I’m a little late getting Hermana Wagner’s email from last Friday posted – she’s doing so well & it is wonderful to have a chance to video chat with her! ❤
This week has been absolutely amazing! It has gotten so much easier than when I first got here!
This past week is has rained so much! It was pouring down rain as my district and I were leaving dinner, and all of the Hermanas who didn't have umbrellas were sprinting across the cross walk. The cross walk has yellow paint stripes and they get really slippery when they are wet. Surprisingly none of the Hermanas fell. So my companion and I start speed walking because we were all running late for our study time (we did have an umbrella) , and down I went! I slipped in on one of the yellow stripes and completely wiped out and lucky for me I landed in a pretty big puddle! My companion has decided that she can no longer look at that cross walk with out laughing. 🙂
By our classroom at the CCM there is a big Palm Tree and there are tons of parakeets here because they love the palm trees. Our district decided that we needed to name one of the birds so we named is saus. So the reason for the title is because of how much it rained, but it poured spiritually this week! I have begun to pick up Spanish really well, during practice lessons my companion no longer does most of the talking, a lot of times I end up doing a lot of the talking. I am able to put sentences together and I don't have to think to hard about what I want to say because it has begun to come naturally. my district started playing a game where we are only aloud to speak Spanish for the entire day and we have 5 little sticker tags on our name tags, and those are our 5 chances to speak English and if someone catches you speaking English they take one of your tags. My Spanish grew so much from this game, and I realized that I had been using my English as a crutch. My district has a goal to memorize all of the 42 principles with scriptures by the end of our 4th week.
So far all is going well, my companion and I have memorized 16 of the principles with scriptures. Another district goal is to memorize 70 words and 18 phrases a day. My companion and I have been memorizing 100 words and 18 phrases a day, and it has been going really well. Today we went to Imigration so we got to leave the CCM! The driving here is interesting because they drive pretty fast and their are people who are walking in the middle of the street selling things. Well my time is up and I love you all! I am going to attempt to bear my testimony is Spanish.
Yo se que La Iglesia de Jesucristo de los Santos de los Ultimos Dias es verdad. Yo se que Josè Smith vio nuestro Padre Celestial Y Jesucristo. Yo se que Russel M Nelson es la Profeta. Jesucristo sufrio en la Jardine de Getsemane, y por medio Jesucristo y la expiacion ser limpios neustros pecados. En el nombre de Jesucristo Amen.