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.