Monday, November 9, 2009
NaBloPoMo goal aside, this is going to be a busy week!
Hermano Barrio approached me nervously after church yesterday, and said "Hermana, I don't want to cause you stress...but you are speaking next Sunday." (Remember him?)
So, if you need me this week I'll be ankle-deep in "How to bring the Spirit into our home" and way over my head over at google translate :)
My only hope is to use any many quotes as possible from already-translated sources, like the scriptures and the Ensign! Oh, and pray. A LOT.
Yo quiero aprender espanol!! (I want to learn Spanish.)
(In spite of all my moaning and grumblings, we really have seen miracles in regards to the language- I know I could never understand as much as I do, without some serious divine intervention. I'm excited to speak on Sunday and share my testimony. Members of our church are generally asked to speak in church once or twice a year- we don't have paid clergy, the members give the sermons. Putting these talks together is always kind of nerve-wracking for me, and the language barrier just adds a glossy veneer to that work.
My husband and I study the scriptures in Spanish at night. I turned to him, mid-verse, last night and asked "How is my accent?"
"Well...I can't understand anyone at church. But I can understand you!"
I'm thinking that's not a good sign. :)