Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Christmas Conference

So far behind on posting, but finally here's the Christmas post!
We brought in all the missionaries over 3 days for our Christmas conference mid-December.  Each day the missionaries were able to go to the temple, enjoy participating in a talent show/Christmas cantata and chow down on a catered lunch.  For a special treat we were able to get the DVD of  "Meet the Mormons" from President Curtis and watch it together.
Here's some random photos taken over those 3 days:

 Private showing of Meet the Mormons"


Getting ready for the movie:


Good to go!

Time to hang out together:

Getting ready for lunch: 

 Creative decorating (via office elders) for lunch tables:


Gathering for Christmas devotional - reading scriptures from the New Testament, Book of Mormon and missionary talents celebrating the Saviors birth:

 Missionary Christmas gifts:

For the Sisters:  Specially designed necklace made by a Jeweler in the market using colors from the Ghana Accra Temple - Gold, purple and green:

Specially designed Kente (woven) ties for the Elders:

A mission pin:

We also produced a mission DVD (thanks to Elder Bay before he went home) with pictures since the beginning of the Ghana Accra West Mission, which every missionary got a copy of.  Thanks to all the missionaries who also shared pictures that were included. 

Always fun to be together and it's so hard to say goodbye:

Dr and Sister Hill, our Africa West Area Medical Advisor.  
He's a great resource when we have sick missionaries!

Celebrating after a great Christmas Conference the Office Council men sport their new
Christmas ties!

Office Elders/AP's with Elder and Sister Keele . . .

and with President and Sister Hill. (We need a designated photographer those times when we want a group shot:)