La Clase de Traducción

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Me, Troy Gentry, Penny Gathright, Ana Meneses (la maestra), Bonnie Kellum

I had a really good class this last trimester that was focused on translation.  I was easily the worst student in the class.  I like to tell myself that I had a disadvantage of Spanish language experience in comparison with the other students, but that is only because I like to hide from the truth of my own inadequacies.  It is always good to be humbled, right?  Ana Meneses was the teacher.  She has a lot of English language experience, has worked as a translator and lived in the U.S. for a period of time.  As a service to God she has come to teach at our missionary language school, and although I am sure the pay is less she consistently talked about how much she loved her work.  Ana is friends with Allison, and her kids enjoy playing with out kids.  She saw me sitting on the Terraza at the school without much to do early in the trimester because of some scheduling conflicts, and she invited me to join them.  I had been wanting to join (I needed more opportunities to practice), so I was glad she was generous to offer to include me although I was not speaking at the same level as the others.  She is a good teacher, and we worked through some really tricky grammar structures that are often used when speaking that helped improve my speaking language skills.  I learned a lot, enjoyed my classmates and my teacher, and improved my Spanish.  There is not much better to say about a class than that.

2 thoughts on “La Clase de Traducción

  1. Thanks Will for such wonderful words, it has been a huge blessing getting to know you and your beautiful family, thank you for the friendship, I am going to miss you all so much. Always, as the trimester is coming to an end, there are mixed emotions that filled my heart and I just run out of words to express how thankful I am for the opportunity God has given me to work at the Institute and to teach this class, I have come to know so many wonderful people that has blessed my life and the life of my family as well. Every time as I am about to say good bye, what fills my heart with joy is to know that you all are going to be serving the Lord, what a privilege the Lord has given me to teach you a little bit more of Spanish and be part of such a great calling. Thank you all for a wonderful class. May God bless you

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