Elder Dylan Paolacci will complete his missionary service as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Tuesday, July 24, 2012.

His homecoming will be Sunday, July 29, 2012 at 11:00 am

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Paradise Valley Stake Center 3601 East Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028 Everyone is invited to attend

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Final Day in Provo MTC

Hey Family!

Today isn't my p-day but I got to send an email before I take off tommorow. They said I could call in the airports tommorow so if you guys want I can call 2 times. I get into Dallas at 9:45 Dallas time, and i get into Miami at 2:25 Miami time. So just be expecting a call all day. I fly with my roomies and Elder Sheridan and his comp. I met Elder Sheridan about 2 days ago, he is way nice. I'm really excited about the people I'm serving with, they are all nice. Especially me and my roomies, we are like way good friends already.
Today is my packing day, so it's pretty much like a p-day except I had class in the morning. Haha - its crazy how time feels here. Each day seems to fly by, but the weeks seem to take FOREVER. It feels like I've been here for 3 months. We keep saying its like being in limbo from Inception. (the movie) This place has definitely been the hardest thing I have ever done. Just imagine how happy I am to wake up at 6:30 every morning (haha) But I have definitely grown and learned alot here, it's has been absolutely awesome.

(*****Disclaimer - we have heard of funny stories that missionaries have done at the MTC and we are not suprised to hear Dylan got one in before he left *****)

So I have a funny story. Saturday night I got called up to the front office, and everyone was teasing that my visa got denied. But it just ended up being the contacts you sent me. I was so releaved when I got there and there was a package for me - becuase there are some missionaries who have had problems with their visas. But Elder Norris and I decided to fake that my visa did get denied. So we told our roomates what we were gonna do and they were totally in on it. So we got this one guy to come in our room who we are way close with and I acted like I had been crying. We said my visa had to get resent because someone used my social security number and that I would have to be in the MTC for 3 more months. He totally fell for it! We played it off the whole night and the sad part was that he was being way comforting to me and he said that night he even prayed for me. (then I felt totally bad) but the next morning my roomate Elder Capps went and told him I wasnt getting up because I wanted to go home. So he came in and tried getting me up and thats when I told him. He was a good sport and thats what made it even funnier. Definitely the funny highlight of my mtc experience.
Oh and idk if I already told you but Elder Capps is the one we saw in the distribution center before you dropped me off. He is so funny. Haha I love that guy. Elder Rider, my other roomie imformed me that he's also a really good skier, so I have decided everything I love he is pretty much pro at.
I am gonna miss my teachers like crazy. We had the two best teachers by far in our zone. I loved them. They helped me so much and becuase of them I have grown and learned so much in these 3 weeks.
Well, I only have 5 more minutes so lets see what I can get in this email -
My spanish keeps getting better and better, expect a letter in spanish within a month. I can already give the first couple of discussions in Spanish and I can converse pretty well.
I'm really, really excited for Lima. Like I said, we leave tommorow and we have to report to the travel office at 3am! We get into Lima around 9 and get to the CCM probably around 11. It is gonna be a long day, but I am so excited. I'm nervous about how much my bags weigh - I am cutting it close and I'll be sending stuff home.
I'm going to try to leave Matt Campbell a letter, but I'm not sure how (haha) I'm really excited for him and I'm bummed I won't be able to see him.
I think Coy is giving me a taste of my own medicine cause I havent gotten a letter back from him yet and I wrote him my first week, BUT I am learning patience here (haha)
Well be expecting calls from me tommorow! Try to make sure the kids and dad can talk too !!!!
I Love You All -
Elder Paolacci

1 comment:

  1. I was so nervous when Mitch said he wasn't getting to fly out with the rest of his district. I am so relieved now he will be with Elder Paolacci and a great group of missionaries. Tomorrow will be such an exciting day for our boys!



Dylan's Farewell will be Sunday August 8, 2010 at 11:00 am at

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Paradise Valley Stake Center
3601 East Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028
Everyone is invited to attend