|Dear One opening the trailer of packages|
Because the missionaries on the sidewalk were so smart, they loaded one of the rolling carts into the trailer as well as three hand-carts, all with the idea of making the unloading go as well as the loading-up had been.
Each zone had its own room. Sister J had made zone signs for the rooms. I had made the check-off list for senior missionaries to use to be sure each missionary received his or her package and taped them to the outside of the doors. It worked like a charm! With every package labeled as to zone, as well as by name, nearly every package got to the right place. On a final walk-through the zone rooms, three packages were found in the wrong zone and removed to the correct zone (those lists I had made were useful...the seniors counted the packages, found three extra in one room, and moved them to the right room), and one box that Dear One had seen in the trailer and which seemed to be lost for about half an hour, was found, and put in the right room
Every missionary received one package, plus the gifts in the bags the senior missionaries had put together, plus a shiny stone for each of us to think of one non-Christ-like behavior we have that we will work on getting rid of from our lives, with the idea that when we are done with our "pretty" we will also dispose of the shiny stone. Which of my many flaws will I work on?! Hard to choose....
|the hot chocolate bar table|
|Fun Cat and Christmas Lights|
|Nifty Christmas suit|
Then they left and went back to work.