Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas Part II

A few more pictures from our Christmas Missionary Devotional
The Riggs, serving in Madrid mission with us, helping decorate and get ready for concert and they also helped us tons with the rehearsal and being in charge of all the ushers.  We couldn't have done it without them.  Note to our family and ward--their son is married to Marlene Fairclough!

3 of our MTC teachers helping to decorate, Carla, Marina and Dmitri. Marina designed the invitations and the programs.  Again we couldn't have done it without help from everyone.

A bad picture of 2 great people and the piano players for the evening; Vivienne and Sister Endicott.  Hermana Endicott saved my life on the piano!!  She is such a sweetheart.

Our percussion section: Elder Ward (of train wreck fame), Elder Day and Elder Dampt.  Also Elder Ward played the keyboard on two of the numbers and not pictured but very important is Elder Good who played the chimes, violin, and bass all on the organ!

My rendition of O Holy Night. It actually sounded pretty good with piano and organ accompaniment.

President Jackson giving his Christmas message at the end, just before the final number: Silent Night

Our hundreds of homemade cookies disappeared in about 2 minutes.  Sister Jones, one of our Temple missionaries, smiling and bringing cheer.

By the time I made it to the back of the hall these were all gone, but Sister Pliha (Russian teacher from Latvia) took the picture for me, so I would know what it looked like.

President and Sister Jackson, who are just AWESOME!

The Belen, or manger scene, just outside the building, on the lawn facing the Temple.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for posting this next set of pictures from the Christmas Missionary Devotional! It looks like it was such a lovely program for many people in Madrid to enjoy. I am Elder Ward's mom, so I especially enjoyed seeing a photo of the percussion section. :) I am so grateful that he was able to be a part of this wonderful program and that I could share in it through your pictures and video. Thank you for your missionary service and for all the work you did to make this such a beautiful evening. Merry Christmas!