April 11, 2013

Editor's Note: Jason sent a few emails home today. Most of them are answers to questions we asked him. I'll try to edit so that you can follow along.

We asked if he knew when he was leaving the MTC. I also told him I was jealous that he sent his brother a long letter ~smile~.

I don't know when I am leaving. I still don't have my visa and they haven't given me a reassignment yet so I could be leaving anytime between Monday and who knows when. I'm sorry I haven't sent you a front and back letter yet but I have been busy here and there hasn't been much to write about. That will change soon (hopefully) when I get out into the field. Then I will send you a nice long letter.

Oh and they just changed the rules about E-mailing we are now allowed 1 hour per week instead of just 30 min per week. We are also allowed to E-mail friends now so you can post my E-mail address on Facebook so that my friends can use it.

Tell everyone hi for me, I love and miss you all but I will be back soon.

Elder Blanding

I caught him online so he sent this reply back quickly when I told him we were praying for him to have the gift of tongues.

Oh I am 99% sure I already have it because there is no way I would have been able to learn as much Spanish as I have in only 6 weeks with out it.

another email

Just got your letter (it seems they come on Thursday) and actually I do kind of miss the rain. It is to dry and brown here and the weather is bipolar it can't decide if it wants to rain, snow (it has done so three times since I got here) or be the clearest sky I have ever seen. What they say about Utah weather is true, "If you don't like the weather wait 5 minuets." If I could bottle the sun I would, sorry :(
good luck with soccer :D

His dad emailed him a quick note and this was his reply. Steve just started a new job.

I'll send you my schedule here at the MTC when I leave (hopefully soon) I'll also send a letter outlining what an average day is like here in the MTC. Join the club of not feeling like you know what you're doing I have spent the last 5-6 weeks feeling like that. It will come don't worry :) 

The more I hear you talk about your bike the more I want to get one when I get home lol.

Elder Blanding

 Jason's email is: jblanding at myldsmail.net 

We just ask that you remember to be positive and uplifting in your emails to him. Remember he is out there to be a missionary for the Lord and not as a tourist. He is busy doing the work so if he doesn't reply, good, he's working!