Well my lovely family, it's been a weird but pretty good week. Pretty much the entire week was focused on the Thanksgiving activity which was a big hit. I'll talk more about it later.
Maandag- Well after emailing we went to dinner with Familie BijKerk and they were just sooo great! I love them.
Dinsdag- My last day with Zuster Woodbury. We had a good district meeting and then we went to this huge Markt in the middle of central Rotterdam in search for some of the things we needed for decorations. We ended up finding everything we needed which was a miracle. Then that night we had dinner with Familie Rojas, a family that just moved from Spain. It was a really nice last night together. The kids only really speak spanish so they would talk to us and and we would have no idea what was going on haha. The parents speak pretty good english though. So anyway I said my first prayer in spanish! The 6 year old whispered the words in my ear and then I said them. It was super great =). Then we went home and Zuster Woodbury packed up while I worked on stuff for the activity. We pulled our mattresses downstairs and slept together under the Christmas tree.
Woensdag- I took my best friend to the Rotterdam train station and had to say goodbye. It was really hard, but she's super happy in Lelystad so that's good. Then I went shopping with Zuster Koppe for all the food for the activity. After that I picked up my new companion Zuster Djoukeng and we spend some time working on the activity, and then we did some door contacting, and then we had dinner with Familie Van Rangelrooy which was delightful as usual.
Donderdag- We went and bought Crisco by the Molen to make bij crust and then we went to Zuster Van Driel Kluit and had lunch and picked up a food processor. Then we spent the REST of the day cutting and cooking. Then in the evening we went to the church and decorated the place and got it all ready.
Vrijdag- We spent the morning finishing up cooking two pumpkin pies and then went to the church by one and started cooking. From one until six we were cooking mass amounts of mashed potatoes, green beans, turkey filets, and gravy. It was crazy. At 6 people started showing up but the turkeys weren't there until almost 7 so we didn't start eating until then. Everyone loved the food and it tasted just like (well almost just like) a real American thanksgiving dinner. After everyone had eaten dinner the Young men and Young women had made a "mormon message" on thankfullness and so we all watched that. Then the High Priests presented a short history on how the thanksgiving tradition actually started here in the Netherlands. Then we had dessert and sparkling apple cider. Then I shared a short scripture on living in thanksgiving daily. I thanked everyone for all they had done, and then Zuster Koppe stood up and said thank you Zuster Mizell. Then everyone started clapping and cheering and whisteling, and standing up for what seemed like forever. I felt really loved and appreciated it was amazing. Then we all cleaned up and we didn't get home until 10:30.
Zaterdag- The alarm didn't go off so we didn't get up until 8:30. It was quite the blessing. I needed the extra sleep. Then we did weekly planning and then went and visited Zuster Stafford. We looked up some people and then contacted a few people. We met two women one who speaks Portugese and another who speaks Spanish. Good thing our ward has a portugese/spanish group!
Zondag- Church was wonderful. I'm just in love with the ward and feel so much love and support from them. Then we stayed at the church until it was time for choir practice. We sang for 2 hours then headed home for dinner and then went out for a little bit and contacted.
Well that was my week. I love and miss you all. Have a wonderful week yourselves.