Sunday, June 8, 2014

Week 2 - Jun 8th - Jun 14th, 2014

Sunday, June 8, 2014 - Saturday, June 14, 2014

Last week at MTC, Provo.  Sunday church meetings with the missionaries was a special experience.  The spirit of the whole MTC campus place is something special and can bring excitement and hope to one quickly just by associating with all of the other nearly 2,000 missionaries.

We spent most of this week learning how missions operate internally with regard to finances, housing, vehicles, referrals, materials and supplies and support.  We had excellent young teachers and trainers.  

It is really impressive to see how the Lord has inspired his work to come together in such an amazingly organized and efficient process.   All of this works together to fulfill the purpose of inviting people to come unto Him.  For those of you who haven't yet, please do so and let Him bless your life now and forever with happiness and joy that is endless and eternal.

Tuesday evening at the regular missionary devotional we were privileged to have Elder Quentin Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve speak to us and deliver a wonderful and uplifting message of direction and encouragement.

Us short people rarely get the back row, but there we are back row center!

We closed up our training on Thursday afternoon with a brief and very special testimony meeting with our District of 12 couples just as we each departed for our various destinations all around the world.  ♫ ♫ ♫

Friday, June 13, 2014 --- Our oldest son Jeremy was married at our home to his bride Lilia O'Bryant by our Bp. Adam Hall.  Jeremy and Lilia now become the 5th couple in our family joining us, our two sons and a daughter that have been married on a Friday the 13th!

Everything went very well for them, and in the process we obtained two more dear grandchildren who are so very special to us, Liza and Bryan Ortiz, Lilia's 16 and 15 year old kids.  

Saturday the 14th we held an open house in their honor at our home and enjoyed the company and visits of many people who know and love Jeremy and our family.

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