Erik entered the MTC on September 1st with much hugging and crying from his parents. He’s excited to be there and is looking forward to homesickness, caffeine withdrawal and everything that accompanies the first week in the MTC.
One bad part of dropping him off that day was that due to construction, even the MTC sign in front of the building was torn down. At least we knew he was going to the right place because of all the other missionaries being dropped off! Because of the new drop off guidelines, we had to turn him over to another Elder who helped get his luggage across the street and into the MTC. Our prayers are with you Erik!