Thanks for the email! It's exciting that you get to substitute for organ! I know that that is one thing that you really love to do. And Mom, thanks for those pictures! They totally made my day. I really like that morphed one of Grant. That one was hilarious! It's funny that Spencer biffed on that glorified tricycle. I can definitely see him doing that. That is so many songs to practice for Mom. That is an insane amount. I could never do that.
I do get my flight plans tomorrow. Isn't that exciting? I also get my full Korean name tags, which I think is just a little more exciting. Just think, by the time I tell you my flight plans, it will only be five more days before I head out. I'm so excited to get out there and begin working. A couple days ago, Brother Driggs was our teacher, and he started some personal interviews with some of us, but he only got to me and Elder Sabey. During that interview, he told me something that changed my perspective on the MTC. Not a ton, just a little bit. If we were here just to learn Korean, they would have sent us out here like two weeks ago. We are really hear to recognize the promptings of the Spirit, and to learn to act on those feelings. That was a good thing to learn, because a lot of the time, I am complaining about just wanting to fly out to Korea.
How is everyone doing with school? Are they enjoying it all right? I really liked school, so it would make me a little sad if one of them hated it.
During TRC this week, we got to Skype a person in Korea. He was in a car, riding through Seoul with his friend. It made it a little difficult to understand on both sides, so he ripped us apart in his evaluation of us, when it was really that we couldn't understand him because he was in a car.
Companionship inventory was a little interesting this week. Elder Polley sort of fell for a sister missionary in our branch who will go unnamed. Let's just say, it's probably a good thing that most of my friends would come to me to sort out their woman problems, because that gave me some experience in dealing with this subject. On Sunday, though, he got ripped apart by most of the leadership in the branch, so he's still working on it, with quite a bit of progress, and I am proud of him for that.
We got some more new missionaries this week, and I already know them better than the missionaries that came before them. The reason for that is that they are in our residence hall floor, and the other age group is not. They are pretty cool, but most of them are pretty much punks. Almost all of them are pretty obnoxious. Our district has started something that I think is quite humorous. Whenever we see anyone in our branch, more or less, we both say "Oh," pretty loud and then say hello in Korean, which I can't type out right now, because there is no Korean keyboard on this computer.
I got to see Elder Mikesell about seven times since the time he's gotten here. He left for Canada yesterday, and I am so excited for him. I got to talk with him about a lot of things, but not for very long. One of the times we talked, he told me he was grateful that he had played DnD, because it gives a lot of experience in role playing. The other times, it was mostly talking about things that had happened at home that Ben had told me about, because, besides you guys, he is my only link to home. I am glad for that, though, because I consider him to be one of my best friends.
We taught three different lessons yesterday. We taught both Brothers Sung and Driggs, and also taught a lesson with Elders Rees and Sabey. I would say that they all went quite well. The Spirit was present in all three of them, so that is pretty awesome. I actually enjoy teaching lessons, and it makes me excited to go to Korea, and to teach the people there. I am so excited for this new adventure I am going to be on!!!
Elder Tyler Conley
P.S. Mosiah 3:17 is my fave scripture