The Journey to Freedom

The Journey to Freedom

Monday, September 29, 2014

MTC Day 1

All my missionary children have had a picture taken at this world map showing were they are going.  We couldn't miss this opportunity to do the same. 

They have removed the sign in the front that said Mission Training Center because it caused traffic problems but we got our pictures taken in front with the bushes. 

Ministerial certificate signed by President Monson. 

We will now live daily with these badges.  

We are truly missionaries seeing the inside of the MTC. 

Last night we were set apart as full time missionaries. We are living the dream of a life time.  Even before we were married we talked about serving a mission together when we retired.  D&C18:28 reminds us,  "And if they desire to take upon them my name with full purpose of heart, they are called to go into all the world to preach my gospel unto every creature."

There are 40 couples in the MTC with us.  We were reminded today that the Lord has entrusted us with a particular assignment.  While we fill this assignment no one else can fill it. We were instructed to seek the revelation that would be given us this week concerning our assignment and what the Lord wanted us to accomplish.  We were promised that as we look after the Lord’s children He will be looking over our children. 

I loved the promise we were given by the Lord in the scriptures. Matthew 19:29 And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.

The Lord has prepared individuals for us to teach and share the gospel with.  We need to be willing to share because we don’t know who they are.  So whoever you are get ready we are on our way.  We were given our ministerial certificate.  We not only were given the badge that announces who we are but a certificate signed by Pres. Monson stating that we have the authority to preach the principles of the gospel.  

Dave was made the District leader over our group.  


  1. I am so proud of you guys. You look GREAT! I am so glad that you didn't wait any longer to serve. I know that great blessings are in store for you and your family as you serve faithfully. Read and ponder D&C 50:13-29. Go forth with faith-you will be awesome!

  2. What an amazing opportunity! You will do so many great things to bless others!

  3. Wow! What a dream come true. We're so excited for you!!

  4. Eeee! I can feel your enthusiasm and testimony and it is contagious!

  5. I remember taking a picture by the statues of the missionaries on their bikes and I had a sprained ankle. Watch old world, here come the Anthony's!