"And now, my beloved brethren, I would that ye should come unto Christ, who is the Holy One of Israel, and partake of his salvation, and the power of his redemption. Yea, come unto him, and offer your whole souls as an offering unto him, and continue in fasting and praying, and endure to the end; and as the Lord liveth ye will be saved."

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

On To Madagascar!

Elder Nelson's mom here.  I wasn't sure if I should put Elder Nelson's itinerary up while he traveled, so I didn't.  We really appreciated others who have in the past so we could get an idea of what to expect travel-wise, so I wanted to make sure it got up.  They should have arrived in Madagascar this morning (UT time, afternoon Madagascar time).  They left the MTC a little before 9:00 am Monday Sept. 29 and the rest is as follows:

Local date and time
Utah date and time
Arrive Salt Lake Airport
10:30 am on 9/29
10:30 am on 9/29

Leave Salt Lake City
2:20 pm on 9/29
2:20 pm on 9/29
Arrive Dallas
5:55 pm on 9/29
4:55 pm on 9/29

Leave Dallas
10:05 pm on 9/29
9:05 pm on 9/29
Arrive London
1:15 pm on 9/30
6:15 am on 9/30

Leave London
7:10 pm on 9/30
12:10 pm (noon)on 9/30
Arrive Johannesburg
7:10 am on 10/1
11:10 pm on 9/30

Leave Johannesburg
10:00 am on 10/1
2:00 am on 10/1
Arrive Antananarivo
2:10 pm on 10/1
6:10 am on 10/1

We had phone calls at every stop- though London was only about 30 seconds as he was having phone card issues.  However, a nice couple saw the missionaries in the airport there and asked if they could take their picture and email it to their parents.  Thankfully, they said yes!  (Bonus points in heaven for that couple if I have anything to say about it!)

Elder Nelson and Elder S.

His last call was last night at 1:00 am from Johannesburg.  He said they'd slept on the flight from London, but he was SO ready for a shower and change of clothes.  No kidding!  They should have arrived at 5:10 this morning (UT time) which makes for about 44 hours of travel.  Ugh!

Monday is his Preparation Day (P-Day).  Can't wait to hear then how his life and the work in Madagascar go!

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