Trace arrived at the MTC 10/26. His first letter arrived via snail mail. Here is part:
"Hello all! I got to write a letter to you guys telling you that I'm okay. I reported to the MTC fine, and have already met a bunch of people, gotten my awesome name tag, and even started practicing Spanish! I also found out that my release date from Provo is scheduled to be Nov 16th.
My companion, Elder Shintaku is an awesom guy. He's from Arizona (woo!) and went to ASU. He's 25, so he is realy mature, which definitely fits me well. We're getting along great already.
Anyway, I'm doing great, minus the fact that it's COLD! My p-day in Provo will be Thursday.
Love you guys tons!