(December 19-20, 2011)
The alarm went off at 3:15 am. It was go time. My roommates spent our free time the day before packing as much as we could. We got ready as quickly as we could at 3:30 in the morning. We got to the meeting place at about 4:15. We soon found out that we were 45 minutes early. Awesome.
After waiting in the cold, we were finally on buses headed to the Salt Lake airport with about 100 other missionaries going to various parts of the world. It was getting real now. We were headed off to the real world. Were we prepared? We’d soon find out.
There were 18 of us going to South Carolina. We were quite the sight. Needless to say, we got a lot of looks. In our stop in Dallas/Ft. Worth, a guy took us to lunch. That was way awesome and nice.
After our layover in Dallas/Ft. Worth, we landed in Columbia, SC. We were greeted by the friendly smiles of the Mission President and his wife (the people in charge of the South Carolina Columbia Mission). We went and had some of the best food I have had in recent (sorry MTC, the food wasn’t that good). Then it was bed time. Glorious bed time.
In the morning we went to the Columbia, SC Temple grounds. That was awesome. It’s a beautiful building.
For the rest of the day, we had trainings. Did I stay awake? It was a fight to the end. But I did!
-Elder Warnick (Posted by his brother, Tom)
(Posted by his brother, Tom)