Love the past but let your heart reside in the future.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
What Can You Say About The MTC?
Here we are at the Mission Training Center. What to say? Spiritual, informative, amazing. When everyone gathers for a meal it is mind blowing to see so many in one place. They come in waves from language and other classes and the next time you look up from your food the huge room is full. Loved talking with everyone. So why the hiding behind the sunglasses? The MTC had one more thing. All the exotic inoculations that we couldn't find locally. Problem, they give them all to you in one day. So Monday was wonderful and Tuesday too even with the shots at noon, but Tuesday in the night it started. By Wednesday morning one of us was okay and the other was covered with rash and huge welts - one aliment would have been plenty. Two days later fighting with anything thought of my eyes were not swollen shut any longer and with sunglasses we were in class together again. Did I go to the doctor. NO! Was I on the plane to India Saturday morning - YES! On the shuttle to the airport we learned that another person had bad reactions from the shots too. He didn't tell the doctors either. Nothing would stop us from keeping the Lord's schedule.
Looking towards India, . . .
Turning from familiar places where loved ones dwell,
And packing the expandable orange purse for the airport (this time with scriptures AND EpiPen 2-Pak in case the eye swelling moved to the throat,) we waited to board yet one more plane on our way to India.
“I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them.” 1 Nephi 3:7
“All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the Lord: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.” Psalms 22:27