President & Sister Simmons traveled the entire mission in December presenting a beautiful Christmas Program for the missionaries. They are truly an example of unselfish service. We enjoyed their presentation very much. They explained a little about "White Elephant Gifts" because some of the missionaries had never heard of that term. Then we had a gift exchange of "White Elephant Gifts". It was a lot of fun. The Elders truly got into the spirit of it and made it fun. Even their wrapping was creative. One gift was wrapped in a sock, one with paper out of a shoe box, and one was taped with so many layers of tape it was impossible to open. Our gifts were just boring, useful, practical things for them. I will do better next year, just wait Elders for a big surprise.
Elder Read said his mom never let him have PEZ so here he is. I guess I did pick one winner, sorry mom.
Check out the Panda slippers.
For dessert I made a disgustingly rich chocolate fudge brownie cake
with ice cream.
This is our wonderful Mission President and his darling wife. They make serving here in the Singapore Mission very enjoyable. Their inspiration and guidance is priceless. You can tell that they truly love and care about their missionaries.
They have had prepared a Mission Cookbook for each missionary.