Tuesday, November 25
President and Sister Chen started baking turkeys on Monday evening, finishing Tuesday morning.
Sweet sisters in the kitchen helping...
...and in the cultural hall setting up:
Our senior couple, the Schwieders, helped put on a traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner with mashed potatoes & gravy, cranberry sauce...all the holiday fixin's topped off with pumpkin pie:
Gaoxiong East and West Zones:
Evening visit to our beloved Jiayi district president's family:
Wednesday, November 26
The Gongs greeting missionaries by district:
Our senior couple, the Wheelers, started baking the hams at 7:00am in Taichung, then brought all the food down to Jiayi and had the buffet ready before noon!
The meat goes fast around hungry missionaries!
Zhongxing, Jiayi and Tainan Zones:
THANKSGIVING DAY at the MISSION HOME
Thursday, November 27
President's specialty: grilled pork tenderloin!
Lots of side dishes from our senior couples:
Sister Blickenstaff's a pie baker: chocolate banana cream, pecan, and apple:)
Senior couples and office missionaries with the Gongs:
Friday, November 28
Greeting missionaries by district:
The sister at the end of the serving table warmed my heart when she told me she had been craving funeral potatoes all week, and gave me a big hug for making them:)
Beautiful smiling sisters!
And just as beautiful smiling elders:
The Schwieders came up from Gaoxiong to help with our Taichung Conference. Many of our missionaries would not have enjoyed a Thanksgiving dinner this week if it hadn't been for our senior couples!