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Thursday, June 23, 2011

First day of instruction

Thursday... first official day of the Seminar and training. What an amazing day! We started out by hearing from President Monson. He instructed us on how to better motivate our missionaries and gave us many ways to positively encourage the missionaries in our missions. We also heard from Elder Nelson, Elder Hinckley, Elder Hallstrom, Elder Snow and Elder Christofferson. All the classes were highly motivational and uplifting. During lunch and dinner we had the opportunity to visit with other couples who have served as Mission Presidents and were able to ask questions of them. It was so helpful to us to feel like we can do this!

We also had the great pleasure of meeting President and Sister Martinez. They are going to be Benjamin's new Mission President in Chile. It was wonderful to visit with them and get to know them. Benjamin is very blessed to have them coming to Chile and taking over for the Swensens.

Our nephew, Ryan, is in the MTC and we found him and visited with him. He has received his Visa for Spain and will be leaving soon. We were glad that we were able to visit with him before he leaves.


  1. I am so glad you are going to blog your experience. I know it will be intermittent because you will both be very busy but we keep in touch. God bless.

  2. Just wanted you to know I was here! I have enjoyed a glimpse into what you have been doing/experiencing! Love the pictures! Fun to see you met up with Ryan. Good luck! I know you can do it, too!