Bune Ziua everybody! How are we all? I am doing foarte bine as always. Guess what? This is my last email from the MTC. That's right, I got my travel plans!!!! I'm pretty excited about that. I'm about ready to leave and get back to a real world again!
So before I tell you (mom and dad) the travel plans, I'll tell you a little about how my last week has been. I'm doing well still, and am getting better at Romanian each day. We did our last TRC lesson and last TEC (progressing) lesson. They both went really well. We talked about baptism and stuff. I feel like I can teach pretty well in Romanian, and so can my companion! For the last devotional, we got yet another apostle. It was Elder M Russell Ballard! He gave a talk on becoming a master communicator. I loved it. He spoke on how we can teach so much more confidently if we are good communicators. I can always improve my communication skills! I got to host again with my district. I hosted one elder from Washington going to Tampa, Florida, english speaking. It was fun. Not much else has gone on here though, just learning a few more grammar principles and having some good scripture study. I haven't gotten any mail for like 4 days, so there's not much I can respond to haha! But it's all good. I should let y'all know that on Monday the 8th, I will be flying outta here, so don't keep sending letters to me in the MTC, unless you know it will get here by Saturday! My Romania address should be here on this blog I think.
Apart from that, everything else is going fine! I'm so excited to LEAVE! So here are my travel plans:
Nov 8: fly out of Salt Lake City at 8:35 a.m. and arrive at New York JFK Airport at 3:18 p.m.
Nov 8: leave New York at 5:40 p.m. (2 hour layover) and arrive at Vienna, Austria at 8:30 a.m. on Nov 9th.
Nov 9: leave Vienna at 10:35 a.m. (2 hour layover) and arrive in Bucharest, Romania at 1:10 p.m.
There you go. Mom and Dad, I might be calling you early morning on Mon. Nov, 8, before our flight at 8:35. I hope you'll still be home and not at work. I'm guessing we'll get to the airport at around 6 to 6:30 or something. I dont know. So wake up early in case! I could also call from New York between 3:18 and 5:40 on Monday. I don't know if I can call from Europe, but we'll see. The time difference is like 7-9 hours ahead or something, but you know my schedule, so be ready in case you hear the phone ring. I'll try and give you a call, but if i don't get the chance or if you miss my call, that's OK! We will also be able to call or Skype at Christmas too.
So I'll need to get all packed these next few days and then we'll wake up at 5 a.m. on Monday morning to get driven outta here forever and go to salt lake airport. It's so exciting to go to Europe for the first time in my life! I feel ready to adapt to Romania. I know it will be overwhelming at first, but I don't care, that's only natural. I'll learn a lot of the language there too. I'm excited to see who my trainer will be and where I'll serve first. My next e-mail (not sure what day it will be) will be from Romania in my new area I'm pretty sure. I just wanna leave this MTC because I'm a little tired of being here, even though it's been great. I'l defs miss my beloved district and companion, and hope to see them again in Romania. I'm also quite happy to eat REAL food (and flipping good food too) in Romania, such as shoarmas and sarmales. Yummy. Anyways, I don't have much else to say and need to get logged off. I love you all and hope you are all doing great. Thanks for your prayers and letters and everything! I miss y'all! Romania, here I come!
La revedere!!!!! Cu dragoste, Elder Lee!
P.S: mom and dad, please start emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org as I will not get the mail everyday anymore there.