Wednesday, April 17, 2024
HomeChurchLDS leader shares Thanksgiving traditions, advice for teens

LDS leader shares Thanksgiving traditions, advice for teens

- Advertisment - Save on Great LDS Gifts

By Carole Mikita

November 23rd, 2014 @ 10:32pm

SALT LAKE CITY — Thanksgiving is a holiday that unites all Americans, whether they’re expressing gratitude with family and friends or sharing their bounty.

For Sister Neill Marriott, second counselor in the Young Women General Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, it’s one of her favorites.

“I love it because I have this vision of hundreds of thousands of families, maybe millions, all over the nation doing the same thing at the same time,” Sister Marriott said. “(It’s) one day where we come together and recognize there’s an abundance in our life and be grateful to God, whatever faith (we) are.”

She was born and raised in Alexandria, Louisiana, and gained a love of Thanksgiving from her mother.

“Mother always said Thanksgiving was her favorite time of all the year,” Sister Marriott recalled. “In the South, you know, cooking is an art form, and my mother was an artist in that regard. I’ve kept the pecan pie and sweet potatoes going.”

She and her husband, David, are the parents of 11 children and grandparents to 31 grandchildren. Over the years, they’ve added new moments that have become traditions.

“I love seeing the grandchildren run through the front door, mainly interested in the pie, but willing to wait until we go through our normal traditions and then gather and eat,” Sister Marriott said.

Join the Discussion!
- Advertisment - LDS Scripture Study
Brandon Young
Brandon Young
Brandon is a husband and father to the cutest 6-year old twins you have ever seen. Brandon has served in various church capacities including full-time missionary in Madrid, Spain, Young Men's Presidency, Executive Secretary, temple worker, and Elders Quorum Presidency. Brandon is the owner of which has been featured as one of the fastest-growing companies in Utah. He enjoys playing basketball, ping-pong, and discovering life with his twins.

3 Valid Reasons to Decline a Latter-day Saint Calling

In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a "calling" refers to a formal invitation or assignment extended to a member...

First Presidency Announces Change to Temple Recommend Questions

In a letter sent to church leaders on April 12, 2024, the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day...

You Are Good Enough for God! | 17 April 2024

Here’s your daily dose of what matters most! The adversary wants you to feel awful about yourself, but you are good enough...

Here’s Your First Look Inside the Layton Utah Temple

The public open house for the Layton Utah Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints begins this week in...
- Advertisment -Color Scriptures from LDS Bookstore