Last week was Thanksgiving. Sister Berrett sent a letter to our siblings and children. I am posting it here as it may have wider interest.
27 Nov 2014
We will be thinking of each of you this Thanksgiving and will feel grateful for each of you. Hope you have a wonderful day.
We let ourselves get so crazy busy and so today my goal is to send an update to let you know that we are still alive.
It has been a busy time. We spent last week in Sri Lanka welcoming young branch builders again after 6 years. We view them as "branch builders" as their assignment is to work with people already members of our Church, but perhaps not attending, with relatives of our members and with good friends of our members. Four Elders (native Sri Lankan) were brought back to work in their home country after each had served a year or more in the Philippines.
Our flight arrived in Sri Lanka around 10:30 pm on 18 Nov 2014, and then we waited at the airport until 1:30 am when we were joined by the District Pres and his wife. A short time later the Elders arrived. Dad looks pretty good for that early in the morning.
|Branch builders return to Sri Lanka for first time in 6 years|
|l-r Elders Wijendran, Rajan, Nugara, and Perera|
|l-r: Pres. Anton (district president), Sister Ann (his wife), Sister Gong, Elder Gong, Bro. Sunil (former district president), Sister Lilani (his wife), Sister Berrett, Pres. Berrett|
We will imagine you all having turkey, potatoes, rolls and pumpkin pie and look forward to spending it with our family in a couple of years.
We love you all and hope the coming of this Christmas season brings happiness to each of you.