Sunday morning we drove up to Centerville to go to Church. Jason's brother Charles and his wife Fran were giving their talks before leaving for their senior mission to Belize. Another couple who had just returned from a Humanitarian mission to Indonesia also spoke. Lots of great missionary spirit was there. They reminded us that challenges come before the blessings, but it is his work and the blessings will come. D&C 84:88 was quoted several times, "And whoso receiveth you, there I will be also, for I will go before your face, I will be on your right hand and on your left, and my Spirit shall be in your hearts, and mine angels round about you, to bear you up."
Their ward has 23 missionaries out on missions including 4 Sr. couples. Way to go!
We ate lunch at Charles' house with lots of relatives and friends who had come to hear them speak. It was great to get to see lots of family. Grandma Moulton was there and we got some good pictures of her and her posterity.We had to get back to the MTC by 4:30 to eat dinner because we had an exit fireside at 5:30 and another devotional at 7:00. The MTC temple presidency spoke at the 1st fireside. It was for all missionaries who would leave for the field this week. They actually had it at three locations, since there were so many leaving. It was wonderful. Full of praise for how the missionaries had grown since coming here and lots of good advice for making their missions a success.
At 7:00, Richard L Heaton, executive director of the MTC, spoke to us about prayer. His whole point was that it is impossible to know Spiritual truths without prayer. We need to focus on making sure investigators learn how to pray so they can pray to know if the things they are taught are true.
That evening the missionaries were so happy and singing outside. A group was singing "God be with you till we meet again" in a different language. They were hugging and singing to those who were getting ready to leave the next morning.
Week Two-Mission office Training
Today we spent the day learning about computers. This included an introduction to Microsoft word and the internet missionary operating system. This system is what we will be using as we work in the mission office. We each had a computer to use and we were able to connect to our Louisville Kentucky mission site and see pictures of the missionaries and the organization of that mission. We also got an introduction to spread sheets on excel. We wish we would have had this course a long time ago, as we learned how to use lots of functions on our computers that we didn't know we had.
We are in a new building this week, and we saw this picture of "The Standard of Truth" so we got another picture.