Over the river and through the woods to Wheeler's Flat they came!
Seven couples from left to right. In the dark shirt and his wife in the pink shirt is Elder and Sister Blatter from Montana. Next to them with the pilgrim hat and in the yellow shirt are the Silcock's from Burley Idaho. Our newest couple from Layton, Utah are Elder and Sister Kjar (pronounced Care…he was a school counselor and they called him Care Bear). The Stapley's from Gilbert Arizona. He is the tall one in the back and his wife is the Indian. Working clockwise now are the Chase's from Northern Utah. You know the next two turkeys, and in the front are Elder and Sister Thomas from Draper, Utah.
We had a blast. We love the people we serve in Africa, but it sure is nice to talk to someone occasionally that knows what Costco and Target are.
The birds went in the oven at 10:30. Turkey's are a rare commodity here. I paid R 500 or 50 American dollars for these two birds. They were worth every penny.
A few minutes of girl talk. I'm thankful for that.
We had many volunteers to carve the birds. Everyone brought delicious dishes to share. Appetizers, drinks, sweet potato soufflé, green bean casserole, homemade rolls, green salad, jello salad. It was hummers. And Oh my for the pies. Elder Silcocks blackberry pie was the hit.
After dinner we played some Thanksgiving games, took our photo booth pictures, and had a wonderful lesson led by President Thomas on Faith with a great discussion to follow. We love our fellow couple missionaries. They all bring such a different aspect to SACTM.
Yup…We Do Give Thanks, Oh Lord!