|Thanksgiving morning dip!|
Our Thanksgiving Day started with a quick trip to the beach. Roger went in and surfed for a couple of hours and I was able to have a wonderful walk along the beach and pier, pass out some "He is the Gift" pass along cards and enjoy the wonderful weather! What a great start to the day! It was perfect weather and it was fun to see so many people out enjoying it. I totally enjoyed it.
|The servers getting ready to open the doors to the homeless.|
|Part of our crew. Roger,|
Sister Soffe, Cheri and Bart
There was another man I talked to who had a good job and a wife six years ago but he lost his job and then lost his wife and then lost everything else - home, health etc. He is now living on the streets trying to get enough money to get in to an apartment again. The stories go on and on.
|Oh my! So many people - so much food - so much fun!|
|Around the table, Veronica, me, Roger, |
Sister Soffe, Bart, Cheri, Elder Knorr
and Sister Knorr
Everyone there but the lady in our ward were not members or were inactive and we were able to talk with them and make new friends. What a great evening.
|Three of the chefs after the meal!|
The rest of our week was full of stuff the normal stuff - missionaries, finances, beautiful sunsets, Rubio's Taco Tuesdays, missionaries, and we even got phone calls from some of the family!
|Someone gave us a suit|
to give to a missionary that needs
it. Elder Rodriguez is getting fitted
for it. He was so happy to get it!
We have a couple in our mission who were called to go to India but their visas aren't going to come through until January. They had already rented their place so they couldn't go home. So they let them come to our mission until they get things settled with India. They will be the only couple in India and are going to come in on Monday and learn as much as they can about the working of the office. Can't imagine only having one couple to do all we do. Their mission is much smaller but still...... Right now it is the mission president and the missionaries doing it all.
|Clayton, the Mission President's son|
made this for us!
We bought a Christmas Tree for the office on Wednesday. It was so weird. It was 88 degrees and we were buying a Christmas Tree! Christmas music and decorations everywhere and we were so hot!
We are going to make it a "He is the Gift" tree. We have made cards that say "I will share the gift by_________." They will fill it out, sign it and put it on our tree.
I spent about a 10 to 15 minutes today putting up all of our decorations for our apartment! A little 4 foot tree with very few decorations and a red bow on the front door! That's it. It is enough to feel Christmasy though!