We reported to the Provo MTC last Monday, August 1, where we were assigned to live downtown at the Marriott hotel. Nice digs! We eat our meals at the MTC with all the other missionaries. We have spent this week going to meetings and classes, studying from the missionary handbook, Preach My Gospel. We have really been spiritually fed.
One of the couples that reported with us on Monday has really been changed. He seemed rather blase about everything and telling us about all the places they had been. They sat by us in church this morning and while we were waiting for the meeting to start, he turned to me and said, "I can't believe how much time we have wasted just traveling around having fun. If our mission in South Africa is as great at this past week, we are going to sell everything we have acquired in this life and spend the rest of our lives doing this!" We all feel blessed.
This week we will spend 4 days learning office procedure, including computer basics (I know, but not everyone is as computer literate as we are), Microsoft Word and Excel, finance, newsletters, etc. I'm sure the software has been updated since we were here 5 years ago, so I'm sure we will learn a lot. We are looking forward to all of it.
We will leave Friday to drive to Utica and will take a week to make the trip. That should be a fun post, huh?