Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Thank goodness for Marlene/Office Elders and Assistants
Sunday night the office secretaries are good to help me with clean up. But Monday, Marlene is there to do whatever she can to lighten my load. We have a lot to do in a short period of time so I am always appreciative of whatever........especially in regards to washing dishes and cleaning up after my messes. We get up at 4am Monday morning after a late Sunday night and take the missionaries to the airport. The Assistants are responsible for getting everybody up on time, dressed and ready to leave promptly at 4:30am. We get them all checked in and say our final farewells and head back to the house for a couple hours of shut eye. We have to be at the Bus Central at ll:30am to pick up our new Elders from the CCM and so at some time that morning I prepare the Lasagna, green salad, corn and brownies, set the table so that we can eat our comida soon after interviews with President are completed. This change we received Hermana Sarao and Elders Martinez, Aguirre, Hernandez, Soto and Guzman. They are excited to join our forces. This part of the change day runs surprisingly smoothly...because we have no outside contributors. I love this picture of Elder Verdeja and President Cox. Our biggest challenge is dealing with immigration for our American missionaries....We've tried so many different approaches but still struggle. Elder Verdeja is patient and works through each difficulty with exactness. We appreciate his service.