When we realized we had only three weeks to go before entering the MTC there were a lot of questions related to getting ready to go. There are also a lot of questions about where we will be serving and what we will be doing. Here is a little hint.
We will enter the MTC, train for 5 days, and arrive in San Juan on November 17. The instructions say to pack so that we will not need to unpack our bags for the short stay in San Juan. There are six small islands in our mission that are English speaking. (There might be others that speak Dutch or French.) We will most likely be sent to one of them. They are places where the cruise ships dock in the Caribbean. I have never been on a cruise, there or anywhere else, but the islands are St Thomas, St Croix, St Kitts, Antigua, Tortola, and Dominica. Check them out on Google Earth. The largest is Dominica and it looks to be about 10 miles x 30 miles. The rest of them are much smaller. So we will be living on a tropical island south of Puerto Rico.
We also received a letter from the Church Music Department telling us that we will likely be involved in the Church music teaching activity. We will have the opportunity to work with members who want to learn to play the keyboard and to lead the singing in their church meetings. There is even a way that those who work at it can gain possession of the keyboards, with the hope that they will in turn teach others to play. This is really getting exciting!