The family got to talk to Elder Nelson on Monday September 14, 2009. He is doing great and had lots of good things to say. He sounds more "mature" in the short 9 weeks he has been gone. It is amazing to see how much change the MTC has on these missionaries. They are truly on the errand of the Lord. He flew out of Salt Lake, UT at about 3 and arrived in Texas. From Texas, he took the red eye to Chile, where he arrived at 7:00 am. He is traveling with 18 other Elders to Chile, though not all of them are to the North mission. He says that once he gets off the plane in Chile, he'll meet his Mission President and trainer and then get to work!! He is a little nervous about being in a new country and meeting his trainer, but he is still very excited and positive. He already really misses the MTC and feels like he's entered a strange and harsh world. Elder Nelson has felt the prayers of everyone. Thank you for yours thoughts and support. Keep posted: Elder Nelson says he will have a lot of exciting things to share now that he is in Chile, he is sure. Hopefully we will hear from him this week (he thinks his P-Day is Monday).