Sunday, July 10, 2011
Posted by Kriss Gates
It fell on a Monday night, so we invited a few of the families that we have come close to for Family Home Evening at the beach. They don't do beach parties and they were amazed we could just go have fun on Monday night, without a serious gospel message. We told them that sometimes we have an activity for Family Home Evening. We had a great picnic on the beach and taught them how to roast hot dogs and make S'mores. Before the blessing on the food we had everyone, including the Congolese sing the United states national anthem. One brother showed up in a suit. Ed told him he couldn't go to the beach in a suit... so he would have to wear Ed's MTC T-shirt & Congo shorts. (Rarely does anyone here wear shorts.) Sooooo much fun! This is Elder Garner teaching how to roast Marshmellows. None of the Africans even knew what marshmellows were. The night was pronounced by all as "a great success, even without any fireworks!" Lots of fun... And, OHHHHHHHH, how thankful we are for America!