Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Elder Daly begins the countdown . . . .
Hey family! Im not sure if Alysia got my letter and tape while she was at home but hopefully you all got to hear it. And i sent another quick little letter home the day after TurkeyDay so id assume you got that as well. So yeah this week has been amazing i hope you all had a wonderful thanksgiving :-) mine was quite superb. Elder Holland made it worth while and the food was decent. Nothing compared to home though. Its alright i was held over by a couple of pumpkin pies that you all sent me that saved my life ;-) thank you so much for those... i have been getting all of the food youve sent me .. needless to say the other elders in my district are jealous. i share though...sometimes. In answer to Mom's questions .... Elder Jones and I are the new Zone leaders.. which has been especially fun this past week. The american elders that just left yesterday morning were so inclined to write and copy a 'hate' letter to some of the Russians on the 3rd floor... long story short elder jones and i were called in to talk to the Distrist President Garrett who works directly beneath the MTC president. He wasn't very nice about the whole thing to be honest.. Let's just say i was sad to see the 12 american elders go (the Taco 12, going to tacoma, WA) however now i dont have to hold my breath everyday praying that they wont do anything stupid. Then one of the elders grandmother died and he was taking it pretty hard. Another elder had something seriously messed up with his corneia in his eye so he went to the emergency room. Elder Guinn in my district was told he had mono earlier this week which gave us a scare but he's alright. So lots of amazingly awesome things went down :-) its been kinda stressful but all good nonetheless. The language is still Polish, and its still hard. We had Speak Your Language (SYL) start this week so that has been an adventure haha. It's actually crazy how much we found out we knew once we started talking and forming sentences. Its hard though because 80% of our vocab is gospel related so our sentences are pretty interesting. Our teachers just laugh at us when they hears us interact with each other. We get to teach the first lesson in Polish on thursday.. the day of reckoning is fast approaching. Luckily elder jones and i have been living celestial lives so it should turn out for us. I just sweating being able to remember Josephs first vision verbatum in polish, should be ok :-) mmm wat else wat else.. ill answer some of moms questions here... our departure date is still the 26th of December and im pretty sure it should stay that way.. im supposed to let you know that i cant call on Christmas because the MTC only has 4 pay phones for over 2000 missionaries... so i apologize for that.. hopefully they let me call in between one of my 3 flights on the 26th. I am feeling better just caught a little cold, feeling quite davage to say the least... although its starting to get...really... cold. ugh walking to the temple this morning at 5:45 am .. it was like arctic circle temps.. better get used to it if my first area is Gdan'sk and i have to baptize some Polskis in the baltic, ah how rad would that be?! i cant believe yall got snow! thats crazy.. elder jones and i have been betting on the date its going to snow... .... ... its 12 days passed my guess. wat else do i do on pday.. mm i temple, i email for 30 mins, i study, i write a few letters while doing laundry.. some meals somewhere in there haha.. i study some more.. then we have a devotional and a testimony meeting after then i have some branch council meetings after that. as to pertaining with my weight.. haha i thought it was funny you asked that, no worries mom youll still be able to hug me when i get back haha.. i think if anything i may have lost a couple pounds.... im not a huge fan of the food although i did throw caution to the wind and used my past inspirations from Jordan to get down several plates of food. I apologize if theres anything i missed in this little weekly update, 30 mins goes by faster than you think... a little oveer half way there!!! 4 more weeks.. it seems pretty unreal that Poland actually exists.. i guess i have to walk by faith rather than by sight... seeing the pictures of it on the walls in my classroom seems like the closest ill ever get. Its crunch time though and im quickly starting to realize that i actually might be going there someday and when i do i might have to speak POlish. i definitely have a lot of work to do :-) the gospel of Jesus Christ is true.. ive never been more sure of that than i am now.. and wat a wonderful feeling it is to not have to worry about anything but the gospel and the people of POland :-) have a great week family.. read the conference report of the Ensign if u havent already! it will change your life kocham was
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