Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Week #2 at the MTC

Jaxson meets his cousin Chace at the MTC
Jaxson sent out a quick email to tell us he didn't think he would get a chance to write this week as he was leaving the MTC September 7th and he wasn't sure when his PDay would be.

Laundry and writing home

Studying between laundry

Jaxson meets his good friend Parker McNabb

He arrived safe and sound in Toronto at the mission home on September 8th and this is the letter we received from his Mission President:

Dear Brother and Sister Toly:

We are grateful to receive your son, Elder Jaxson Toly as a new missionary in the Canada Toronto Mission.  We are including a picture that we took with him when he arrived.  His testimony and enthusiasm for the work are evident.  As his mission president and wife, we thank you for the sacrifice you are making in being separated from him in serving as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. 

Dedicated service to the Lord brings many blessings. As a full-time servant of the Lord, Elder Toly will be blessed with a greater knowledge of the gospel and a more vibrant testimony.  He will touch the hearts of many people, and those whom he will teach will be able to change their lives as they receive the peace and knowledge that comes through the gift and power of the Holy Ghost. “Let them go up, for many shall believe on their words, and they shall have eternal life.” (Mosiah 28:7) 

Elder Toly’s current address is:
                                                                445 Pond Mills Road #207
                                                                London, Ontario  N5Z 4W5

We are sure that Elder Toly will love his mission as he is devoted to and focused on the Lord’s work.  We promise to love and care for him.  We testify of the truthfulness of this marvellous work of bringing souls to a knowledge of the Savior.

Serving a full time mission can be the most significant and rewarding experience in a young person’s life.  It is rigorous and challenging and requires great spiritual focus.  Successful and happy missionaries abide by a strict code of conduct and obedience. Thank you for supporting and sustaining your missionary in this great work.

Once again, we thank you for the faith you have shown to the Lord and the sacrifices that you are making.  We feel it a great privilege and responsibility to care for your missionary while he serves the Lord and pray daily for his happiness, well-being, and success.

With love and gratitude,

Weatherford T. Clayton, President

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