Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Parties

We invited the missionaries over for a Christmas Buffet. 9 Elders, 3 Sisters, and Irene my special, young adult friend and helpful translator who served her mission in Toulouse, France and is now working at the university as an assistant to an english professor. I made a turkey, gravy, potatoe salad, french sausage hor d'ouvres and bought a Panatone (Italian Christmas Bread), and soda . One miss. brought mashed potatoes from a box that his Mom had sent, another brought dressing, that his Mom sent. We also had yummy french bread, rice salad, 2 quiches that one of the Sister Bouqout. We finished with delicious crepes made by Irene. The missionaries ate every last morsel of just about everything. They all came as a group on the metro, riding and walking for about 1 1/2 hrs.
We had a great time together. We sang Christmas hymns. They sounded so good. They even sang harmonizing parts. We played games, laughed and talked until everyone had to leave. When I brought out the Panatine, Sister Santos from Brazil was delighted. She said they eat that in her country and it was her favorite. She said I made her day by getting it. Of course I was careful to send a big piece home with her.

Just before they left, they presented us with a special gift. They had all gotten together and got us a picture frame with sections and all of their pictures as well as one of the Savior in it. There are empty spots for us and our fam too. I was so touched by their thoughtfullness.

It was a wonderful day.

In the evening DH and I went to visit a neighbor with a little Noel gift. We visited about an hour and then asked if we could come back to tell them about Jesus Christ. They said sure we can, but that they really didn't believe in anything. Well, we are happy to go and teach them about the most important person ever to have lived, our Savior Jesus Christ. Keep David and Stepanie in your prayers. They also have a daughter about 14, whose name neigher DH nor I could understand.


txmommy said...

how fun!!
Merry Christmas!

Sharon said...

The food looks great which is not surprising with you as the cook. Also looking great is your fun missionary group.

One For All said...

Your apartment is cute! And it looks like you have lots of new friends to be with you through your journey. Love you both!

** Dre and Yoho ** said...

thats soo fun!! Merry xams!! We love you guys!