31 Jul 2014

And so it begins...

This morning we dropped Elder Teal of at the Missionary Training Centre MTC.
With the exception of two skype calls each year (Christmas & Mothers Day) our only communication 
with him now will be via email or letter. 
This seems harsh but there are good reasons, it will help him focus and in doing so he will be less home sick.

As we expected it was a hard morning, but we are all happy that he is doing what he feels he should.
You cant beat being in the right place at the right time.

Teal Family outside the MTC

Dad, Elder Teal, Mum

Happy Elder Teal (Greek flag in the background)

Going

Going

Gone

1-30pm Update... Elder Teal has sent us his first email

Hey, they want us to email home to let parents know we arrived safely, so yeah, I made it inside from the car park.

Everything has been great so far, I have my badge and I've had interviews with a member of the MTC presidency and the medical guy, which went fine.

I've unpacked in my room, I'm in with six other guys that are going to Greece, including Elder Eady and a guy from Essex called Elder Dixon. I don't have a companion yet, that will be assigned this evening.

We had sandwiches for lunch in the cafeteria, and it was nice. I'm struggling to find things to talk about really because it's only about 3 hours since I saw you!

I think I'm going to love it in the MTC, everyone is so nice and we're all here for the same purpose. I'm not sure yet when P Day will be so I don't know when I'll next be able to email, but I should be able to stay online for a little while now if you want to reply. Tell the girls they can email me for the next 15 minutes or so as well.

I probably won't be able to reply to all my friends and things now, but if you could put something on facebook telling them that I'll reply to emails on the next P Day that would be good. I'll do a group email that anyone who wants to be can be copied into, and some people I'll reply to individually. You can put the group one on the blog too if you want, and feel free to put this one on as well.

All my love,
Elder Teal

Elder Teal can be contacted by anyone via email

jacob.teal@myldsmail.net

Don't be offended if you dont get an instant reply his computer access time is limited 

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