These Elders live here - Elder Mata and Elder Espiritu - and they were so excited to open up this new area and meet in their apartment. The big doors is where they hold church and you will see that on the inside - you go in and face the street. They don't use the doors.
This is set up for Sacrament meeting and we are facing the big doors. Kind of noisy but they are so happy to have a place to meet. The Elders totally set this up to every detail. Elder Halladay and I spent a few days hauling chairs, pulpit, blackboard etc. We got them what they needed but they organized and took care of everything and did a wonderful job. They had about 25 come.
The night before I get another text which says, sorry Sister but we have to change the time of the baptism to 8:00 - can you be here at 7:00. That meant up at 4:30 to leave at 5:00. The loss of sleep was well worth it. It was a lovely ride that time of morning. It started raining before we got there. This is the long, bumpy, muddy road to the ocean.
For sacrament meeting they had two speakers and then they announced Norm would be the concluding speaker. He stood up and said he thought it would be nice if we stood and sang a song The poor girl playing the piano is just a beginner and had no clue what was going on. She asked me if I would play. Totally putting her on the spot. Then he asked the sister missionaries to speak and he asked me to speak which left him 5 min. to give his prepared talk. Sometimes I feel like to squish him. I guess he thought he was in charge and could do what he wanted and he did.
This is Sister Syballa and her daughter, Liahona, it was their house that they poured cement floor.
The District President came over and asked if I would be in charge of the music for our upcoming conference which is January 24 and 25th. I am to put a choir together. Now that should be interesting. I haven't met one person that can play the piano. They all live miles away. I have no clue how that is going to happen.
I am happy to say this past week has been cooler. I don't have the air conditioner on right now - just a fan. We always have both going. December and January I understand are suppose to be cooler and even though it is hot - it is cooler.