I can't believe I'm leaving on Monday it doesn't seem real!! I'm super excited to teach real people. I don't feel ready but I don't think anyone ever feels fully ready. It's good to hear about how well everyone's doing. Congrats Jake on making the soccer team, and good luck Mike on the ACT!! I know you'll do great. Then you can get your BYU application in and you'll be good to go. I'm sorry to hear about Becky and Steve... it's too bad. I hope both of them are doing ok. I'm super jealous of Michael. You get a sweet job, and YOU GET TO GO TO THE SEMA SHOW!!!! Lucky butt. I asked to go but was never allowed hahaha. Have fun though that'll be awesome! Oh and by the way I sent my coat along with my white belt that I don't need to the cabin.
Alright this week's been pretty interesting... On Monday when we were playing soccer, Elder Hague was being goalie and got kicked in the thumb. He threw up after cause it kinda freaked him out, then we went to the BYU Health Center for an x-ray and they said it was broken. He got a little thingy for his thumb that keeps it in place, but we weren't worried cause a broken thumb shouldn't affect his proselyting ability. Yesterday we went to the hospital in Provo (same hospital that I opened my mission call in) to see a hand specialist, and the doctor was concerned about ligament damage and stuff. Elder Hague can't go to Chile for at least 6 more weeks. I feel SO bad for him. His face just dropped when he found out. Luckily, he is most likely gonna get reassigned to Provo temporarily. The only reason he couldn't go to Chile is because he needs to see doctors about it regularly because he can still proselyte.
So I'm not 100% sure cause I forgot to bring my travel plans with me but I think my flight leaves at 9 Utah time and I land in Los Angeles at i think 10 LA time which is 11 Utah time. I then have I think a two or three hour layover before I fly to Santiago. If you could be ready between 10:00 and 1:00 that would be great... I'm really not sure what the deal is with calling home cause they haven't told us anything. The flight to Santiago is 13 or 14 hours, and then I fly to Concepcion. I'm so excited!! I'm nervous though cause I've never had to open my mouth like I'll be doing in a few days, especially in Spanish. I fasted for confidence to talk to others today and have been praying for help to open my mouth in the field so I'm sure I'll get the help I need.
Elder M. Russell Ballard spoke on Tuesday!!! It was awesome. Two Apostles since I've been here. If I had more time I'd write about it more.
So I'll be leaving for the field soon so if you're gonna send letters it'll probably be better to send them to my real mission address. Please put it up Mum and Dad. Also, I don't think they forward dear elders to people that have left so if anyone sends me a DearElder and I don't write back, try again to my mission address.
I know the church is true. It has the power to change lives. The Book of Mormon is the word of God. Joseph Smith was a prophet, and we have a prophet today. Jesus Christ lives, and He suffered for our sins. We can have all the weight of pain and sin lifted off our shoulders through Jesus Christ. I know this is God's work, and I can't wait to share this message with everyone. It's true, and we can be so happy through it.
Anyway I'm outta time!! Love you all so much! Keep writing everyone. I'll talk to you in a few days!!!