Saturday, August 30, 2014

Day Five - Last Day at the MTC

This is another picture of our district. This one taken today includes our morning teachers. Elder Copans (served in our mission!) standing on the left, and Sister Pace (served in Russia) standing on the right. They have been wonderful and have loved us and have taught us skills that have strengthened our testimonies and prepared us for the mission field.
I am not the same person that I was last week. Any fears that I had before are gone. I have always had a knowledge that Heavenly Father watches over us but have seen and felt fears melt away as we have focused on the Savior and His work. "I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me."

President Hinckley once said, "You have His power within you to sustain you. You have the right to ministering angels about you to protect you. Do not let Goliath frighten you. Stand your ground."

Family and friends... "STAND YOUR GROUND!" Don't let fear or doubt or sin take over your life. We have the power to overcome, change, and be better. Faith and trust in the Lord, and then action is the key. He can do ANYTHING and All things to help and strengthen us. Trust Him! Trust that the Holy Ghost will prompt in times of weakness, and will comfort and give you direction and peace in times of indecision and trials. Heavenly Father loves you.

Neglecting any of the basics of the gospel just takes us further away from the Spirit, so DAILY do the basics so the Spirit can be your constant companion.

Remember that we love all of you and that you are daily in our personal and companion prayers. Please stay in touch and come along with us on this marvelous adventure.


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Thursday, August 28, 2014

MTC Day Three and Four

Our District Classroom
Senior Missionary couples at the MTC

Here is our District with one of our afternoon teachers.
We have really learned to love these senior missionaries, along with all 20 missionary couples presently in the MTC.
Left to right: Brother Gubler, Elder and Sister Tusieseina (going to San Jose), Elder and Sister Cannon (London South serving in the office), Elder and Sister Allred (South Africa Johannesburg), and Elder and Sister Stevens (New Mexico Farmington).

Tomorrow is our last day at the MTC! Can't comprehend we will be leaving in three days. Are we ready? Physically? NO! Spiritually? YES!! Let's do this!!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Day Two MTC

Hermana Herrera and Hermana Shumway. Both going to Argentina. They were so happy and loving being missionaries!

President and Sister Hacking, Hermana Herrera, Sister and Elder Allred
We had a full day at the MTC today. Preach My Gospel training all day, then we attended the devotional from 7-8 pm.
We finally saw Hermana Herrera! She sang in the MTC choir for the devotional. It was an added blessing to have a group photo including President and Sister Hacking.
There is such excitement in the air all over the MTC campus. The elders and sisters hurry to open doors for us and always smile and say hello as they rush here and there to class, to partake of the yummy food at the cafeteria, and do other activities. The Lord has a powerful army of righteous young men and young women  ready and willing to help in inviting others to come unto Christ.
We love being here!

Day One MTC

Arriving at the Provo MTC

The Elders waiting to help the senior missionaries

We have our badges!

What a great day! It was thrilling to see over 2000 missionaries filling the halls and campus of the MTC and 20 senior missionary couples being trained.
We went to morning orientation, had a yummy lunch in the famous cafeteria, met the MTC mission presidency, saw our good friend President Hacking, looked for missionaries from our ward - Elder Williams (going to London South), and Sister Herrera (Argentina) but didn't see them.  :-(
 More training, and the day was completed around 3:30 pm. We arrived back home, had dinner and studied for tomorrow. All in all a wonderful, spiritual day.