Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A Safe Arrival at the Mexico Missionary Training Center

When the missionaries arrive at the Mexico MTC, they let them email their families that first evening to let them know they arrived safely.  Below is Jacob's email home. We were very happy to receive it.

Mom and Dad and family! I'm safe. Today has been the weirdest day of my life! It dumped rain, and our bus driver was so hardcore. He drove a stick shift school bus full of missionaries, with one hand, while on the phone, with the windshield super fogged up so it was hard to see. Absolutely crazy. Motorcycles were playing chicken with our bus, and the trafic was insane. Because of the rain, the roads became rivers. Anyway, I have to go, but I love you guys! I can email next week on Thursday, which is my p-day. This is so hard and crazy!

Off to the Mexico City Missionary Training Center

This morning Jacob went with his family to the Salt Lake City airport.  We took one last family photo together and then said goodbye. He boarded a plane for Mexico City. The rest of the family went back home. Our hearts are heavy, but we are also happy that Jacob is serving as a missionary and following Jesus Christ.
Jacob told us at the airport that he wrote the family a letter which he posted on his other blog early this morning, so we got to read a letter from our missionary as soon as we got back from the airport.  He also left his mom some flowers on the kitchen table, which where there to greet her as a surprise when we got back from the airport.  He is a very thoughtful son. We look forward to his first letter home from Mexico.