Thursday, June 27, 2013

The beginning: Drop off at the MTC

This was after the 1st set of Last goodbye hugs. Look at that smile. This boy is ready!
The last goodbye parking lot people send you across the street, though the gates and right up to the curb where a bunch of sweet "host" missionaries are waiting to help and welcome your missionary.

I was able to get one last hug as he got out of the car. He hugged me so tight and for a moment I thought there would be tears but when he let go of me and I looked into my face, he had the most radiant smile. We said our goodbyes and he was off. My heart was full of love and he looked happy.
So my tears started to flow as he walked away but Dad pointed out that he was already talking and laughing with the elder's who were there to great him. That is his nature, making friends instantly.
And there he goes....
We can't wait for the first letter home to find out how he is adjusting to the MTC

Saturday, June 22, 2013


Click on the image of the LDS Missionary Pouch Mail Example for a larger size

Letter folding instructions: Lay the letter blank side down. Fold the bottom of the letter about one-third of the way up the page and crease. Fold the top of the letter to the bottom of the first fold and crease. Secure the long side with two pieces of tape about one inch in from each end, but do not seal the ends. In the top left corner write your name and complete return address. Affix first class postage in the top right corner. In the middle write the missionary address.

Items sent by pouch mail use the United Sates Postal Service from your location to the Church headquarters, where they are forwarded to the missionary by a private courier along with other Church mail. Pouch mail leaves Church headquarters each Friday. Items received after the pouch has been sent will be held for the next week. Only postcards or one-page correspondences (no envelopes) written on one side of the page bay be sent through the pouch. Notebook or other light-weight paper will not process through the USPS machines. Photographs are not acceptable,

I asked for clarification on that last item. You can print a picture on the inside of the sheet but no enclosures. Also, no logos, pictures, stickers, extra tape or writing on the outside except the missionary's address and your complete return address.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Almost on his way

We have set up this blog to keep family and friends informed.

We intend to post the public portions of his letters and emails here.

We hope everyone who wants to will be able to feel a part of Elder Kanaga's mission experience.