Monday, March 25, 2013

First Letter!! HOORAY!!!

Sent via snail mail  
No date, assuming Thurs March 21st.

Hello my Family!

So. Day one!  I have never been so busy in my life.  Every moment of every day for the next six weeks (yes, six) is perfectly planned out.  My p-days will be Thursdays, and since I just got here, you'll have to wait 'til next Thursday when I can send an email.

In the second that I have I can tell you about my companions.  I'm in a threesome because there are only three of us going to Romania. 

Elder Van Dyke is from Utah (yes, he's related to Dick Van Dyke) and he's a pretty cool kid.

Elder Hokkamen is an explosive specialist in the army from Finland.  This is his first time in the U.S. but he actually speaks English really well.  How sweet is that?? 

Anyways, they're both really cool and we're already close, I'm already having a crazy spiritual experience and we were able to teach "investigators" on the first night! 

Love you all so much!  I'll write again soon!

Elder Collison

Oh, he also made a rectangle of his name tag with the words:

Elder Collison
Bisecica Lui
A Sfintlor
Din Zilele Din Urma

Some letter are made a little differently and some have accents I'm not sure how to replicate, that's the best I could do. :)


  1. So excited for you. Isn't it awesome knowing Heavenly Father is in control. I love the song Lead Me Kindly.

  2. Yeah!! I am so excited to follow his mission.

  3. I wish like on facebook I could like your guys' comments!! :)

  4. I'm SO GLAD you got a letter and know when to expect the next. Hooray! We're so spoiled with email. Snail mail seems impossibly slow in comparison.

  5. Great to hear your update, finally!!! Can't wait for the next!! We are with you every step of your journey, if not physically, def. in spirit!! Love you, always!!