Mr. Cheney's Cookies across the street from MTC where Jordan will get his care package. This store was opened by a couple of RM's who served in Brazil. You can check it out at www.missionties.com/carepackage.
I guess I will post these backwards. That is just how my brain works at times. We received a very short email from Jordan on Tuesday. He said that he hadn't received his "myldsmail.net" account yet, so I think he just wrote a very quick note on his yahoo account. He said that he made it to the MTC and that Brazil is awesome. We also received a letter from him that he wrote on the day he arrived at the MTC. There is an instruction sheet for sending letters and packages. They have the missionaries write a letter to their family on the back of this sheet. The letters are brought back to SLC and mailed to the family. It was nice to have a letter (and artwork) from Jordan. He and the rest of the Elders had a good time flying to Brazil. They were apparently delayed in Dallas so they all took turns on the demo massage chair at the Bath & Body Works Store (I'm sure the store loved that). They met up with additional missionaries in Dallas for the flight to Brazil. He is excited to be in Brazil and said this is the greatest thing he has ever done in his life. He commented that the food at the MTC was really good. It sounds as if he is adjusting to mission life well (at least through the first day). He didn't say anything about the care package in his email so I hope he picked it up. I guess if he didn't he will get it next week.
I am the father of 4 great children and two incredible daughters-in-law. I have been married to the same amazingwoman for over 26 years. I enjoy life especially when I am outdoors. I am employed as the Environmental Manager for a mining company.
I think that the Disney character that I'm most like would have to be
Aladdin. I'm not sure if this is because it was my favorite Disney movie as
a child ...
10 years ago
Elder Jared Gibby
Jared preparing to leave on his mission to Birmingham, Alabama
My sister Kimberly is 10 years my junior. She is among the most adventuresome and accomplished of my siblings. She is married to Sione Fifita and they have one son Viliami who just turned two. She has been a professor of English in Hawaii and currently works for a scrapbooking supply company (Stampin Up). She has actually changed jobs more often than I have! She is writing a novel (has been for years) which I am eagerly anticipating. She has always been a great sister and in some sense is the glue that keeps all six of us bonded together. It has been nice to have her family back on the mainland and to live closer to them.