Saturday, December 26, 2009

Sister Sleepover at the Mission Home . . .

After the Christmas Choir Concert in Osorno, Susie invited the sisters that had participated to a sleepover at the Mission Home. They are a great group of missionaries, but I don´t think they slept very much. I finally went to bed at midnight and they were still making lots of noise and being silly. I know they had a lot of fun.

In a more sedate moment we took a picture the following morning. From l-r are Susie, Hna Burningham from Layton, UT, Hna Stout from Plainfield, IN, Hna Rivas from El Salvador, Hna Bourne from SLC, UT, Hna Aguilar from El Salvador, Hna Guevara from El Salvador, Hna Aponte from Argentina, Hna Porter from Heber, AZ, Hna McClellan from Fallbrook, CA and Hna McMasters from West Valley City, UT.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Choir in Osorno . . .

Every year the missionaries in the Osorno area participate with the local members in a Chritmas Choir concert in the Osorno town plaza. It is an exciting opportunity for greater exposure for the church in our community and the missionaries enjoy the experience. We are blessed with such wonderful musical talent in the mission and in the church here, so it is always well received. We were afraid it might rain, but the weather cooperated and the concert was a great success.

After the concert was over our missionary group gathered for a final photo. What a talented group of missionaries.

The stage in the photo above is set with the combined missionary and member choir.

Hna Porter from Heber, AZ and Hna McClellan from Fallbrook, CA sang the Spanish version of my favorite Primary Hymn: "I Wonder When He Comes Again." It was beautiful. Elder Poujol from Honduras is playing the piano.

Elder Noble from Mesa, AZ and Hna Burningham from Layton, UT also presented a special musical number. Two wonderfully blended voices.
The missionary choir. Two young ladies, Vanessa and Camilla, who are friends of ours that are now taking the discussions also participated in the choir. They are in the lower center next to Hna McMasters with the bagpipes.

How many missions are blessed with someone who can play the bagpipes, and play them so beautifully. From l-r: Hna Harper from Blackfoot, ID, Susie, and Hna McMasters from West Valley City, UT.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Talented Missionaries . . .

Our Sister Missionaries are not only diligent and inspired, but talented too. This is Hna McClellan from Fallbrook, CA and Hna Burningham from Layton, UT. Enjoy!