July 17, 2017
We were up again at 5:30 am. After breakfast, we had Seminary and Institute training just in case we are asked to teach Institute. We had three trainers, two women and one man. The man was really hilarious. He kept us awake. We learned how to find principles in blocks of scriptures. We then decided how critical it was to teach that principle according to the needs of the students. We also identified a way to have the students apply the principle. It was much the same as the training we received before our last mission.
We have heard from people many times in the last week how sacred the ground is that the MTC is on. We feel the Spirit so strongly here. There is a feeling of peace that is so thick you can almost cut it with a knife.
We received an email from one of the Senior Couples who are Military Relations Specialists in the California San Diego Mission. There is a meeting next Monday at lunch for the five Military Relations couples serving in the Mission. We had to respond that we would be unable to make it since we will not arrive in San Diego until Monday afternoon. They will be reshuffling the assignments between the five couples. We are not sure what changes may be made.
We also got an email from the Mission office. There will be a meeting with all of the senior missionaries and the Mission President on August 7th. We will be able to make it to that meeting.
We bought some Freezer Gel water bottles on Friday when we were out running errands. We discovered today that they keep the water cold for only a couple of hours, even after putting them in the freezer overnight. We were also unable to get the straw to suck up any water in Sister Fanning’s bottle. We looked online and found that both problems are widespread. We decided to take them back to Walmart. We will get new bottles when we get to California.
We went to bed early again. We are having trouble staying up until even 10 pm.