May 21, 2012
(he's on back row, far right-the tall one:)
(Sis. Prince gives all missionaries a Birthday Cookie-sweet)
Que Piedra! This week was the slowest work ever, and in that i mean slow work wise. Not very many lessons. So lameeeeee! But to answer your questions about not getting back into the work...i felt like i was right back in it. Especially because i have to pay attention at every moment to understand the conversation. I usually understand now, pretty well, so just a matter of forming me sentences correctly and with good grammar. and much more vocab.
Oh but this week, wow. I was furious at one point at a member, i didn't show it but i was ticked. she was asking me about when lunch is with her, which i don't know because i don't go out and memorize who we have when for lunch, then she asked why i haven't visited this lady in the ward who has a 14 year old child who is not a member, i was like, who, which hermana. i have no idea. Then i finally figured out who the hermana was, then she was like...well, why haven't you gone to visit her and teach her child, i said, well i don't know where she lives, then she said...did Elder Duque not teach you anything???? ohhhhh i was furious, then she said, do you know know where she lives....and then i was trying to respond and another hermana, who is not a member was making fun of my espanol because i couldn't remember a word, i was sooooooo mad, she was making fun of my spanish, i was about to say, i would like to see you try and learn english...but i didn't. OPhhh i was not happy, then after that i said pues, perdon yo no soy elder duque, lo siento. and said chow....i was not happy, members some times think missionaries know everything, have to be at a members house when they say, think missionarious have all the activity planned and know everything, basically running the capilla.
But i was not happy, but then later that night we had a good experience, with a lady who contacted us in the street. basically had a ton of questions and was saying black people couldn't be in our church...and a ton of other things, we had her read the BOM, then later had the 1st lesson with her, i invited her to read, think, and pray about the book to see if it is true, then she said.....yo se que el libro de mormon es verdadero......ahhhhhhhhhh then she said how....i was so stoked...it was such a cool experience, it made the night much better. really fun.
Then last night, got another companion, so now there are 3 of us...which i don't like, elder is cool, but working in three is different, but yeah, that was my week in the field. Love you all, hope things are great en estados unidos. love
Love Elder Welling.