Thursday, March 5, 2015

The Count Down Begins

AHHHH! SO MUCH IS HAPPENING!!! I leave for Russia in only 12 DAYS!!!!! AHHH!! :D We are going to be getting our travel plans sometime this week and I am just freaking out! Its also been a very crazy week! SOOOO let's go ahead and start at the beginning!

Wednesday: Its P-day and also the introduction of a new district!! This new district will be the last ones before we leave to the field! They're super great and nice new missionaries that I feel are going to really excel in their respective areas! They are in the same place we were in when we first entered the MTC, with us being the oldest district now. I've introduced myself to them and let them know that the rest of the district here is here to help them. Tonight we had TRC again and we got to teach a husband and wife who actually got to serve in RUSSIA!  All in all, the day went pretty well!

Thursday: So the day started off to kind of a rough start because we had forgotten to turn on the alarm clock so we kinda slept in a little bit. We all got up and started headed to breakfast. From there forward, the entire day was just kinda hazy. Elder Hess had a doctors appointment for hurting his should so he went to go have a few x-rays done. When he got back he said that his Librium was almost torn so they just need to figure out what he's going to do and make a choice.

Friday: During class today, we were just reviewing complex sentences when the door started to open. Our teacher, Brat Frolick did a little 180 and started talking in English and sounded a little shocked. Then walked in PRESIDENT BURGESS and he basically just asked us if we would read a few scriptures and then give our input and talk in front of the entire MTC at the MISSIONARY CONFERENCE on fast Sunday! Needless to say we were freaking out just a little bit. We accepted and he left, leaving us in an awkward silence. Finally it was just a "Did that just happen?" Hahaha

Saturday: Skip to Sunday

Sunday: SOOOO today was the big day!!! We all got up and I honestly couldnt control myself. I was just over the moon about being able to speak in the conference. We all went in and got front row seats that had been reserved for us!! You know youve made it big when seats are reserved for you at the MTC! Hahaha so the time came and basically they had us move to a bunch of seats just beneath the podium so everyone could see. We all then just started bearing all testimonies and what our missionary purpose meant to us. When I got the mic, I just talked about why Im here on my mission and how I want to share that infinite love of Christ with just everyone. Everyone deserves that chance. Everyone deserves to be forgiven. Everyone.

Monday: We said goodbye to some of the Elders today, Elder Lord and Elder Wride, who had to have their departure date postpone due to circumstances. They left at 3 am today and they stopped by and said bye to all us elders. I also ran into Elder Rylie Corbin today! He is headed to the New York North mission. I got to talk to him for a while and just catch up. We also entered the exactly two weeks till our departure date!!!!

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