So you mean to tell me that I only have 11 days left? You're joking right? Nope. It's true. The time soon cometh to a close. Dann fliege ich nach Deutschland!!!! Ich bin soooooo begeistert! With great sadness I announce the passing of my favorite blue suit. Many of the readers of this email will know it as the suit that took me through many a competition and it served me well. The death was determined to be from causes incident to age (a huge worn away hole in the pants). It was sad, but I did get over it. I got the package of cookies. Not only I, but my entire district was excited to see that package. We also welcomed the new grey suit and I look forward to us being great colleagues in the future. And as the note inside the box aptly observed, I hope that this one lasts more than a month. I finally got to sing in the New Missionary Fireside. I actually sang pretty well. We got a recording of it on Elder Clark's recorder. I enjoyed it. I actually started and stopped upon singing the first line. I had to start over for some reason. (Nobody tell Dr. Vincent). I had fun though.
There's not much more to say. I won't know if my visa came through until probably next week but they rarely have trouble with that for people going to Germany. The funniest thing happened the other day in devotional. The speaker called up some recent converts who are serving missions to tell us a little about their conversion. One of the missionaries was a sister who looked vaguely familiar. She was from Irvine, California. I figured that was why I knew her, but as I looked at her more I realized that she was the girl that went through the temple the same day as me. It was so funny. I went up to her afterward to talk to her and she said that she remembered me. It was cool to see her going on a mission to Temple Square. I hope everyone has a great week and had a Happy Valentines' Day! Viel Spass!
Monday, February 14, 2011
Whhhhooooooaaaaaaahhhhh Nelly!!!!! Wait a second......18 days? What?!?! You mean to say that I get to go to Deutschland in 18 days? Cool....No really....that's AWESOME!!!!! We are so excited to be the oldest missionaries now and will be getting ready to leave soon enough. On Wednesday, we got to be hosts. Elder Clark and I (still companions) got to do traffic control. I got to see every car as it pulled in and left. It's interesting seeing the other side of the drop off and different reactions of the parents and siblings. I even saw my old RA and his family dropping off his younger brother. I had my audition today. It went pretty well. I sang This Is The Christ and they told me that I should check my mailbox for an invitation to sing at a meeting some time in the future. I'm glad to have the opportunity to sing at some point in the MTC. I don't really care which meeting I get, it will be fun. I'm excited to get those cookies. That will be awesome. The only other thing I can think of that you could get me is my text book from Bro. Marsh's class that I took last semester. It's Harmony of the 4 Gospels and the Joseph Smith Translation. It would be soooo helpful in cross referencing things. I'm soooo excited for these next couple of weeks. I hope everything is great at home and that everything is sunshine and rainbows. Have a good week.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Yo! Guten TAAAAAAAAG!!!!!!!!!! Pretty good week. There's not a lot of things to say though. Everything is going as normal. We are going to be the oldest missionaries in the Zone next week. I've switched over to being the senior companion, but it's not a really big deal. As always we're just chugging along doing our thing with missionary studying. I got to go to a broadcast of Music and the Spoken Word on Sunday. It was great. I keep getting more and more excited to go to Germany as the days/weeks go by. I'm going to be singing This Is The Christ for my devotional audition. Hopefully they will like it. I tried out the higher ending while practicing. It came out pretty well, but I'm not feeling good enough about it to put it in for the audition. I'm excited though. I don't really have much else to say. I hope everything is going good at home. Anyone is welcome to send me a letter if they would like, I will write them back.