Sunday, October 7, 2012

Week 1 at the Missionary Training Center

We thoroughly enjoyed our first week in the MTC (Mission Training Center) in Provo, Utah.  Our learning experiences have been amazing... honing our scriptural and teaching skills.  There are approximately 150 senior missionaries (old people) in our group.  It is the largest class to ever enter the MTC.  Two other couples are going to Africa - one to Ghana and the other to Benin.

Our district, with Brother Hong (center)

We have been divided into districts of four couples.  Ours consists of the Bytheways from Glenwood, Utah heading to Toronto, Canada; the Garretts from Memphis, Tennessee going to Edmonton, Canada; and the Pugmires from Seattle, Washington going to Jamaica.  We have had many spiritual experiences together.  There are a number of teachers, but the most memorable have been the leaders of our small group:  Brother Hong and Brother Keepman, two young returned missionaries.  Most evenings have been spent preparing assignments for the next day.

Elder and Sister Brown with Brother Hong

Today we drove up Provo Canyon to see the beautiful fall colors - magnificent!


  1. Looks like you're having a wonderful time! Best wishes to you both!

  2. Penny, this is a test.

  3. barbara ann GlaserOctober 9, 2012 at 12:18 PM

    Well, I believe I have learned how to communicate with the Browns while they're away. The trip to see the fall colors must have been delightful. Looking forward to speaking with you before October 15th.
    Love, Barbara

  4. Hello Browns!!
    I have been thinking of you often this weekend! Well wishes and prayers are being sent your way as you start a new, exciting and wonderful journey tomorrow! XOXO

    Cris Figueroa
    (QC, AZ :)

  5. Hi!! Well, you've been there since Tuesday. You have been in my thoughts and prayers. Hope that soon you'll be able to communicate on the blog.
    Love, Barbara