My life is so crazy right now! It doesn’t seem real. So I only got 2 hours of sleep the night before we left (Tuesday morning) and on Tuesday, I don’t think I have EVER felt more tired in my life. It was a crazy feeling. There is so much to say holy cow. Where to begin. First, we met our trainers. All of us gringos stood facing away from the Uruguay temple (which looks exactly like the Raleigh temple inside and out), and then we had to close our eyes, and the new trainers came out stood behind us, sang called to serve and then we turned around, hugged, and got to know each other. It was crazy! Oh, and the mission president and his wife are SO amazing. I love them so much. I’m so glad I am going to have them my whole mission. Theyre so nice.
Anyway, my trainer/comp/madre, her name is Hermana Spradlin. she’s super energetic and is perfect at Spanish. Holy cow. Its really intimidating to be with someone that can speak perfect Spanish, but that’s what I need. And she speaks English, thank heavens. We all went through and did a session together in the temple which was really cool and then we all headed to our separate areas. We got there, unpacked and then basically started our day. Went out and got to work.
Oh, so funny thing. They don’t eat dinner here. The missionaries. We just don’t eat dinner. Its crazy. I’m like, that’s when I’m the most hungry haha. But its been good, I’m just busy at night that I don’t
The members here are awesome. They are so nice. We have had 3 that come out with us and help us contact and have lessons with. Sunday was crazy because people will come up to me and speak really fast and I just sit there and I’m like..... uhhhhhh. Haha its so funny. They all probably think I’m super quiet and dumb: Haha but that’s okay. I’ll get better at my Spanish soon. Hopefully. Spanish is so hard. But I know that I have been sent here for a reason and I know that I can change lives. I’m excited to see what I can do. The lessons have been going well. I try to say what I can, and I think that I’ve been doing okay. I got frustrated with myself a few days ago because we were giving a lesson and I couldn’t’ say what I wanted to say. But I have to learn to be more patient with myself and the Lords time. A few people speak a tiny bit of Spanish here. There is one family here and they have given us lunch twice and their family lived in the US for 10 years, so all of them speak English and its so weird to hear people speak English. I love it. I love English haha.
I’ve met a lot a great people so far, everyone is so friendly. I’m pretty sure I get kissed about 100 times a day haha. Whenever you greet someone, that’s just what you do. They are all so friendly. Holy cow, no time.
All the missionaries sang at a fireside last night at it was amazing! Everyone says that I have a good voice and they ask me if I’ve taken choir or something. It’s nice to hear haha. OH! And guess what?! A lot of people here have said that my accent is really good! I’m like, seriously?? THANK HEAVENS cause that’s all I got going for me right now haha. My Spanish is so bad, I would love to hear it from the Uruguayans perspective haha. People have told me that they really like my hair down here, I guess they don’t have a lot of blondes haha. Anyway, I’m trying to stay as close to the Lord as I can because I really need help with Spanish, but I am trying to be a good missionary. Keep praying for me I need it! I love you all! I’m sorry I don’t’ have time to explain more.
Love, Hermana Wiscombe