Dennis,Perhaps you need to get out more and meet more people. I have met
hundreds of people that had great experiences in the MTC and thus enjoyed it.
I've only met a couple of dozen people that didn't. The reasons for both types
of experiences are diverse.I count myself in the 'enjoyed it' camp.
Was it perfect and all bliss? No. The positives were the abundance of good
food, the fellowship, exercise, learning to be conversant in a foreign language,
three wonderful, caring instructors, and time to reset my focus to serving the
Lord. The negatives were that it was occasionally rowdy and I didn't
particularly get along with my Branch President. A good man doing his best, but
not a good fit for me and my needs
Dennis: I spent my first missionary experience in Hawaii in a small
room with a little Japanese fellow in front of us telling us things in words we
couldn't understand. But I loved my mission so much I took my wife and we went
to the MTC in Provo three years ago to prepare for two more years in Japan. And
we loved it. It is a fantastic experience to be immersed in the wonderful
spirit of these young Elders and Sisters. Much better to take the companion of
your own choosing. We loved it so much, we enter the MTC April 25th for
our next mission. We are so excited to go back to that wonderful experience.
We don't have to go and stay but we are choosing to. So if you want to know
some one who loves the MTC...here we are. Can't wait to get into the mission
I enjoyed the MTC. I especially liked my teachers, especially the one who had
served in the mission I went to. I am glad I did not have to learn a language.
I would have been overwhelmed by the stress and not making progress enough.
Learning the ways of the Lord was much more fulfilling, and I could actually
come close to measuring up.
That picture of the Elders getting their haircut takes me back...to basic
training. These Elders at least get to keep their hair. But after having done
both the MTC and basic training, the picture strikes such a familiar chord. MTC
didn't add up to a great experience, but it was a life altering three weeks that
I'm glad to have gone thru. It would be interesting to go back after 26 years.
@DennisIt's been my experience you get out of something what you put
in. Attitude is everything. Those with the right attitudes "get"
Hi Dennis; I'm Ken, it's good to meet you and by the way, I truly enjoyed my
time at the MTC in the early 80's. I'm sure things have changed since then, but
after reading these articles, I'm confident that they've changed for the better.
I've yet to meet anyone that enjoyed the experience at the MTC. I've always been
appreciative of the fact I only stayed a week in Salt Lake (1971) and shipped
Enjoy this auspicious celestial energy?. Guess what, it takes a village to run
what amounts to a small city only if Hillary Clinton is in charge, other then
that, it takes these kid's parent's.
It's an amazing place full of caring people.
I Know my Oldest son who is now getting his paper work in order. He has enjoyed
these articals on the MTC. Me as a dad who served 20 plus years ago I am looking
forward to his call with joy.
Sorry I meant DN
This is one of the greatest series that DS has done in a long time. MTC is such
a mystery to non LDS people who wonder what really goes on there. I my daughter
and I have really enjoyed the series and have shared it with many of our non LDS
friends who have had so many questions.