Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Missionary Training Center

Kevin headed off to Provo Utah where the MTC is located on Monday. He arrived Monday night. Tuesday he spent the day with family and running his last few errands. He was even able to squeeze in a temple session in the SLC temple with his dad and great-uncle Kerry. He enjoyed a fun dinner farewell where he said goodbye to his extended family for two years!

Monday he enjoyed his last meal at Tucanos (one of his favorites!). He headed over to the MTC where he had the chance to say goodbye to his Aunt Doreen and cousin, Eric.
He walked on to the MTC grounds with his mom, dad, sister and brother-in-law.

They dropped of his luggage and headed over to the check-in desk. He got his badge and was whisked off to the famous room where you say good-bye to your families.
(dropping off his luggage)
(Checking in)
(notice his dork dot)
(Kevin and his brother-in-law Mitch and sister Tori)

(Kevin and his dad)
(Kevi's mom just put his tag on him)

Kevin and his family heard the mission president, his wife and Elder Groberg (the author of The Other Side of Heaven) speak. After they spoke, we watched a video about what missionaries do in the MTC and they asked that families and missionaries share letters back and forth, they told families what they could and couldn't send and then they asked the families to say goodbye to their missionaries. Kevin hugged everyone and his family watched him walk out the door. Kevin is officially a missionary and training at the MTC. He is going to make an amazing missionary. The people in Micronesia are in for a huge surprise! Here is Kevin's address while he is in the MTC!
Elder Kevin South
MTC Mailbox #131
2005 N. 900 E.
Provo, UT 84604-1793
Please write him often.
Here are some intersting facts about the MTC
The Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah is still the largest such center and can accommodate up to 3,800 missionaries.
The facility includes a large gymnasium, cafeterias, a medical clinic, a bookstore, a mail center, a call center, laundry facilities, classrooms, meetinghouses, and residence halls.
Approximately 50 languages are taught at the Provo MTC.

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