This morning we spent with a number of the Twelve Apostles and President Eyring. President Eyring spoke for 1 1/2 hours and it was just perfect for us as new Mission Presidents. The rest of the day was spent with the Seventy and Mission Department Directors training and teaching.
Meals are wonderful, but the company is even better. We have had dinner with a number of the Presidents of the Seventy, assorted members of the First Quorum of the Seventy, the Presiding Bishopric, the European Area Presidency and, of course, their wives. It is a who's who at break, at meals, in meetings. I talked with Richard G. Scott today and we discussed his conference address from April. I used part of his talk in my Sacrament Meeting talk on Father's Day in Flowell Ward. I shared the parts that were important to me. It was a very special discussion. That's the way it goes. Alden was stopped by M. Russell Ballard again today for a quick exchange.
Todays trainings were more focused on the day to day planning and training of Missionaries in the Mission. It was exciting and it helped put structure and form to the many things we have to accomplish each week. We feel like the tread mill is being turned up faster and faster.