Yesterday we became officially Elder and Sister Sherwood. We were set apart by our Stake President. This morning we entered the MTC. We are living at home but go to the MTC each morning.
What an exciting day. There were 20 senior couples and 2 senior sisters. Going all over the world. From England to Halifax to Singapore and all over South America.
We started off the first orientation meeting by singing "Called To Serve". Who would of thunk it. What a spirit that hymn brings. We were surprised to see that one of the counselors in the MTC Presidency was President and Sister Brienhold, former President of the New York, Rochester Mission that we new while in New York. We met another couple that is going to the Palmyra Temple, Elder and Sister Guthrie. They are from Lake George, Colorado. They lived right outside the gate to Camp alexander, where most of you boys went to scout camp.
Today we were taught how to stay healthy, organized into 7 districts, and reviewed the schedule for the next two weeks. In general we will be going home each night after dinner. On Tuesday's however we have a general authority for a 7pm fireside.
The rest of this week we work with the missionary trainers and learn how to teach the gospel. Next week we will be working with Brother Rex Pinegar and his wife on the temple side of our mission. We are so excited.
We probably will write again on Saturday. That is our preparation day when we also go to the temple.