Sunday, July 1, 2012
Last P-Day (Monday), Jeff wrote individual letters home to the family. Apparently the only thing that's overwhelmed him at the MTC so far is having so little time to write everyone back. We've written him a lot of letters so far. He has also wanted to send pictures but the machine to do that at the MTC is broken and he wont be able to send his MTC pictures until he arrives in NC. This was the first letter he wrote to me (mom): I will paraphrase some of it below. He sounds like he is just loving it at the MTC:
I love my district! We're so close and we really study hard and always have great insight and deep conversations together. From day one, we just bonded and this has been honestly not scary at all! "Faith replaces all Fear."
I hope that I can continue to do my very best on my mission so that I can fully teach and spread the gospel and give full thanks to the Lord for all the blessings that he's provided me!
I love you so much and know that you're being blessed. I'm praying for everyone everyday and love you all so much. Til next week! Love, Jeffrey (Elder Langford)"
Exciting that he and his new mission President are in the MTC at the same time. Not many elders get that opportunity. They will both be arriving in North Carolina and getting trained at the same time. Sister Braithwaite told me this is such a great time to be in the MTC because all the new Mission Presidents are there and they have General Authorities there (even the first presidency once) every day to help train and instruct the new Presidents. What an awesome thing and the Elders and Sisters there reap the benefits of that!