The MTC experience is something that is almost indescribable. We are feeling the effects in many ways today. One is being very tired. But we are also gaining confidence in following the spirit and knowing what to say in situations. I’ve never enjoyed role-playing but it is different here. Nothing is made up. We have steps to follow but we teach what we want and what we feel we should teach as we utilize the Holy Ghost to direct us. I have gained a true friendship in the De Jong’s because of this activity. Today we did basically the same thing as the yesterday following through with what we invited each other to do and then teaching for an additional 20 minutes.
After the MTC I went to Taylorsville to have dinner with mom and dad. Mom remembered that she had a Scottish pen pal when she was in high school and then for several years. She had found her box of letters and tokens from Scotland. It was fun to look through them. I took her pen pal’s name and address and if I get to Aberdeen I will see if I can find her.
It’s been a very long day and I know I need to get as much sleep as possible tonight so I can be wide awake in the morning. It’s a big day as we meet “investigators” and have to plan a lesson geared around what they tell us. This makes me very nervous and I hope they give me a companion to work with. But if they don’t, I will figure it out. I know I can do it. I wouldn’t have been able to feel this way a few days ago. What a great week it has been.
Here is a picture of my district. The two young men are our afternoon teachers. Brother Larson from Caldwell, Idaho and Brother Echo Hawk from Pocatello, Idaho.
Elder and Sister Hall from Mesa, AZ; Sister Findlay and Sister Turlington from Georgia; Me; Elder and Sister Lowe from Logan, UT.