I appreciate the continual updates on this new MTC project. My daughter is
entering the MTC on June 26. She's a little apprehensive about whether
she'll be at the main campus or these temporary sites. I am glad that the
church is planning the arrival situation to be like that at the main campus.
I've tried to reassure her it will be the same experience regardless which
building she's in. The Spirit will be at all three places!
Maybe it could have, but that would not be the character of what has been
prophesied to be the Lord's church in the last days!___Isaiah
5:26-30___ 26 ¶And he will lift up an ensign to the nations
from far, and will hiss unto them from the end of the earth: and, behold, they
shall come with speed swiftly: 27 None shall be weary nor stumble
among them; none shall slumber nor sleep; neither shall the girdle of their
loins be loosed, nor the latchet of their shoes be broken: 28 Whose
arrows are sharp, and all their bows bent, their horses’ hoofs shall be
counted like flint, and their wheels like a whirlwind: 29 Their
roaring shall be like a lion, they shall roar like young lions: yea, they shall
roar, and lay hold of the prey, and shall carry it away safe, and none shall
deliver it. 30 And in that day they shall roar against them like the
roaring of the sea: and if one look unto the land, behold darkness and sorrow,
and the light is darkened in the heavens thereof.
The thought hadn't occured to me before, but what if the Prophet's
pronouncement had been met with luke-warm enthusiasm and minimal response? It
could have happened.Instead, the response, I think, has to have
surpassed expectations, far surpassed. And it has been such a marvel to watch
this generation of missionaries rise up and step forth.I am
sympathetic with the displaced residents. Many years agao (the Jim McMahon
era), I was a resident of Raintree. I hope they can appreciate the role their
sacrifce is playing in this latter day miracle.