Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Safe Arrival to Brazil

We are so grateful to both of Rachel's Mission President's and their wives. They truly love and care for every single  missionary.  

President and Sister Walkenhorst drove to Rachel's apartment and escorted Rachel to the Oklahoma City Airport, and stayed with her; helped to check her bags and remained at her side until she boarded her flight. We were very touched by their kindness.

Rachel departed from Oklahoma City on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. She flew to the Dallas, Texas Airport...(that airport is so enormous, that she had to ride a train to the terminal for her connecting flight.)

She called home! What a blessing to talk to her. She happily shared some of her mission experiences and expressed to us the love she has for the wonderful people in Oklahoma. How she loves and appreciates them. It was difficult for her to leave. We are so grateful for the love and kindness shown to Rachel while she was there.  

Rachel boarded her flight in Dallas and flew 11 hours straight to São Paulo, Brazil. I 'watched' her plane with flight tracker, through the entire night. She left Dallas at 7:45pm on Monday, and arrived to São Paulo at 7:40am Tuesday morning. Brazil is 4 hours ahead of our time zone. So, she arrived to Brazil at 3:30am on my clock.

She was greeted by missionaries from the Brazil MTC in São Paulo, who escorted her through customs and led her to her flight to Londrina. {We are assuming this happened, or that Rachel figured it all out, because she arrived to Londrina, Brazil at 3pm. (11am my clock... :) }

We received a thoughtful letter from Rachel's Mission President; Carlos Alberto de Genaro, that verified that Rachel had arrived safely and that they were so happy to have her there. They have waited 2 months for her! President Genaro expressed his love and appreciation to us for sending Rachel to Brazil. 

Rachel took this photo from inside airplane
Sister Genaro, Sister Edwards, President Genaro
Mission Office
Rachel met another missionary on her flight from Dallas TX to São Paulo, Brazil. Her name is Sister Downs. (Not the same Sister Downs that was Rachel's companion in the MTC.)

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