The purpose of this blog is to share communication from Elder Caleb Isaac Tonkinson, a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Elder Tonkinson was called to serve in the Chile Vina del Mar Mission and began his service in the Provo, Utah Missionary Training Center on Wednesday, 2 November 2011.
I, Rob Tonkinson, Elder Tonkinson’s Father, will be maintaining the blog. I will primarily be posting his thoughts from his email communications to his family. In doing so, I may choose to drop specific personal family references. I may also, as any good editor would do, correct glaring grammatical errors (such as replacing “there” with “their” or “to” with “too” as appropriate) or provide clarification for terms that may not be generally understood by those who are not of the LDS faith. Such clarifications or other alterations will be shown in brackets. We hope you enjoy following this blog, and please feel free to leave comments, ask clarifying questions, or otherwise make a contribution.
I will go back and post his communications from his start date until now so that those who are interested can catch up on the last nine weeks. I hope you enjoy.