Wednesday, April 22, 2015

MTC - Mid-Week

Today is Wednesday and we have just completed our first investigator teaching assignment.  She was a widowed lady, a Methodist, and was not sure about believing in the Godhead and prayer.  For me this is challenging, getting to know the person and committing them to follow one principle of the gospel.  I survived.

We have been learning much about teaching and commitments.  As Theron and I were discussing how this would apply to our mission, we determined that when we teach the technology specialists we need to have them make commitments and we will have them teach some of the lessons to each other and to the group.  Therefore, this training is good for us and has us thinking about our upcoming assignment.

I have been trying to eat very moderately -- they have so much food.  We did meet two missionaries who are going to Samoa and we look forward to seeing them there.  They are in language training right now and will arrive after we get there.  Speaking of language training - read these badges.  Nobody is teaching us the language -- hope the blessing of the gift of tongues starts to work quickly.

Monday, April 20, 2015

April 20, 2015 - The MTC

Today was our first full day at the MTC.  We arrived in Provo around 11:00 a.m. and were being taught until 3:30 p.m.  We had a great meeting with the MTC Presidency.  We received our first assignments and our airline tickets along with our visas to enter the country.

We are official and off we go to some little dot in the Pacific Ocean.  Wow, that's a lot of water that surrounds us.

April 19, 2015 - It's Farewell Time

Today, we talked in Sacrament meeting and then had brunch with our family and friends.  We thank everyone for coming.  Corliss and Vince Whitehead drove all the way from Idaho; Anita and Joe Walker from American Fork; Brent and Clare Padilla from Lehi.  Of course, all our immediate family was there including Brittney and Melanee who are pregnant and not feeling well.

I was a little slow at taking pictures, but these are the best ones - especially telling Aunt Neala that the two boys are pregnant!

Both of our talks in Sacrament meeting were good, I think.  I talked about hands and charity and Theron talked about missionary experiences and faith, hope and charity with a little twist of giving charity to someone first, that gives them hope and then they have strength and direction enough to develop their faith.

Thanks to all our family and friends for their support, love and caring!!!