On Tuesday in New Zealand, we had the opportunity to visit the New Zealand MTC. There were about 50 elders and sisters being trained and at the meeting we attended, Elder Haleck and his wife spoke. What a wonderful experience to have a general authority speak to them and then greet each one after. These are missionaries called from the Pacific Area islands and countries who will be serving in the Pacific Areas.
As we greeted the missionaries each wanted to shake our hands and one elder stood out to me. One was from Vanuatu (they just had the destructive cyclone there) and he was wearing a suit that was two sizes too big one that I knew had been donated to the MTC for such missionaries. I asked how his family was and he said they were safe. Now, before someone goes out and buys suits for these missionaries, remember, they only wear these in the MTC and to and from their missions. They probably have never worn a suit in their life and feel as uncomfortable in it as they look.
|Auckland, New Zealand skyline from our apartment.|