Friday, November 30, 2012

Hola Familia!

Thank you for all of the letters and emails! I love getting them.

I forgot to bring my list of things I wanted to e-mail you about, so sorry if this e-mail isn't as productive!

My companion situation is a little different this week.  I was companionless for Monday and Tuesday (I just had elders in my zone or the sisters I live with escort me places), and then when I started Visitors Center training on Wednesday, there was only one other girl in the class with me so they told us that we are now companions. Which is good, because we have been able to stick together more than I have with any of my other companions since we actually have class together!  But she lives in another building, opposite of where my residence hall is, so that is a bit of a challenge.  In the meantime, the new sister we got in our zone was assigned to be my companion, but the only time I have been able to see her is at night when we go back to our residence hall and during breakfast! Poor girl. But the zone and the other sisters in our room have been good about taking her places.  What a hard adjustment to the MTC for her! I have class during all of my Coordinating Sister meetings, so I haven't been able to fulfill my calling very well.  My teachers said that they aren't supposed to assign sisters to be Coordinating Sisters when they are doing Visitors Center Training.  Sad day.  But Sister Scott (the new sister in my zone) seems to be doing fine.

We went to Temple Square on Wednesday morning, just Sister Pajoul, our teacher, and I. It was reallly nice.  On our tour, we had a couple of investigators join us, which was really neat!  On our way back to the car, we got to go through the tunnels, which made me think of how Grandma would always see General Authorities down there (Didn't she literally bump into Elder Perry one time?), and also made me have some Disney flachbacks from when I would go through those tunnels to get to Magic Kingdom.  We get to go to Temple Square again tomorrow night, only this time we will be the ones talking to investigators.  Scary! But we get to see all of the Christmas lights on while we are there, so that will be nice.

Oh! Funny story. So last week, Sister Bartschi and I were in the bathroom, and this girl comes in and starts speaking to us in Spanish.  We just go along talking in Spanish, telling each other about where we are from, where we are serving our missions, how long we have been here-- basic stuff.  But then I was telling her that I was going to start Visitors Center Training soon, and I realized that I didn't know how to say that in Spanish, so I just said "Voy a empezar Visitors Center Training esta Miercoles."  But then the sister says, "Lo siento, no hablo ingles!" (Sorry, I don't speak English!) Now, this is a white girl and she wasn't super fluent in Spanish so I was like uhhh....rude! So I just corrected myself by saying "Empecere preparando para el Centro de los visitantes" (I'm still not sure if that is correct), and she got it.  After she left, I was still a little annoyed, but then Sister Bartschi told me that the girl was French, so she legitimately doesn't speak English.  Oooops! I had not idea!

The other day I was talking to some practice investigators, and it turns out that she is the daughter-in-law of Zoe Bradley! Small world! So I got to meet Sister Bradley's 8 month old grandson, Christopher.  He is adorable~ Well, I need to take off... Sister Pajoul finished her laundry like 15 minutes ago and is waiting for me.

Much love!!
---Hermana Burner

No comments:

Post a Comment