Monday, November 28, 2011

Our Two Weeks at the MTC

We had the best 2 weeks ever at the Provo Missionary Training Center! Everyone should have this experience, REALLY!! The first week was Preach My Gospel training with the best teachers and fellow missionaries that I could have ever hand-picked. I felt the Spirit so strongly that first week especially in the practice sessions with volunteer investigators. Other spiritual experiences were the Devotionals, the Fireside and the final testimony meeting we had for those of us who received language training. Here are the wonderful teachers that truly molded "missionary-me "
Sister Sarah Zitting Bro. Whitting

Our room at the MTC was so beautiful and the view was spectacular!  ... no not the parking lot!  ...The Provo Temple and the mountains!!  My Spanish teacher, Hermano Gustavo Barrios, was the best!  He was very thorough with his teaching of the Spanish language, and very kind with all my mistakes.  Sister King substituted two times and her sweet spirit brought me a feeling of self-esteem that I really needed.  The most fun part of our two weeks at the MTC was seeing all the beautiful young missionaries.  They were all so kind to us:  opening doors and teaching us how to do the laundry in the dark.  Two special missionaries that we looked up there were Elder Ewell and Sister Argueta.  We even sat with Elder Ewell and his companion at the Devotional the second week.  Others we saw were Elder Duerhing and Sister Jarvie.  Those pictures are on my cell phone and I can't figure out how to upload them.  The first week was Preach My Gospel with the most spiritual experiences I have ever had with the most wonderful fellow missionary couples (that will be explained more in my FRIENDS at the MTC post).  The second week was spent learning from the best of the CES teachers and then 2 days in Salt Lake learning about PEF and Yount.  The view from  the Joseph Smith Memorial building was spectacular!  The Church Office Building was where we learned about the Education Mission that we are very excited to share with our friends in the California ARCADIA mission... Well, that is what it started out as with 5 Spanish speaking stakes, but by the time we left and were home the money was reduced and only the Santa Ana South Stake will receive the blessings of the Yount Educational Fund. 

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