"Kits de Cocina: Missionary Service Project in the Dominican Republic"
Elder Darrel L. Hammon
Here in the Dominican Republic we have a Centro de Capacitacion Misional (CCM), which is the Missionary Training Center (MTC) in the Caribbean Area. Missionaries who will be serving in the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Mexico, or perhaps another Spanish-speaking county may spend some of their time here.
As in all MTCs or CCMs, missionaries need service projects. Here in the Bishops' Storehouse, we have several projects the missionaries can do--everything from dry packing food to stocking shelves to cleaning. One of the projects we needed done was "Kits de Cocina" or Kitchen Kits for emergency purposes. Here are the items in a "Kit de Cocina":
big aluminum pot Calderos de aluminio (26 cms)
bathroom tissue rollos de papel de bano
plastic bowl (big) lebrillos plasticos (24 cms)
candles paquetes de velas
small lighter encenderdor (pequeno)
plastic plates platos plasticos
plastic glasses vasos plasticos
bowls tacitas plasticas
stainer colador plastico
ladle (no holes) cucharon liso
ladle (with holes) curada con hoyos
knife cuchillo #7
silverware set de cubiertos
can opener destapador multiuso
metal cup (jug) jarros de alumino #12
All of these items are place in a five-gallon plastic bucket and sealed. Yes, every item can be placed in a bucket. The missionaries found an organized way to place all of the items.
The missionaries came the past two Mondays for about an hour or so. We had 250 buckets to fill.
1) one set to take off all of the place wrap from the cooking pot;
2) two sets of missionaries to verify what was in the buckets and make sure everything on the list was in the bucket;
3) two sets of missionaries to stack the buckets when they were finished;
4) a set of missionaries to put together one of the other pots we put in the bucket; and
5) the rest of the missionaries placing the items in a new bucket. One of the elders would place the items in the bucket, and the other elder would mark it off the list. This organization went very well.