On Christmas Eve, the Church Service Center invited their staff and the Senior couples to their annual Christmas party.
|Church Service Center Party|
|A couple of employees on maternity leave, Puje and Tuul, came with their newborns. Pictured are the father of the twins, Elder Nay, and Tuul with her baby |
|Some grandmotherly types (Darlene) couldn't resist holding the babies|
They had a short spiritual presentation, a dinner and then had games and a drawing. Here are a few pictures of the event. By the way, our hosts believe in having fun and eating good food.
Mission Christmas celebration. The next day, Christmas day, the Mission sponsored a Christmas dinner and program at the Central building.
|Our second Christmas in Mongolia|
All the UB missionaries and mission staff were invited. The program was Skyped live to some missionaries in the countryside.
|Elder Munkhchuuder positioning the Skype camera on the computer|
|Senior sisters and Sister Benson|
|The Benson family singing a Christmas carol|
The program consisted of three talks, two choir numbers, a nativity program, a vocal solo, and Christmas carols. It was a wonderfully festive occasion that brought us all together to remember the holiday.
Here are a few pictures taken of the event.
|Elder Tulga leading the Elders' choir|
|Elder Munkhchuuder singing|
|Elder Gardner reading a Christmas story - Elder Ocorjamaa interpreting|
|Joseph and Mary|
|The stern Innkeeper|
|The onlookers looking at the nativity reenactment|
|All of the UB missionaries - Christmas 2013|