Elder Blazzard finished his MTC training on 6/23/2014 and flew out of Salt Lake City on Christine's birthday, 6/24. He flew to Chicago, then on to London, and finally to Rome. We did get to speak to him briefly on the phone while he was at the airport. Since we were in Provo this past Sunday we had his suit jacket and some other items passed to him by Brock and Garrett who started school this week at BYU. They just met him for a bit on his walk to the temple on Sunday afternoon. The boys were able to shake Elder Mica's hand as well.
We just received word today about his first assignment. Ragusa, Sicily, Italy with Elder Stamps:
We should see an update on the mission blog site soon with pictures of him opening his first assignment along with group shots at the temple and mission home.