Friday, December 12, 2014

2014 Christmas Devotional

Christmas in the mission field is a time for worship and celebration. It's a time of heightened awareness of those around us celebrating diversity and difference. As a mission, once a year at Christmas, we're blessed to participate together in a devotional and share an incredible holiday meal.  Our hearts were full today with love for the Savior, love for the Work of Salvation and especially love for each other. The devotional program and music were exceptional! Our Christmas dinner was delicious! The church and cultural hall looked festive and we were excited to be together as an entire mission.

Thank you Sister Mari Toronto for preparing such an amazing program!!
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas
Our Narrator, Elder Brayden Richards

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Angel's Carol

Christmas Star

Thank you Bill Darger for sharing your talents with us!

For Unto Us a Child is Born

Ding Dong Merrily on High

Elder Staheli began our program with a Christmas greeting

Reading the Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey

Silent Night

Christmas Eve, 1914, on the battle field in France

Merry Christmas Everyone

Halleluiah Chorus


And may all your Christmases be white!!
Everyone LOVED the program!

Our hearts are overflowing with love and thanks to our amazing Fisher Family for their stocking gifts each year. For the past 3 years they have made, filled and delivered over 700 stockings to our missionaries. We are blessed beyond measure to have such a supportive family!!!

Gifts for the Sr. Missionaries. We are so grateful for their tireless service!
THANK YOU!! Sister Tammy Fischetti and her daughter, Caitlin, for all their hard work in feeding 254 missionaries! 

We owe a huge THANK YOU to Jennifer Darger for her help and creativity in decorating the tables!!
Being together is truly one of the BEST Christmas gifts ever!!
Have a little pie with your whipping cream, Elder Glick

Christmas sweaters for these cute sisters

As the Grinch would say, "Then the Whos, young and old, (the NYNYN) would sit down to a feast. And they'd feast and they'd feast and they'd feast, feast, feast, feast. They'd feast on Who-pudding (stuffing, corn, mashed potatoes and gravy) and rare Who-roast beast (turkey and ham)." The Senior Missionaries were wonderful to help serve a Christmas feast to everyone!

Thank you Sister Toronto and Sister Palmer for all your hard work on the program!

We couldn't do this alone, we had so many wonderful people help make today special!
Tammy and Caitlin Fischetti

A standing ovation for Sister Fischetti!

A standing ovation for Sister Toronto! WELL DONE!

Thanks Brother Darger

President Greg and Sister Jill Freihofner

Miles of pumpkin pie

Amazing Assistants! We LOVE this team!!

December 12, 2014 will be a day we will always remember!

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