At lunch, I met another nurse (going to Indianapolis), so we started 'hanging out' since our rooms are across the hall from each other. We had an evening Devotional - the speaker was MTC/Provo Directior, Richard Heaton. Following that meeting, we stayed for a film of a talk by Elder Bednar at the MTC Sacrament Meeting on 12/25/2011. He spoke of the Character of Christ - primarily his focus on others - not himself ie. he sent angels to comfort John who was imprisoned even though Christ, himself, had just endured Gethsemane. He encouraged all of the missionaries to remember that it 'isn't about them', but about helping others to come unto Christ. He recommended that we not take detailed notes re: his talk likening such a record to the large plates -(history of the meeting) as we frequently don't refer back to those notes. Rather, we should record feelings/impressions similar to the small plates - more of a spiritual record.
Today, we "officially" reported to the MTC and completed our orientation and were assigned to Districts for the classes for the remainder of the week. All except our meals will be at the Chapel within easy walking distance. There are a large number of Senior Missionaries - some of the assignments are to Croatia, Lithuania, Moscow, Hungary, Philippines, Fiji, Peru, Guatemala, New Zealand and various US assignments. One couple is from Flower Mound, TX and another from the Fort Worth area. Our classes will be pretty much 8am-5pm with 90 mins for lunch. I am playing piano for the hymns tomorrow and an Elder who is Moscow bound will lead the music. Need to get busy and study for lessons tomorrow!
I received my flight info for the flight to San Juan on the 24th....can you believe that I will be flying on American with a layover in Dallas? :o)