Jacob arrived at the Missionary Training Center just after 1:00pm yesterday, September 26, 2012. The truck ride to the MTC was calm and peaceful and a great outpouring of the Spirit was felt. Jacob was a little quieter than usual. He asked me at one point if there was a medical term for "butterflies in the stomach." That was all that he needed to say to let me know how he was feeling.
I think that the impact of being a missionary had already hit him though after being set-apart on Tuesday night. Although the blessing he received through President Gottfredson rivaled anything I have ever experienced, I saw that reality had truly set in when I looked into Jacob's eyes as he surrendered his cell phone later that night.