I have to say, I am so impressed with my friend the Paces who are serving in the Mission Office in Ghana. They post on their blog every Sunday. I aspire to do that but I forget to take pictures and find that there really isn't a whole lot for me to write about. I have been saving up for weeks and these are a few of the activities we have participated in over the last three weeks.
The Young Single Adults Ward that we have been assigned to likes to have activities. Once a month we have a game night. People bring all kinds of games. Everyone goes for the game that they want to play and we have lots of snacks. I have discovered Bannanagrams!
We also have Linger Longer after church several times a month. There is always a theme. The last one was just before Thanksgiving so of course it was a Thanksgiving theme.
Kiery, Rebecca and Alec.
The Relief Society had had a pie baking night a few weeks ago. Attendance was sad. Only three girls came but they made lots of yummy pies and so we got to enjoy them at Linger Longer on Sunday.
Elder Haroldsen is our Fleet Coordinator and works in the office with us. He really enjoys photography and takes all the Zone Conference pictures and any others he can. This was when he was taking the picture at the All Mission Conference. He does a really good job of photo shopping. If you go back to the group pic you will find he added himself on the right hand side.
We got to drive this new Suburu to the conference to switch out for a car we are now selling. Wayne really liked the cruise control.
One of the favorite vendors was a Kathe Wolfhart store. We had been to her store in Rothenburg Germany and it is amazing. I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of merchandise in this little temporary shop in the middle of Pittsburgh
Bad pic but we returned to the Benedem Theater to see Christmas Story the Musical. It was very good but as you can tell, we were way up in the balcony.
The theater is very old. It has been restored but much of the décor is original.
For Thanksgiving, the Ader Family, the Clarke's and the Chritensen's cooked dinner for all those in the YSA Ward who had not gone home. We had about 17 show up. They played games before dinner and then we ate. Brother Ader had cooked two turkeys and then he told everyone to take leftovers home in the Styrofoam trays that he had brought.
Elder Clarke really enjoyed his meal.
I have a lot more that I could post now but this is getting way too long so I will save it for another day. I have been taking a lot of pictures or at least I have been trying to.
As you can see, we do keep active and we have fun here and there. We have been seeing a lot of Pennsylvania and we love it here. But the thing we enjoy most is working with the missionaries and members here. We love the work we are doing and try to make ourselves available to help in any way we can. We miss family but know this is where we are supposed to be at this time.