Mostly personal stuff in his letter to me but there is this:
That's so cool that you are in the young womens presidency! You are going to have so much fun :) And actually I did hear about the train! My branch president told me.. That's so sad. I have been in contact with my Branch President a lot lately being the DL. That is so flippin cool that Jessica got her call to the same mission as Dallas!!! I love it here at the mtc its so fun. I miss you guys but I can feel your prayers with me!
From his letter to Alan:
I am having a great time here. My zone and district are both so awesome and I feel like we are all best friends already. I am District Leader but I am doing my best to serve those in my district and not be their leader, just a friend and someone that will serve them and look out for their needs. I love your vision the Santa Rita ward, I know that it can happen. You're a great bishop.
So my typical day consists of waking up at 6:15 so that I have plenty of time to get ready. Then I study for an hour until breakfast at 8. I love the food here haha the cafeteria is so sweet. There is so much food and juice and I think I might actually gain some weight haha. We have class for about 5 hours everyday and our teacher only speaks spanish to us. I've already picked up so much spanish its crazy. We taught our first investigator the friday that we got here! and he only speaks Spanish! Ha so that was pretty crazy, but we taught him on Saturday and i felt like I could say everything that i wanted to so it was great. We just do lots of studying and lots of spanish speaking. Sunday I practiced with the choir and we had devotionals and I felt the spirit so strong.
My companions are awesome too. I know I already told you about them. Yeah I love it here! I think about you guys everyday and I really can feel your prayers with me. I pray for you guys too. Thanks for everything... This is going to be such a huge blessing in my life. Love you!
Love, Elder RiddAbout an hour after we got these e-mails we got another one:
Woah ok so I just emailed you guys but right after that I got called up to the travel office and I have to pack all of my stuff up right now! I'm going to Salt Lake right now to sign my visa and I'm leaving in the morning at 8 and flying to New York and then Spain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'll be there tomorrow! Mom, I will try to call you at the airport. I love you allLove, Elder Ridd
So, hopefully tomorrow we will get some more information from him. I'm curious if he will be travelling with anyone else! And hopefully we will get a new physical address to the Spain MTC to pass along. Dear Elder won't work anymore SO his email: firstname.lastname@example.org will be the best way to communicate with him.