Elder Michael Ellsworth Arrives home on: December 20th, @ 3:17pm

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Elder Ellsworth's Waning days on the Mission

 Yeah, holy cow. Wow, Only like 10 days left. WOW. I'm really squeezing the most out of the time I have left. We have to leave in like 20 minutes, I cant wait to see you guys!! Haha, I'm almost laughing just thinking about how Its almost time, what the heck?!
    Today we're going to do some stuff with a member, and a couple of other things, I got some pretty awesome japanese stuff from a member, Mom is going to be way surprised. ... We do volunteer work for the last time this year. That's too bad that Natalie and Tom can't take the little ones home yet, (Their premature twin boys)    I'll see what I can do to lighten their burden when I get home. Is there anything you suggest I do before I go back or anything? ...I hope mom and the family are excited to see me, I cant wait to talk to everyone! Okay, I've gotta go...
Yo yo yo, have a little bit of time, so I'll tell you a little bit about what happened last week. We had a Zone Conference and it was off the wall, definitely the best one we've ever had. Guess who showed up randomly: ELDER GIBSON! I translated the entire meeting and it was insane. These two doctors showed up, one being Elder Gibson (Area medical advisors) and I translated their talks and I had some of my old companions in tears laughing [the ones who were Japanese], because they were like how on earth did you know that word?! One of them was: "to pretend to not be home", there is a word for that in Japanese, another one was, "biological clock", one other one that was funny [was that] Elder Gibson turned to me with a quizzical look on his face as if testing me: "Vicissitude, Do you know the word for that in Japanese?" "Kawariutsusu", I said, without even thinking. One of the japanese elders looked it up and was like "He's right". To say the least, it was hilariously fun.
   During the Zone conference, Gibson Choro (Elder) came up to me, and he is way flabbergasted, he knew I knew a ton of Kanji, but not a whole lot else. Oh, and I forgot to mention,... I had a solo, Silent Night, at the opening of the meeting, that I was not aware of, haha. 
   So I talked with Gibson Choro and he talked to me about stuff that I could do after the mission etc. Its still kind of up in the air, but he helped me to get a little direction, and he was just way smart, it was great. His wife was waaaay nice. and I told him that you guys really wanted to meet him so, he should come down to Vegas and we'll go out to dinner, or something. He said he definitely will, so I was happy about that. anyway, It was awesome. I gave my last testimony to everyone, and that was the end. Can't wait to see you guys, now I've really got to go! see ya later.