Oh my word, can I just tell you that sending all of those picture of food was probably the rudest form of torture in the entire world? All of the missionaries gathered around my computer and salivated over all of that food. That all looks so amazing. I am so jealous that you all got to eat and have Thanksgiving. It looks like you out did yourself back again mom! All of the decorations look great! I know how much hard work goes into that, and I am so glad I wasn't there to help! ;) haha joke no more! :)
I have never been so tired in my life. I have been able to get sleep 1 hour every night this week because my companion has been sick! But it's all good, because when we went to the hospital in Lenakel we got an ice cream cone!!! A REAL ONE!! I WAS SOO HAPPY!! :) My Thanksgiving wasn't that big this year. I drew my companion a hand turkey and told her Happy Thanksgiving. We ran out of food, and the only thing left in our house was a tube of popcorn kernals. We were excited too much to eat popcorn because we have been CRAVING American food!! I put them on the stove and then went to borrow something from the neighbors. When I came back my companion was asleep and the entire house was filled with smoke. I ran to the stove and turned it off. After I got tongs to try to take the lid off and when I did flames came out of the pot. Needless to say, my Thanksgiving dinner was nothing compared to yours. Happy Thanksgiving to me I guess? haha. (Good thing our house didn't catch on fire, we have been out of water for two days...) haha
On Tuesday this week we also received news that our unit will be shut down for the time being. There are some tribal situations going on that made it so our unit can not meet anymore. For the time being we are no longer allowed to even proselyte in that area whatsoever. We cannot even walk about on that side of our area. We had all of the people that used to attend the unit meet together so that we could tell them the news. My heart broke for all of these people as I told them. They all cried and cried as we carried the sacrament trays and calico out of the unit. We cried the whole way home and all of the mama's did not want us to leave. I know that Papa God is testing the faith of these people and of us as missionaries. He needs us to sacrifice for a small time and then he will show us his plan for us. It is just so hard because we have worked so hard in this area and had 8 people ready to get baptized this Saturday. Now we will not be able to do that for the time being. We have been fasting and praying all week to understand Papa's will for our unit. I know that the unit will stand back up again. I know that Satan is working really hard, but Papa God will always win. On Sunday many of the people from the unit made the walk to the Branch to worship. We all cried as they shared their sweet testimonies of sacrifice. This week has been a very faith testing week, but I am so grateful for all of these trials that I have faced here. They are making me tough, and helping me learn patience. Missionary work is amazing!!! The experiences are experiences that I will never forget! Thank you for all of the support and prayers!! I hope that you all have a fantastic week!