Tuesday, November 26, 2013

First email from the CTM

Wednesday November 20, 2013                        9:25am (Chicago time)

Got to the ctm at 10 flights went great made two friends on the flight, one in the brazil airport, and the rest when we arrived in our district. My companion is Elder Dunkel he's really cool from southern illinois. Doing really good it's pretty much summer in illinois so we're fine, i'm the senior companion so expect more problematic e-mails. Lost my food card 10 minutes after I got them. Get to go to the temple every p-day. Saw sister peterson and sister dalton at lunch. hard work all day little break but it's really awesome. Tell Rene i said hi and he would love this. Brazil soccer posters everywhere it's really cool. The ctm has a huge gate too so i feel like i'm secret service. Everything's good talk on p-day.

(Brazil CTM is 4 hours ahead of Chicago.)

We also received an email from the CTM:

Your missionary´s arrival at the Brazil MTC 
Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 12:52 PM

Thu, 12:5
We are happy to send the good news that your missionary has arrived safely at the Brazil MTC. What a great joy and privilege it is to greet each missionary as they come through the front door of the MTC for the first time. We promise to take good care of your missionary.

They now have companions and are settled into their rooms. They are assigned to a district with capable and caring instructors for language and lesson study. The branch presidents and their wives, will soon give them a second greeting. These couples are rewarded in their callings through the love they always develop as they embrace and watch over the missionaries.

The MTC has a full time live-in physician to care for their health needs. He is assisted by his able wife. We are also happy to report that the Cafeteria food is abundant and very good.

Your missionary will be able to e-mail home on Preparation Day after a morning at the Temple. This will be either Wednesday or Friday, depending on individual assignments.

Your very important young person is about to make an eternal difference in the lives of others. We hope you will be encouraged and comforted by this quote by President Lorenzo Snow: “ There is no mortal man that is as interested in the success of an elder when he is preaching the Gospel as is the Lord who sent him to preach to the people who are the Lord's children".

Please accept our love,

President Ralph Degn and Sister Mary Ann Degn

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