Wednesday, December 24, 2008

A quick interview with one of the kids in the Congo


I hope to interview a few other amazing characters here that we have met - so hopefully this is the first of a few.
While Aliceli is an impressive 12 year old - she kind of annoyed me the other day while I was out with her! I had just placed a book with a lady who was very interested and I was asking her when would be a good time to come back next week. Before a time could be arranged Aliceli jumped in and organized for 4 p.m Saturday - which is impossible for me to get to as we have a meeting at 6.30pm and there is no way I could get all the way over to the call and back in time. So of course Aliceli is going to get the RV. That is if I can trust her to go back - they do seem to have a problem here with doing their RV's - something we are trying to show is important to do - nobody I know of has learned the truth on one visit only.
Back to Aliceli jumping in - this is a problem I have when working with the local people - they don't give me time to formulate the next sentence. Of course the other gringos do because they know what it is like to learn a new language and know if you are given enough time you will eventually find the word you need. I believe if the householder is willing and patent enough to let me get through a presentation, then they will still be patient the next time I call, so I was a bit pipped Aliceli took this nice lady from me!

3 comments:

Rebecca McCleskey said...

Really cool kid. How many year olds get baptized! Great example.
(BTW your Spanish was really good).

Gringitos en Cuenca said...

he he Becky - I know I should have said bautizado not bautismo - but thanks for the encouragement!

Lynne said...

They say a good interview is a short interview! Well done Beth!