All of the excitement of a transfer, plus all of the excitement of Christmas in the mission were all wrapped up into one BIG EVENT…
We had Christmas lunch together and then the missionaries put on an amazing talent show. Almost all of the zones got together and planned something special. We had two creative versions of A Christmas Carol. In one version Scrooge was a contact that rejected the gospel. In another version, Elder Scrooge was a missionary not living up to his commitments. Several zones sang and read scripture verses. In one zone that has hermanas, one of the sisters took on the role of primary pianist and the other, primary music leader. All of the elders were primary boys. They moved their ties to their heads like Indian headbands and sang the primary hymn Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus complete with ALL of the hand motions and Samuel standing on a chair! Being a long time primary music leader myself, I loved it!
We had beautiful concert music from some very talented missionaries in the chapel and listened to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s performance of I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day. Presidente shared a special Christmas message as well.
Then it was back to the cultural hall again for the transfers!
It was so very wonderful to be with the missionaries. I am quite sure that we had the very best Christmas Party ever!