Just when the last tender mercy was starting to fade for me last night (...I know, it was just a few hours before this one, but I can't seem to get the joy and comfort to stick these days) another email came from Germany, this time from Savannah's mission president and his wife. Oh, I love those people already! If only I could get an email every night saying that she had arrived at her destination and was safely in bed. But, for now, I'm just super grateful for this one that came when I needed it.
And...Vienna!! Holy cow, this girl!
Dear Family of Sister Thunell -
We are delighted to tell you that Sister Thunell arrived safely in Munich this morning! She has been fed and trained, and is now in bed after a long day of orientation.
We thought you might enjoy this picture from our meeting this evening. Her new companion will be Sister Jest, and they will serve together in Vienna Austria.
We are thrilled that she is here and we are grateful for her preparation and enthusiasm. She will be a wonderful missionary. We love her already, and will do all we can to help her have a successful mission.
Your daughter’s preparation day is on Mondays, and that is when she will be e-mailing you each week. We also have a mission blog if you would like to see occasional pictures of what is occurring in the mission. The address is: www.alpinegermanspeakingmission.blogspot.de
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us. We know that the Lord will bless you and your family during the next year and a half as you support your missionary in her service.
President and Sister Kohler
Alpine German-Speaking Mission