Saturday, February 8, 2014

At the MTC

The MTC was the most amazing place in the world.  From the moment we got there to the moment we left we were treated like VIP's.  The young Elders and Sister must be told to be very respectful of the Seniors Missionaries because they say hi, open doors, let us go first through the door and even at the food lines.  All kind of nice things that don't usually happen in the real world.


This is our district or groups that worked together in the mornings to learn about the Preach my Gospel Program. Left to right are Elder and sister Arnett heading to Spain, Elder and Sister Crayan heading to California to serve in one of the mission offices, our "single and very sweet" trainer Sister Brown, Elder Edington and I and then Elder and Sister Widmar who are serving a home mission in Reno Nevada.

This is our same district or groups with our afternoon trainer.  Left to right are Elder and Sister Crayan heading to California to serve in one of the mission offices, Elder and Sister Arnett heading to Spain, Madrid Mission, our "single " trainer Brother Herman, Elder Edington and I and then Elder and Sister Widmar who are serving a home mission in Reno Nevada.




One one of the first night of the week Elder herman took a girl out on a date.  From then on out he was receiving dating advice from all of us, but mostly the Widmars.  They bought and presented him a book all about dating.  


This is our Mission Map picture showing where we are going on this huge map on the wall at the MTC.  We will be serving in the South Africa, Durban Mission in Bloemfontein as CES Specialists.



These are all the missionaries that where trained together for the first week we were there.  We had training using the Preach my Gospel Book.  I was wonderful.  This was an unusually large group of Senior Missionaries, but not the largest that has been at the MTC.   It was such a thrilling experience to rub shoulders with so many talented and experienced people.  There were people who were on their first or second or third missions.  Some had served as Mission Presidents, Stake Presidents, Bishops and then there were a lot just like Dalen and I, just regular members of their wards.  These people come from all walks of life, but we had one thing in common.  We were all there to serve the Lord in what ever capacity He needs and believe me the Lord need Senior missionaries in the worst way.  There are several thousand opening for Senior missionaries so if you are thinking about going on a mission I hope you will get your papers together and come join us for the experience of a life time.                                (Dalen and I are in the bottom picture 9 over from the left. )



Here are all the senior CES missionaries that stayed over the second week.  Little did we know what we were in for.  


1 comment:

  1. Very awesome! You guys will be wonderful missionaries.

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