Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Amharic. Wed, Jan 25, 2012.

01/25/2012. 1305. I was at a financial institution and the person who was helping me spoke with a beautiful accent. She looked and sounded East African. I guessed the wrong country, but she said she was from Ethiopia. She spoke Amharic. After chatting a bit about local Ethiopian restaurants, I offered her a book from church (the Book of Mormon) in Amharic, and she enthusiastically agreed to receive it. She said it was okay to give it to her there. So after our business, I retrieved an Amharic copy and an English copy from the car. She seemed pretty excited to see it. I pointed out the phone numbers inside in case she had any friends who wanted a free copy too. At that point another customer came up, so I excused myself.

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At 1/31/2012 01:16:00 PM, Blogger Bob said...

Awesome story. Keep up the good work.

 
At 6/24/2012 12:39:00 AM, Blogger weston krogstadt said...

Keep flooding the earth with that book.

 
At 7/15/2012 09:12:00 AM, Blogger Mellybug said...

I just wanted to drop a comment and let you know how much I appreciate your blog and your efforts. I first stumbled across your site, and the efforts you detail in it, back in....'05 or '06? I am not a regular here but when I think of missionary work I think of this. Particularly as something I can do, and that as linquist, I appreciate seeing you do. Thank you for publishing this blog and your work for us to enjoy.

 

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