Sunday, October 10, 2010


First Week at the MTC

Our first week has been many things. It has been inspiring, intense, difficult, fun, and so much more. For us to see what our boys have experienced at the MTC before their missions has been eye-opening. It is overwhelming to see the sea of young missionaries here. Our classes have been challenging as we have learned to use Preach My Gospel to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with others. This week we will be trained in our responsibilities with the Institute and Seminary programs.

We feel blessed to have this opportunity to serve the Lord. Our prayers are with our dear friends and family. The scripture that I have come to appreciate more this week is Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”

Today we were able to attend Sacrament Meeting, and several other meetings. In Relief Society, one of the speakers was a young missionary from Jordan. She is the very first missionary sister from that country. Her conversion story was wonderful. She and her brother found a paper with a telephone number on it on the ground and were curious as to who it belonged to. They called and the person on the other end said they were from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, "How can we help you?" They were invited to church and felt a wonderful spirit there. The missionaries offered to teach them. They thought they were going to have English lessons, but they got a message as well and an invitation to church. They thought "why not?" After several months of learning about Christ they joined the church. She is a beautiful sister and will be serving on Temple Square.

(Sorry no picture. We haven’t got the right computer running yet.)