Thursday, July 18, 2013

Elder Welch enters the MTC!

On Tuesday, July 16 Tyler was set apart as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  He left later that day for the airport where he would be flying to Utah to go to the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah.

All his bags are packed, he's ready to go...

It was a hard good-bye for the whole family, but we are all very excited and proud of Tyler and his decision to serve the Lord for the next 2 years.

Tyler with his niece and nephews

Last family picture before saying good-bye!

Tyler arrived in Salt Lake City and was met by his brother-in-law, Adam (Brittany's husband) who lives out in Salt Lake.  Tyler's brother Dustin is also living in Utah right now while attending school at BYU.  So he was able to spend one more day with the remaining family members who are not in Ohio.  

On Wednesday morning, Dustin and Tyler drove down to the Timpanogos Temple to do a temple session with Porter and Hunter Jenkins.  Hunter is one of Tyler's friends from HS and just so happens to be entering the MTC the same day!  He is serving a mission in Argentina.  

Following the temple session, Tyler and Dustin met up with Adam at Cafe Rio for one last lunch together.  

Then Dustin drove Tyler down to Provo, they said their final good-byes, and Tyler walked off into the MTC to begin his missionary training.

Tyler is going to be an amazing missionary, and we are anxiously awaiting his first letter to see how everything is going!

If you are interested in writing Tyler there are a few different ways you can do so:

  • is a free website that allows to type out a letter and it will print it out and mail it to them the same day.  You can also send care packages to him at the MTC if you feel so inclined! :) Fill out the information for Elder Tyler Welch at the Provo MTC.  He is unit #22, mission code is BRA-CAM (for Brazil Campinas), estimated departure date is 8/27/13. 
  • You can write him a good ol' fashioned letter by hand and mail it to:
Elder Tyler Richard Welch
2007 N 900 E Unit 22
Provo, UT 84602
  • Or you can email him at
Please feel free to comment with any thoughts or questions you may have.  I know Tyler would love to hear from as many of you as would like to write him.  Letters are like gold to missionaries and I know it would brighten his day to hear from you!!

We love you Elder Welch!!


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  2. That's a million dollar missionary smile, Elder Welch. You're going to be a powerful arrow in the Lord's quiver. Wishing you all the best as you begin your mission. We'll keep you in our prayers.

  3. Britt, do you know if he is in the Provo MTC or the Provo West MTC? On it has both of those options and I have no idea what to choose... I guess I'll just pick Provo MTC and hope it gets to him.