For the first half of the day we met in the chapel. After a song and prayer we had a discussion led by Elder Grimpluma and Elder Clark, the two assistants. Their theme was #lighttheworld. This was followed by zone presentations that alternated with talks from missionaries. Over the two days we heard from Sister Cook, Elder Perez, Sister Gil and Elder Benting who all did very well. The zone presentations were a nice assortment of musical numbers and videos. The mission office even 'chimed in'. Sister Maughan and President Maughan both spoke to end the morning meeting. They talked of their love for the missionaries and for the Savior.
|Elder Grimpluma and #lighttheworld|
|Office on chimes|
|Bohol Christmas Lunch|
After lunch the tables were cleared for games and gift exchange. Games included acting out the12 days of Christmas and a favorite game of Sister Maughans called Dipity-Dipity. On Bohol there was an additional game called Pukana introduced by some of our missionaries from the South Pacific.
|Decorating a District Leader|
|Danao Zone 'Painting a Picture'|
|Stern looking Royal Guard|
Following the gift exchange we sang Christmas carols and ended the day with a prayer. It is always so nice to have the mission come together like this for fun and spiritual uplift. It was especially nice to do it in celebration of Christmas.
Thought for the Week"Give"
Only two weeks now until Christmas. The following is the response to a text our zone leaders received at the first of the month letting them know that their monthly support was available.
Hark the herald elders/sisters sing,
glory to the finance king!
Support on card and we withdraw,
missionaries shout hoo-ray!
Joyful missionaries rise,
join the ATM lines,
And with grateful hosts proclaim,
Elder McNett has done again.
Hark the missionaries sing,
THIS DECEMBER WE CAN EAT!
Elder Santos, Elder Goulding
Calape Zone Leaders