WE MADE IT.
We arrived at the MTC in Provo, Utah about 10 minutes ahead of schedule, 9:50 am. We were glad we got there early. They had many volunteers that helped us. They even had younger missionaries carry our bags to our room. We are on the third floor. We had three sisters helping bring up our luggage. They had a bag cart. They had a great spirit, with no experience. 😀
The checkin process took about 1 hour. We then had lunch. A lot of variety of food. After a week we will determine how good it is.
|NEW MISSIONARIES STANDING IN FRONT OF THE FAMOUS MAP OF THE WORLD|
After lunch we had the MTC mission presidency welcome us, then orientation, and then training about our purpose as missionaries.
After training we divided up in districts. Our district leader, Elder Herway, is from Brussels, Belgian. He was originally from New York. For the last 20 years he has worked with NATO.
|Jenkins also to Sydney North, Us, Lloyd to Nauvoo, Herway to Rome, Italy|
|Pointing to where we are all headed.|
The Lloyds use to live in Kaysville. Linda knows Sister Lloyd from working with her in the PTA.
We have met many of the other couples and have found many connections to them.
There are about 80 to 100 senior missionaries. There are 4 senior sister missionaries. The rest are couples.
The highlight for me today was a video of a talk that Elder Bednar gave to missionaries at the MTC. He talked about Christ's character. He talked about us as individuals turn away from our natural man and turning outward to help others and becoming more like Christ. It was very good and thought provoking.