I didn’t sleep very much on the plane actually. It was the longest ride of my life. I probably slept for 4 hours maybe. There was a lady on the plane with me who gave me cookies. One Māori lady, that we met while boarding our flight, started to sing to one of the elders I was going with - that was funny and was probably about 7 hours into the flight. We met up with another elder in San Francisco he is from Connecticut. He flew all the way to SF by himself - he had a very long day! He is great.
I don’t have that much time to email but I can tell you I landed safely. I have had my interview with a member of the MTC presidency. I also unpacked. I feel gross but didn’t have time to shower. I got my schedule. We are making a trip to the temple next Thursday! I love the people I got to travel with but I probably won’t see them for a while. We all got split up as soon as we got to the MTC. I am not allowed to take photos unless it is P-day and I am not sure when that is yet. Everything is still new. My first companion is from Fiji, his name is Elder Cagimaivuna. It is pronounced Tha-nee-ma-vuna or at least that’s how I say it. He is returning to Fiji to serve his mission. He got here yesterday so he doesn’t know much more than me.
I can’t believe I am in New Zealand on a mission, but I am excited that I finally made it here. I have no idea what I am doing but so far it has been really fun.
ppss. II hhaavvee ttoo ttyyppee iinn wwoorrdd oorr eellssee iitt ddooeess tthhiiss ffoorr ssoommee rreeaassoonn. iitt mmaakkeess iitt hhaarrdd ttoo aadd ccoonnttaaccttss. ::))