This post is from Jon's Mom.
Jonathan was scheduled to leave the MTC on Monday evening and with an early flight on Tuesday morning at 12:55 am arriving in Bolivia at 8:45 pm on Tuesday night. But we received an email from Jonathan on Saturday morning stating that he and the three other Elders whom he was traveling with will be traveling a day earlier to their destination. So Jonathan, Elder Brimhall, Elder Butts and Elder Galli left the MTC on Sunday, September 7th at 8:15 pm. After checking their luggage in, they all found a pay phone and were able to call home. We received our call from Jonathan around 11 pm Kansas City time. We woke up the little girls and everyone had a turn to talk with their brother. Luckily, Betsy was home also. (She is driving back to SLC with her friend Paige Munden and was home for the weekend.)
September 8 --
Depart SLC 12:55 am
Arrive Atlanta at 6:26 am
Depart Atlanta at 7:34 am
Arrive Miami at 9:25 am
Depart Miami at 11:30 am
Arrive Santa Cruz, Bolivia at 8:45 pm
We might get a phone call during his Miami layover, but not certain.
It was so wonderful getting to talk with Jonathan. He has now been gone for six weeks and is ready to get out in the mission field. We are so very proud of him.
He sent some pictures which are below.