Well it’s finally Chrismastime and I’m happier than ever! (literally if anyone says anything about not celebrating Christmas before Thanksgiving we’re not friends anymore.) Prattville is all decked out and it’s the greatest thing ever.
The week started out great on Tuesday! We were able to see Norma Jean (a less active that we can NEVER contact) and she is doing well! And we had dinner with Mary Ann and TJ and THEY ARE DOING SO WELL!!! I am so, so, so proud of them. They are making such incredible strides. Honestly if Prattville had just them in it, it would still be the greatest area ever. (also that night at like 9:30 we were just chilling in our apartment and there’s a knock at the door and I go and answer it and it’s the elders they threw a literal DEAD SQUIRREL into our apartment. Don’t ask why because I already did. nastiest thing of my life)
Wednesday we had a super fun district meeting and that evening we had coorelation with our best ever ward mission leader Brother Chambers! Honestly he is the best! (probably lots of good things happened in between those but I can remember soooo)
Thursday my companion was literally sick with the black plague. It was so sad. BUT we did have interviews with President Sainsbury and he and Sister Sainsbury are still the best! Also that night at basketball Sister Farr injured her knee real bad… so the Prattville/Millbrook sisters had a lot of bad luck haha.
Friday my companion was even sicker so we spent it with the Millbrook sisters who were also down because of the injury. We ate Blue Bell, so life was good.
Saturday was honestly probably the greatest day of my life. At the stake center in Montgomery every year they do an interfaith nativity exhibit. Tons of people donate nativities from all over the world and they display them all (hundreds of them) and it is the most beautifully decorated Christmas dreamland perfection you have ever seen. I literally started crying when I saw it. (and it wasn’t even done yet.) We helped with the nativity registration and it was so fun! So all in all a perfect day!
Sunday was wonderful and we even had permission to watch the young adult face to face broadcast! I loved it and it provided a lot of answers to questions I’ve had!
Today we explored the Prattville bamboo forest (enjoy the pictures because I think they’re pretty hilarious haha) and Brother Memory is the best person ever so he took us all to a Cajun restaurant he wanted us to try! A truly southern meal isn’t complete without alligator, right?
I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving! Here’s my favorite video to go along with the holiday: https://www.lds.org/media-library/video/2009-11-39-in-the-spirit-of-thanksgiving?lang=eng
I am thankful for Alabama, the gospel of Jesus Christ, southern cooking, my companion, the Prattville ward, and most of all that I get to be a missionary!
All my love,