Tommy traveled today from the MTC in Provo to Nashville, Tennessee. He went with six other Elders (Elders Parry, Grill, John, Zurrow, Ropp and Stewart) who are also awaiting visas to go to Mexico. My sister, Tommy's Aunt Christy, was traveling with her husband and five of her kids from Rexburg, Idaho to Richmond, Virginia. Of course, they had to go through the Salt Lake airport. His cousin Brandon found him first, and Tommy was pleasantly surprised by a quick visit with the Fialas. What a happy blessing to get to see a few relatives before their flights!
As part of the missionary traveling protocol, Tommy got to call his family while he waited for his flight. Tom, Lauren, Ryan, Alyssa and I all got to have an individual chat with him and then we sat around a speaker phone and had him tell us more about his MTC time. He sounds so happy and excited to be going to Tennessee to serve. We don't know if he will have opportunities to use his newly acquired Spanish language, but Tom asked him to bear his testimony to him in Spanish over the phone today. That made my day!
Unless we hear otherwise, we are using the Nashville mission address at the right to mail things to him. He is so very thankful for all the support from family and friends!