Yesterday, during our first day of orientation, one of our presenters said, “Now tomorrow the young return missionaries are going to teach you. They are bright and cheerful and energetic, and that can get really annoying at about 2:30 in the afternoon J He went on to say that because of that, we could take a time out from them if we needed. It was a funny comment, but I thought it also might be somewhat true since their “audience” is made up of church members who are 60 or 70 years old with years more experience behind them than the young trainers. Surprisingly though, our (to us) very young teachers have done an amazing job of presenting their lessons so that even we seasoned adults have gained new insights and information. Our teacher this morning, Sister Pace, had served in Russia and our afternoon teacher, Elder Copans had served in Johannesburg. That was very helpful to us since he was able to give us some additional insights into what we might be doing there. We ended day two with a great fireside where Gerald Causse, first counselor in the presiding bishopric and his wife spoke.
Another great day; time to get some sleep in preparation for day 3.