Hello Everyone! So this last week had been our last week ever here in the MTC. its crazy, i cant believe that on monday i will be on the plane to korea!!!! it doesnt seem real the time here has gone by so fast. it weird because it seems like i have been here all of my life, i dont remember what i did with my life before i came here, but at the same time i feel like i just got here yesterday. the days, weeks and months all mesh together and in all honesty i could not even tell you guys what i did yesterday without thinking about it. this week has been really good though i have enjoyed it a lot. i feel like in the last two weeks alone my ability to speak korean has jumped so far. me and my companion can pretty much preach the gospel in korean now, albeit vary rudimentarily, and very simply, but we always get our message across. with both of our investigators, one will 'get baptized on saturday and the other we 'sent to other missionaries' because we told them we will be heading off to korea on monday, they were very excited for us, but were sad at the same time. it is kind of weird, because we know that our teachers are playing the roles of the investigators they taught, but we still fell the love that heavenly father feels for them and we know that we love them as well. other things that have happened this week include starting to pack! and geting our travel itinerary. we are flying delta airlines all the way through and first we get up at 2:30 AM to get to the travel office by 3:35 AM, then we go to the airport to catch an 8:20 AM flight to seattle, we then get on a flight to seoul korea at 11:24 am on december 15 and arrive at 4:0-0 PM on december 16! after that we get on a flight to Pusan at 5:15 and arrive in pusan at 6:20PM. thats it. from there we will meet our mission president, and stay at his house for two days, and after that we will head off to our forst areas!!! a week from now we will be proselyting!!!! I have also been assigned at the travel leader, which basically meant that i am responsible for everyone making it to korea safely. and we will. nothing else much going on right now, my ability to spell is worse and worse every day. i am so grateful for auto-correct. something awesome i learned at one of the devotionals this week was when Elder Zwick came and spoke to us and told us that "this is no longer a dream" it is real now, the work is real, the savior is real, and satan is real, and he will stop at nothing to try and take us down. he knows what we are capable of, and he really has no chance as long as we focus on our purpose all of the time, that is something i have been working on very hard the past few days is what is important this very moment, and give my whole heart and soul to the moment. if we can do that, we will be so blessed. our teacher told us that the koreans have a saying and it says, "you work when you work, you eat when you eat, and you play when you play, if you play when you work, you are a idiot, of you work when you play, you are an idiot. it seems a little harsh and i couldn't remember the rest of it but it basically meant that we need to focus on the task at hand and it is so true. i know this gospel is true and i cant wait to give it to the wonderful people of korea.
PS - I spoke to Elder Dobbins today during his layover in Seattle and he said that his P-day will most likely be on Monday for him, Sunday for us writing to him. He will let us know for sure. He sounded great and excited to move on from the MTC. Plane flight to Korea is about 11 hours. There was definitely a sense of maturity in his voice too. We are all so excited for him. And by the way, I just learned from my grandmother that we have Korean relatives, so you never know, Elder Dobbins may run into some of our family.