Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Qualifications for a great Mission Home!
There are weeks that it seems like all I do is cook. You can only imagine. This past week I have fed 5 hungry Elders who live across the street, 23 hungry Elders for Concilios on Monday and Tuesday, Elders who have received cookies/brownies during interviews with President, Elders who've received cookies with 10 baptisms, Elders who just do not have food/money and are starving. What is a Mission President's wife to do when she has been blessed with a kitchen like this one. Literally, this home is perfect for this job. I hope to duplicate some of these niceties in my kitchen in California.... I know it was my choice to open up my kitchen....not every MP & wife have this luxury. So I count my blessings. Especially since I try and utilize my hired help to clean up after I make the mess. Do you suppose Bob will be willing to clean up after me when I return home? Actually, after another 9 months of cookie baking....I am not sure I am going to want to see another cookie for a long while....
The picture of Elder Sherman kneeling in my kitchen surrounded by peach cobbler and a chicken casserole was taken on Sunday evening. We love our office elders and they work so very hard behind the scenes to take care of President and I. Elder Sherman serves as our financial secretary and was eternally grateful for the smells that were coming from the kitchen......Also, Elder Grecco celebrated his birthday with us Tuesday morning at the Concilio...A typical breakfast includes 6dz eggs, 50 sausage, +75 silverdollar pancakes.... I've got a great routine and can produce this breakfast in 90 minutes, rain or shine. The hardest part is we start feeding at 8am and by 8:30 we are supposed to be sitting in our seats ready to begin the concilio and I have the first presentation. Often in the middle of the scrambled eggs, pancake-flipping, I find myself in the pantry saying a little prayer that all my words will come out okay in Spanish and that I can share the message of my heart with these special missionaries. We are so blessed to be able to serve with some of the Best missionaries in the World....We love them all.