A piano lesson and my Tagalog struggles

Saturday, November 13, 2004

I’ve been really tired for the last few days and I don’t really understand it. This morning we taught English at the church. We taught a lesson about pronouns and a little bit about sentence structure. Elder Cox taught the bulk of the class while I worked one-on-one with Brother Burley. He really wants to learn about how to speak English but it’s really hard for him. I hope he learned a little bit at least this morning. After English lessons, we had to rush out to Dagupan to teach a music lesson. We taught a really basic lesson to Sis. Pulido and two of her friends. It went well other than the fact that I did a horrible job teaching and Elder Cox ended up doing most of it. I was really impressed with how quickly they caught on to what we taught. We had another showing of “On the Way Home” today. This time it was at the church. I still feel the spirit when I watch it and it strengthens both my testimony and my resolve to work hard as a missionary. I was really happy that Bro. Fernando came to the movie. Hopefully he’ll also come to church tomorrow. I’ve been having real trouble with my Tagalog for the last couple of days. I’m not exactly sure what’s going on but I’m struggling with pronouncing things and also getting them to connect from my brain to my mouth at the right speed. I guess on an up-note, my comprehension is getting better all the time.

Teaching Piano lessons to Sis Pulido

Teaching Piano lessons to Sis Pulido

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