*This is from Elder Gummow's Mom*
|The Elders - all heading to Taiwan today. |
Sara will stay for 6 more weeks in the MTC
|Elder and Sister Gummow with their awesome companions!|
Elder Gummow said it felt strange to leave the protected environment of the MTC and venture out into the world again after 11 weeks. He said it was hard for him to say "good-bye" to Sara. They have really enjoy sharing this mission experience together thus far. He said she is doing great and has done really well with the mission transition. He also sounded a bit overwhelmed as he embarks on the next leg of his journey. Luckily, there are 8 elders from his district headed to the same location. There are more headed to Taiwan, but some will stay in Taipei where they all fly into and the other 8 will continue on by bus for another 3-4 hours to the Taichung Mission Home. They are flying Delta and have Layovers through LA and Tokyo. They will arrive in Tokyo at about 5:00 in the afternoon Japanese time - which is about 3 am our time - and it is possible that he will have a few minutes to make another call, but not likely especially considering it is an international call. Then they arrive in Taipei about 9:30 pm - so if you add a 3-4 hour bus ride onto that, he will be either be exhausted, or living on adrenalin when he arrives at 1 am!
|Both generations of Mandarin Speaking Missionaries|
|Elder W. of Springville and Elder Gummow|
PS The pictures were sent this week by Sara and another missionary from his district!