with the flu influenza that we read on the headlines of every morning newspaper, i thought i might tell my tale of a unfortunate soul. the resent toll at the missionary training center is 3 diagnosed with this swine flu, while 14 others are being concealed until their symptoms change for the better. one of which apparently has a 98% chance to have receive the swine flu, who is none other than Elder Mitchell, the taiwan taibei missionary that has been in my district for the last 7 weeks. given that he has gotten a strain of this flu, and has been both in my presence as well as all the missionaries in the 18 D district, we are all given the free pill to hopefully cure this sinful disease. the funny thing is, i havent the slightest idea on what it actually is. other than i shouldn’t panic, and that it is just like anyother flu. some how the media just doesnt confirm that. i guess it is a normal flu with normal flu symptoms,we as humans have never been exposed to it. so until our bodies produce enough antibodies to immune itself we are all subject to catching this historic flu. yeah. so thats nice for our grand kids that get our good genes after i have perfected them for them, but what am i supposed to do? just hope that i dont die?! well i hope thats the least of my worries, for now i just hope i still have a job, that is im not too sick to be kicked out. the MTC was built for spreading diseases. so for now, just dont touch me. apparently thats what will save us.on a happier note, i went and recorded some korean today. i learned how to use the recorder(which has one real button) and edit all the file that we will be using. i learned all that right before i heard about the sad news dealing with my missionary. i feel bad for him i really do. he will be fine, im really not worried about him. he really has gotten the fire of missionary work and has become really focused. he has made some great strides. he got to to talk to his family and has a room all to himself with anything that he wants. too bad he’s sick, it might really be nice. but honestly im really not worried about him. he is under the first presidencies eyes, they know his name and they are watching, ever watching. it is safe to say that this is their number one concern for the church and the work. plus with all the faith of the MTC missionaries? i convinced my district that it is possible to commit someone to baptism over the phone at the referral center,first time talking to them, and they did it. they have faith. plus Elder mitchells desire to serve? he is going to be fine.
on a cool note, if you were watching channel 2 news tonight, you might have seen a familiar face. they were at the door steps of the MTC and i happened to be walking out as they were recording. i walked right behind the guy talking without even noticing that he was there. so i might be on the news, but only a glimpce. but its more than you can say.