Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving Day!

Thanksgiving Day here began with Elder Tiffany getting up early and heading to the Zone Leaders house to cook the turkey because we don't have an oven in our apartment. Sister Tiffany stayed home to do the other preparations for the meal.  All the elders from each branch were in for the holiday. The Elders began the morning by doing service projects for various members.
Our resurrected Lord declared, “Ye know the things that ye must do in my church; for the works which ye have seen me do, that shall ye also do; for that which ye have seen me do even that shall ye do"
Each companionship was given an assignment for the dinner and the zone leaders chose to make the potatoes.  The day before, our island was out of potatoes and we were praying that the container ship would come in and have some produce on it. We were well blessed.  In the early afternoon after the service project the Elders went to the store and sure enough they had potatoes out.  Oh the boys were soooo happy.  Elder Jones knew just how to make them tasty.  We almost had to resort to eating rice --- they were not excited because they always eat rice.
We are just about ready for dinner here, we have everything cooked, prepared and on the table.  Elder Allred the zone leader is sharing what he is thankful for this year. We went around the table so everyone could take a turn sharing.  We then blessed the food and it was dinner time. . .
“And ye must give thanks unto God in the Spirit for whatsoever blessing ye are blessed with.

After dinner we had homemade pie, Chocolate cream and Pumpkin with a mighty dollop of Cool Whip!

After all of us were full and told of what they were thankful for the Elders decided it was time to go around the room and tell about the most embarassing moment. Boy, did we ever hear some great stories.  They laughed and laughed and laughed.  Then we played the cookie game, the ping pong games and did a lot more laughing and enjoying spending time together.  We love our Elders and thank each parent and person who had a hand in raising such fine young men.  Also for sharing them with the Micronesia people and us.  Thank you!  We know the Lord sends his very best to the Micronesia Guam Mission because we have spent time with them and we testify they are His best.

We bear our testimony to you that the Lord wants us to be grateful and thankful unto him. Let us follow Him. Let us emulate His example. Let us obey His words. By so doing, we give to Him the divine gift of gratitude.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!


1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much Elder and Sister Tiffany, because I'm able to see my son and know he was taken care of for Thanksgiving. I always know that Heavenly Father will take care of my son Elder Vehikite and its great to confirm that by your blog and the pictures we see. Thank you so much. Love Sister Vehikite.

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