Kelson's dad here. Well he has made it to Japan!!! His journey took over 24 hours (it makes me about as tired has he probably was!) He got up Monday morning at 3:35am to start his journey to Japan. He left the MTC (Missionary Training Center at 4:40am to take the Front Runner train from Provo to the Salt Lake City International Airport. His flight left Salt Lake at 8:30 and he landed in Seattle at 9:30 (Pacific Time). He left Sea-Tac Airport at 11:30am for the long flight to Tokyo, Japan. He arrived in Tokyo at 4:15pm the next day (12:15am Utah time). Then he had almost a 5 hour layover and left on the next plane to Sapporo. He got there at 8:30pm (4:30pm Utah). I hope he got to bed soon after.
We will find out soon (I hope) what city he will first serve in and who his companion will be. His P-Day (Preparation Day) is Monday so we should get an email to share Sunday evening. Can't wait!!!
Here are some photos taken by his Mission President of him arriving in Sapporo and eating (they post a lot of photos of people eating!)
|Welcome to Sapporo Japan!!|
|Yummy Breakfast. Hope there was squid!|
|All new missionaries sign this wall carpet.|
|Getting his marching orders!|