Monday, March 30, 2009

A "probationary time"

excerpt from Anne's letter dated March 25...

The MTC is great. It is a lot of work, but so worth it! I am so blessed to have this time to learn all I can before I leave.I know this is where I am suppose to be! We all have a work to do. This is part of mine.We are taught that this life is a "probationary time" for men to prepare to meet God. Well, the MTC is like a "probationary time" for missionaries to prepare to meet their investigators! In both situations, we need to learn all we can about God and his plan for us so that when we meet God/investigators we can not be burdened with the embarrassment, shame, or whatever other feelings creep into one's heart when you fail to prepare adequately.
My teachers are wonderful and my companion is Heaven sent! She is so strong where I am so weak. We feed off of each other and strengthen each other in every way. Her name is Sister Parker from Bountiful, Utah.
Today I get to call back someone I talked to in the call center yesterday. I didn't catch his name but his mother had received a Book of Mormon. I bore my testimony to him and he promised, without me even asking him, to read the Book of Mormon with his Mom and asked if I would call him back today so they could tell me what they thought and felt about it. He said he'd pray about it too!
I'm excited to say the least. Time is short. Thanks for writing and remember Moroni 8:3!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

And she's off!

Sister Bailey went in to the Provo Missionary Training Center (MTC) on Wednesday, March 18th. My mom, dad, Ryan and I were lucky enough to go with her to drop her off. We just know she will make a wonderful missionary and can't wait to get our first letters! Here are some pictures of us dropping her off: