March 26, 2016
Interviews with President Dester! Those are the best. Hna Dester made us brownies and gave us apples and water. They're awesome. So this morning we had to go hunt down the building keys and get things all pretty for the interviews, and then did a quick visit, and came for our interviews and talked with Hna Dester and then locked everything up again and Hna Cruz and I went out to eat because we were very hungry, and gave the keys back, looked for some more people that weren't home (other great thing about Semana Santa: nobody, and I mean nobody, is home) and tried to contact but honestly nobody is here in El Dorado, and then watched the Women's Conference (in Spanish) and went looking for more people that weren't there. And that was our day. Super exciting.
It was kinda weird to be talking with Hna Dester because in our district of 6, there's 4 gringos and 2 latinos, and then the Florida district showed up where it's half and half, so there was a whole lot of English happening and the latinos felt a little uncomfortable. Which made us feel bad, but that's also how we feel when we first come to the mission. People take their language for granted. So we tried to speak Spanish as much as possible, but it was kinda weird. And Hna Dester knows a lot of Spanish, to be honest, but it's still a little tricky for her and we were talking about things from home, so it was easier in English. Oh well.
Good day, still very tired, and tomorrow's Sunday! The week went by pretty fast.