|Brent counting out missionaries monthly allowance|
Between Thanksgiving, Zone Conferences and our first cyclone of the season, we have had a pretty full week. This was my first Thanksgiving away from family, but luckily we were so busy I didn't have too much time to feel sorry for myself. Elder Haleck, from the week for a mission tour so the president was gone for almost the entire week. (Due to the area presidency, was visiting the mission this storm he is still gone - stuck in American Samoa.) The big chore in the office was making sure all 167 missionaries got their monthly allowance of $130 Tala (Less then $60). Brent always gets pretty stressed over this, as he is still dealing with a lot of money, and he does not like to be one penny off.
|Sisters Satieu and Callahan stuffing turkeys|
|Sitting Down for Thanksgiving Dinner - 2015|
|A Few of the Missionaries Enjoying Thanksgiving|
Friday started with an internet message of an approaching cyclone - category one. It has been raining for almost a week solid, so I could not imagine there could be more rain - but believe me- there is more rain than you can imagine that comes with tropical storms! The ward Christmas Party on the beach was cancelled because of the storm, and it was too stormy to be out, so I threw a senior Cyclone Party together.
|Nativity made by Sister Hunt|
With Thanksgiving over, that means Christmas is right around the corner. I think my only decoration will be a small nativity I purchased from a sister in the ward. December is going to be a busy month with the missionaries involved in community service projects, and musical programs. I don't think I will miss the stress of shopping and wrapping. Hopefully I can enjoy a simple Christmas. My scripture for the week is Psalms 69:30 "I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving." We all have so much to be thankful for! My greatest blessings are my family and friends, the Atonement of Jesus Christ, and the understanding I have of Heavenly Father's plan for each of us. Love and Best Wishes!