(Rebekah): ¡Hola de México!
(Mom's reply): I hope you are still typing! I need more than an hola!!!!
Email #2....45 min later! (Mom was freaking out this whole time thinking she wasn't gonna get an email this week)
(Rebekah): Oops... sorry. Didnt mean to send that yet.
Sorry your week has been kinda boring not really a whole lot has happened here either except for(I´ll get to that later). As to your questions; I was feeling a little inadequate and like everyone else is improving more than me. I felt like everyone else is here - and I was here_ both spiritually and in the language. I was questioning if I was ready to be there. At the moment, I didn´t know it was a panic attack, but looking back I know it was. The only thing I remember was trying to recite James 1:5 and not being able to do it then it just got all down hill from there. Everything before that was a blur. In the blessing last Monday, the main thing I remember was he kept saying "Heavenly Father is grateful for you at this time" that phrase was repeated like 5 times and that "the people of Washington are being prepared for you and they need you" the Hermanas took notes about what was being said but I left it in the casa. Those were just the main things that stood out because they were repeated like 5 times.
Tell the Grandparents I said thank you!
And thanks for the doughnuts!! They were by far the highlight of the week and probably the best thing I have ate in a month! (has it really been a month?)
Not really a whole lot has happened this week.I started being the senior companion. The first half was the companion with the last name closest the A then the second half it switched. we started TRC. Not exactly sure what it stands for but its when we teach actual people. Up until this point, it has only been teachers (so my baptism commitment is fake :( that or Im just such an awesome missionary that he already got baptized, went on a mission, and got married in the temple). They are all volunteers. They could be members, less active, or actual investigators off the street. Pretty sure ours was a member. The people before us went way over so we only had 10 minutes with her. We didn´t really have enough time to do a lesson so we just decided to introduce ourselves, get to know her, establish expectations, then answer any questions she had. Her first question was "What happens after we die?" like we can answer that in 5 minutes! I tried to as best as I could. Then I asked her if she was understanding... she said "un poco" so in other words... no. She was like the nicest lady ever though. She was super smiley and giggley the entire time. We didn´t go over how to pray but we asked her to pray anyways. She gave a super long, in-depth, and elaborate prayer so ya... pretty sure she´s a member. Good thing too cause apparently, we weren´t making sense. Afterwards, she was filling out our "review card" and needed to borrow Hma. Bittle´s pen so we had to wait. Apparently, I was messing with my fingers because out of nowhere Hma. Bittle and I heard a *crack* and I look down at my fingers... no bueno (no, I did not break them. Just cracked them). Afterwards, we were talking to Hmo. Tapía (the teacher I was with when I had my little episode last week) and ya... he was making fun of me because of messing with my fingers.
Later that night, we had an interview with the trainer sisters and the one I was with somehow convinced us to do a "solo español day" which is when you only speak spanish... all day long... without any english. They convinced the other Hmas to do the same so, I only spoke Spanish... it was really hard. Hma. Bittle pretty much just gave up after lunch. She didn´t care if she spoke English. I was getting frusterated. We had a sticker on our name tags that said "solo español" and she was speaking english. I tried to remind her to speak spanish or I would try to help her by telling her how to say it, but she just didn´t care. I´m trying to brush it off. If she doesn´t want to take my advice or help, thats her fault.
So ya, sorry for the boring email. Not a whole lot has happened! Love you tons!
-Hermana Rebekah Williams
It was an accident haha sorry. Apparently, I am a really weird sleeper. According to Hma. Bittle,night while she couldn´t sleep, I was singing "Nearer my God to Thee" in my sleep... and you know the weird noises I make at home? According to the other Hmas, I make those noises too in my sleep. And I wake up a lot in the morning with my pillow on the ground a couple feet away from my bed. Oops..
The other day, we were talking about what we would be doing if we were still at home. They were mostly saying work or school or something like that then they said "and Hma. Williams would be cuddling with her mommy on the couch watching a Disney movie!!" sad... but true. I have been having like Disney withdrawls this week! You should put some songs on my iPod :).
Living with girls is getting better... but still hard. they talk about their boyfriends a lot. Oh well... better get used to it. Love and miss you tons!!
-Hma. Rebekah Williams
(notes: I updated the last couple weeks with emails to daddy. More insight into this girl's adventure!)