It is always a unique experience to be a missionary during the holiday seasons. As it got closer to Thanksgiving, we had a lot of invites to Thanksgiving dinner. We ended up going to eat at our Ward Mission Leader's home with his family. It was delicious food and it is always good to be with a family, even if it isn't my own.
One of the highlights of Thanksgiving Day was that we were able to visit an older sister in our ward. We were able to share about the difference between a temple and a church with her granddaughter's husband who is not a member. We also got to set up a time to go back and share more about the church with him. We had visited before a few times, but were never able to teach anything until Thanksgiving Day.
On Thanksgiving morning, we also played ultimate Frisbee and ate chips and salsa at an indoor sports center that is owned by a member. There were a bunch of other missionaries there too. It was great!
Usually during the week there is a theme or pattern (it seems) to the lessons we teach. This week it felt like we talked a lot about church and keeping the Sabbath day holy. Something that really stood out for me this week is that keeping the Sabbath day holy is more than just a list of "do not’s" but also includes the list of "do's.” Our Heavenly Father tells us what we need to do to be the most happy and to have the most peace in our lives. This includes being careful how we spend our Sundays. I am also so grateful for church. It is nice to learn from all those around us.
I love you all and I am so grateful for the amazing examples you are to me. I am grateful for your love and kindness and the light and hope you give to others. Keep up the great work! You are in my prayers. Love, Sister Cluff.