Its official (as if it wasn't before - wink, wink)! We have our missionary nametags! We have truly started at the MTC, already teaching discussions to investigators in roll playing settings. They treat us seniors missionaries royally here at the MTC, holding doors, smiling, watching out for ways to help us, and greeting us always as they pass by. It is an amazing and beautiful place! Here are some pictures in front of the large world map!
We look forward to seeing our grandson arrive this coming Wednesday at the MTC. Elder Hoopes is called to serve in the Paris France Mission and as another blessing, will also be in the MTC with us. We are going to do all we can to get a picture together - even though we are going to be on different schedules. We look forward to our many other grandsons who will follow in our footsteps and experience the amazing spirit here with the nearly 2,800 other missionaries. 400 new missionaries came today and of course, I shed many tears because of the spirit here and knowing that we will see our dear grandson next week.