Hello from the Dominican Republic!

    “Hello from the Dominican Republic!” Friend, June 2019

    Hello from the Dominican Republic!

    Friend Magazine, 2019/06 Jun

    Illustrations by Katie McDee

    Hi! I’m Margo. This is my brother Paolo.

    We’re visiting the Dominican Republic. Come along with us!

    The Dominican Republic is an island in the Caribbean Sea. It’s next door to the country of Haiti. About 10 million people live in the Dominican Republic, including about 130,000 Church members.

    Most people in the Dominican Republic speak Spanish. Here’s a boy with el Libro de Mormón—the Book of Mormon.

    Lots of kids in the Dominican Republic like playing baseball. It’s the country’s most popular sport.

    These children enjoyed sharing their testimonies in the Primary program, like Ian in the story on page 14.

    The Dominican Republic has one temple, in Santo Domingo. The writing says, “Santidad al Señor: La Casa del Señor.” That means, “Holiness to the Lord: The House of the Lord.”

    Last year the prophet visited the Dominican Republic and spoke to the people in Spanish.

    Thanks for exploring the Dominican Republic with us. Now we’re off to Cambodia!

    Meet some friends from the Dominican Republic!

    I like to help the younger children in Primary when they get noisy. I write the songs on pieces of paper and help them sing. I help them understand when we read scriptures.

    Ambar O., age 11, Dominican Republic

    I love Jesus, and I feel very close to Him. I also love the hymns and Primary songs.

    Ian R., age 8, Dominican Republic

    Are you from the Dominican Republic? Write to us! We’d love to hear from you. Turn to page 39 for our address.