Letter 1: One Week Out

Well, I have exactly 7 days until I enter the Missionary Training Center where I will undergo 6 weeks of training in the Italian Language, gospel instruction, and teaching techniques. My mission assignment for the next two years will be to teach the people in the Milan mission the gospel of Jesus Christ, as taught by my church: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

I think it’s fair to say that I’m freaking out a bit, mostly just because I’m ¬†going to a completely foreign place where I don’t know the people, the culture, or the language! But hey, if you’re dreams don’t freak you out then they aren’t big enough, right? Needless to say I’m way stoked, and I’m about as ready as I’ll ever be to jump into something new!