So on Monday my companion (Sis Wonson) and I were teaching an "investigator" and our teacher told us that we were going to be teaching in room 3. We we walked downstairs and knocked on the door. When the woman came to answer, lo and behold, she was speaking Greek! So we can barely understand German, let alone Greek. Our teacher told us the wrong room!! We apologized profusely and tried to find our investigator. Luckily we found her and taught a decent lesson on prayer.
After the lesson we went to apologize for intrupting the Greek's (the missionaries going to Greece, we just called them the Greek's) lesson and this is what they said happened.
Missionaries: "Are those more missionaries to teach you?" Investigator: "No, it's those Jehovah's witnesses though! And they're from Germany! What are they even doing here!?"
So apparently, we're already being mistaken as Jehovah's witnesses. That was a good laugh!
We play football (soccer in the USA, i've caught on to so many English words in just 3 weeks) almost everyday with the Greeks and the 2 people learning English. It's one of the very best parts of the day. AND I, SISTER SELPH, MADE THREE GOALS!!!! All by myself!! That was sooo exciting. Mostly because, if you know me at all, I do not sport.
We have really been focusing on making language learning goals though. German grammar is pretty much the weirdest, most confusing thing on the planet though. I've gotten a lot better at vocabulary this week though and carry around flash cards constantly. I am loving German, even though it's stressful and hard. Good thing I know the Lord qualifies the people he calls. It's constantly a good reminder that our Heavenly Father has faith in my German skills. There is no way I could be doing this language without His help. Reading Jeremiah 1:6-10 this week was a huge faith-builder about German.
Today on our outing a placed a Book of Mormon in the local book exchange booth outside the post office. It's an old telephone booth they've changed into a book swap and it's the cutest thing ever. I hope someone feels impressed to read it because I know it is a life changing book. After all it is the keystone of our religion and gospel. And like Doctrine and Covenants 76:40 says, "This is the Gospel, the glad tidings!" I know that's true, this is the glad tidings!! Read the Book of Mormon. I know it will help with anything, and can change lives. Start at the Introduction and keep reading. It's the most amazing book every written.