A week or so later we received some information from the committee chair. We learned that our stake was responsible for March 31, April 1 and April 2, and the other stakes were given different days. We were also told how many tour guides and ushers our stake was responsible for providing. At this point we still weren't clear on those individual responsibilities, but we were able to divide those numbers between the various units in our stake and work with the bishops and branch presidents as they made their assignments, which they did. We were trying to identify two types of volunteers - some who would work just on those three days, and others who would work at several different times throughout the entire month.
Then we actually had a committee meeting in Plantation!
That has also been a work in progress, but now that the tours have actually started, we know that our assignment is to keep things inside the temple flowing smoothly. We're responsible for placing our usher volunteers in strategic spots, mainly between rooms and in hallways, to help the tour guides know if the next room is empty, to open doors when necessary, and to prevent guests from wandering where they're not supposed to. When there are a lot of helpers, it's easier; when we're working with just a few we have to get more creative, but so far we've felt successful.
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