Sunday, January 1, 2012

Mission Photo!

Let's play a game- Can you spot your missionary?

New Missionaries December 27th

Our Valiant Group of New Missionaries!

Outgoing Elders and Sisters

We were so sad to say goodbye to these fine sisters and elders! This was an interesting transfer because these missionaries left on the 17th of December and we didn't get our new missionaries until December 27th.

Christmas Gathering- December 24th

Santa Claus (Elder Poulsen) with all of the packages.

 Elder Law and Elder Fisher singing "Come Thou Font"

 Elder McHardy singing "Grown Up Christmas List"

 Elder Mercy break dancing

The senior missionaries singing their own rendition of "Called to Serve"

Elder Bennett and Elder Sabino singing "Answering the Call"

Elder Ziga performing a tap routine

Elder Laparra and Elder Ramos singing "Feliz Navidad"

Elder Peterson singing "Merry Christmas, Here's to Many More"

Elder Hunter Irish Dancing

Elder McCall, Elder Gardner, Elder Tyau, and Elder Gowers

Elder Kaneao singing "Pray with Me"

Elder Dalton and Elder McCall singing "Tractin' in a Winter Wonderland"

Elder Quillen and Elder Fairbankes with their yo-yo tricks, the President even got in on the action!

Elder Mason and company singing "Last Christmas"

Missing in these pictures is Elder Faulkner who was our m.c. and did fantastic impressions of Presidents Monson, Packer and Uchtdorf. 

After our talent show we had lunch and then moved into the chapel for a more spiritual program. Although we didn't get pictures I want to remember those who performed:
Sister Griffes and Sister Yazzie started us out by a recitation of "The Living Christ"
Then Elder Peterson sang "O Come O Come Emmanuel"
Elder McHardy sang "Oh Holy Night"
Elder Watson played guitar and Sister Muni played the cello, together they played a compilation of hymns
Elders Larsen and Opeda performed "The Shepherd Who Wasn't There"
Sister Hench told us a story of a beautiful experience she had as a seminary teacher
Elder Mason sang "My Shepherd Will Supply My Needs"
Sister Walker and Sister Schafer sang "Oh Little Town of Bethlehem"
Elder Gowers sang "Guard Him Joseph"
Elder Orellana played his arrangement of "What Child is This?"
Elders Rytting, Jensen and McGill played an organ piece "I Saw Three Ships"
Elder Kaneao sang and played the guitar "Love Is Spoken Here"
Elder Webster finished the program with "Mary Did You Know?"

This was a wonderful Christmas Eve! We had a great time being able to spend it together and enjoying the abundant talent that our mission has been blessed with!

December 14th

We are so excited to welcome Elder and Sister Davis! They come from Hooper, Utah and will be serving in the Hemet zone.

December 13th

Trainer/Trainee Meeting. This is the group that came in on November 15th with their trainers. 

December 12th

 A final goodbye to Elder and Sister Robinson and Sister Anna

We had a great Sisters get together. We ate lunch and told our favorite Christmas memories and traditions and just had a good time renewing friendships and making new ones. 

Lake Elsinore/ Menifee Zone Conference December 7th