Wednesday April 28th we dropped Derek off at the MTC. When we drove up there were small groups of missionaries with a numbered sign by them....their district. We were given the number 24 and told to keep driving until we saw that number. As we drove by the missionaries cheered us on and did the wave. Finally we reached our stop. Derek got out and was greeted by some missionaries who had been waiting for him, while one of the helpers came over to my mom's side of the car and told her they were going to take great care of Derek. We said a quick goodbye and drove off. It happened fast, but we were told that the old way of dropping off missionaries was much more difficult. He is finally ready to begin!