Bracken is officially Elder Allen, and is in the Missionary Training Center in Provo.
After a last lunch at In 'n Out, we headed to the temple to say our goodbyes in the pouring rain.
There were lines of elders welcoming all the new kids and helping them inside with all their luggage.
With one last wave, he was on his way, ready to serve the Lord and the people of New York.
I think it's still a pretty surreal thing for all of us, but we know he's doing the right thing and that makes it easier.
I don't know details yet on when we'll get emails, or how often, so stay tuned to hear from him!