Elder Michael in Niuatoputapu

Elder Michael in Niuatoputapu
The Other Side of Heaven

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Elder Jacob Michael is in the MTC

Elder Michael entered the MTC on January 5, 2011 at 1:00 pm. Russell took him to the curb outside the MTC and he was greeted by fellow Downey Stake missionary, Elder Jeremy Vallecalle.
Russell saw Jacob on Thursday and told us that Elder Michael is happy and loving the MTC experience. We look forward to our first email from him perhaps tomorrow. We will post it as soon as it arrives.

PS He turns 19 this Friday--1/14. :)


  1. ohhhh I just love this! thank you!!!

  2. Dear Darling Michael Family,
    I'm not sure if I am doing this right or not...I'm sorry to be so old and
    out of the LOOP of many things that come so easy to all of you darling
    young people..my computer is way behind everyone else's and it was a
    source of contention when some of the family tried to use it over the
    I was SO EXCITED to even read the letter from you, Hillery to your family
    and I hope you will ALL be patient with my learning experience. I loved
    the sweet thank you note from you, Jacob. I was blessed at Christmas
    time to have my daughter ALyson's family here from South CArolina, my
    sister from Phoenix and being with Kirstins family too. We spent three
    weeks traveling between San Diego and Hesperia trying to be with as much
    family as time and weather would allow. Alyson's daughter Katie (18) and
    Kirstin's daughter Suzanne (18) were together the whole time. They both
    chose to go to the Single's Branch with Kyle so they got to hear Jacob's
    talk in there.
    I LOVE hearing about your life, missions, language and all the above.
    You are a PRECIOUS FAMILY TO ME and I'm grateful for all that you share
    with me.
    The Gospel is true, you will all have many wonderful experiences to share
    and I know that you will have some trials too...that's also a part of
    this life experience.
    My LOVE AND PRAYERS, Mary Lou Lang