"Grand as it is, planet Earth is part of something even grander- that great plan of God. Simply summarized, the Earth was created that families might be." Elder Russell M. Nelson
Friday, December 11, 2015

Our last day at the MTC!   We used the nifty portable luggage scales they have here to take them to our car and weigh our large suitcases.  We discovered some adjustments were going to be necessary.  We initially were told we could take suitcases weighing 70 lbs. each but new information stated it is 50 lbs. each. I'm not sure that we were told, although we might have been, because we originally thought that we would be flying on Delta. I do know that we assumed that we could have a 70 and a 50 pound suitcase each plus a carryon.  Luckily we had a Saturday to sort it out. When we get to the baggage check area, we may still get some surprises.

Today we did additional TRC mock training with our acting as investigators (using people we knew as models) being taught and then missionaries teaching investigators.  It was very productive.  I attended App training for the Gospel Library with my I pad. We took pictures with our teachers and district.

We had two senior missionary couples teach us about how to keep busy and serve in community as well as our area of religious responsibility.  They come every week and teach one or more classes to the Senior Missionary group. After our last class ended at 3:30 we packed up and ate our last meal at the MTC.  It was sad to leave such a lovely spirit and such sweet recently returned missionary teachers but we will be glad to get on our way.

We shopped for a tote bag big enough for the laptop and my purse essentials because of the tight requirements of the airline and then arrived at Erica's for the weekend.  We had a great time with them, and played with Adam and Gracie.

Our district with our a.m. teacher, Sister Ricks, in the middle.
Rick and I with our p.m. teacher,  Elder Hyde
Gracie dressed up for church
Taking Adam and Gracie to Cold stone for ice cream for our last treat in the U.S.
Adam consumed his at a frightening speed and while Gracie took longer, she was no slouch.
Dad Nate was not photographed but he seemed to enjoy his Dark Chocolate Mint also.


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