Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Days 2 and 3 at the MTC

Ta da...Here we are in front of one the last "historical" monuments at the MTC.  The front sign at the entrance of the MTC, where every new missionary had his or her Kodak moment in the past, has been removed to avoid traffic collisions due to the new drive by, drop off policy. 
 
 
Our humble abode...
 
 
As you can see we have even decorated to make it feel more like home.
 
 
Elder Busath hard at work completing his assignment for the next day.  Yes, even Grandma and Grandpa have homework!
 
 
The Pleasant Valley building, located just outside the MTC compound, is where we spend most of our day. We attend classes, role play and receive profound advice, such as; "Teach people, not lessons" and my favorite, "Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape" :)
 
 


 

 
 On Tuesday evening we had the privilege to attend a very special Missionary Devotional presided by Marcos A. Aidukatitus, of the First Quorum of the Seventy. It was a humbling experience to stand as one of hundreds of missionaries and sing the Church hymn, "Called to Serve". 

Elder Aidukatitus' message was simple and from the heart. He urged each one of us to decide today which kingdom in heaven we wished to inherit. Then write it down in bold letters. Once that very important decision has been made all future decisions will be easy.
 

 
 So, what are the chances of actually running into someone you know among hundreds of missionaries you may ask? Well you can see for yourself that chances are pretty good!  We actually ran into Elder Verdoorn in the cafeteria Wednesday night.  Incredible if you consider that 400 new missionaries arrived just this afternoon. We are still on the look out for Elder Warren, but so far no luck.

 
and the adventure continues...
 
 

 

 

1 comment:

  1. I love that you put our cards up! We love you guys.

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