Sunday, November 27, 2011
"As for us, we had a wonderful thanksgiving dinner! The other Elders picked up a duck Sunday night from a member, and she stayed the night in the bathroom. The following morning, we took her outside for some fresh air, and she enjoyed her time playing with the 3 little kids that live upstairs as we prepared the cement-block oven and purchased other necessary ingredients. It was sad to say goodbye, but at length we sent the children upstairs and prepared our friend for dinner. It was a little messy, and a little heart-wrenching after the time we had spent together, but we were pretty hungry. After the eulogy we began plucking it, but soon got tired of that, so just skinned it, took out its innards, and prepared it for the oven! We made it like a tinfoil dinner, and in a matter of an hour or so we had a tasty addition to our meal. It tasted good. Duck tends to be a little tough, but it had a good savor. In short, we had a very full-of-thanks thanksgiving."
Friday, November 25, 2011
Elder Pettit informed us in his last email that he has been assigned as the new Assistant to the President beginning in December. He was transferring immediately to begin training for his new assignment. He will miss his current area and the people there, but he is excited to be working with the missionaries in the Iloilo mission!