Our first day in the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah! Ever wonder what goes on? We were met at the door by a couple who gave us our name tags, met at another door by young missionaries who carried our luggage up to our room overlooking the mountains and the Provo Temple,
escorted by another missionary to help get oriented with where things are in the building, met by other senior missionaries to get us started in our orientation, ate all we could eat for lunch, then back over to the chapel for more orientation. Then ate all we could eat for dinner. We do a lot of eating and sitting at this point! And friendly people at every turn to help you with anything you might need.
Found out we need some more immunizations for our exciting labor – Japanese encephalitis and typhoid – very costly – but beats getting sick in Asia!
The world map - we are pointing to Hong Kong!
The MTC - with tulips!
It is fun to visit with the other couples and hear their stories, where they are going, and the kind of mission they will be doing. Some come with tons of Church leadership experience and some are just normal people like us. There are 40% more senior couples this year than last year and the Church is thrilled, but they need so many more. This is so much fun! Come join us!
Elder Greg and Sister Deborah Coffey