There is an open house happening until the end of August. As missionaries in the MTC, we could have felt a little bit like we were in a fish bowl because there were crowds of people coming through the buildings and walking on the sidewalks looking at all the missionaries going about their business, including while we were eating our meals.
The video is about 8 minutes long. It gives a little flavor of the Provo MTC.
You will notice early on when the family is walking down the corridor with the elders there is a map on the wall on your left as you are watching. That is where almost all missionaries have their photo taken while they are pointing to their mission location. Dear One and I did that, too.
Looking at the video where the cafeteria is shown, well, it was just about never that empty when we went in to eat our meals. (With 2600-2800 missionaries eating together, it just about could not be that empty!) The young elders and sisters go in on a specific schedule, every ten minutes a new group enters. Lines, lines, lines! But often the young missionaries would allow, or even encourage, the senior missionaries to step to the front of the lines. Nice kids.
|The view from our window as missionaries gather to get on the bus.|
Later in the video you see the young missionaries getting onto buses to take them to the airport to head out for their assigned mission fields. That bus in the video is out front. I think that may have been for the video because mostly the buses filled with missionaries underneath our residence window.
It was very touching to me to watch them prepare to go out and really "do it".