Elder Bradshaw will be leaving the MTC for Mississippi Monday the 14th. He is so excited to actually get out there! I thought it would be a great idea to share some Mississippi facts.
Elder Bradshaw's mission president is President Tom R. Tucker. He will be there until July, 2012. After that, Nick will receive President Mark J. McDonough. President Tucker's wife actually has a blog with pictures and fun things the missionaries are up to. She updates it with all the new missionaries, ect (So Nick will be on it!!). If you look to the right of Elder Bradshaw's blog, under "My Blog List", it has her blog. You can just click on it and it'll take you right to it. It's awesome!
Created July 1, 1979, the Mississippi Jackson Mission was formed from the part of the Louisiana Baton Rouge Mission. Below is a picture of the Mississippi Jackson Mission. The grey areas, are where Elder Bradshaw will be serving. As you can see, he can be serving not only in Mississippi, but Arkansas, Louisiana, and a little part of Texas.
Mississippi has no LDS Temples. Actually there are no temples in any areas he will be serving. Mississippi only has 4 stakes. Some more facts:
-Jackson is the State Capitol. 82 Counties.
-Mississippi is the 32nd largest state in the USA
-Population: 2,967,297 (as of 2010)
-Mississippi was named after an Indian word for "Father of Waters"
-The Mississippi River is the largest in the United States and is the nation's chief waterway. Its nickname is Old Man River
-Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo, Jan 8, 1935
-Some more famous people from Mississippi: Jimmy Buffet, Faith Hill, LeAnn Rimes, Oprah Winfrey, Jerry Rice
-The first football player on a Wheaties box was Walter Payton of Columbia
-Root beer was invented in Biloxi in 1898 by Edward Adolf Barq, Sr
-The official song for Mississippi is "GO, MISSISSIPPI"
-Mississippi colleges: Mississippi Rebels (Ole Miss), Mississippi State Bulldogs, Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles
-Mississippi is the 4th largest rice producing state, some other favorite foods are: largemouth bass, oysters, alligators, honey, catfish, cornbread, ribs, beans, fried chicken, mud pie, pralines, pecan pie, cajun fried pecans, sweet potato pie, shrimp, and many many more.