Friday, February 19, 2010
He's in Ghana since Feb. 5th. Brent and I took Jeff to the airport on Feb 4th at 4:30 in the morning. He was supposed to be there 3 hrs. early. We got there at 5:15 and checked him in then we had about 2 1/2 hrs. It was kind of nice. Jeff was real nervous and couldn't really eat. After saying goodbye we watched as he went through security. Crying the whole time. He traveled to NY alone. We got a phone call about 3:00. He made it to NY but threw up when they landed. He didn't feel very good but met up with two other missioniaries, from Arizona and Texas. That made me feel better. The next phone call came at 2:45 am Fri. He made it but was sick and threw up the whole plane ride. He felt better since landing. We got a email from the MTC Pres. wife with a picture.It said that Jeff was doing great. He is delightful. You can be very proud of him. There is 51 missionaries in his group. 23 are French speaking. 28 are from Australia, Tonga, the states, Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Sierrea Leone and Ethiopia. Jeffs comp is from Ethiopia. So he is having an amazing cultural experience. We got a letter from Jeff on Feb 17th. He said he loves it! The humidity is killing him. The food is different. He has a best friend. Elder Adams from NV. They are just a like in every aspect. He says that's good! He has gone to the Temple. He loves Pres and Sis Froerer! Can't wait to get our first email from him probably on Mar 1st! He leaves the MTC on Feb 23rd. Elder Holland is going to be in Africa to speak to the whole Cape Coast Mission. He thinks he gets to go to that.Less than a week to go! It's not hard to pick out Jeff. If you make it larger you can see he is posing on the back row. He's one of 4 white missionaries.