Jake, Elder Ebert, Elder Bush, President and Sister Burgess
They got to know the President and Sister pretty well while in the MTC.
Jake said he was a great, inspiring man.
Sister Burgess sent this picture:
"Enjoy the photo! These are wonderful elders and will be great missionaries!
Best wishes! Sister Burgess"
Jake is on his way to Brazil. He left the MTC about 6:30 this morning and will arrive in Santa Maria about 12 tomorrow. He was able to call from the airport. He sounds so good and happy. I asked him what percentage he thought his language was and he said 3%. haha. He actually feels pretty good about his Portuguese. We also asked him what Malena, Josh, and Andy could do to prepare for their missions. He said "Learn to look for the hand of God in all we do and all that happens during the day. Write it down so you can go back and remember it. Learn to feel the spirit and recognize it." We are so excited for him to go to Brazil. But we sure miss him, every day.
We got these pictures from Jessica before Jake left the MTC.
Malena made him this poster. It was hilarious.
We love Taco Bell so she was excited to use hot sauces.
Jessica got a last picture with Jake, but Missionary rules…he can't be in a picture alone with a girl so Elder Ebert and Elder Bush are with them. We sure love Jessica. She was mom's life saver for the last 6 weeks. She took countless packages and letters to Jake and brought letters home.
And our missionary's last picture in the MTC. Off To Brazil!