Monday, July 30, 2012
July 30, 2012
So most of this week was spent in Quito. I was on splits with Hermana Morris, the mission nurse, for a few days while my comp and her comp were in Ibarra. Hermana Morris is the best!!! She is so funny! I just wanted to stay there forever. But, poor Hermana Morris, she gets calls about all things health... The best/worst was one elder getting a bean stuck in his ear. We thought it was super funny until we actually saw how much pain he was in. Poor kid.
Being in Quito, I went to both her Zone and District meetings with her. Some Latino elders tried to convince a Zone Leader to talk to the President about switching me into their zone because I am apparently friendly and cool. Thanks, elders!!! It was hilarious.
Also, an upside to being in Quito was getting a ton of mail!!! Thank you all so much! I was in heaven.
I was talking to my companion the other day about how my personality does not show through in Spanish... and she said that it does, especially when I am talking with children. I love the kids here!!! They are seriously the best, and they make me feel so awkward because they always give me hugs and hold my hands - you know how I have my personal space bubble. Anyway, there is this awesome little boy named Brandon - we are teaching his grandmother - we chat because he can understand my Spanish. And when I was in Quito, Hna Umphenour said that Brandon would not sit through the lesson and that she just does not have the same connection with him as I do.
There is another member boy who reminds me of Manny off of Modern Family. The other night, we were driving in a car to a different town and he was trying to help me with my Spanish. He would yell Spanish words at me and I would yell them back, usually incorrectly, and then everyone would laugh at my lame Spanish. It was so much fun. I ended up having the biggest headache at the end of the night.
Well, I have a feeling that things are going to be insane this week. I hope everything is going well with you all, and I will chat with you later....
Have a great week!!
Okay, I love you all!!!
Hermana Stacia Ellis
PS. I miss Carmel popcorn more than anything, when I get off my mission, I would appreciate some. Real Carmel, not the chocolate stuff.