(This blog entry is part of the This American Life* series)
You can not fault her for not trying. On the flight from
Thinking back at my visit to
She was no mormon. She did not speak a single word of Spanish and knew almost nothing about the people and the county. On a scale of 1-10, the preparation for their ‘sales’ call, was a lousy 1.
She did have a small booklet, called Amor y Esperanza, containing phrases she was able to pronounce. The plan was to approach people in the street, belch out some phrases and convert the people in this Catholic country to a Korean Christian Church. Knowing the portenos, good luck with that.
The first commandment in their booklet had to be “failure makes you stronger” I admire the effort.