We officially entered the MTC today about 10:30. Had lunch at 11:30 and our first training session was from 1 - 3:30 with a 10 minute break. We had an early dinner and then had an errand to do at the mall. While we were there, a woman came up to us and asked us if she could give us a hug. She lives in Florida and does not see many LDS people. I guess our badges gave us away, and she said we were glowing and so serene. She was in tears. She is a member of the church but misses the association with other members of the church that she once had in Utah.
These black badges are badges of honor, and I feel so blessed to be able to be a missionary. It will be a challenge for me, that is for sure, but it is such a blessing to be able to serve and help in bringing people to the knowledge of the church, the Book of Mormon, and to the mission of the Savior.
We were in our room early as 6:00 in the morning comes early for us formerly retired folks.
Love you all.