Short on time this week BUT:
1.) Re-read the beginning of my email from last week. Then realize how terrible I felt out when we found out, at the very last minute, Sisar's visa didn't come through. All nine of the other Finnish Elders left on Monday and she's remained behind for an eleventh week at the MTC--all by herself as a solo sister. Her visa FINALLY came through after a week of hanging around the MTC without much to do but independent study, so she packed her bags in a whirlwind to catch her eleven o'clock flight and we rushed her over to the travel office--only to discover her mission president was out of town and informing her she STILL wasn't allowed to leave the MTC. It's been pretty taxing on her, so prayers on her behalf are much appreciated as she still is anxious to get to Finland.
2.) I had a panic attack in the middle of the night Tuesday night. WHAT? (is probably what you're thinking--along with: this sound incredibly personal, what could possibly be that wrong?) But it's true! I literally woke up at ONE in the MORNING and the first panicked thought that came to me was: HOLY SNIKES, I FORGOT TO CANCEL MY NETFLIX ACCOUNT, I CAN'T AFFORD THIS. But it turns out I'm pretty sure I did...pretty sure. So everyone can calm down. (Because I know you're all worried about the standing of my Netflix account haha)
3.) I'm putting this in my group email because WHAT THE HECK, ELDER CARLE, it's been, like, three weeks since I've heard anything from you, what's up with that? Speak to me, brudda. You could be dead for all I know!
4.) We did Hungarian names at the temple again today. SUPER, SUPER cool. There is nothing neater than doing missionary work for the country you've been called to serve in BEFORE you're even out of the MTC. I love it/
5.) We did our first Skype TRC with a man in Hungary! That was crazy, and I didn't catch a lot of what he said, but he did tell us that he was coming to the Provo MTC in October...to go on his mission to Albania! WHICH IS IN OUR ZONE! The next Hungarians to come into the MTC after our group are sooo lucky because they get to learn Hungarian next door to a real Hungarian! Say what now? It was also absolutely surreal when I realized while we were Skyping him in a month he would be in my chair and I in his! Waayy cool.
Anyway, lots more stories, but not a lot of time--if you want extras--you should write me! (See what I did there?)
Actions speak louder than words. One of my favorite quotes is, "Preach the gospel, and if you have to...use words." IS THAT NOT THE COOLEST? As a missionary, I hear a lot of talk. But when you see the actions to support those words and the light in their eyes from living the gospel of Christ--that's when you know.
And it's an amazing thing.
I love you all! I hope school, and work, and the mission field are all going well.
Tudom hogy a Mormon könyve igaz!