It is now Sunday afternoon on February 14, 2016. It has been a really crazy week in many ways and a GREAT week in others. I will explain.
|Choir practice with missionaries on Thursday morning|
On Sunday, we went to the Naga 1st Ward which meets in the Canaman chapel. We met with the Bishop about a girl in his ward who has been taking piano lessons from Sister Hoopes. She needs encouragement and support from the ward. After this meeting, we went back to our Naga chapel where we attended Priesthood and Relief Socity with the Naga 2nd Ward. This was just for fun as we had invited the Watson's over for dinner in the afternoon. Our Naga 3rd ward now meets at 1 pm.
Monday was English tests again for most of the day. We will finish up the testing tomorrow for all of those going home in March.
|One of two practice Lemon Meringue pies. The Elders were|
thrilled to be able to test it for us.
Thursday was District meeting day for all districts. We had called a Final Practice for the Missionary Choir which was held in the Canaman chapel. This chapel was being cleaned for the visit of Elder Nelson and it took a major effort to get them to open up and let the missionaries come in to practice but after the practice they all had to go elsewhere for their district meetings. We went back to our apartment to continue with the food prep and testing.
|Food prep at our place on Friday. We also had lunch with|
the Watsons this day.
Friday Sister Hoopes and Sister Watson went shopping for the final things needed for the food preparation on Saturday and Sunday. Piano lessons in the evening for Sister Hoopes which went until 8 pm.
|Sisters surveying the table for the guests.|
He then left a special Apostolic blessing upon all the missionaries. It was very special to all of us who were there.
|After the General Authorities left the Mission Home.|
This week was truly different because it involved so much of the food preparation and cleanup to make the visit for these General Authorities special. Also, we were glad to take the burden of food prep and planning off Sister Reeder. The choir practice and singing, proved to be quite stressful as I, Sister Hoopes,was running back and forth between the Mission Home, where we were feeding our visiting authorities, and the chapel, where we had 20 minutes for a final practice. Me thinks I must have been acting quite stressed out because Elder Howard said. "It's alright Sister Hoopes you just have to have faith. It's good!", as I was trying to get "38 youngster's" into place and ready to go, before an Apostle of the Lord appeared to shake their hands!!!
That's all for this week. Hopefully, things slow down a little.