Elder Allen is officially a missionary in the field!
He got to talk to Mom from the Salt Lake airport early this morning, then he called me from his Detroit layover.
His connecting flight left just after noon, Utah time so off he went!
It was so good to talk to him, even for just 24 minutes (but who's counting, right?)
He was nervous and anxious, but super excited all at the same time. He said that getting out of the shuttle and walking into the airport it really hit him that this was the real deal and it was finally happening.
He won't know where his first area will be until later tonight, they'll spend today with the mission president and stay at the mission home. He's heard that the first thing they do is go to the Sacred Grove to really get things going strong.
This is the real deal, and he's ready to go! Can't wait til Christmas to talk to him again!