Friday, December 25, 2015

Mission Christmas Parties!

We had a lot of fun during our zone Christmas parties this year! Christmas on the mission is a different experience than what we are all used to with our families. Luckily with extra planning and coordination from President and Sister Griffin, the office staff missionaries, and many others, the Christmas parties were a huge success and definitely unforgettable.

For each different zone we had them walk into the chapel silently while we had a slide show going on of pictures of our Savior and soft Christ-centered Christmas music playing so that each of the missionaries could take a minute to reflect on the birth of their Savior and the true meaning of Christmas.

After a moment of reflection, President and Sister Griffin then bore beautiful testimonies of the Savior and their relationship they have with Him to bring a special spirit into the room.

After that we had a beautiful musical medley with several different missionaries each singing a different Christmas hymn along with clips of the Nativity scene playing in the background all arranged by Elders Sorenson and Stewart-Chester.

 Then each of the missionaries received a wonderful surprise of testimonies from their loved ones back home each testifying of their love for the Savior. It brought in such a special spirit and lots of different emotions as each of the missionaries read these special witnesses and it really was such a treat to be apart of it all.

We had a delicious dinner of chicken, baked potato, green beans, salad, and pumpkin pie provided by the office staff!

   After the wonderful dinner we were able to enjoy a special talent show presented by each of the missionaries in that zone. There was singing, piano playing, other random talents that missionaries have, and even some fire dancing!

 It truly was an enjoyment to watch all the individual missionaries show off their talents and really shine. 

The highlight of the night was a special visit from the three kings (President Griffin, Elder Tolman, and Elder Mower) who passed out all the Christmas presents to the missionaries!

Then each of the missionaries enjoyed some delicious hot chocolate and cookies and then headed over to various locations throughout the mission to sing some carols and spread the Christmas joy!

It truly was exactly what we all needed to get into the spirit of Christmas spirit and fill each of our hearts with pure love and joy for the season! 

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