Thursday, August 28, 2014

She still strikes fear - even in Perú!

Sister Henderson, aka Paula, has always been known for her firmness and resolve.
And that's a nice diplomatic way of saying that sometimes she can be kind of scary.  When she was President of the Primary, the children's organization at church, discipline was never tighter.
When queried as to whether Mom meant it when she mentioned the consequence for a contemplated action, or lack of same, our kids acknowledged that, yes, she was going to carry out her threats.
The Church has designed and implemented a program by which native Spanish-speaking missionaries are to learn basic English during their 18 or 24 months.  I put Sister Henderson in charge of it, knowing that by so doing, I could sit back and forget about it.
She has decreed that the program is not optional; everyone must take the test at the end of their tenure, by which they can gain certification that may be useful for future employment.  She reviews their progress at the time of the every-three-month personal interviews with me.
Every single Latin missionary has agreed that they are WAY more afraid of the interview with Sister Henderson than with me.
We hope that your adventures in foreign-language study aren't as stressful.  And that you don't do anything to upset Sister Henderson!
Dave & Paula


Teri Boulter said...

Go get 'em Sister Henderson! Crack the whip!! I taught you everything I know about the TEST! Here's hoping you have better luck logging on than some of our tests encountered!! Miss you guys!

Patti said...

Good for you Paula! They may fear you now, but they will thank you later.

PaulaJean said...

Terri, you did teach me everything I know about the test! And I've had no problem logging in, they've changed the procedure. :-)