Saturday, January 10, 2009

Jan 10, 2009, Sat, Day 1, Trip to WV

The drive east along I-70, from Salina is a spectacular drive on the northern edge of Utah's canyonlands.

We finally crossed the Rocky's on I-70 and stopped for the night in Golden, Colorado.

We are happy to be on our way to our field of labor in West Virginia!

Saturday, Jan 10, we departed from Provo with temperature just above 9 degrees, but with clearing sky's and bright sunshine. As we drove south through the farming community of Gunnison, on our way to the junction of US 86 and I-70, we photographed these trees that were covered with frozen white of the previous snow.

Jan 9, 2009, Friday, last day at MTC

One of the best things that happens to us at the MTC is our opportunity to have these wonderful returned missionaries as our teachers, helping us learn how to best use "Preach My Gospel" and work effectively with local priesthood leaders and members in the church units where we will be serving. These are great young men!

These two dear, former sister missionaries really touched our hearts as they spoke of their experiences in the small community of Finley, Australia back in 2002.
They consented to come out to the main hallway and pose before the big world map with Sister Chapman.
They now serve as volunteers at the MTC, inspiring senior missionaries with their stories of faith and fortitude in the face of almost total opposition. We just loved the spirit they brought to our large, end-of-the-day meeting with all the senior missionaries.