Elder Griotti, one of the zone leaders of the Madrid South zone, asked me if their zone could come to the mission home for a Preparation-Day. Naturally, I said yes. A couple of days later, he called and asked if they could invite the Madrid East zone. Naturally, I said yes. A few days after that he called again and asked if the Cuatro Caminos zone could come, too. Naturally, I gulped and said yes That added up to 58 missionaries!
Mireya, our housekeeper, boiled about ten pounds of potatoes and a dozen eggs on Tuesday. Then Wed. morning I made potato salad, a big cheese cake, and seasoned potato wedges. Hermana Jewell made two huge chocolate cakes and with the help of Hnas. Moulton and Smith, I made about 10 kilos (22 lbs.) of Sloppy Joe meat. I bought 120 hamburger buns!!! They also went through three bags of tortilla chips and two quarts of salsa. The only food left after lunch was a little meat and a few buns. My, those missionaries can eat!
The mission home sits across the street from a public activity center, so the missionaries can play soccer, basketball, or tennis, and we have a pingpong table, croquet game and a piano. Everyone scattered to play for a few hours. We also have some fine pianists in the mission and some really excellent singers, so there was lots of singing and playing, which delighted me no end!
|Too many to name!|
|Hnas. Bustamante, Perez, Bell, Londono, Long and Sieverts|
|Standing in dining room: Hna. Bell, the Jewells, E. Knorr and Jensen|
Sitting on step: E. Iverson, Veintimilla, Otteson, Cardoso
Standing and sitting against glass doors: E. Hoskins and Araya
|Five Hermanas back to front: Perez, Bustamante, Read, Sieverts, Peterson|
|Hnas. Moulton and Smith spent several hours helping me shop and frying hamburger!|