Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Winding Down

We hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving. We did! We had a traditional Thanksgiving dinner at the Mission Home. Everything was delicious.

Delia is an amazing cook. She has been cooking for the Mission Home for 20 years and makes some amazing dishes. President and Sister Howard are always such gracious hosts so every occasion is special.

We were without internet for several days so didn’t get to talk with anyone from home over the holiday but we’re sure everything was fine and yummy. We’ve had quite a few baptisms lately and it is exciting.

During the past 6 weeks we’ve watched 9 members of one family in Trece Branch join the Church. The Zone is doing so well and working so hard. It makes us very proud of them.

Monday night was our LAST Family Home Evening. It’s hard to believe. Our Zone was here and 8 of the office Elders and 2 Sisters came from Makati.

The roast beef and mashed potatoes and gravy were a hit. We have one more FHE on December 6th but it will be on-the-road as we are traveling to the Temple as a Zone to see the Christmas lights there.

As our time here is winding down we are so grateful for our many blessings. We have loved every missionary (over 100) who has come through our Zone. The Senior Couples are fantastic and the Howard’s are fabulous too. The members of the Church here and the Philippine people in general are beyond description. They have treated us like royalty and we love them so much. Our testimonies have been strengthened by their example and humility. We have also been so blessed to have such a stupendous support group at home! We love our family and friends very much and are looking forward to being home. But, golly, we’re really going to miss our family and friends in the Philippines too!


Natalie said...

I know you guys will be surly missed in the Philippines by the people you have served and served with. But can't we be a little selfish and want you home too??? Love you both and counting down the days with the kids when we get to see you again!!!

crooksville said...

Thank you. It was a wonderful Thanksgiving. Our nearly 29 year old daughter fixed the feast for her very first time, and it was fabulous!!! No need to carve the turkey, it fell off the bone! Even the stuffing was worth stuffing ourselves.

Ginger, Natalie, whomever is in charge of the homecoming, please give us a call at (928) 830-6863 ASAP!!