hey guys, its day 22 here im pretty sure and things are still going great, we were really lucky and had ANOTHER apostle come this week, I think theyre all in town because of general conference. M Russell Ballard came and spoke to us just last night about how to be a successful missionary, goal setting, how to prepare ourselves, and how to let your mission carry you into success later in life. It was a great talk, I especially liked a part at the end where he said that every morning he wakes up to his alarm clock and says, hmm... im still here... (He's 86) so I guess that means I better get up and do all I can today to help build the lord's kingdom, and i feel like i should apply that attitude to myself especially when im out here. Something else I think you guys are going to find exciting is that I'll be singing in the priesthood session of general conference! the elders in the choir were invited to sing this year and we had to fill out a survey and I got the letter yesterday saying that i made it, so thats pretty awesome, hopefully they get a good shot of me. Ive pretty fully adjusted to life here, it wasnt too horribly difficult, I feel like the time is going by fast but being at home feels so long ago at the same time its a little weird. During gym time me and my district have started playing 4 square, we decided to try it just messing around but somehow it got really competitive, really fast. so we've begun to take dominion over the court. It was an elders birthday here the other day, he plays tennis and is really cool, he got a tie with a piano on it, that actually plays piano, I already have food sufficient to last me through a winter or two so if you were thinking of something to send... idk im just throwing ideas out there. Also something cool was that we met someone who lives in suriname! he was here in Utah and our teacher got him to stop by, we were supposed to teach him a lesson, but instead he just sat us down and talked about life and what we're going to find in Suriname, hahah he was so laidback and funny and when my teacher found out we didnt even teach a lesson he wasnt surprised and called him a "free spirit" hahah i hope everyone is like that because he was funny and i loved talking to him, from what he described suriname sounds like an awesome place. I hope everyone at home is continuing to do well, everyone is obsessed with byu or utah scores here, anyways i miss and love you all hope to hear from you again soon!
(So, we'd LOVE to know what that survey asked that got him into the Conference choir,
but we may need to keep wondering! 4 square? Really?!! Somehow we aren't surprised!)