conducted tours during the Open House and everything was in tiptop order thanks to our Maintenance people.
Hno Cux and his wife
Christopher and his wife of 5 months, Jessica
Griselda . Norma and Eddy are part of this team as well but I didn't get pictures of them. For Bob and I part of the joy of the evening's program was being introduced to the spouses of our co-workers. It was so much fun to meet Hno Arredondo's wife and visit with her. Hno Arredondo is a supervisor for the teachers and is just such a special friend. His wife's name is Melissa. We also met Hna Bruno's husband.
The food was all prepared by Carlos our Chef. He met with us on several occasions and assured me all would be well, and I had heard so many great complements of his catering abilities, I pretty much just ask him to prepare a list of his refreshments and let him work his miracles...and that he did. The food was beautifully presented and tasted unbelievably delicious.
We were asked by the Area Presidency to prepare 2 choral numbers for the Rededication Program. Wow. That was a long order. First of all, on Tuesday before the Thursday we were saying goodbye to all of our missionaries except the two groups of North Americans that still had time with us. We would not receive new Latinos until Wednesday and then we were expected to have a musical number ready for a live broadcast that would be heard and seen throughout Central America. Was that even possible? Yes it was. The North Americans that we had in our CCM were prepared to step up to the plate and perform. Many of them had sung in choral groups ...Hna Sainsbury even had her own copy of the special musical number they ended up singing, Olive Tree. There were 9 of them. Elders Beecher, Carver, Newman, Hilton, Warner, Vallalid;,Hnas Sainsbury, Logan and Boully. Hna Pitcher was at the piano and helped to coach this choir.
The other number was performed by Elders Vallalid, Marte, Perez, and Hno Abadullo; Hnas Leal, Linares, Garcia and Estrada. They sang an arrangement of "Tu Casa Amamos, Dios"
All in all, it was a wonderful to have these missionaries perform during this sacred occasion. We were truly blessed with beautiful voices.
Hermana Ivon de Leon works directly with Hno Cajas and answers to the needs of all the missionaries and those who come to the front desk early in the morning til mid day. Both these young women have their heads on straight. They are worked in the CCM first as teachers and have graduated to excellent secretaries. They know the ends and outs of our CCM. We are so grateful to all their hard work.
Elder Amado and Hermano Roberto Cajas our manager.