March 3, 2019 - The Massena Branch escaped the doldrums of winter and enjoyed a Winter Luau this last week...complete with Palm trees, a volcano, grass, the sun and the sea! Karen was at the top of her game working her magic and leading the way with decorations and food. The Branch members all helped - we had a great evening of food, fun, entertainment and games.
We made invitations for the members of the Branch to hand out to friends and family. Karen and I spent several hours hand delivering invitations to the less active members of the Branch - if no one was home, we scotch taped an invitation to the front door. And the Sister Missionaries invited everyone they knew and some they didn't!!! It was a great success with 16 non-members coming to the Party as well as several members that we don't see as much as we would like to. And that's with a total attendance of 50+.
One of the highlights was Sister White showing off her hula hooping prowess! (Sister Black hula hoops a lot like me - we finally found something she couldn't do - she is an incredible missionary - she acts like she's a very experienced missionary instead of one who has only been out 2 months.)
Another great week in Paradise - even if our palm trees, volcanoes, grass, sun and sea were make believe, we enjoyed our little respite from the cold, snow, icy weather. Life is always better when you spend it with fellow saints and friends. Thanks to everyone for a FUN, FUN time.