Saturday, August 10, 2013

"Your travel plans have been changed"

Friday, August 2, 2013

Hey there!
Things have been great here!  We had an excellent devotional this Tuesday, one of the released 70 came and talked about missionary work, which was awesome.  
So here is the fun thing this week.  I was in a study room with my companion on Tuesday when our district leader came in and said he needed to talk with everyone in the class room.  We get in there and he has two yellow pieces of paper, which are known as travel plans, and you usually only get them at the end of the time in the MTC and it means that you are being reassigned till you get your visa.  So he hands one to his companion, and then he hands the other one to me.  It said, "Dear Elder Anderson your travel plans have been changed."  So of course I was a little confused and thought that somebody had gotten all the Anderson's here confused and given me the wrong one.  Nope.  I am being transferred this Tuesday morning.  Now for the location:  They are sending me down to the Brazil mtc, I got my visa!  I ship out Tuesday at 6:30 am. I am the travel leader for 6 missionaries.  The visas have just now started to come in.  Everyone before us has been reassigned to other parts of the states but now tons of people are getting their visas.  I was a little mad cause our district is so cool, but luckily we are all in the same mission so we will be able to see each other again.  I fly to Michigan-3hrs, have a 3hr lay over, then a 12hr flight down to SaoPaulo.  So I will be half here, and half there.  
The temple is closed till the 11th so we haven't gone yet, just to take pictures outside on Sunday.  The language is coming great, we teach without notes now and we are getting better at understanding. They say your Portuguese shoots up after you go to the Brazil MTC I sure hope so. 

Elder Anderson

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