Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Elder Daly...bon voyage from the MTC

czesc all! this will most likely be my last email from the mtc. id be lying if i said im sad that it is. Jones and I had our last temple session this morning for 22 months, unless they let us make the trek to freiburg, germany... doubtful. so we made the best of it and ate half our body weight in breakfast food. said our goodbyes to the Asian chef that has made each temple breakfast a memorable one. I think i already told you all that im not going to be able to call on Christmas but i do believe i get to call sometime on my way to Poland. We got our flight plans a couple days ago and im being honest when i say ive never embraced a piece of paper with such fervor. We report to the mtc travel office at 4 am on the 26th. Then we take off from Salt Lake and land in Chicago, O'hare. I would let you all know the time i take off from Salt Lake but i fear that any sort of leak of such information onto the internet (onto my fan webpage and wat not) might cause traffic problems .. and i really dont have time to sign autographs, picture taking, all the lot ...so it will sufficeth me to say we arrive in Chicago in the afternoonish and we have a 5 hour layover (prime time to share the good word.. in english nonetheless..maybe even Polish b/c chicago has the greatest population of Poles outside of Warsaw) then we arrive in London, Heathro? airport at 6 am. Then we have a 2 hour layover and will be arriving at the Warsaw airport at 11:40 am December 27th. As far as I'm concerned it is going to be perhaps the greatest couple of days in recent memory :-) this week has been pretty incredible. We had the Byu mens chorus come throw down on Sunday night and it was unreal. it was so good. I saw a few people i went to school with that are still awaiting mission calls so that was good times. RC and TRC were good as always... i had had 40 minute conversation with an elderly gentleman about the book of mormon so that made my day. The TRC was good, elder jones is still struggling with the language but who isnt. I feel like i know a ton of Polish for the amount of time ive been here. And considering it took me a couple days to get through one verse of the ksiega Mormona the first week.We have 31 new elders in sisters coming in tomorrow.... 31!! apparently its some sort of record, rumors of CNN coming to cover the story... look for me.Included in that are the new Polish so we are all pretty stoked to meet them all and scare them with our polish skills. Zone leadering is going well i got to see off the rochester missionaries at 0'dark:30 yesterday. Other than that life is same old. The food has reached the point of being unbearable i now live off of cereal for 3 meals a day. We had a 'health orientation' meeting last night. It was pretty hilarious, we had a very very, like dumbledore- elderly gentleman give the lecture. He had some good things to say i suppose. It made me realize how good i have it going to Europe and not the tropics of O'ohaikulijullluibo. Although we still use water filters and all those good things. Our teachers have told us we live like kings compared to most missionaries.. haha whether or not that's accurate ill have to let you know. Thank you so much for all of the packages and letters this past week, they have really helped a ton :-) i have another package in the mail room right now actually. I dunno if you got my letter about my Camera memory card.. but hopefully its my adapter. its tough to believe they dont have a usb port, sigh haha. if not ill have to get pictures to yall when i get to Poland. I love you all so much, have an incredibly davage Boze Narodzenie. Eat some good food for me. Im sure theyll let me right a letter sometime during Christmas day. And hopefully ill get to call during one of my layovers. do widzenia starszy daly

5 comments:

C & C Beecher said...

are you hangin' in there Caran?...b/c even i'm getting a little emotional.

Jack & Charlene said...

We laugh, then wipe tears, with each letter. Elder Sean has such a positive Spirit and we know it will continue in Poland, although he will have the usual Cultural thing to go through. He is so fluent ... we love the way he writes. Our prayers are with all the Daly family this next week ... especially Sean in his travels.

Bob said...

El. Sean is the bomb! Watch out, Poland!

Thank you for making my day, Caran.

Cheri said...

Wow...this is so exciting!! Can't wait to hear all about the adventures...thanks Caran for posting and letting us live this with you!

Jill said...

I am so impressed by Sean's writing and positive attitude and spirit! What a great missionary, I love reading his letters. We are praying for his safe arrival in Poland and happy beginning to his mission, you Caran and Mark and family are also in our prayers!