On Christmas Eve, Brother and Sister Garcia invited the missionaries and some other branch members for dinner and games. The Garcia's are from Ecuador but have been in Italy for about nine years. They have three daughters in Ecuador and two daughters in Italy. Sister Garcia is serving up the turkey while Anziano Smith patiently waits for his plate.
These are the Garcia's sons-in-law, Paolo and Stefano. Paolo's wife, Maria, was not at the party because she was at the hospital with her baby, Francesco, born that morning at 9:30 am.
Anziano D'Addabbo and Brother Garcia.
Daniela is the Garcia's daughter and is married to Stefano.
Babbo Natale gave out gifts to everyone including Brother Garcia.
Sorella Jefferies had been especially good all year. After we ate delicious food we played some fun games.
Then on Christmas Day Brother and Sister Rossi invited the missionaries and some members from the branch to dinner.
Brother Rossi is the cook for Christmas dinner. He made tortelli which is similar to ravioli. The little pasta squares are stuffed with pumpkin, potatoes and cheese and a ragu sauce is put on top. It was all homemade from scratch. Wow, this stuff is good!
There was turkey, homemade bread, peas and carrots and here is Brother Rossi with fried potatoes. Then there was fruit and cake for dessert. It took about three hours to eat all the courses.