When I say it's REALLY official...it's because Matthew's mom got a letter from the Mission President with a picture and a letter from Elder Jones!! It's completely official now...he has an area to serve in IN Chile...he has a companion who is helping him with the language...and we have ANOTHER picture proving he's there!!! So he's made it and he seems to be adjusting and enjoying it!!
I'm posting the picture and the letter Elder Jones wrote...his companion is Elder Frogget and he is currently serving in Punta Mount...he seems excited and says teaching and making contacts for REAL are a bit more difficult then teaching the teachers at the MTC :) Imagine that!!! He'll do great and be doing even better with the language there in no time!! He says it's hard to understand the Chileans because they speak SO fast, but he'll get it...it'll just take time!!!
Here is the letter from Elder Jones...if you can't see it good enough...click on it and read it that way!!! Just thought you'd all enjoy seeing an actual letter from Matthew!!
And here's Elder Jones...with his Mission President/Mission Mom (Pres. & Sis. Rappleye) and his new companion Elder Frogget!!!
Elder Jones told us in his email on
Monday that his companion is helping translate the language and what the
people are saying!! So I think he's in good hands!!! He's got help and
has the Lord on his side, who is CONSTANTLY watching out for him!!! He'll be fluent in no time and speaking to people who need to hear the message he is teaching!!! It'll be great to hear how things are going and his teaching stories!!!