Monday, November 25, 2013

the Vietnam Connection

Hello everyone!

This week I got my new missionary fresh off the plane! Her name is Sister Le (pronounced "lee") and she is from Vietnam. She has lived in Utah for the past four years so her english is pretty good but she still has a pretty strong accent. She converted 2 years ago and now she is on a mission! She is adorable!! She is really small and short. It has definately been a little different with training so far since she is a convert and some things get lost in translation sometimes since she is still learning english. It was really funny on the first day here she asked me "Trainer can we go to the American market?" (yes, yes we can go to walmart) Also the other day I made a comment about Harry Potter and then I realized maybe she doesn't know what that is so I asked her and she said she didn't. So I started explaining about how it is these kids who can do magic and they go to this school to learn how to become wizards. All of a sudden she was like 'Oh! Harry Potter (said in a british accent)" It was funny. One night this week we didn't have a dinner appointment so we went to a vietnamese restaurant near our house (there are a lot of those around our area) The food was really good! I got fried rice (one of the safer things on the menu) but Sister Le really liked getting to eat food she was used to. There are a lot of vietnamese people in our area so hopefully we will be able to convert them all now that we have Sister Le! Also training is going pretty well, it isn't as hard as I thought (even though there are a lot of things I could be better at but I've alreadt gotten a lot better at a lot of things). This week we got a new investigator! Her name is Ally. She was on our list of potential investigators and she said that she would like to learn more about our church. So hopefully she is open to our message! We are teaching her tomorrow and it will be Sister Le's first lesson. So keep Ally in your prayers that we will be able to teach her. For thanksgiving we can go to as many dinner appointments as we want in the evening so that will be fun. A less active family invited us over and also a really awesome family in the ward so we are excited! Sister Phillips isn't with me anymore and she got her visa so she will ship off to Brazil at the end of December. That's crazy that all of those boys are getting home. Have a good Thanksgiving!!! Love you all!!!

-Sister Washburn

                                         With a family in the ward

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