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Also, last Sunday we had a Stake Conference in Camarrillo. We are a part of the Camarrillo Stake even though we serve in Ventura. At this conference I was able to see many of the members from the Camarrillo 6th Ward, where I had served, who I hadn't seen for 6 months. Most of them remembered me and were so happy to see me again. Thankfully, I remembered almost every one's names. :)
Thanksgiving was great. Sister Felix is a great cook. She made a yam and apple side dish that was actually good, and the stuffing was probably the best I've had. One neat thing she did was type up questions/statements like "What worldly possession are you most grateful for?" "Name three things you are grateful for", and "Over the past year, what changes are you most grateful for?". She then cut them in strips, wrapped them in foil, put them in the middle of the rolls and baked them. We then took a roll, opened it, read our questions, and answered it one by one. I really thought that was a fun idea and I wanted to suggest it to you to try.
If you haven't already, be sure to watch A Savior is Born and share it with your friends. This is a short video (2min) about the birth of the Savior from youth around the world.