Showing posts from January, 2017
Busy week, little time to update our blog, but briefly:

We continued our training; Karen was in her medical training Monday thru Thursday.  George traveled to the MTC on Tuesday and Wednesday for car and apartment training. 

Friday we left for St. Louis from Salt Lake City.

We were VERY blessed with the weather!  We experienced some black ice and blowing snow, but otherwise decent weather.

We drove to Sidney Nebraska and spent the night.

Saturday we made it to Missouri!

We stayed in Independence on Saturday and went to the Liberty Jail Visitor's Center.  It was a very touching experience to be there and we would highly recommend visiting. The Ward we attended was wonderful!  The membership was something like 70% Samoan and very kind caring people.  We don't quite understand the connection between St. Louis and Samoa.

We attended Church in a Stake Center adjacent to the Independence Visitor Center which is located near the Community of Christ Temple.  We thought google maps mislead us…
We're back at it again!  We reported to the MTC on January 9 on a cold Provo day.  The warmth of the spirit in the amazing MTC offset any cold we felt outside.

We met many wonderful couples this week assigned to serve in missions all over the world.  There were 99 senior missionaries in our group.  We also met lots of young missionaries excited to be there; some learning foreign languages and others here to focus on Preach My Gospel.

We had many great experiences while here, to name a few:
We gained a greater understanding of the atonement of Jesus Christ and His role in the conversion process.We were uplifted by mingling with hundreds of missionaries called to serve and it strengthened our testimonies that the Lord guides this work.  It was really amazing to talk to them and hear of their mission calls all over the world! We also met 11 Sisters and 1 Elder preparing to serve in the St Louis Mission!We attended two devotionals; one with Elder Neil L Andersen of the Quorum of the Twel…