On a bus going to the Lima Temple
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
¡Yo hablo Español!
I think I have an easier time speaking Spanish than understanding, because it´s so fast. I think it's just different for everyone though. I'm keeping up better now, so three weeks from now I think I might be fairly competent. It's still mind-blowing to think that I didn't know Spanish at all only 6 weeks ago. Most of the missionaries left for the field yesterday, there are only three of us left. About a hundred will come in tonight and begin the cycle again, and then we'll be out in the field! We watched an MTC devotional given by Elder Bednar about recognizing the promptings of the Spirit. It was really amazing. The main thing I learned from it is that the majority of experiences where you're directed by the Holy Ghost isn't a big experience and you don't recognize it as a prompting at the time. He said he was asked a lot about how to know when it's the Spirit and when it's "just me." He said that the answer was to quit worrying about it and go forward, and this helped me to stop worrying so much about what I do and focus on doing as much work as I can in the next two years.