Here is a snippet from one of his emails:
My companion is elder Johnson from spanish fork utah! He's a great guy! I love the MTC! I know that this is where I need to be. They told us that our testimony would grow more in 2 weeks than it has in 10 years and that is so true! I love it here. The people are great and you can feel the spirit wherever you go. A funny story for you.. The 2nd day we were here the 4 guys in the room next to us were all working out, and then the showered. But after there shower they realized none of them had a key. So me, my companion and the other 2 elders in our room had to go to the information desk to get a spare key while the 4 guys stood outside there room in towels. Lol i've made a lot of memories. I wouldn't trade being here for the world. I can't wait to get to Montana!
As for his first thoughts of the MTC - he loved it! (See snippet above!) Jake's response after his first night at the MTC, "Glory, glory, hallelujiah! - I survived!" This made me laugh! He said that it was 60 degrees in their room and he was positive they were trying to get him ready for good ole' Montana.
Spiritually- Jake said they told him that his testimony would grow more in 10 days than it has in 2 years. He assured me that he can already tell that is true!!!
I know that Jake will be an incredible missionary. He has never met a stranger and he loves everyone. It is a very unique quality that he has and I know that it will serve him well.