Well… its official! We are now duly, deputized missionaries with Mission to the World! We got to spend the past week at MTW headquarters in Atlanta being trained. It was a long week, so I’ll just give you the highlights…
- We got to Atlanta on Saturday so that we had time to spend in the American Girl store on Sunday before I&O (Interview and Orientation) began. The American Girl store is like crack for little girls. They go nuts! But to be honest, I don’t know if it’s the mothers or the daughters who enjoy it more.
- It was fun making new friends who are headed to the field and seeing some old friends from Readiness Evaluation like Frank, Julie and the Parks. Our I&O group included missionaries headed to Japan, Bangladesh, Thailand, Germany, Australia, Bulgaria, Honduras and, of course, Nicaragua!
- We received training on support raising and team building and learned about MTW’s policies.
- We were interviewed by the Committee of Mission to the World, which oversees MTW and were subsequently appointed as MTW missionaries.
It was a lot of fun, and we learned a lot. We really came away from the week with a greater appreciation for all that MTW does and with a lot of excitement for the work we have ahead!