It was so nice seeing everyone for Christmas! You all look so amazing in your hoodies and sweat pants and sweaters. I am definitely envious! People are wearing their sweaters too in this 80 degree weather as I'm sweatin' like a sinner in church! Well after skyping we went to a Christmas Eve dinner at a members house and it was super yummy! We had fresh fruit, rice, chicken, empanadas, and this plantain dessert. Then Christmas day we did what we do best....shared the gospel! A lot of people were home, just cause they don't really celebrate Christmas like they do in the U.S. It's more like being with your family, listening to LOUD music, and drinking. But we had a lot of appointments which was nice. I don't have a lot to write this week. Sorry! I got to talk to ya'll and pretty much told you everything that's happened haha. I'll send more pictures though.
Today, we went to two salons. The salons here are literally like a milking barn, get in and get out. But the trick is, is you have to find an empty seat before you can get your hair done. So people are cutting in line and its crazy. So the first salon we waited for 4 hours....so we left and went to this other one and waited for 3. While I'm waiting for my hair cut I see this lady that's cutting our hair pull out this big beer bottle and helped herself to 5 red solo cups full of beer until she got to my hair. And guess what happened next?! I asked to get like an 1 1/2 inches off....But I can't really say inches because they don't use inches here. So I just pointed with my hand and said, "Un chin chin"....and she cut it....about 4 inches of it...Lets just say with the first snip of the scissors I felt how short she cut it. Don't worry I cried on the inside like a winner. I might send pictures next week of my new style of hair. It's maybe like a 1/2 inch below my sholders, so yeah just to give ya'll an idea.
So the works is slowly progressing here. We have an investigator that is working towards baptism, but hasn't finished the lessons just yet. And she's moving to Santo Domingo the end of January :( She's amazing though and I'm sure her baptism will be just as special there and the members will be very supportive and friendly.
Well I hope all is well!
Hermana Van Woerkom