Friday, October 3, 2014

STILL at the MTC

My P-day changed to Friday.  My new unit number is 358.  With all of the moves I have made it is just like I am practicing for transfer day in the mission field.  The plan for if I go to Mexico is I will leave a week from Monday if I am able.  The doctor told me on Tuesday that we were going to give it another week.  I go back on Tuesday and if there is no change in pain and symptoms I will be sent home.  Part of the concern is that I fail all the physical tests for an MCL and Meniscus tear so that's one of the big problems.  He said the MRI's are not always correct and so that's why there is this delay.  The doctor upped my medication and it should have helped but hasn't.  If I go home then I am supposed to take it easy for two weeks and then if nothing is getting better I will have to have surgery (the scope) on my knee.  I am having faith, I have gotten blessings and now it is just waiting.

I am repeating my classes again but starting at week four.  That means I will have done everything in the MTC twice.  My companions are good and we get along.  One is from Orem and one is from California.  It is weird because I sleep with one district but I go to class with another.  That is just how things work out space wise.  It is crappy to think I have been here as long as the Asian speakers and I have been making the joke that I am just going to start learning a new language every few weeks but I am still here just plugging along!

So this week has been totally crazy!  Factor in all the moving that I have done now.  It is like I have already done my first set of transfers.  I will, yet again, be moving into another room, probably on Monday so this is a lot of packing and unpacking!

Sunday we had the opportunity to listen to Elder Allen and everyone loved him.  He was really funny but really spiritual and he was definitely a crowd pleaser.  I guess he spoke just like five weeks ago and everyone loves him.  One really cool thing that happened this week was when I found my new teacher.  He had subbed for us before and I didn't really think he had the best Spanish.  I was pretty judgmental even though I shouldn't have been.  I was upset when I found out he was my teacher.  However, he had me be an investigator so he could demonstrate teaching and I felt the spirit so strongly in his lesson!  It completely changed the way I felt about him and it was definitely mind opening and something I needed.

I'm a little bummed out because missionaries get to sing at conference and since I was supposed to leave I didn't fill something out saying I wanted to be a part but now that would have been a nice thing to do I am thinking!  Funny enough, I got the same investigator for TRC and so she was pretty excited and confused when I walked in but all in all it was really cool.  I am trying to keep a good spirit and just keep trekking on while here and looking for people in my new district that I can help in some way.  You guys all have a good week and I will talk to you again next Friday!

Elder Orchard

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