Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Dear Elder

I just got an email from my baby brother in the MTC. He just cracks me up! Today he mentioned a little competition. This is a direct quote from his email, just don't mind the spelling errors, he's being timed so spelling correctly isn't exactly important to him.

"Umm, I love recieving letters and packages from home, so everyone, don't be afraid to continue sending letters and packages. Dear Elder is easy and fast, hand written are pretty and packages rock.

Also were having a little ummm... how you say "way to keep track of" how many letters the members in my district recieve from girls not related to us.
1 Point per Dear Elder per person per day
1 Point per page of hand written letter up til 6, then it starts going back down
10 points for packages.

So yeah, if any of you know girls not related to me that would like to message me, I jsut might happen to get a higher level of points than other missionaries in my district (Win the competition)"

So I don't know, maybe some of my female readers want to help me help him win this competition? If you do, I've included instructions on how to write him a message for FREE using dearelder.com. If you are wanting to send him a package or a hand-written letter, email me and I can give you that info as well. Also, I should mention that you don't need to be a female to write him.

You can write him anything supportive. If you're not sure of what to say, maybe just wish him luck reaching his goals and learning things in the MTC. I know that being away from all things familiar is really rough so he could really just use some encouraging words. I really hope you can all take a few minutes out of your day to help me support him.

How to write my brother using Dear Elder
Go to dearelder.com. Under the drop down tab that is labeled "Select Mission" choose Provo MTC -- Free. Guess what, it's FREE! Then click on the button just below that says "Write a letter"

Now you'll see a picture of an evelope with boxes for you to fill in. Write your information in the upper left hand corner of the envelope. Then fill in the information as follows:
Title: Elder
First Name: Randall
Last Name: Cloud
MTC Box #: 92
Mission Code or Mission: EQU-QUI 1201
Estimated MTC Departure Date: 01 December

Then below, fill in your email in the appropriate box.

Finally, you are ready to send Randall a message!

Thank you to everyone that takes the time to do this. I can't say enough how much it would mean!


Marrdy said...

What a great idea. And won't Randall be surprised when he gets letters from strange (not literally) females from all over. I'm betting he wins this one!

Unknown said...

I wrote one. What a great way to help missionaries keep in touch with people at home.

Anonymous said...

I think it's really great you are so supportive of your family! I'll be sure to send a note later.


As I like to say, checking the mail, is the best part of the day (or hearing the doorbell ring for your package!)

xo/ fashion chalet