When we arrived in the mission, there was a tradition that the missionaries wear a raya in their hair. The word actually means streak, line or stripe, but in this case it used to designate a part in their hair.
The white handbook for elders reads:
Hair. Keep your hair relatively short (not clipped too close) and evenly tapered. Extreme or faddish styles—including spiked, permed, or bleached hair or a shaved
head—are not appropriate.
Presidente was pleased to carry on with the raya tradition. He has had the same hairstyle since he first had hair.
Nowadays, I have to be grateful that he still has hair to part.
The missionaries seem to enthusiastically embrace the raya. Certain missionaries have such a distinctive raya that they are known for it mission-wide.
Not only are we the best mission in all the world…
our missionaries have the best rayas , as well!