Zac had the craziest first week I have ever heard of! He was basically forgotten for a few days. Here is part of his first email home.
"The first day was the longest of my life. I got no sleep on the plane,
and then when I got to the CTM they kept us busy until that night
introducing us to everything. When I got there they had no idea I was
coming. The first they heard of me was when the person picking
missionaries up at the airport told them an extra one arrived. So I
have had two other companions all week. elder. J,, and elder.
P. What I expected was very different from what actually
To put some perspective on things James G. arrived at the
MTC with 800 other elders and sisters, and Quin V. arrived a week
later with 1000 other elders and sisters. I arrived with two other
elders and they both became my companions. We were it the whole day.
The week before only one elder arrived from New Zealand elder. O.,
and a week before him one elder arrived from virginia elder. Smith.
This is what makes up my district. Other than that between 15 and 30
other elders and sisters arrive from Brazil on Thursdays. On Sunday I
counted all the english speaking missionaries here, there were 19.
After the first day we were basically forgotten about. We would show up
to things on the schedule, but most of the times no one would show up,
so we would go somewhere and study. We never knew what to do until
saturday, when we finally got put on the same schedule as the two other
elders in our district who knew what they were doing. I never met any
of the other english speaking missionaries until Sunday. My Portuguese
is coming along faster than I ever thought it could."