Sunday, March 25, 2012

The First Letter

We got our first letter from Chan on Saturday. He hadn't been in the MTC 24 hours yet when he wrote, and already he realizes how much he is going to miss us.

The letter was filled with all sorts of sweet messages to each of us, and he said it had finally hit him that he was going to be gone from home for TWO years!

So that's why Zach and I have this chain. Each link represents a week that Chan will be serving the Lord. Every Monday we get to remove a link.

The good news? Tomorrow is MONDAY!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Elder Staheli Goes into the MTC

"I think I'd like to go on another adventure."

We dropped Chan off at the MTC at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21st. At least they no longer have the parents go inside for a final meeting, only to be torn away from their children afterwards in what was ironically known as the Mother Torture Chamber (MTC) farewell.

Of course tears were shed, but we know Chan is a fine young man, doing what the Lord needs him to do at this time, and that the people of the South Dakota Rapid City Mission will learn to love him, just as we all love him.

As we've told you many times before, our Master Jedi, "May the force be with you."

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Entering the MTC March 21st

Chan goes in to the MTC tomorrow and will be sent to South Dakota likely on April 10th.  Here is his address while at the Missionary Training Center if anyone wants to write to him.

Elder Chan Michael Staheli
MTC Box #181
SD-RAPI  049
2005 N. 900 E.
Provo, UT 84604

His mission home address is as follows. They can forward letters to him until we get the address for his first area.

Elder Chan Michael Staheli
South Dakota Rapid City Mission
2525 W. Main   Ste. 311
Rapid City, SD 57702