January 20, 2014
MTC check. Now for a week of medical training. We moved to the Marriot Suites in Provo and began a morning to night training and orientation for our assignments as medical specialists in our missions. Some were nurses like me and some were doctors who would serve as area medical advisors covering several missions. The details are not important here but the professionals who came in day after day to present unimaginable amounts of information on medicine, policy, insurance, record keeping etc. were amazing. They made hours of sitting and listening interesting and even fun. Of course it helped that we were all intimidated about our assignments and were grasping at any and all help to boost our confidence. My favorite aspect of training was the emphasis on ministering as opposed to administering. Protocals and policies were based on legalities of course, but also on scripture and the spiritual well being of individuals as well as their physical well being. We would be ministering to individuals not just running a medical clinic. "Wherefore, verily I say unto you that all things unto me are spiritual.......D&C 29:34.