Dear Family,
  So far the MTC has been great.
Whenever we sing a song in large
groups the Spirit is so strong you
could cut it with a knife.
  I found out yesterday that I
forgot a toothbrush. I felt like
such and idiot! I think that I
might have left Preach My gospel
and that paper with the Priesthood
line of Authority. I really thought 
that I packed it, but I guess
I didn't.
  Well my P-days are on wednesday
so I won't be able to e-mail till
  Happy Birthday Mom, I hope
you have a great B-day.
  I hope you get this before you
leave but if you don't Aaron
could you e-mail this to Mom + Dad.
  So I guess that I am missing
some dates on my Immunization
Record. The pink paper has all
the info you will need.

love ya,
  Elder Jolly

Dad's Notes

First letter that came while Lisa and I were in Orlando, Florida. Aaron was nice enough to scan the letter and send it via email. We have been told that every missionary is instructed to write home on the first day in the MTC. It's clear Elder Jolly is simply trying to take care of some basic needs and hasn't had much experience yet.

I plan to submit each of these letters just as I receive them, warts and all. If there is sensitive information I will remove it, but otherwise I want the letter just as our good Elder has sent it.