Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple

Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Day 3 MTC

Happy New Year!  Is it really New Year's Day? You'd never know it at the MTC. Business as usual. Tons of new missionaries arrived, as always, on Wednesday.  They're so young and some had that "deer in the headlights" fear in their eyes. Somehow the Rose Parade made it down Colorado Boulevard without me watching, or even thinking, about it and the Bowl Games were all played without Marc and his running commentaries.

What an amazing and wonderful experience this has been. Every day is filled with new challenges, outstanding teaching and delightful people. We've loved our classes but the "teaching appointments" are a hurdle I've yet to conquer. Funny how you can know something for decades but when it comes time to teach it to "investigators" everything goes blank. That's when I nudge Marc to take over. 

The couples here have been so enjoyable to get to know. One is from San Luis Obispo. The wife grew up in Pico Rivera and knew the Chitwoods (Ginny burningham) and the Carlsons (Glen C and Sue Gardner).  Another has a son & daughter-in-law in Danielle's ward. They're actually related by marriage to Ashlyn's family, for those of you who know that story. Their daughter-in-law and Ashlyn's mom are sisters. It really is a very small world. 

Now it's companion study time in "Preach My Gospel". I should manage to get about an hour in before dropping into bed. Yes, that will be 8 pm!  

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