Thursday, December 1, 2016

Turkey, Tamales and Rain!

Letter from Nov 28


I hope you all had the best Thanksgiving. I hope you ate a lot of food and took a nap (for those who are not missionaries).

My Thanksgiving here in Corona was wonderful. The morning started off with a Turkey bowl with our zone and a neighboring zone. Luckily a member had flags for us to use so we didn't have to try Two hand touch. Every time I had the ball and someone tried to pull my flag they would pull my hair with it. So that was nice. We all dressed for cold weather, but then the sun came out to surprise us. So that was also nice. We then went home to study and do our weekly planning. Once that was done we were able to visit with some families from our ward. We were blessed enough to have two different dinners. We ate with the Pena Family, and she gave us their spin of a turkey dinner with some Turkey Tamales. They were wonderful. I'm gonna have to find someone who can make me some Tamales at home, and then I'll share with all of you. We then went to Hna Garcias house where she gave us a huge plate. I was very grateful for the hnas and their willingness to feed us. I was also very grateful that I successfully ate all the food without feeling too sick. But other than the material things, I was able to remember and recognize all the blessings that God has given me. I love Thanksgiving and think that we should follow the council of Alma 34:38, and "live in thanksgiving daily, for the many mercies and blessings which he doth bestow upon you." So I invite you to think about it daily: What are you grateful for?

I do want you to know that I took my candy corns to the members that I visited. I left them each with a baggie of their 5 kernels of corn and told them to say what they were grateful for when they ate with their families before eating their candy corns. The 3 families we left them with really liked the idea and were excited to try it. Then I brought some to the zone activity too, but everyone was all over the place so we just at the candy. But then, Hna HS and I had our own little kernels of corn sharing moment and it was nice. I'ts always nice to remember what you're grateful for.

I had the chance to go to the temple one last time on Friday before heading home. It was a group of 13 or 14 missionaries and President and Sister Mullen. It was a really cool experience. I was able to see Hnas Babb, Visick, Burris, and Cramer. The 5 of us came went through the Mexico MTC together, we showed up to Riverside together, and we are so happy that all 5 of us have been able to finish our missions. While at the temple, I learned a lot this time. I was really praying to understand more of what God wants for me, and I felt of His love and learned a lot. After the session, Sister and President Mullen came up to us and told us congratulations and thanked us for serving. Of course all the Sisters started crying. The elders are pretty tough this time. I know that the temple is the house of the Lord. I know that we can receive comfort and guidance and love when we go to do the work of the Lord in his holy temples. 

Who's seen the new #LIGHTtheWORLD video? It makes me choke up every single time. I love seeing the comparisons of how we can follow in the Saviors footsteps and serve just as he did. I am super excited to be having different service opportunities every day in December. I would also invite you all to take part in that. Together, we can light the world!

Just like the council I gave to my family, in this week, I would suggest that you do anything else that you know would make me jealous. Go to my favorite restaurants without me. Go have fun without me. Enjoy this last week of me not there to annoy you in person. I promise to work hard until the very end, and I know that you will do the same.

Have the best day ever!
Hermana Sager

Hermana Sager mentioned #LIGHTtheWORLD in her letter. Follow the link to watch this beautiful message.
Redlands temple with the out going missionaries!!

​Thanksgiving morning. Eyeball headband to play some football.

Hermanas Sager and Hernadez Sanchez

On thanksgiving our family has a tradition of Candy corns and telling what we are greatful for.
Perfect Badge picture. I know How greatful Hermana Sager is for her badge.

Hermana Sager Hanging with the Elders

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