Monday, January 24, 2011
Christmas Conference 15 December 2010
The whole mission at the Christmas Conference
The Christmas conference is over and things are almost normal again. Now I am just getting ready for changes and stuff like that. We are staying way busy.
So at our Christmas conference the people that were going home gave there last testimonies. Then we had a music and the spoken word kind of thing. It was real cool, I was in charge of the cool little slide show with pictures of Jesus and the baby and every thing. We had 2 narrators that read the birth of Jesus and after each small narration we had a special musical number for each group. After that we had games. We played volleyball, soccer, dodgeball, obstacle course, and random food eating contests. It was a ton of fun. Every one got sunburned during this part. After that we had lunch. Lunch was amazing. Hermana Arredondo wanted the best food possible so we spent 3000 dollars on food by catering the nicest hotel in Nicaragua to make our food. It was way professional and nice. During lunch we had a gift exchange and the office gave out a gift to all the missionaries. It was way fun. after lunch we had a spiritual part by Pres. then every one went back home. It was way crazy but I think it was worth it. I will attach some photos so you can see how every thing went.
On Friday about 7 kids (new missionaries) from Provo MTC are coming then on Monday 7 Latinos are coming then Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 8 missionaries go home. So, we will be doing tons of work in the next week or so. Pres. announced to every one that Elder Christofferson is coming. It was pretty funny. It was right at the end of the conference and people were starting to fall asleep and he said it and every one just jumped up and was paying attention to what was going on. It was funny.
I have good news if Kara was in my mission I would have bought her plane ticket to day but she is not in my mission. It is weird to think she is going home in 2 months. I am like the 8 oldest gringo in the mission and I don't even have 18 months that shows how young our mission is. It is crazy, every one is so young.
I think that is all I have to say this week . I will write later.
Some deep thinkers!!!
Enjoying their Christmas Conference Dinner
Two Latino Elders with Elder Taylor Whatcott, Kyle's old companion
Pres. Arredondo with 3 Elders that are going home. The one on the right was Kyle's first companion when he got to Nicaragua. He is from Panama.
Looking so serious
Pretty dirty after the obstacle coarse!!
Looking sweaty and tired
Setting up the obstacle coarse
The Arredondo Family performing at the Christmas Conference
President and Hermana Arredondo's Christmas message
The Office Elders at the end of a busy day.
Notice the great matching ties and hanker chiefs
Here is a link to a Christmas Video that the mission made with all the missionaries: