We got our first e-mails from Jord today! Yay!! His p-day is Monday and he has 1 hour to e-mail every Monday but he can write letters all day if he wants to. In his e-mail to me he said that the MTC is great! He also said he loved all the Dear Elders he was getting which is great because between my sister and I he has been getting a ton! Also in his e-mail to me he asked about the Utah Jazz (of course) because we are both fanatics! He is going to be mad because before he left they were playing terribly and since he's been gone they are on a 4 game winning streak and have been playing awesome! He will be super happy to know that the Jazz passed the Lakers and are now in the playoffs again. (We are completely anti-Lakers) In his e-mail to my Mom he said things were going great! Jordan has 2 companions names Elder Fausnaught from Alabama and Elder Kodra from Lehi, Utah and he said they are "way cool". He forgot his SD card and his camera cord so he hasn't been able to send pictures yet but he will as soon as my Mom sends them to him! He said they take walks around the temple on Sunday nights and he loves it. He can also pray and bear his testimony in Croatian! It's so amazing how the lord helps these young boys pick up on the languages they have to learn so quickly, it has only been 5 days!! These were his exact words:
"How is everyone I miss you guys a lot and pray for you guys in pretty much every prayer. I have learned to bear my testimony and say a prayer in Croatian which is really cool! It's crazy that if you put all your trust and faith in the lord you can do anything!"
I am so proud of my little brother! I can already see a huge transformation just through his e-mails. He is going to be a great missionary in Croatia! He said the food is good and the lines aren't that long so he has only had to wait for about 5 minutes to eat. He turns 19 on Thursday the 4th so he will be getting lots of goodies from various family members... he is going to be loving life! Pray for him as he continues to learn Croatian and learn how to be a great missionary!