Wednesday, 14 December 2016

5. TRAVEL TO THE MISSION FIELD


TRAVEL TO THE MTC THEN ON TO TORONTO


Crossing the border from Alberta to Montana took less than three minutes.




Good weather and roads through Montana



A little snow in Idaho

     













On our mission to South America we met a lot of other couples serving full time missions from the USA.  We made lasting friendships with most of them.  On our way to the MTC we stayed overnight with Noel and LaDee Raymond in Minan, Idaho, population 741.  What a great reunion to spend time with them!






Then on to Utah


The Brigham City Tabernacle 













The Brigham City Temple



Then to the Salt Lake temple and Visitor's center






































Then on to visit the Miles family in Sandy, enjoy Dana's famous roast beef dinner, great visits to catch up on family and then on to Provo to the MTC.




It was close to the MTC when the snow really came just when we got to Provo to visit the two temples there


THE PROVO TEMPLE


AND THE PROVO CITY CENTER TEMPLE



THEN THE EXPERIENCE AT THE PROVO MISSIONARY TRAINING CENTER (AN MTC NOT 'THE' MTC SINCE THERE ARE A TOTAL OF 15 MTC's THROUGHOUT THE WORLD)

We enjoyed our training, mostly conducted by young men and women recently returned from their missions, from all over the world.  Excellent instructors, all of them, full of enthusiasm.  There were 139 seniors during our week and about 1500 young elders and sisters the first part of the week and about 2000 the latter part of the week.  It was wonderful to be there with them all.  A spiritual experience for both of us!









We ran into a few people we knew or were connected to when we were at the MTC, such as Steve's second cousin Randy Mehew.  He and his  wife coordinate the 2500 (plus or minus) volunteers who serve at the MTC, we also met some young missionaries from Canada, and

surprise

Elder and Sister Harker, from Magrath.  Elder Harker is Grandma Davies' cousin.  They were going to serve at the Family History Center in Salt Lake City.





After our training at the MTC we were on to our long drive from Provo to Toronto.  Some weather and road conditions were good, but most was blowing snow, blizzards, white out condition, ice, blowing snow and slow going.  We prayed a lot, trusted in the Lord and are thankful that we made it to Canada safe.



















Going across the border from Michegan into Ontario took about three minutes.
(Note:  for undisclosed reasons Barb was driving at both border crossings)
(Note:  neither of us were interrogated at either border crossing)

And to our temporary apartment in Brampton Ontario





1 comment:

  1. Love you guys! I forgot all about your border adventures! Glad it all went well this time

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