Tuesday, January 12, 2016

District Meeting and Shopping

We started our day by driving to the Clearwater/Palm Harbor Wards' building for a district meeting.  The St. Petersburg North District meets there.  The missionaries are given a district meeting outline, and they are good at following it.  Sometimes, too good.  They don't want to deviate from the outline even if the missionaries are engaged in a good discussion on a specific topic.  But I suppose they can't be faulted for trying to be obedient.  The topics for this week were on planning and obedience.  They have had training before on these topics, but repetition is good and new missionaries are regularly arriving.

We then took two Sister Missionaries shopping.  They needed some additional clothes and better shoes.  Women's shoes are not designed for walking.  As one of the sisters said at at recent training meeting, "I just assumed that my feet were supposed to hurt at the end of the day, and then I got some shoes with adequate arch support."  Many of the Sisters wear flat soled shoes with no support at all.  It took all afternoon, but Renee was able to help them find some good shoes and mission appropriate blouses and skirts.  I drove them around and then sat and studied.

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