Elder Varvel has finished his 6 weeks at the MTC, and is now in Texas!
We sent him a 'Leavin' on a Jet Plane' celebration package. It had stuff to have a toast with his companion for making it through the MTC together. There were poppers for all of his District to celebrate with. And of course stuff to entertain him on the plane ride to Texas; a snack, fun stuff to color, and a bunch of word games that I made for him on the computer. I took information and facts from his mission prep, and his time in the MTC and made cross word puzzles, word searches, and other fun games with it. Some of them are pretty funny, and I can't wait to see if he figures them out!
|'Leavin' on a Jet Plane' package|
The best part was that he got to call home!!! He called from the Salt Lake airport and we got to talk to him for about 30 minutes before he had to board his plane. It's amazing how fast that time goes by. We had about a gazillion more questions for him, and things to tell him when his time ran out. It was so good to hear his voice! He sounded happy, and excited to be starting the next phase of his mission. He said there were 28 missionaries taking his plane to Texas. That would be such a fun flight to be on! We still don't know what area he'll be serving in, who his new companion is, his address, or any of that information. We aren't even sure when he'll have access to a computer again, or be able to write. We hope to hear from him within the next week and get all our questions answered. We're pretty excited for him to start sharing the Gospel and using all the things he learned in the MTC.
Good luck Elder Varvel! You're going to do a great job!