Thursday, July 31, 2014

I am alive! 7.30.14

Familia!

I made it! I got to the Lima MTC last night at like 2. The city looks really nice, all of the graffitti is really cool. The drivers here are amazing! They can do this thing where they drive inches away from each other and slam on their brakes constantly and turn without warning and just do whatever they want and I am still alive! The flight was a nightmare though. I was in the middle for both flights, and in the second they had a TV in front of me with free movies that were still in theaters!! AND I COULD NOT WATCH ANY OF THEM! But it is ok! These days last forever, but it is good! (Sorry I am not using conjunctions, I doubt this keyboard has an apostrophe).

My companion is named Elder Luster. He is from Utah! He is a pretty cool guy!

Anyways, I only have a minute! Lo siento! Pero I have an hour next Wednesday to write you! Oh also we can only take pictures on P day, and I also have not taken any... Sorry about that!

Thank you for that book, it is awesome!

Love,
Elder Steele

And He's Off 7.29.14

Jackson (I mean Elder Steele) left on his mission bright and early this morning. There were two other missionaries on his flight from Phoenix to Atlanta. He had a five hour layover in Atlanta, where I'm sure he met up with more missionaries traveling to the Lima MTC. He was scheduled to land in Lima at 11:20 pm local time. All total, a 17 hour travel day with about 12 of those hours in the air. It was tough to say goodbye, but he is so ready to begin this new adventure. We love you Elder! See you in two!





Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Called to Serve 4.8.14




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Dear Elder Steele,

You are hereby called to serve as a missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You are assigned to labor in the Peru Cusco Mission. It is anticipated that you will serve for a period of 24 months.

You should report to the Peru Missionary Training Center on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. You will prepare to preach the gospel in the Spanish Language.