In today's mail was an envelope from the Mission Office. It contained two (2!) letters from Alan, one from his mission president and a picture.
He reports that the members, whose home he stayed at the first night, had "really good oranges from their orange tree." In the letter written the last day in the MTC he reports "having mixed feelings about going into the field so soon." He was excited and nervous. A kind flight attendant helped him get a seat with leg room on his Denver to Santa Barbara flight and that was "100% better" than the SLC to Denver flight.
President Castro reports that Alan arrived "with a smile on his face."