Friday, June 12, 2009
It was Wednesday morning and Mat was calling from the airport. Dad got the call and had a last conversation with him before Mat boarded his flight to Alaska. His flight left Salt Lake City on time and arrived on time in Anchorage, just after 2:00 p.m. Later that afternoon Sister Dance, the mission president's wife, called to let us know that Mat had arrived safely and that he said he was "ready to go to work". He went out to work that afternoon with another missionary. He was to go to his new area the next day with his trainer. We are anxiously waiting to get an email or letter soon to hear all about his first days as a missionary in Alaska!