So the airport set them up in a really nice hotel and gave them each $50 for food. We didn't talk to Jord again that night but we figured he would call us on Tuesday morning since his flight to Germany wouldn't be leaving until 10:45. I got up on Tuesday and went to work at 12 but I hadn't heard from Jordan so I thought he was off to Paris by now. Nope. My mom works with me at Golds Gym so when I got there she was on the phone with Jordan... still in Seattle! I talked to him for a sec and we made a plan for him to call me at 3 that afternoon. So 3 rolled around and my awesome boss watched the front for me so I could go talk to him. He had 16 minutes left on his calling card so I got to have a nice conversation with him! He told me that the flight to Germany was on some private plane and that they had different baggage requirements than Delta. The sister missionaries were over the limit so they hurried and packed some of their stuff into my brother and the other elder missionaries suitcases... then they missed that flight. SO, they would leaving for Paris from Seattle that night at 6:15 with Delta and Jordan was SURE they would be getting on that plane. Our conversation was so great! He was making me laugh the whole time, like usual! He even started mixing in his Croatian while speaking English on accident while he was telling me a story! He told me they tried to give a lady on a bus stop in Seattle a Book of Mormon but she was not interested AT ALL. At the end of our phone call I told him to call me one more time before he got on the plane for Paris that evening and he said he would. At the end of my shift I got one more phone call from Jord and we talked for about 10 minutes and then said our goodbyes. I am SO THANKFUL that even though it was stressful and they got to Croatia late, I got to talk to my brother so much! I am so thankful for him and his example!
Now, onto the next story! Yesterday, I got a call from my Mom saying she got an e-mail from some guy from Northern Utah named Taylor Smith. In the e-mail he said he is travelling around Europe and that in every country they go to he likes to find churches, temples and missionaries. Him and his friends had gotten to Zagreb, Croatia the same day as Jordan and found him and the other missionaries! In the e-mail he sent to all the parents he said he served his mission in Paris, France and loved when people sent stuff to his parents so he wanted to do the same for these guys! He sent us a picture and let us know that Jordan is doing well! I put the picture on Facebook and one of my friends commented on the picture saying she knows the kid and that he goes to Utah State University which is where I go and where Jordan will be going when he gets home! It is SUCH a small world!! I am so thankful for people like Taylor Smith!
Jordan's p-day will be switched back to Monday now that he is in the field so I will post e-mails on Mondays now! Pray for Jordan that he can find people to teach in Croatia and that he will have an amazing experience. He is such a good kid and our whole family is so proud of him.
|Jordan with the other missionaries in his area and the guys from Utah|