Tuesday, October 28, 2008

We've hit the ground runnig!

We had a busy but wonderful day today! What an absolutely marvelous experience to be in this place with such a huge group of wonderful people! They treat senior missionaries here very, very well.

We had dinner tonight with some of our children and grandchildren (they let seniors do a lot of things the younger missionaries can not do) and that was wonderful! Besides they brought us a number of things we had inadvertantly left home!

The culmination and highlight of our our busy day had to be to sit in a large room full of missionaries, sing together the hymns of Zion as we waited for the meeting to start, then to be treated to a huge missionary choir singing, "Lead Kindly Light" (move over Tab Choir!) and then listen to 86 year old L. Tom Perry of the Council of Twelve Apostles teach us how to be even better missionaries!

What a day!


Bad Dog said...

There's nothing like a missionary choir in the MTC. I remember when I was there and we were singing our school fight song ("Called to Serve") and Elder Wirthlin came in to speak to us. There really are very few places and times in the world that compare with that spirit.

The Cowley Clan said...

Hey Grandma and Grandpa!
We would like to come down and spend some time with you if possible before you leave the MTC. Ryan would really like to be there if possible. I don't know if you can call so we can set something up but let us know! Love you! Thanks for the updates. It's great to hear about your time in the MTC.

grandmacinny said...

I'm glad your enjoying the MTC. How could you not. I'm jealous!