We had our fourth zone leader council today. Three of our previous zone leaders are now training new missionaries and so we had three new zone leaders with us. We were very excited to have them, and look forward to great things with their leadership.
I taught on how to better use the training model (explain, demonstrate, practice, evaluate and re-practice) in their training meetings and in companionship study, how to improve baptismal services and how to use them as a tool for finding new investigators. President Wagner taught the atonement from lesson 2, The Plan of Salvation. I always love the way he teaches because he makes everything sound so simple, yet so profound.
And of course we fed them--breakfast, a snack and lunch.
Sister H and I take turns cooking. One month I cook American food and the next month she cooks Mexican. This was her month and she did everything from scratch! No cans or jars for her!!
We had rice with carrots, onions and garlic, refried beans and chicken enchiladas with a sauce made from green tomatoes, onions, cilantro, chilies and chicken broth.
And then for dessert Sister H. made a carrot cake and an orange cake both in pans and cooked on top of the stove!! (The people here rarely use ovens.)
I know I have a lot of eating pictures on the blog, but we feed the missionaries a lot. And I always have to use the green tablecloth because it is the only one I have that fits that table.
After lunch we had the cleanup. Sister H. and I both looked at the mess and at the same time said, "Where do we start?" I am pretty sure we used every pan, blender, spoon, spatula, bowl and knife in the kitchen. These pictures were taken after most of the mess had been cleaned.
And of course they also had to take pictures of each other.