Can you believe that I'll be leaving for Thailand starting tomorrow? This would be my last email...from the MTC. Here was the rundown of this week.
Today for TRC, we got to skype with Brother Ronnie, a Khon Thai living in Thailand. He served his mission in New Zealand and he does translations for General Conference and the Book of Mormon. He's really cool. He likes to feast on the scriptures...literally. He wrapped his lips on it. Later, we got to talk with Leah again. We talked about grace, faith, and works. It was a neat-o experience.
Nothing (What?! I'm pretty sure he did something. Oh brother-Tina's comment)
Today, we talked with Leah again.
Nothing too exciting. I got an Easter package from Tina and the Stephens. They are the coolest. (That's right I'm the coolest--Tina's comment again, sorry I will stop commenting)
This day I went to On-Field Orientation which basically teaches how to effectively use planners and to work with members. We also got to see Leah again.
This day was an really interesting day. In the morning, we got to start packing in order to prepare to depart to Thailand. Later, we had a culture hour with Brother Hunsaker and Brother Saunders where we learned more the culture and history of Thailand. We then packed a bit more. In the afternoon, we had a miniature testimony meeting. We then got to teach Phii Chaang for the very last time this day. We ended up reading the Book of Mormon in order to help Chaang understand it a bit better. We then had a small photo session with all of our teachers except for Brother Yeun and Sister Zataran because they had to teach the nccng Thai's. At the night, we celebrated Leah's birthday this day. We made her a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Birthday Card, sing happy birthday in Thai (which is just English), and eat Rum cake. That was super fun. She then told us an object lesson with a bent nail, which happens to be a very good message. It's so scary that I'm leaving to Thailand so soon.
Today, this day, is the last day here at the MTC. It's crazy that it came so fast yet so slow. We sang our goodbye song in sacrament meeting today, which is a mixture of A Child's Prayer in English and Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing in Thai. They loved it. We had our last temple walk today as well, and our last temple visit for the next 2 years.
That's all for this week. See ya all next week in Thailand
Elder Joseph Chanthakhoun