David was called and sustained to be a counselor in the District Presidency before he even arrived in New Zealand. Went from Elder Hirschi to President Hirschi. His wife isn't sure what to call him. President is Harry Gaastra. A great man with a wonderful wife and family of 9 children. We are filled with speaking engagements for the next few weeks trying to introduce ourselves to the 4 branches in our District. It is the Taranaki District with branches in New Plymouth, Waitra, Howera, and Maniah. There are 6 Elders serving in this District with Dave and I. We are having a Zone Conference tomorrow in Palmerston North (a three 1/2 hour drive). Looking forward to the training we will receive there. It's rained every day we have been here, but it has also had sunshine every day. One of the Counselors in the Branch Presidency in New Plymouth said where we live is called "Ingle-mud" instead of Inglewood because of all the rain we get. Yesterday we had an incredible afternoon. We've seen lots of beautiful sights. Happy to be here and getting about the work we were sent to do.