Jessica arrived in Birmingham, Alabama last night. She is off to a new adventure!
Jessica's Mission President (Richard Holzapfel) in Birmingham, Alabama wrote on his blog (Tues. Feb. 15th, 2011) the following:
"We left the district meeting and went towards the airport, stopping at the Summit shopping center for an appointment at the Apple store to get my computer working. We then drove to the airport, arriving about 4:20 pm to meet four new missionaries. Three sisters and one elder heading for Brazil but temporarily assigned to our mission until their visa arrives from the Brazilian consulate. We discovered upon our arrival that the flight was delayed in Detroit. We decided to go home and eventually made our way back at 7:00 pm to pick them up. They had gotten up at the MTC in Provo, Utah, today around 2:00 am so they were tired. Elder and Sister Sommerfeldt drove the van with the trailer to take their luggage. After we got them loaded and on their way, Jeni and I went back to the parking garage and made our way to the office. We stopped at Golden Rule Bar-BQ for some BBQ sandwiches and french fires--a Southern treat. We met everyone at the office and took some photographs for the transfer board and had them fill out an information sheet in addition to letting them eat before sending them off to sleep. I called all the parents to tell them they arrived safely and to verify contact information."