Her journey began in Richmond, VA at 4 pm, travelling to Charlotte, NC, then Los Angeles, CA where at 11:30 pm she boarded Fiji Airlines for 11 1/2 hrs of flight non-stop to Fiji. From there she transferred to a smaller plane headed for Port Vila, Vanuatu where she arrived at 8:40 am on Wednesday, March 25th, after 25 hours of travel. She lost a full day as she crossed the international date line. She will stay 2 nights in Vanuatu until boarding Vanuatu Air bound for her final destination of Noumea, Caledonia. The mission home reports, " she appears to have survived the travel well, and looks happy and excited to be here." She has been assigned to Païta (French pronunciation: [pajta]) a commune in the suburbs of Nouméa in the South Province of New Caledonia, the capital city. It will be at least a week before we hear an update from McKay.
Her new mailing address will be :
Soeur McKay Evans
L'Église de JÉSUS-CHRIST des Saints des Derniers Jours
It takes about 4 weeks for mail to arrive, but only takes 1 international stamp. I am sure she would love letters which she can read anytime and at her leisure.
Soeur McKay Evans with Newly Arrived Missionaries to New Caledonia with President Brewer, her mission president