Letter From Rhys - Week # 33 – No time and very late!

Hey all this is going to be really brief because I don’t get much time to write today. This past week has been pretty slow, we didn’t get to do much this week because of holy week. Everyone left for the country side. No one was home and we couldn’t teach much.
Anyway yesterday was Monday so I am writing late, yes. This is because we had to go to Gazcue to renew our residencies to stay living legally in this country. It was a lot of fun to get to sit down and talk with some of the people in my group from the CCM. They all have become so much more mature and its more enjoyable to be in their company.
The mission really changes all who serve. They become someone better or worse depending on the type of missionaries they are. I’m on the positive side of the spectrum, I promise! Anyway, I know that the work that we are doing is extremely important and that it really blesses the lives of all who are involved, whether it be directly or only relative through blood or personal friendships.