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Elder Chris Carey 計長老
China Hong Kong Mission
18 Dorset Crescent
Kowloon Tong, Kowloon
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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

MTC last letter

Hey All!
Well, it's finally here! I guess the MTC has had enough of me by now. It really has been an amazingly short 12 weeks! I've learned more than I ever have in any 12 weeks at school, and I know that it's not just coincidence. The Spirit of the Lord abides here every single day and is truly manifest unto me, my companion, my District, my Zone, and all of the other amazing Missionaries here at the MTC. It has truly been one of the greatest experiences I have ever had in my entire life, and I won't ever forget it for a second! How lucky I've been to have the privilege of being here for 12 WHOLE WEEKS! My teachers have been OUT OF THIS WORLD AMAZING, my companion...I don't even know where to start...perfect...my District was always so full of energy, excitement, and an incredibly strong desire to Preach HIS Gospel, and my Zone was constantly filled with Elders and Sisters yearning to learn more, to become more like Christ, and to WANT to obey, which made my life, as well as my comapanion's, a WHOLE lot easier! It was such a blessing to have such an obedient Zone! AHHH!!! I've just loved the MTC so much! I NEVER thought I would say that! Haha! I remember the very first day and how scared I was, and how much of a 'Deer in Headlights' I must've looked like! Haha! It's not THAT bad...Haha! So the big day to leave is on Monday! We leave the MTC at 6:30 pm. Our flight from Salt Lake to San Francisco leaves at 9:34 on Delta on flight 1181....Haha! Almost our address! Then we fly to Taipe, Taiwan, leaving San Francisco at 1:10 am on EVA Airways on flight 17. Then, we fly to HONG KONG at 8:20 am, getting there at 10:00 am. So...we leave Salt Lake on Monday, and get to Hong Kong on Wednesday...that's a long time on plane...Haha! It's all good though. Oh, and don't worry mom, I'll be sure to be taking TONS of pictures when we get to all the ALL the airports! I'll be sending my SD card back probably when I get to Hong Kong then. Oh, and I think I'm either able to call when I get to Salt Lake, or when I get to San Francisco. I'm pretty sure it's in Salt Lake though. That would be a REALLY late call home if it was in San Francisco! Haha! Plan for Salt Lake though! I'm so excited to hear you guys! There's so much I want to tell you that I can't EVER fit in an E-Mail! Half an hour is NOT NEARLY enough time! So be ready! Oh, I was also chosen to be the Travel Leader over my District from here to Hong Kong. That basically just means that if there's any travel problems that I need to take care of them and 'Make some calls'...Haha! Those are the exact words they used! I guess they were referring to Church Travel Services or something. I'm also teaching my last lesson on Saturday, and my companion and I are VERY excited about it! Cantonese is tough, but it's not anything I can't handle, so long as I continue to have faith and not let discouragement EVER get the best of me! OH MY GOODNESS!!! I can't even believe it's finally here! I'M GOING TO HONG KONG TO PREACH THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST!!! What an honor, privilege, and blessing this will forever be! I wish you could ALL experience this feeling! I pray for all of you each and every morning, meal, night, and every single prayer inbetween! It's truly amazing how the Lord answers prayers and WANTS to communicate with us! We just have to be willing...and LET HIM! I love this Gospel and I love the MTC! NOT ONE BAD RUMOR CAME TRUE!!! I LOVE IT!!! I can't wait to leave!!! I love you all so very very much and appreciate your prayers and blessings! I feel them every single moment of the day! I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!
Love Always-
ELDER CAREY