When we dropped Ben off at the MTC, two missionaries came up to the car to help Ben with his luggage and get him checked into the MTC. When they asked him what his name was he said, "Ben." Their response, "Welcome to the MTC Elder Ben!" He's probably learned by now, but we'll probably never let him forget it. He's doing very well, and leaves for Russia on December 13th, just in time to freeze his little butt off. When I read his letters every week I'm always amazed at how grown up he sounds. We're excited to talk to him on Christmas! Here are some recent pictures.