Monday, April 6, 2015

Easter and traditions- April 6, 2015

It was a delightful Easter.  Since we work with the Brazilian missionaries, we try to see that they have some truly American experiences.  We had them come over for lunch and taught them how to color Easter eggs.

On Easter Sunday, we then used those eggs for deviled eggs (along with other things) for a brunch for the Sister missionaries who live in our complex and later for the Brazilian missionaries   There is a rule that the Elders and Sisters cannot be together for a meal like that, so we had them come at different times.  Since General Conference didn't start until 12:00 noon here, it was easier to do Brunch.

We attended all of the sessions of conference at the Stake Center.  All of the missionaries did so.  After the first session on Easter, we had lunch for the missionaries in our building because most of them had no plans for Easter lunch, and some didn't have plans for dinner, either.  Elder Dixon fixed up a nice table for the Sisters, but the Elders just ate in the Cultural Hall!  It was nice, but not your typical Easter fare.  We made sloppy joes and had meat and fixings for ham sandwiches.  Didn't matter.  The missionaries were gracious and grateful.

So, for those of you who may want to help missionaries but don't know how, here are some ideas.  I don't think many of our missionaries got anything for Easter from home.  Some families can't afford it and some are from countries where they do not have our traditions.  If they have similar situations to ours, it might be helpful if you would volunteer to provide food between conference sessions on Sunday.

The joy I feel in working with the missionaries and trying to help them is tremendous.  I know you would be happy to help them.

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