Tonight after visiting the potato farm, we headed to Royal City where Tyson Allred was holding a Daily Dose huddle. A huddle is what they call a class or group. Huddles meet for 30 minutes twice a week to learn conversational English. There are 48 lessons taught in a year. Each stands independent. Some of these students have been attending classes for 2 or 3 years. They Love it. A huddle can have up to 10 people in it. If it gets bigger, the huddle is split. We have dozens of “facilitators” like Tyson teaching huddles through out our mission.Tonight they were learning how to navigate at a bank. They learn vocabulary and conversation by repetition. It was really fun to be with them. They laugh a lot and help cheer each other on. Some of these class members are LDS and some aren’t. Classes begin and end with prayer and sometimes simple gospel topics are taught (like how to pray).
This huddle is held in the packing shed of one of our local Bishops. I took a peek at the packing shed, shut down for the night afterwards:
We are in full apple picking production mode here in Washington! The roads are full of semi trucks hauling bins to packing shed and plants. These semis can carry 30-38 bins per load. They seem to be running day and night. This packing shed smelled like apple heaven!