A lot has happened this week! I gave a talk in Spanish at church on Sunday. I was really nervous, because I hadn't ran through it as much as I would have liked. It was on having a mighty change of heart through obedience to the laws and ordinances of the gospel. I think it turned out pretty well considering that I have only been here for three weeks. The older district in our branch leaves next week, and I'm going to miss them a lot.
In other news, I went to TRC for the first time this week, and I had my first "solo español" day. TRC, where we teach real people from the real outside world, was in one word overwhelming. It was a good experience; it was just a lot. The first investigator we had was Raybel and his two year old son. We had around 15 minutes to teach him a lesson. It was really distracting having his son in with him, but we managed to make it through. Then we taught Juan, and Juan spoke so fast. I would sometimes catch what he was saying, but most the time it felt like a Spanish wave was just going over my head. However, I did catch him saying that for our first time in TRC that our Spanish was good, so there was that. I think I'll understand more, when we go back again.
For my first "solo español" day, I think I did pretty well. It was pretty interesting to see how much Spanish I did know and how much Spanish I didn't. I'm sure I made a thousand mistakes, but most the time others understood me, so I guess it worked.
On Tuesday, we had Costco pizza and an amazing devotional from Richard G. Scott. It was a pretty good day. The devotional was so good; I got seriously pumped for my mission listening to it. It was about prayer and how to improve your prayers. I've had a lot of experiences this last week, which have just confirmed to me that I need to be here, and I'm so glad that I am!
I would also like to make a shout-out to my dad, who is the best dad ever! He has always been there for me, and I love him so much!
Until next week!