Serving from March 2014 to March 2016

Mission Address: (send everything to this address and they will forward to him daily)

Elder Jared Petersen
Tennessee Knoxville Mission
11320 Station West Dr Ste 101
Farragut, TN 37934

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Arrived in Tennessee March 25th 2014

He made it to Tennessee!
We were able to talk to Jared twice, once from SLC airport and then from the Georgia airport. 
He sounded sooo happy! 
(That makes me happy!)
Here he is with Pres and Sis Irion and 
the rest of the new missionaries. 

Friday, March 21, 2014

I ♥ P-day!!

I love getting pictures! These first two are my favorite!!

For those of you who may not understand what Pday is, it is their preparation day where the missionaries can do laundry, clean, and MOST important .... email home!! I love my missionary and I am soo glad he chose to serve a mission and I support him 200%, but I miss him a lot and LOVE to hear from him and get pictures!

Here is his email from this week: ( I emailed these questions to him)

March 21, 2014 (email)

The letters aren't overwhelming at all, I love getting them. I also wrote you all a letter back, and sent it today, so we'll see how long it takes to get there.

What has been your favorite? My amazing companions
What has been your least favorite? sitting in a chair all day... He later told me that he was tipping back in one of the chairs and since they have wheels, he fell backwards and smacked his head and elbow against the wall. And he broke the chair. I asked if he got in trouble and he said, "Mom, you can't get in trouble here. " 
How many elders to a room? 3 in ours, but there can be up to 6
How was your first Sunday in the MTC? almost the same as every other day, except we watched the Character of Christ by Elder Bednar and it was really good
Have you gotten letters from anyone else? Nope, but you should tell people to write me dear elders before next monday
Who's emails do you want? just tell everyone to email me, it's hard to think of people on the spot
How has your stomach been doing? good
Do I need to send anything else? a like 32 gb sd card and a big flash drive would be nice for all my pictures, but it's not urgent
Have you finished the BOM? We don't really get time to read what we want to, everything is decided for us pretty much
Do you know your flight plans? times I don't know them yet. It'll be throughout the day on tuesday.
Love, Jared

Friday, March 14, 2014

First Email -- Happy Mom

March 14, 2014

Here is our first email:

So the P-day schedule in the MTC is all 'skiwompus' as you would say it. We only get like 4 hours of P-day today, and then again like next Wednesday. I'm going to be leaving the MTC on March 25th. I already sent you guys a letter back last night, so I wrote most of my stuff in my letters. I have 2 companions, and they're pretty great. We're all going to Knoxville, and we all got here on Wednesday, so it's pretty cool. I can't figure out how to send pictures yet, I don't know if I'll be able to in the MTC, but I will next time I get the chance.
Elder Jared P

(We emailed back and forth and he was able to send these pictures)
His two companions are E. Smith and E. Bean - don't know which is which yet :)
He can't look at our family blog because MTC computers are on "lock down" as he put it. 
He mailed us a letter yesterday in response to our letters from