HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM THE EBEYE DISTRICT MISSIONARIES!
Marshall Islands Majuro Mission
|Back: Wilson, Prisbrey, Ben (Benevidez), Jolley, Watkins|
Front: Robert, Golea, Whitney, Mahit
|With love, from Elder and Sister Becker!|
Our amazing Missionaries of Ebeye enjoying Thanksgiving Day at our apartment.
|Sister Whitney, Sister Mahit, Elder Golea|
|typical scene - shoes at the door|
|Elder Prisbrey (District Leader), Elder Wilson, Elder Robert (local missionary)|
|Elder Golea and Sister Whitney, making words|
|Elder Ben, Elder Jolley, Elder Watkins|
We asked everyone to share a little bit about what they had to be grateful for on this Thanksgiving Day. We heard some amazingly strong testimonies from these young representatives of the Lord. I heard many words of how grateful they are that they are on this small island of Ebeye (including me), and the lessons they are learning from the sweet humble people of this land. They bore such strong testimonies of how they have come closer to Christ and have gained stronger testimonies of the Gospel. It was gratifying to hear of their thankfulness for the love and support they receive from loved ones at home and far away. I told them that it is my hope that somehow Elder Becker and I can help fill in that gap as we act as their "parents" while they are so far away from family and loved ones. We consider all of these young missionaries like our children and want to do everything we can to support them as they labor so diligently. I do think the best missionaries, the cream of the crop, have been sent to the Marshall Islands Majuro Mission! They are A.MAZ.ING!
We had some of the usual fixings, turkey, potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, fruit salad, carrot sticks and green peppers. We also had instant sweet potatoes (I wouldn't recommend doing that again, but we had to try!), brownies and a pumpkin dessert. I missed having regular pumpkin pie, so I am going to search around for a pie tin for next time (Christmas). Nothing beats good old pumpkin pie!
|Time for the food!|
|Sister Mahit helping with the clean-up.|
|And I finally get to eat! At least they left me plenty before they went back for seconds!|