Thursday, January 16, 2014

Day 4 Amazing Missionary Training Center (MTC)

This week has been amazing and an opportunity to
learn spiritual truths and life skills in communication, trust and love. On Tuesday we had the opportunity to have Elder Bednar, one of the 12 apostles,  come and speak to all the missionaries. It was an amazing experience to see him in a small setting and have him laugh, teach and challenge us as individuals and missionaries.  Kathy and I have already begun to grow closer together, even after 30 years of marriage. We are learning how to lovingly teach together and share the opportunities to speak and listen to people interested in the gospel message.  The picture on the right is several other senior missionary couples we have shared this initial training time.  They are an amazing group and brought many smiles to our faces.

Kathy and I are also trying to ensure we keep our physical strength while serving our mission. We have woken up as early as 4:45 am to run 40 to 60 minutes each day.  We finish our MTC experience tomorrow and then return home for 2 days to pack prior to getting on the flight to Russia. It will be fun to share the experience this weekend with our children and also ask for their advice and input.

We have missed our friends and family, but are finally ready to leave for St. Petersburg on Monday morning and serve the wonderful people of Russia. We have all of you in our prayers and hope you take the time to read the Book of Mormon to really understand the message that we are taking to the world.  If you don’t have a Book of Mormon you can go to Sorry I don’t have many pictures to include with this post, but we have mainly been in classes. We send our love and best wishes.  Bob and Kathy Carter

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