The whole zone came in for Thanksgiving on Monday because Thursday really interrupts the work. The mission provided two turkeys and we were able to find one more here on Chuuk. The meal was as close to traditional as we could make it.

We think have at least one picture of every Elder. If you don’t see your son, let us know. The Elders seemed to really enjoy the dinner. Once everyone had a plate it was really quiet .They were all pretty serious about eating. Around our house we take that as a very good sign that the food is good. Several of them helped carry in and out and clean up.

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After eating, Sister Hardy conducted a “kitchen tools” percussion group. They were quite good. After a few minutes it sounded like the show from the Polynesian Cultural Center.

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The last group of Elders to arrive were some we didn’t have photos of. These Elders are coming in from Pata, where great things are about to happen. If your eyes are better than mine, you should be able to tell who they are. At the end of the meal, Elder White said his mom was trying to get a photo of him to use in a Christmas card. He asked if we could help him out with that. Hopefully, you can retrieve this picture without too much difficulty.

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Thank you all for your support and interest. We especially appreciate our kids and grandkids who are so supportive when we are so far away. Have a great Thanksgiving! We all have so much, we need to be truly thankful.



  1. hank you Elder and Sister Hardy!!
    I’m so grateful for tender mercies and for a Heavenly Father who loves us enough to care about even the seemingly insignificant things in our lives, such as; a picture of a son that you are missing, a letter, packages being delivered, a good meal and a safe roof over their head, etc… And for a wonderful Sr couple who follow the promptings of the spirit to provide these tender mercies in our lives! Thank you so much! I pray that all of our MGM Missionaries, and their families will continue to be blessed this holiday season! My cup overfloweth! Much love and best wishes to you all!
    The White Family

  2. How thoughtful of you to have prepared such a nice Thanksgiving dinner for all the missionaries in the zone! Senior couples are so wonderful and add their own special touch to any mission! Thank you for your service and for being so loving and kind to our sons…..and in turn, blessing us, their parents. The pictures are great!!! Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  3. She’s recovering from a hip replacement. Slowly but surely. Hopefully she will get some relief of pain as well as improved mobility.

  4. I am not sure how else to contact you, but we sent three boxes on Monday for Elder Jonas that need to get to him as soon as possible, they are Christmas gifts for the people of Paata . A couple of families put them together on Thanksgiving we are praying they will help open the gospel to the people there. I am not sure if you get the mail or the zone leaders, but we felt like the more that new about it the better it might be. Elder Jonas is expecting the boxes also . Not sure when you or the Elders travel out there but any help would be great ! Have a wonderful week. And Thanks for all you do ……

  5. I am so excited to see that my son was well taken care of on Thanksgiving. I love to see pictures of him and the place he is serving in. Like they say a picture speaks a thousand words. I think you and Elder Robinson crossed paths before his mission. He rode in the Enoch parade on his horse that a few cute girls talked him into. Funny how small this world seems sometimes and yet so massive at other times. Thanks again for watching over my boy. Sending him my love!!!!!!!!!

    • It is amazing to think that we were in the same place on the same day, but never met. Your son is doing well. We saw him just yesterday, but the waves didn’t allow us to use a camera. We will have a District Conference this weekend. All the Elders will be in from the islands. We hope to get pictures. Please continue to pray for the Elders and for the work that they do.

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