Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A brief overview of Justin's expected mission schedule:

He is scheduled to stay at the Mission Training Center (MTC) in Provo for about 8 weeks, depending on his visa coming through. During that time he spends most of his day in a classroom, studying the scriptures, learning spanish, and practicing various teaching skills.

There are up to 4,000 missionaries there at any given time, with hundreds arriving and leaving each week for more than 300 different missions around the world. Justin has one day off a week, to do laundry, write letters, etc, but is pretty busy the rest of the time.

When he finishes at the MTC, he will fly to Mexico, to spend the remainder of his 2 years in the Tuxtla Gutierrez mission. His area ranges across the "narrow neck of land" at the southern end of Mexico, including the states of Chiapas and Tabasco. He borders Guatemala (where his cousin, Mike, now serves), and both the pacific and atlantic oceans.

His mission is very hot and humid in the summer, turning to hot and rainy in the fall, and a relatively cool -yet humid - winter with temperatures in the 70's. The geography contains mountains and rainforests, and many lakes and farmlands. The main food will consist of fish, rice, beans, and tortillas, with plenty of fresh fruit.

His days will be spent searching out and teaching people the gospel of Jesus Christ. He would be happy to hear from any of his family or friends who wish to write. The address can be found on the lower right side of this website.

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