Thursday, December 4, 2014

"We have so much to be thankful for."

How blessed are we to live in the promised land. Never take what you have for granted. Based off of all that I've seen these past few weeks, we have so much to be grateful for.

Last week, when we went to the temple, I had the priviledge of being one of the missionary's escort while going through an Endowment session in French. It was such a great experience!

But oh man, did we celebrate Thanksgiving. We had an awesome breakfast which consisted of a crape, a huge chunk of pineapple, and eggs.

For lunch, we celebrated Thanksgiving and had mashed potatoes and gravy with a side of onions and green peppers as well as glazed carrots, which were fantastic, and grilled, boneless chicken. This was probably by far the best Thanksgiving meals I've ever had only because this was the best meal I've had since I've been here. We also had sugar cookies, a pack of icecream, and a slice of cake. Best enjoy this while I can because I probably won't be able to celebrate Thanksgiving next year.

 After lunch, we were able to watch the movie Meet the Mormons from the projector in the chapel. That movie was actually really great! If you guys have an opportunity to go see if, you really should go for it. This movie is a really great means in which the church can show what it is that we
truly worship. It portrays members throughout the world who are just normal people who love and serve God, Jesus Christ, their families and others.

As much as I've liked it here in the Ghana MTC, I'm also really grateful to finally be out of here in less than two weeks.

Will you please continue to pray for my and the other missionaries who are learning the language, that we may continue to have success in our labors and that we may have the strength to continue to press forward? Once I get to Benin, I'll have to say good-bye to English for a couple years and so a little extra help and faith will truly mean the world to me.

I'm so grateful to be out here, having left everything behind for a short while to serve God and His children in Africa.

 Je vous aime, ma famille! Je parlai avec vous semaine prochaine! Aussi, bien jour de reconnaisance!

 Avec amour, votre frère et fils,

 Elder Gonzales

I miss you all very much and I look forward to seeing you all again. But, before I do, I got a couple years of precious and sacred work to do.

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