December 2, 2013
This week was a whirlwind! A lot of people were out of town for the holiday, so we didn't teach as much as we would have liked, but it was a good week nonetheless.
Thanksgiving was great! We went to our ward turkey bowl, where my team got second place and Elder Campbell's won first. Then, we had our first dinner at 1:30 with the LaVecchias. The highlight of that dinner was.... the sweet potatoes! They were like candy!! They make them mashed to a cream, mixed in with sugar and brown sugar, topped with roasted almonds and more brown sugar. MAN those were good.
Our second dinner was at 5:30 with another family. That one was great too. Then we played Mexican Train Dominoes.
|A hug from Dad (He sent it in an email--this fine brother delivered it!)|
On Friday, we had another Thanksgiving feast with a different family in the ward, and after that I was pretty much done with turkey.
On Saturday, we did a little bit of service for the LaVecchias, putting up Christmas lights! Once they're all done, I'll send a picture.
Our ward is slowly but surely getting on board with the hastening of the work. We're getting more scheduled appointments, which makes our days run smoother. Hopefully more people will be in town this week and we'll be able to teach tons!
I hope your Thanksgiving was awesome! Keep reading the scriptures and choosing the right!
I love you all!
A Thought from Mom:
"What we need now is the greatest generation of missionaries in the history of the Church. We need worthy, qualified, spiritually energized missionaries who, like Helaman's 2,000 stripling warriors, are 'exceedingly valiant for courage, and also for strength and activity' and who are 'true at all times in whatsoever thing they [are] entrusted' (Alma 53:20)."
~ Elder M. Russell Ballard