That’s right, only 48 hours of flying and layovers in airports around the world and Elder Aldridge arrived safely in Bangalore, India! SLC to Chicago with layover in Chicago Overnight flight from Chicago to London Layover at Heathrow airport Overnight flight from London to Bangalore Elder Aldridge met President and Sister Berrett Interview with Mission […]

The good thing about arriving at MCI (Kansas City airport) at 4:30 am is the definite lack of traffic and no guilt about not eating the free breakfast at the hotel.  Dropping off Elder Aldridge for a flight to SLC, then a shuttle to the MTC (Missionary Training Center) was doubly emotional because one year […]

Preparations for India include vaccinations.  It took a while to track down the Japanese Encephalitis vaccine because it is not available in the state of Missouri, but can be ordered.  We were able to arrange to get the vaccine in Lees Summit, Missouri, but it was pricey at $321 each for a two-shot course of […]

I asked some local missionaries, and they said that going on a mission didn’t feel real until they were on the plane to the MTC.  And then I’m just over here going, “Yep.  India.  That’s right.  Yeah, I like spicy food.”  But that’s not to say I’m not excited.  Every so often I open up […]