Tuesday, October 27, 2015

First Zone Conference

I spy....  Elder Wilson!  We were so excited to find Elder Wilson in these pictures from the mission blog.  He loved attending his first zone conference!  Thank you Sis. Heap for posting pictures for us to enjoy!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

He Made It!

After two different delays and one extra connecting flight, this cute group of missionaries finally made it to Lubbock! They arrived 24 hours after originally planned. What an adventure! So excited to receive this photo from the mission mom. Hooray! 

Monday, October 5, 2015

Today is the Day!

Elder Wilson left the MTC and is Texas bound!  He called us bright and early from the Salt Lake Airport and we were so excited!
During the phone call, we found out that their flight from Salt Lake City to Denver had been delayed.  There was concern that the group wouldn't make it to Denver in time to catch their connecting flight to Lubbock.  While Wes was on the phone with Jonathan, he all of the sudden says, "Dad, it's Kurt!"  Wes's cousin Kurt is a pilot for Sky West Airlines and just happened to be the pilot for the flight at a nearby gate.  Kurt did some checking for the missionaries and found out that their plane had hit a flock of seagulls on it's way into Salt Lake earlier that morning.  He took a picture of Jonathan and his traveling companion for us.   We were so excited to receive this picture via text.
After a few hours, the group finally headed off to Denver.  They missed their connecting flight from Denver to Lubbock, so the airlines ended up sending them to Houston where they spent the night in a hotel.  The next morning they were able to fly from Houston to Lubbock.  We felt a little spoiled, because we were able to talk to Jonathan longer than originally planned.  The group of missionaries also enjoyed talking to people in the airport and having their first opportunity to share the gospel in the mission field!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Pictures from the MTC

Here are the pictures we have received while Elder Wilson has been in the MTC.
 The District saying goodbye to their MTC teachers.
 The District at the temple.
 Elder Wilson with his companions - Elder Brockbank & Elder Gygi
Elder Wilson and Elder Gygi taking a walk around the temple grounds.  They ran into Pres.& Sis. Horner (Byron & Diana) on their walk.  We were excited to get this picture!
 The Zone
The District

Friday, October 2, 2015

Last MTC Package

Last MTC package was sent today!  We can't believe Elder Wilson leaves for Texas on Monday!