We started our newest adventure on December 9, 2013. We entered the MTC for a week of Preach My Gospel Training with 23 other couples who will be serving around the world. There were over 2,000 young missionaries at the MTC with a total of 83,000 missionaries in the field. It is a great time to be serving.
Our District included Elder and Sister Malmrose from So. Jordan UT who will be serving in Nagoya Japan as MLS, Elder and Sister Pyles from Lehi UT who will be serving in the Philippines as Public Relations and Elder and Sister Roberts from Weiser ID who will be serving in Colorado Springs as MLS.
We had wonderful young return-missionaries who taught and encouraged us as we did a lot of role-playing and teaching. Elder Quintin L.Cook was the devotional speaker on Tuesday night. What a treat to sit at the feet of an Apostle of God and be taught.
While at the MTC we received a call from our mission president, President Scott, asking if we could skip the medical training the next week and come to the mission sooner. He wants me to be the mission secretary as well as the mission nurse. After talking with the Mission Medical people in Salt Lake, he decided that we would go to two days of training on Monday and Tuesday and then leave Wednesday. We really had to speed up the preparing and packing to leave that soon. We made it on the road about 3:00 p.m. Wednesday which turned out to be a blessing because Utah had a major snow storm hit Wednesday night. We stayed in Cheyenne WY that night and in Des Moines IA the second night with dry roads and good weather all the way. We are excited to be on our way again.