For those of you who are unfamiliar with missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, here is a brief explanation of what Jackson will be doing over the next two years.
Beginning July 6th, Jackson will be at the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah for about three weeks. Here he will learn how to teach, a little about the Jamaican culture, but mostly how and what to teach. He will be immersed in the scriptures and will be out of direct contact with family and friends. We can write him letters to the addresses listed here on this blog, but he will only be able to call home on Mother's Day and Christmas.
You can follow Jackson's mission on this blog or on his facebook page, but he will not be able to respond to your comments on facebook.
Missionaries love letters of encouragement. As with any new endeavor, Jackson will have ups and downs and so letters of encouragement and positive news will help him to be able to stay focused on what he is doing.
Posts from the MTC experience will start shortly. Check back often.