Valerie left Connecticut on Tuesday and entered the MTC on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 1:15pm. We spoke to her on the phone before she left and she was very excited! Our cousin Rachel and her friend dropped Valerie off at MTC. Thanks, Rachel! :)
For those of you who may not be familiar with the term MTC. The MTC stands for the Missionary Training Center. The MTC is a school where missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints go to learn more about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and in some cases (like Valerie) begin learning another language (Spanish) before they serve in their area of assignment. Valerie will be in the MTC in Provo, Utah for about 3 weeks and then in another MTC in Spain for about another 6 weeks.
We haven't heard from Valerie yet, but look forward to her first letter or e-mail hopefully sometime this week. We are so excited for Valerie and this opportunity she has to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with the wonderful people of Spain!! We know that Valerie--Hermana Letendre--will be an amazing missionary!!
You can write her a letter at:
Sister Valerie Letendre
MTC Mailbox #282
2005 N. 900 E.
Provo, UT 84604-1793
She would love to hear from you!!