|We had some funny moments and ended the meal with Magnum Ice Cream Bars. These couples work in Public Affairs, the office, Legal, Family History, Self Reliance, and Temple.|
They come from Florida, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Texas, and Australia. That was a pretty good mix for an evening of fun.
The Temple President and his wife were born in Europe during WWII so they shared their inspiring stories of how their parents were able to escape the horrors of war and make their way to Australia to freedom and a better way of life. They both joined the Church as twenty year olds and were the only members in their families. We all felt inspired and appreciative of the freedoms we have grown up enjoying in America and realized that for many others, Australia was their land of opportunity and liberty.
As we work with all of these great couples, we appreciate their strengths and talents. Serving together creates unity as we learn from each other. We do not serve in the same ward, but we feel sometimes like we are our own ward - and we don't mean the geriatric ward! Many will remain friends long after they return home.
|This was our first Ward Dinner in Mt. Druitt. They had a no talent talent show. The Primary kids sang songs from Frozen. Kids all over the world love that music. The stage in the cultural hall had lots of lighting effects.|
We forgot our camera and had to rely on the Elders to provide pictures. We are not sure what this hat is but the kids in the ward sure had fun trying it on and watching the Elders try it on. Group after group performed dances and songs. They did an amazing job of lip syncing and we threw ourselves into the ring by dancing a waltz and a swing in between acts. They thought that was amazing and we received many compliments on how agile we are for being so old!
The dessert was cake and ice cream. They had two five gallon buckets of ice cream. No one went home hungry because after the dinner, all food was divided up and taken away. We had a great evening and laughed and visited with these cheerful church members who really know how to have fun.