Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Week 10: 1st Week as a Trainer
Dear Family and Friends, I am happy to hear that everything is going well in the United States and in all of your lives. Life is going well here as well. This week was my first week as a senior companion and as a trainer on La Réunion. The first thing that I will say about that is that I don't feel qualified or experienced enough to be either right now, but I also think that that is how it is supposed to work, I don't question that I am doing what I am supposed to be doing right now. It is humbling, but so far it has been fun as well. There have been a lot of things that I have helped Elder Mariteragi with that I felt like I just barely learned how to do a week or so ago. A few things about being companions with Elder Mariteragi: I speak French all of the time, except during phonecalls with missionary leadership. Every time that I eat with my companion, I feel like I am watching someone train to be able to eat their weight in hot-dogs, and he also puts ketchup on near everything that he eats. He connects with the people very well, and it seems like everyone likes him right off the bat. Elder Mariterani is a great Elder and I think that he will really help the work and the people here in St. Pierre.