Everything good you have heard about the MTC is true. Speaking as a Senior missionary it has been an absolute amazing experience. We have had wonderful speakers, teachers and leaders. Other Senior missionary couples seem willing to open up, introduce themselves, share stories, and are warm and friendly. While meeting all these wonderful people we realized how small the world is.
We met our past Bishop Egan's sister and her husband, Elder and sister Halley from Ohio (see picture below). They are going to South America on an Audit mission. We met another couple going to the Sidney North mission, the sweet and kind Elder and Sister Jenkins from Blaine Washington. They are delightful. A young (50 something) friendly couple from Pocatello going to Indonesia, the Jensens. Another interesting couple from Eden, Ut are going to Nauvoo. He is a horse trainer and sounds a lot like the "Horse Whisper". Today we were assigned a couple from Heber Utah Elder and Sister Boulter. He knows my brother John. Our District President is Elder and Sister Herway. They have lived in Belguim for the past 28 years working for NATO. They are going to serve in Italy developing a program to interface with NGO's and the LDS church, Italian government and all the Refugee's in Italy. That sounds like a great opportunity. Finally I reacquainted with Marilyn Lloyd and her husband from Fruit Heights Ut. Marilyn and I served on the Davis H.S. PTA and organized several activities together. They are going to Nauvoo working in the Visitors Center and Church Historical Sites.
There is something very special spending time with people of one mind and one heart.
Time is short on these breaks, we are off to our evening Devotional.. Love to all our family and friends.