Elder Denton was on the phone with us a few times yesterday. We got the 5am call that we discussed, then he called us from Texas and spoke to him for awhile...Whitney was able to speak with him this time. Fun to hear how much she misses him, and him her! We heard a few more stories about life in the MTC and how easy it was for a group of 18 missionaries to get off track during training with the Sister teacher who wasn't able to get control of the class very well. Apparently the Bro. teacher did a better job at keeping them focused, but he/they also learned to help themselves focus when they would notice that they were not doing what they were sent there to do.
He also tried calling us from Florida, but the phone connection was lousy and after three tries we thought we said our good-byes. However, at around 9:30 we got another call from him directly from Nicaragua. He was out to dinner with his Mission President and wife (and a couple of the Assistants, we assume. He didn't know who they were). The Pres. let him use his personal phone to give a quick call home and let us know that he had arrived safely.
So, on just one hour of sleep he left the MTC at about 3am and left SLC at 6am, had breakfast in Texas, lunch in Florida and then a nice dinner in Nicaragua. Now that's traveling! His P-days are on Monday.
3/19/12- Letter to the World
6 years ago