Friends and Family, we had a very interesting week at the MTC. First time in history there were a larger number of sister missionaries than Elders and they truly are Gods Army. It is really amazing to see and be around this enormous group of awesome young latterday saints. We seniors meet and study and prepare in a meeting house next door and wow did we find out how "rusty" and inexperienced we are at meeting with and teaching non members. We all learned a lot and stressed very much as we practiced and role played. We feel we have been baptized by fire and are more ready to meet the people in South Africa and Botswana. We met dozens of great senior couples and made some really cool friends who are going all over the world to serve. This is our first real post to the blog and hope we can keep all of you up to date with our mission. It will not be necessary to respond each time as we send this to approx 60 of you. Charlie's email is firstname.lastname@example.org and Mary's is email@example.com.