Well for the first time in over 11 month foreign missionaries (i.e. Americans) have made it to Mongolia! As I sit writing two have made it and four are about to be picked up at the airport. With new missionaries coming in, it also means the this transfer is quickly coming to an end and beyond that so is my time in Songino. We were notified last Thursday by the AP's that the transfer would be cut just a bit short by the arrival of Americans and than on top of that there will be another transfer within two weeks when the new Mongolians get back from the Philippians.
So that brings us to this next transfer and what will probably be my last area and maybe my last companion. The time is going way too fast!!! President Clark is gone is less that 4 months! Since American Elders don't leave the city, the transfer is never that big of a deal because you know wherever you go you're going to be within a 5 dollar taxi of where you just were. I'll be back in the same building that I was last year at this time out in Khilaast. But instead of the left side of the road Ill be serving on the right side of the road in Sukhbaatar (side note that's where the Farmers attend Church, so that's really fun). And I'll find out who my companion is this evening at 7ish. Even though I just trained back to back this should be a totally different ballgame training someone who speaks my native language. I'm excited and I'd say a little bit on the nervous side. I just hope that I can be and have been half the trainer that Elder Jolley was for me in my first three months. It's crazy that all but the last transfer of my mission are now decided. The thing that excites me the most has got to be being with someone for whom it's all new. And seeing it again through the excitement of a new missionary's eyes. Things that have just become very normal because of being here for a while will be new again. I'm sure there will be a lot to report next week and I'm sure that my next companion will feel a greater need to sit at the internet cafe. Should give me time to get everyone caught up.