So we went back to work. Although, we’ve hardly had a normal day still. The very next day after she got better I woke up at 5:30ish to a knock on our door. I was super confused why someone would be knocking at that hour in the morning and jumped out of bed to answer…..and jumped into a puddle of water! Talk about a super confusing wake up call. Someone had left the water running in the Janitorial closet running all night and our room happens to be right across the hallway from it! The apartment was flooded with water about an inch deep. Luckily, I’m going to Chile and it’s supposed to rain all the time there, so my waterproof bag protected all my important things. Everything else except some clothes in my laundry bag and suitcases were off the ground so they were fine. They were super prepared and cleaned it up pretty quickly with these giant vacuum things. Our carpet was damp and kinda smelled for a few days but it’s back to normal now and I got a chance to try out my shower shoes haha. I’ll have to wear those everyday in Chile.
Despite all the craziness, I’m learning Spanish so fast! Our district speaks in Spanish almost all the time and it’s great practice. Most of them are all going to Argentina, a few to the United States, and I’m the only one going to Chile, but one of my teachers served in Chile so that’s cool! He was way more south than me though and had penguins in his mission. We taught our first investigator everyday this week and that was really cool. They gave us almost no guidance so it was really hard to know what to do, but they wanted us to experiment and figure out what things worked for us. The hardest part was that there were so many feelings in my heart that I wanted to say to our investigator, Pablo, but I just didn’t know how to in Spanish so I could only say a simple testimony and hope that the Spirit would say the rest.They tell us that the most important language we learn at the MTC is the language of the Spirit anyway.
I’m sorry, but I’m out of time, we only get a few minutes to email once a week, but thank you all for the letters from my family, Casey, Chelsey, Quintin, and Aunt Sheila! I have never been so happy to receive mail in my life. It’s crazy how cut off we feel from the outside world here so any news is appreciated. I love you all and I appreciate your support so much. Thanks to everyone who is reading this blog. Sorry about the spelling mistakes, I think I caught most of them and maybe my Dad will help fix the rest, but learning Spanish makes me spell everything wrong in English.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE,
Hermana Berbert (=