(Sister Missionary) What It’s Like to Have Elders as Your Companion

(Sister Missionary) What It’s Like to Have Elders as Your Companion

Ever wondered what it’d be like to have someone of the opposite gender as your missionary companion? Chloe had that opportunity while she was at the Provo MTC. Find out some of the interesting things she learned from the Elders!

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  1. I, too, was in a similar situation in the Provo MTC. When I came in, I was the only fast track Spanish speaker for a Span-Am mission because I already knew the language. I had a sister companion that I roomed with, but the rest of the day I was with my two elder companions. There was only the three of us in the class too. It was an interesting experience. I don’t know if the MTC still gives out orange dot stickers to the new missionaries coming in? They did when I was in the MTC fifteen years ago. I had the orange dot for being new. A green dot for being bilingual and on fast track. And then on my little 3 x 5 manilla envelope, i had a HUGE dark yellow dot …which indicated i was with out a sister companion during the day. I was to show that dot if anyone asked why i was with elders. I remember a few times when we walked thru the corridors we would get whistled at…as it seemed suspicious. It’s true what this sister in the video says- definitely there are different teaching styles. Often times, I felt out of my comfort zone as male teachers used teaching techniques that the elders felt comfortable with- games mostly….like shooting hoops, more chances to make points if you memorized more lines…etc. I found that frustrating…mostly because I was horrible at memorizing and felt like it was a waste of time to play those games when I could be memorizing the way it helps me. I eventually spoke with the teacher and he was cool with me being in the hall doing my own thing as long as the door was open. I did learn a lot about their teaching style, and was glad I had my own too. To each their own, as long as you respect and try to learn a little from one another.

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