Monday, December 19, 2011

Scott's Service at the Provo MTC

For the past two years, Scott has gone one afternoon each week to the TRC (Training Resource Center) of the Provo MTC (Missionary Training Center) to listen to new missionaries give discussions in Spanish. Here he is with two sister missionaries:
They gave Scott a lesson on the importance of prayer. These sisters knew Spanish quite well, having studied it for several years in school before becoming missionaries. The sister on the left was born in Bolivia but adopted and raised by non-Spanish-speaking parents, so she's learning Spanish with the rest of the young missionaries.

This activity helps Scott keep up on his Spanish. The real blessing of serving at the MTC, however, is to feel the great spirit of these wonderful missionaries.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Our Calling as Missionaries

On Wednesday, December 12, 2011, we received our calling to serve an 18-month mission in the Madrid Spain Temple. We will enter the Provo Missionary Training Center on April 30, 2012. The 4½-month wait before becoming full-time missionaries is due to the time required to secure a Spanish visa to live in the country. The wait would have been even longer, but we had already received an FBI clearance prior to receiving our call. Obtaining the clearance, which is required by the Spanish consulate for a resident visa, can take two to six months.

We will spend two weeks at the MTC, the first week to focus on Preach My Gospel and the second week to focus on temple training.

We feel deeply blessed to receiving this calling. We love our current calling as ordinance workers in the Mount Timpanogos Temple and look forward to serving in the temple five days a week in Spain. We loved our first mission (Peru Lima East) and know that we will equally love this mission.