Friday, November 30, 2012

Gobble, Gobble...YUM, YUM, YUM!


For all of the American sisters, Thanksgiving wasn't quite the same without being at home with our families...but it was still a memorable and fun experience.  For all the foreign sisters, it was a new experience.  But I think it's safe to say that for all of us, it was a PARTY!

We had a great time at a local event center and had a host of different activities available.  Enjoy the pictures and Happy Turkey Day!

Karaoke was sure popular.  Even Elder Creer and President Gillette got their groove on!

President and Sister Gillette had the mission participate in a fun Thanksgiving play - look at these cute little turkeys! (Gotta say Sister Schill has it down!)

President Harman brought a bunch of cowboy hats, boots, and apparel for the sisters to dress up and line dance.  I'd have to say we have some pretty good lookin' cowgirls!

The Swiss sisters sure know how to hit the dance floor!

Sister Gillette surprised us all when she got up and gave a fantastic rendition of "Santa Baby"!

The Craft Room was pretty popular.  
Sisters could make Christmas cards, snowflakes, gift tags, and more.

My personal favorite photo of the night!  "Reach for the sky!" 

The game room was a blast.  There was ping-pong, pool, and shuffle board!

And did somebody say WALLYBALL??  

This was probably the most popular room of the night - who votes to build a wallyball room on Temple Square?!?

There were Thanksgiving activities at the tables to kept us entertained and busy while we waited for dinner.

We had a special guest join us for dinner - The General Primary President, Sister Wixom!  It was such a treat meeting her and her family and we are so grateful for her service to us and the world.

Line Dancing!

                                                Even the Presidency got their move on!

Holidays sure bring friends, families, and sisters together!  

The most popular movie of the night was Pixar's BRAVE.  It was great to kick back, relax, and watch a great movie.  
We had a blast, filled our tummies, and can't wait until Thanksgiving next year!

Posted By: Sister Vach

Monday, November 26, 2012

Transfers sure are day it's week 1 of a new transfer, and the next thing you know, it's over!  This transfer we said goodbye to 6 amazing missionaries, gained 9 (not lbs!), and sent 20 outbound.

Meet our 9 new & beautiful sisters!

Sister Walls (Arizona)
Trained by Sister Ibarra

Sister Calderon (Spain)
Trained by Sister Dean


Sister Alvine (France)
Trained by Sister Lee

Sister Chang (Taiwan)
Trained by Sister Fredrickson

Sister Hodgkin (Germany)
Trained by Sister Sneidere

Sister Klemm (Germany)
Trained by Sister Thulasidass

                                                                                      Sister Whaley (Nevada
                                                                                                             Trained by Sister Gordon                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Sister Loisotto (Argentina)
Trained by Sister Martinez

Sister Piredda (Italy)
Trained by Sister Wilhelm (not pictured)

The departing sisters had a great day with President & Sister Gillette.  Here are a few pictures of their last day in the mission.  We will definitely miss them.

Signing the famous tablecloth.  Each sister gets a square!

 Your presence will be missed Sisters!

This transfer also brought a new AP!  We said farewell to wonderful, beautiful, and talented Sister Kealamakia as an AP and welcomed Sister Schiaffi to the position!

Sister Lane (Canada) & Sister Schiaffi (Australia) will definitely keep us on track and will continue to lead our mission in a great direction. We love them both so much.

Posted By: Sister Vach