Thursday, November 28, 2013

Giving Thanks in South Africa

Thoughts on Thanksgiving

It was a feast!  To our stomachs and to our spirits.  I learned that even though my thoughts were on Lisa's sweet potato soufflé, Ryan's adventures in the desert of Nevada, Loni's walnut pie, Jed's food fights, and Jesse's endless work hours, and the joyful noise of fifteen grandchildren that being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints brings with it the blessing of being with family no matter where you go in the world.  

We had a lovely day with 12 other couple missionaries.  The traditional meal was enjoyed.  We were even able to find cranberries (or a close substitute).  

Each couple here has a sweet story to share.  Each with different backgrounds.  Interestingly four of the couples serving here come from either Southern Utah or Southern Nevada.  In a previous life some were janitors, doctors, lawyers, judges, explosive technician, teachers, bankers, and more.

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