We got our weekly letter from Mitchell. He ate cod & said it wasn't too bad! I think he is going to be ok! He says they mostly eat rice, cereal & bread! This is shocking for my carb eater.:) they also have a Pizza Hut & a McDonalds in their small town! He said his 1 bedroom appartment is about the size of Rylee & mad's bedroom. He has a washer, but no dryer. He is still adjusting to all of the walking. He also says it is difficult to get people to talk them. Feel free to send prayers his way!
Finally got an email from Mitchell! He did actually make it there safely. He said that traveling there was the longest experience of his life, but it went well.
Since there were 41missionaries from Provo & 15 from Spain they could not go to the mission home. They spent the first night in a hotel, fun fact about that it was the first place church was held in all of Portugal!
He then said after a NOT so GOOD tasting dinner & breakfast they found out where they would serve & who their companions are. He is in an area called Torres Verdrus. It is a small town outside Lisbon, and about 5 miles from the coast. His companion is Elder Ricks.
He cut his email short because the place was closing.
It was a short letter but full of fun stuff! We are so excited to hear from him. We love him so much & are so proud!
For those of you who don't know & want to check it out he has a Mormon.org profile.
Our family consists of My husband Roger, Myself, Melodee. Our son Elder Schroeder (Mitchell) is 20, serving a mission in the Lisbon Portugal mission and is freaking us out that he can catch the train & travel four hours to Visuea. He is currently serving as a district leader. Maridee is 18, she is Rylee's second mother and my right hand. She loves music, she sings like and angel & plays the piano & clarinet. She is attending BYU Idaho this fall! Madelyn is 13 and is our ball of energy. She loves school, reading, and playing soccer. Rylee is 6 and is our awesome bonus baby. She is so smart & an incredible artist! We feel so blessed to have her. She will be spoiled rotten, we just can't help ourselves. If Mom and Dad aren,t fawning over her, her brother, and sisters are! We have a great time together as a family!