Sunday, August 28, 2011

August 23, 2011

Dearest Pamilya po ako,

Hello. What's up dudes?! I'm sorry I wont have much to write about. The MTC is quite boring. I love it and I love the people but it is so repetitive. I'm sorry it has taken me forever to get this letter written and sent. I lost the one I was writing. I was about halfway done with it. How is home going? Tell Ethan I miss him a lot! I can't wait to see him in 700ish days!...

I love being a missionary! But I can't wait to leave. We get our travel plans on Thursday! I'll call home at the airport, so yes a calling card would be great.

Today is Tuesday so that means we have a Devotional tonight!! Love Devotionals. Also I'm in the Choir, we sing tonight! That's what helps keep me sane during this repetitive schedule...

Joel got his mission call to Kentucky Louisville!! That's so awesome!!! I'm super excited. I got the pictures yesterday, I love them. Can you set the one of me and Emma as my facebook profile picture please? :)

Random stuff:
  • Elders Claiborne, Grob, Kunzler and Carroll want to move into Orem or Provo after their mission for school.
  • I finally got a haircut (it's nice)
  • My Tagalog is getting better
  • My testimony is growing stronger
  • I made a list of life goals today
  • There's a super cute Sister Missionary here
  • I want to move to Provo/Orem for school
  • People think I have the best ties, thanks to Aunt Emily!
  • I miss music
  • I miss my family
  • I miss Joel
  • I love you all hope all is good
Mahal kita (translation: I love you),
Elder Michael Kornegay

TRAVEL PLANS - via email Friday August 26
Monday September 5, Delta Airlines flight 1211.I leave Salt Lake City and fly to Los Angeles. I leave the MTC at 4:30 pm, my flight is at 8:15pm and I get into LAX at 9:22 pm. Then I leave LAX at 1:35 am September 6 and get into Hong Kong baby at 7:15 am on the 7th!!!!!
How sick is that??!??!
My flight is Cathay Pacific Airways flight 881. Then, once im in Hong Kong I hangout until my flight leaves for Manila. That's flight 901 Cathay Pacific Airways. I leave Hong Kong at 9:10 am and get to Manila at 11:15 am on the 7th!!
I'll be staying that day in Manila and the night. That next morning I leave for Naga!!! Im so excited!
Love you :)




Standing Left to Right: Hunt, Fronk, Lindsey, Berg, Grob, Kunzler, Tenney, Me, Wardle
Kneeling L-R: Claiborne, Humphries, Carroll


Me, Portia Neville, Seth Anderson, Rob Neville

The week before I arrived at the MTC my cousin Seth Anderson got here. He is heading to the Honduras Comayaguela Mission. Last week my Aunt Portia and Uncle Rob arrived. They will be serving at the Lima Peru Temple.

Monday, August 15, 2011

August 19, 2011

Hey mom!

Ill write a letter tonight. Can you please write me back and tell me about the stock market (somebody messed with the computer and the question mark button won´t work lol). Also the email server went down today so for some reason I have extra email time today! HAA! What movie are Morgan and Dad seeing.... What movies are out.... I was emailing Brother Beck and he told me how Morgan loved driving over at night in the Charger to come babysit lol. He said that car is a little dangerous for her haha. I would love my calender please!!!!!!!!!!! The year is more than halfway done too. I wont even use it that much (smiley face). I´m getting good at laundry by the way, I take all of my things out immediately so I don´t have to iron them. Also, could you please email me the second you find out where Joel is going....... I will check my email at the end of next week because I need to know ASAP. I´m so happy for him! Also Chad Mayberry and I have emailed a bit he is doing good, he will write me back more on Monday. I´m sorry there really isn't a lot going on here, the MTC is the same everyday so I'll think of something exciting to tell you about in my letter tonight. Love you! smiley face

Thanks for always being there mom. I love you and can´t wait to get your next letter. Don´t worry about anything!! We are all fine here, pray for me because the language is still hard. Elder Kunzler bought an Arabic Book of Mormon so we can look at it every time we feel depressed about Tagalog. It makes Tagalog a lot easier LOL.

Love you!

Things you may or may not want to know... August 7, 2011

  • I haven't had a haircut since I've been here
  • I miss home and can't wait to leave the MTC and get to the Philippines
  • I'm the best at f@?^!#& in my district [I categorize this one as a NOT know]
  • I miss music
  • I don't know if I should read Jesus the Christ or the Doctrine and Covenants after I finish the Book of Mormon
  • I'm not sure of what I'll do after my mission
  • I still want to be a Dr. 
  • I wish I saved more than I spent
  • Tagalog is hard
  • I love being a missionary
  • There are some people here who drive me crazy
  • I want to go to Disneyland every time I wear a Mickey Mouse bandaid!
  • I eat too much ice cream when they have it on Sundays and Wednesdays
  • Can you send my Taylor Swift calendar and a T-Swift shirt if you get a chance...(HEART)

August 7, 2011

Pamilya ko na!

Hello!! 'Pamilya' means family, 'ko' is the possessive form of I and 'na' makes it an exclamation, like an exclamation point. 

Mom & Dad,

How is everything going on at home? Thank you for all of the letters. I love to get mail. What has been going on?... Thank you for buying an electric razor, I need one my face hurts from shaving everyday. I think we should bring the 1800's choppers and beards back like Lorenzo Snow haha...If possible could you also send my razor from under the sink? It's way better than disposables and my teachers said they sell lots of American things like razor heads in the 'Pines. Also I haven't beaten the pullup record yet. It's hard to pass 25+ pullups (which is where I'm at now). 42 will be tough. Now to answer your questions...No, I didn't finish the Book of Mormon yet. I restarted it once I got here. I'm already into Helaman, I'll finish this week. I love it. I know it's true. I've been buying paper, supplies, etc. I bought a pricey scripture bag. I needed one that would fit all my scriptures. The MTC gave each of us a Tagalog triple combination (Book of Mormon, Doctrine & Covenants, Pearl of Great Price) so I need to carry that around. I hardly ever buy food, maybe once or twice.

Thanks again for sending the protein bars! Laundry is going good, I just finished. It is easy. Oh, I also spent $ on buying a big thing of detergent and developed photos FYI...Also, my glasses are awesome and holding up good. Can you send the glasses cleaners? I need some!! Also look for my teacher Gian or Giancarlo Molina on Facebook. He is no longer my teacher, But he was amazing, amazing X6. Write me! Love you!



I love your Dear Elders! Keep sending as many as you can. How is Joel? Your friends?...When are you getting your car? I was talking with other Elders they said try Labotamy school! [Not sure he meant Lobotomy or Phlebotomy school, we're guessing the latter but you never know...] Pays good. How is summer? I miss my friends and music so much! What have you been doing?...What do you want to know? Ask me anything and I'll write you a.s.a.p. I love you and miss you so much.


Ethan and Emma:

Happy Birthday Emma! How is summer? Write me letters! I make my bed almost everyday and I always pray. Too many to count. Write me!

Love Elder Michael Kornegay