Saturday, January 9, 2010

January 6, 2010 First Letter

We got an e-mail from the MTC Wednesday night saying Brady was all checked in and was as snug as a bug in a rug. (Well, that's not the words they used, but that's how I read it. )
On Saturday, we received a hand-written letter from Brady, apparently written his first night there.

Address on the envelope: To the Hale Family, but mainly Mom

Dear Family,
So far the MTC is . . . nice. My companion is great. His name is Elder Taylor and he's from Utah. We both like cars and mechanics so it wasn't hard to break the ice. He grew up on a farm and is excited for Illinois to see all the farm equipment. No so much me. In my district there are four other Elders going to my mission including Elder Taylor. There are so many things to try to remember on my first day. It's a little stressful. We also jumped right into classes. We have already gone through some investigator role play. The schedule is also crazy! But I'll get the hang of it. I already received a package, I'm guessing it was from you guys, but I'll find out tomorrow. I'm leaving here on the 26th so I'll find out my other address then. I just found out we only get 30 minutes of e-mail time on the computer so if I get timed out or something, I'll send a letter. Wednesdays are P-days so you should hear from me then. I love you all and already miss you. I'm doing good though and Mom, they do feed me. Hope you had a safe ride home.
Love, Elder Brady Hale xoxoooXOoxOxxxxoXOOX