Sunday, June 19, 2011

Never Thought

So hopefully Pat isn't reading this because he will then be yelling "HEY-OOOO!" at me all day long, but yesterday something happened that I never thought would ever happen.  I translated.

Now, I've helped people along with conversation,  helped people understand the basic concept of a sermon done in Spanish, little things like that, but yesterday Eliott was teaching a piano lesson to a teenager who didn't speak any English and Eliott doesn't speak much Spanish. (that being said he never learned any Spanish before this trip and he has been working SO hard on it and is doing amazing well and I am soooooooo proud of him! he's just not quite ready to teach an entire lesson in Spanish, but I bet in a couple of weeks he could :) )

Anyway, it was Brayan's first piano lesson, but he did have some music background. He was a fast learner and very patient with my Spanish and helped me out a bit with some words.  I learned a lot of musical words and Eliott is a fantastic teacher with a fantastic pupil.  It was so much fun to watch them together and to be able to be a part of it.

I know better jobs have been done, and that I will continue to work on getting better in regards to my Spanish and translating, but it was just such an exciting experience! Not much else to be said :)

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