Joseph sent a letter home using the paper/envelope/stamp method. Here is a brief excerpt:
"I am here in the MTC and it is not what I expected. I mean I guess I had no concept of what to expect. But it seems pretty crazy and here's all four of the guys in my room writing in journals, which never happens."
He also saw two young people that he went on the Church History Tour with in the summer of 2013 at the MTC--a sister and an elder who are preparing to serve missions. He said "I thought that was ridiculous".
Tomorrow is Wednesday and his preparation day, so I will post his email that he sends the family. Week two starts tomorrow!