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!