Monday, November 17, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving from South Africa!

So this week we did have a thanksgiving after our meeting for our zone, I think they sent you a message on your email :) It was sweet! Haha Not completely home, but we had EGG NOG!!!!! :) :):)
Last week I was at a game drive where we chased some really big cool animals....;) haha
This week we had a baptism of a very dear brother of mine and he was one of the most prepared people I met with on mission.
Well...Just know that I'm still working and it’s now going on 16 months! I love you and hope you have a great week Love you! :)
Elder Petrie

The messages below were emailed to me from Sister Herrington of the Durban South Africa Mission. She and her husband are serving in the same mission area that Elder Petrie is right now, and after having their zone conference, got all the elders together and had a Thanksgiving party.

Hello dear families,   Elder Herrington and I want to thank you for preparing and sharing your wonderful sons with the South Africa Durban Mission. They are truly delightful servants, and we love them so much!    We celebrated Thanksgiving early, along with ZTM, Zone Training Meeting.  We had various African animals for place settings. We enjoyed hearing about religious freedom in Uganda, Zimbabwe and Kenya. Then we passed the Thankful Fork, which quickly turned into 'Fear the Fork' because many of them cried a little while speaking. Elder Clayton actually threw it down the minute he started talking :)
Please know that the work of salvation is in good hands here. It is such a privilege to serve, and see it from this perspective. Hope all is well with you and your families. Love, Sister Herrington
Hi Sister Petrie,
Your son is such a riot! Not to mention faithful and Spirit-filled. We really enjoy watching him serve with Elder Mathebula, there is just something special about their companionship. Elder Petrie may have had the best time at our Thanksgiving Zone Conference, as you'll see in the photos :) I promise there is awesome missionary work happening; some elders just know how to make the most of a fun moment. Love this boy! Sister Herrington

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