Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving on Ebeye

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

Sharing testimonies on gratitude.

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!
Chowing down

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!


  1. love seeing pics and hearing all about your adventures. you're awesome missionaries!

  2. Hi, we are Sister Whitney's parents, Jon and Sharon. We are so grateful for you watching over Kristan and helping her through this first, tough part of her mission.

    1. You have a sweet and faithful daughter who is trying her best. This island can be VERY difficult, especially for the young Sisters.