Email from the first night we dropped him off on April 4th:
I made it and my p-day is Saturday. Talk to you next week.
I have learned so much after just being here a week. When I first got here I met my companion, his name is Elder Saville. He struggled a little at first and it made me so scared to be here and I was having a really hard time with how I was going to be a missionary.
I met with President Samuelian and we had a little interview. He talked to me about my companion and talked with me about how I was feeling.
I had never seen or talked to President before but I was feeling so much comfort and I knew that everything would work out.
We talked about companions and he told me to try and serve my companion.
We ended with a blessing instead of a prayer, and I was really needing a blessing and he knew this.
I really felt the love of Jesus Christ and knew everything would be ok.
Now Elder Saville and I have become pretty good friends.