Well it finally arrived - the big day. We reported to the MTC (Missionary Training Center) this morning at 10:00am. After months of preparing, packing, unpacking and repacking, trying to learn Russian through skyping with a tutor and several actual personal visits with her here in Provo we actually "checked in". What an experience. Today was mostly just orientation of what we will be doing over the rest of the week and basic training for our assignment. Next week we will get specific on the missionary financial system we will be working with in Russia. We met Brad and Marty Sumers from Leavenworth during the our training (they are going to serve in the West Indies) - what is wrong with this picture??? We are super excited to be going to Russia tho and are really loving the language we are learning. We can both carry on a basic conversation, make purchase, get and give directions and say a basic simple prayer in RUSSIAN! Miss you all already and hope you will all stay in touch.