|Hard at work|
|Beyond Jeff's mechanical ability|
The work is complicated. We have a lot to learn. And resolving issues on the phone with vendors, banks, insurance companies, and others requires more vocabulary than we have. The prospect of our sweet German couple leaving the office in our hands as they end their church service mission is terrifying. They complete their mission in November, so we have to learn fast and hope that the Swiss elder who works part time in the office will step up and help us out from time to time.
One morning we went to the local government office to register. There was much stamping of documents and the woman stared for a long time at our marriage license (we were told to bring a certified copy). I'm not sure what was on there that was so important. When we left the office, there was a small open air market right outside, and we found a pastry with a poppy seed filling that was pretty good.
|Flower, baked goods, sausage, and fresh raw chicken|
Following is a short pictorial tour of the mission office. We are here from 8:00 until about 4:30 every day (or longer). We are trying to protect the sacred funds used to support the missionary effort. We start each day with whoever else is here and have a short devotional and prayer together. Then it's time to go to work!
|Welcome to the office|
|We have a small kitchen|
|The conference room we use for weekly staff meetings|
|Reception and Mission Secretary's office|
|President's office - rarely used as he is out with the missionaries all the time|