On Tuesday we had our first of two Mission Tour Conferences - Ormoc, Biliran, Sogod, Maasin, and Carigara. Elder and Sister Echohawk couldn't make it because of last minute illness. So Elder Peres and his wife (Area Seventy) attended instead. It was a special event for all of us. For lunch, and as a special Christmas focus, we invited each of the Zones to present one Christmas carol from a group of 4-5 missionaries. Highlights of the lunch: President Maurer having them sing the 12 days of Christmas (including actions from each table) and Elder Marlin singing a solo, 'I'll Be Home For Christmas'. As our gift to each missionary I baked over 1,000 cookies and handed them a packet each. --Sister Maurer
Brianne is wearing a purple shirt near the center row, fourth from the right side.