Sunday, 9 October 2011

Week 66

Alright, no transfer calls till tonight. Our entire house is kinda just wallowing over the chance that we might get split apart. We've all gotten along so great, one transfer together just doesn't seem like enough. I've gotten to learn so much from everybody I'm living with right now. They were all missionaries I've known long before we were put together. It's like getting to live with your brothers. I'll have to send pics of the house,  regardless of what happens with calls tonight. I think it's probably the cleanest house in the mish.

Another reason I will be sad to leave this house, is we got a brand new oven and vaccum this past week. Sounds petty, but when I've been cooking on an oven that has a door that doesn't close, and temperatures are inconsistent, it means a lot to me. And when we've been using a broom to sweep up the mess of four grown men, a vacuum is a precious gift.

Ok, I said last week I've never been more excited for conference before in my life. Part of that comes from being a missionary, part of it comes from hearing talks in English for a change, and part of it comes from the fact that it'll be my last general conference while here in Korea. The biggest thing though, is for the first time, I have that unwavering knowledge that through the words of living prophets and apostles, and more importantly through the power of the Holy Ghost, I can find answers to the questions of my heart.

I went into this Conference with more specific questions than I've ever had before. And I got answers. One in particular didn't come in the way I expected, but it came stronger than any other answer.

I was really excited, and I wanted to keep good notes. But being in a dark room for hours, and going off the energy a missionary has after a year and a half in the field got the best of me at certain times. I'd be watching, fully aware, jotting down notes, then all of a sudden I'd wake up in a mini-pool of my own drool. A different person would be speaking, and I would have to wonder how long I was out for, getting a pretty good idea by letting my blurry eyes adjust, and looking at the notes of the person next to me. It's like a little kid super excited to go to Disneyland, only to be completely all out of energy, and sleeping in their parents arms by lunch time.

Luckily we've got it all on DVD, so we'll be going over those talks again and again. You can do the same via the world wide wibslinger. Let me know any cool stories you've got about conference, or any talks in particular you liked.

Love you all,

Elder Reyes

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