Friday, September 16, 2011
Elder Palmer's Mailing Address:
Elder Jordan Michael Palmer
Mexico Mexico City East Mission
Provo Missionary Training Center
MTC Mailbox # 356
2005 N 900 E
Provo, UT 84604-1793
We dropped Elder Palmer off at the MTC Wednesday afternoon, September 14th. It was a very surreal moment for our entire family, as well as a very exciting and proud moment. Jordan was excited and anxious to get in and start getting to work.
We were lucky enough to receive our first letter from Elder Palmer today, and we were excited to hear about how his first day. We were all hoping for an easy first day for him. When we read the letter Elder Palmer proceeded to tell us that his first day didn't go as smoothly as possible. When he went to check in unfortunately, they could not find him on the list of missionaries that were supposed to check in that day. Apparently there was a mistake made and they actually changed his arrival date to October so that he could do a 6 week program instead of an 8 week program. That of course would have been great, except for one problem... they never told the most important person, Jordan, that they were changing his date. Of course they weren't going to make him leave and come back in a month so they checked him in and because they didn't have a companion for him, they paired him up with a companionship already together. Elder Olsen from Las Vegas, Nevada and Elder Marker from Green Bay, Wisconsin. So he now has two companions which he seems to get along with so far. Hopefully from here on out everything will go well much smoother for him, and he can get to work improving on the Spanish language, the lessons and growing his Testimony. We are all very proud of him and his great example and are excited to share all of his great and unexpected experiences. ;-)
Monday, September 12, 2011
My sister and I set up this blog so she can run it and update my contact information for anyone that wants to follow me or send me letters/emails. I'd love to hear from friends, family, teammates, coaches, and church leaders while I'm on my mission in Mexico City. I love you all and you'll be a part of my prayers. 'til we meet again!