Thursday, January 7, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

(Sorry everyone, I skipped the email and can't figure how to put it back in order)
December 1, 2015

Hey Wonderful family,

Everything has been all good over here in the warm South. It's already December and it's super warm and humid outside. The only white stuff on the ground is sand. Haha!!

So this past week we were able to go tracting with Bree and Janae. We split off so we were able to cover more ground. We had a few people talk with us and hopefully we will visit them again. Also we met a few less/in actives. We went biking with the Thomas kids but on the way, Burgess's bike got a flat so she roller skated instead and it was pretty fun. Then we helped Shunta out with getting Thanksgiving all ready. Oh we also worked on our talks. Every 5th Sunday is Missionary Sunday so we get to speak. My topic was about Joy in living a Christ-Centered Life and relating it to member missionary work. So we got to work on that this past week. 

On Thanksgiving, we went to the ward Turkey Bowl. It was a lot of fun watching everyone playing and taking pictures. Then after we went over to the Thomas's (we were going to bike over but my bike decided to not work). We had Turkey, Ham, and Mac & Cheese, dressing, Sweet potato pie, rolls and Chitlins. I did not have any of that. We got to watch 17 Miracles. I love that movie but the problem is we all cry. Then we watched Meet the Mormons. After resting form all the food we ate, we went outside and played some 500. We had a lot of fun and it was getting really competitive with Scooby tackling people. Then we went back inside and watched some Mormon messages. Then we went home and fell right to sleep. 

On Friday we got to have a bon fire on the beach with the Chesley's. It was so much fun and we got to light some lanterns and nothing caught on fire, which is good.

We had Bishop's Storehouse on Saturday and it went very well. So everything is changing with transfer calls. We get told from 7-10 pm and they are only telling us the zone we will be going to. So we don't really know where we are going or who we will be serving with. We got to have Dinner with the Shumakers and they are an awesome family.

So on Sunday, we got to church and I'm pretty nervous with speaking, then they tell me that I am going first. So I got first and my talk was really good. I got to talk about Dad's conversion story and everyone loved it. I said a pray before I went up for the spirit to help me with my wor

ds. Then Sister Thompson went next and she talked about Faith. By the time to be done, it was 5 minutes to 12. Then Elder Nabulavula went and shared his testimony, which took a bunch of time. Then the Bishopric got up and told us that the closing hymn was going to be the musical number sung by the YW. So Sister Burgess and Elder Ross didn't get to speak, they will have to do it another time. Burgess was bummed because she likes speaking. After church we went to choir practice. We got to go over the Christmas Program and it will be pretty good. Then we went over to the Wright's home for Mercedes Farewell. It was fun getting to look at where she is serving and we really only live about 15 minutes from it.
Yesterday, we deep cleaned our apartment and also the Biloxi apartment. Sister Thompson is going back to Biloxi and is getting a new companion, which we have no idea who. Then we helped a couple in the Biloxi Ward move. They are in the military and are moving to New Mexico. That took us about 2 hours with us and a bunch of Elders. Then we treated ourselves with frozen yogurt at the mall. It was so good, then we walked through the mall for a little bit. Then we went and visited some people. Then as soon as we got home, we all just crashed. We have been pretty busy these last few days.

So the only people in my District is me, Sister Burgess, Elder Ross and Elder Nabulavua.
I am super happy that y'all had a great Thanksgiving and were able to have fun. Now Christmas is coming up and I am super excited for it.

I love and miss y'all. Have a great week!!!!!!

Sister McKenna O'Connor


 Bon Fire at the Beach
 Our Christmas Tree
 Mikey's Restaurant in Ocean Springs
 Worlds Largest it!
 Tracting on skates and scooters
 Nametag on the beach
 Thanksgiving Dinner
 Ocean Springs Ward Turkey Bowl game

 Lanterns at the Beach
 25 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar


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