Elder Wise reported to the MTC (Missionary Training Center) yesterday and he is off and running.
He was fortunate enough to enter the MTC on the exact same day as his best friend. So we made a day of it. Both families met for lunch at Brick Oven.
It was also Elder Wise's little sister's birthday. Hence the hats and noisemakers. So fun.
After lunch we headed to the temple for pictures and then we did the drop-off together. It was so great to be with them. They are a fantastic family!!
Elder Wise has a great Aunt and Uncle that are serving in the MTC Presidency. Aunt Diane met him at the curb as we pulled up to drop him off. It was very emotional and very fast, but we were glad that she was there to help with the craziness of it all. She texted later in the day and said that he was all smiles. He was meeting his companion and the other missionaries in the district. At 3:00 the MTC Presidency would be meeting with all of the missionaries that arrived that day to welcome them and orient them to the MTC. At 4:30 they would all gather in the cafeteria for dinner. She informed us that it is tradition to serve ice cream from the BYU Creamery for dessert. And then they would start teaching.
It was a great day. A hard day. But a really great day!
This post was written by Mom. As we receive letters and emails from Elder Wise we will post them here. Thanks for visiting and for your love and support!