FINALLY! The day Zach thought would never arrive. After spending the morning at the Provo Temple, we had him at the MTC right on time for his 12 noon report time. We had been properly prepared by our friends here in Sandy, and by others who have recently dropped off missionaries at the MTC. It was a quick at the curb, let us help with your luggage, take a few minutes for pictures and good-byes, he walks one way while we try to drive another with tears in our eyes!
He is excited about his mission, and to finally be underway.
Meanwhile, back on the homefront, good news! Grandma Nelson reports the new passport has arrived, and is in Jeff City waiting for us to forward it on to the MTC.
For those of you interested in writing to Zach, his address at the MTC is:
Elder Zachary Nelson
2005 North 900 East
Provo, Utah 84604-1793
He'll be at the MTC until his departure for Mexico City, which should take place on Nov. 14, as long as his visas and travel permits are approved.
While at the MTC, he will be working on learning Spanish and learning the missionary lessons and practice teaching the gospel principles he will be sharing with others while on his mission.
Viya con Dios!