We have been working with the young missionaries to set up for and perform the Foreignoy event this evening in the Plaza in downtown San Jose. We watched them rehearse yesterday afternoon. Sister Sessions has been frantically sewing for three days to get dresses made, not using any patterns. They will be great dresses, but will be used for a matter of minutes. Doesn't seem worth the effort. But, the missionaries think they will get tons of interest in the church and teaching opportunities. We hope so.
We have been walking and we hand out invitations right and left for the Foreignoy. I made, no less than 8, trips back and forth from the church to the plaza, hauling chairs, media, tables, banners, banana trees. Now all I can think of is cleaning up after and hauling all this stuff back from whence it came.
Hot, humid here. The food is still bothering me. Of course, Sister Sessions is fine. I wish I could have one tenth of her patience and constitution.
We had our interview with President Aquino. He wants us to take the Zone Leaders tomorrow and go north to open up two new areas. We are to find apartments that can house two missionaries and that is large enough to hold Sacrament meeting. Currently, there are two families in two different barangays (little towns) and they will serve as twigs from which branches will grow. Sounds pretty fun to me.
He also gave us directions to start working with branch presidents and the district president on home and visiting teaching and growing individuals (and leaders) for the coming stake. That also sounds pretty fun. I studied most of yesterday while Sister S sewed. I am pretty sure I had the best of the day. There are some great training videos on LDS.org about the leadership training held earlier. I want to use several to help train in the branches.