Elder Jarom Travis Odom

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Philippines Cauayan Mission

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Philippines...Here He Comes!

Got Jarom's weekly email this evening.  His nine weeks at the MTC is almost over.  He received his flight plans: He leaves Salt Lake City Monday, 10 Dec 2012 in the evening.  He'll fly to Los Angeles, CA, then to Hong Kong, China, then to Manila Philippines.  He'll then have a six to ten hour bus ride to his area.  Everything has an exclamation point after it - he sounds REALLY EXCITED!
He had the opportunity to be a host last Wednesday and will do the same thing tomorrow (12/5/12).  The host stands at the curb as new missionaries arrive, and takes them - one at a time - into the MTC.  He helps them with their luggage, takes them to their room, and helps them get started.  I'll never forget his host when we dropped him off: Elder Richardson from Dallas, Texas.  He was wonderful.  Jarom said he got to host five missionaries last week and is hoping to do the same tomorrow.
I am so thankful for Jarom's choice to serve the Lord in the Philippines these next two years.  Partly because I know of the great joy and blessings that will come into his life, and partly because I know of the great joy and blessings he will bring into the lives of those he teaches!

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