Saturday, March 28, 2015

March 15-21, 2015 – Week Two: MTC and to Nauvoo

This week has been filled with lots of inspiration and excitement.  Friday evening, March 13th, we left the MTC for the weekend, meeting our granddaughter Michele for dinner at the Texas Roadhouse and then we traveled home to pack up the rest of our stuff to take to Nauvoo. 
We packed our car to capacity, and arrived back at the MTC Sunday evening, the 17th, in time for the Devotional, where Elder Don R. Clarke of the Seventy spoke to us Missionaries on Love, Obedience, and Family, among other things.  And the last thing he said was, “Enjoy the Journey!”

Monday and Tuesday were filled with training classes that homed in more on Visitor Center skills, and again we were filled with inspiration and of wondering, “Can I do this?”  
Where in the world is Old Nauvoo?

On Tuesday evening our instructors, Elder and Sister Morgan said, “We are finished and you are free to go! You don’t have to come to class tomorrow until noon.”  So we all had dinner and went to our apartments to pack up for an early departure on Wednesday morning, instead of in the afternoon.

This menu board gives you an idea of why we gained a few pounds while were in the MTC.
Dianne and Brian met us at our Wyview apartment this morning to see us off .  Our trip took us to Cheyenne, Wyoming for the first night, and Lincoln, Nebraska the second, and we arrived at the Illinois Nauvoo Visitors Center about 3:00 where we met the President Gibbons, the mission president, and were given keys to our home for the next 18 months. 
Then we rushed to our home, unloaded the car, ate the soup and bread they had provided and then went to the nightly production of Rendezvous in Old Nauvoo, as we have to learn the songs for the Rendezvous and start participating as soon as we can. We have been running ever since – when we had time to breathe on Saturday, we went shopping for groceries and supplies.

And yes, we are still enjoying the journey! 

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