I made it! I'm in Vladivostok right now, in the mission president's home. The flights were good, everything went smoothly. Korean Air was a really nice airline. I managed to get some sleep, and we all arrived safely. On the last flight, we talked with some Russians on the plane, and Elder Bodily invited a woman to come to English club, and she wants to go, which is cool.
The mission president and his wife, President and Sister Brinton, met us at the airport and helped us take our baggage to the car. We took a quick picture at the airport, and it was snowing when we landed. I couldn't stop smiling, I was so excited. Then we drove into Vladivostok (the airport wasn't directly in Vlad), we started paperwork for our second visa, and we received some training on how the finance works and on how to be safe. Then we came to the mission home, ate dinner (it was delicious, spaghetti and fruit salad and veggies, and we're having brownie sundaes later), and we're emailing right now before some scripture study. My p-day is on Monday, so that's when I'll have more email time. I really can't believe this is happening, and I can't wait to tell you all about it.
My first area is Nahodka (I think I spelled that right). I leave for it tomorrow. It's the southernmost part of the mission, and my companion will be Sister Watts. Some info. I've found out is there are 60 missionaries here right now, 61 this Saturday. There are 18 sisters and 9 areas. I think that's all I'll write for now because I'm taking a long time, but I want you to know that I'm safe and sound and excited to finally be here. Can't wait to talk more on Monday! LOVE YOU ALL!!!
To the Family of Sister Springer:
Sister Springer arrived safe and sound in Vladivostok yesterday afternoon. She is excited to be here.
During the safety training, the remote malfunctioned and she volunteered to fix it (probably a user error). She did fix it, beautifully.
Please know that if you have any questions at all, you are most welcome to contact me.
Sister Huntsman (She is a senior sister who works in the mission office and keeps contact with the families)