So today is my last day in the MTC, it's actually kind of a bitter-sweet thing, I grew so close to everyone here and it will be hard/sad to leave them all behind. But I am also really excited to fly out to Kansas and grow to love everyone there.
So Friday I actually left my district and went to an "In Field Orientation" where they just tell us important stuff about what we need to do in the mission field, it was super boring. But it was informative, I think..? There was some play that was pretty funny.
Thedevotional speaker was Merril J. Bateman, he was a former president of BYU and stuff. He talked about temples and the importance of having them in our lives.
So there is this program at the MTC called the TRC, yeah they really like three letter abbreviations here, and it's basically where you get to experience what it would be like to teach real investigators. Everyone there is paid, and most are already members, but there are times when there are real investigators looking into the church. Anywaywe started teaching two new investigators, Aaron and Nathan. Aaron is a very enthusiastic story teller and has had A LOT of experience with other religions. His biggest question was why do all of these people from different religions have these same spiritual experiences and why do we think the spirit in our church is so much different. I don't really remember what we said, but I think it was good.
Then there was Nathan...Oh boy. He was 100% not a member, so it was 100% a real life teaching experience. He asked a lot of hard questions, like "where does God come from?" or "If God is our Heavenly Father, who is our Heavenly Mother?" and other questions that are really hard to answer and too long to write down in my email. But by the end of our three days with him we answered most of his questions to the best of our knowledge and ability, and it seems like he really came to a new knowledge and understanding of God and our purpose here. So that's good.
Today, Wednesday, was dramatically different. We still had gym time and a crappy breakfast but lunch...lunch was great. We had these delightful personal pizzas, but right as we were finishing up the fire alarm started going off! Those poor missionaries, and missionary moms, who were just arriving and alarms were going off and nobody could go inside the main building. I also didn't have my coat with me so I was rather cold. There has been a lot of goodbyes today and they have been really bitter-sweet. I am most definitely going to keep in touch with some of these missionaries.
My bus leaves the MTC atin the morning and I still have stuff to pack. So that's all folks!