After a wonderful conference in Warsaw and phones call from our family yesterday, we were up early this morning and drove to Katowice. Today we are blessed to meet with the Katowice Zone.
The Katowice District. Elder and Sister Hutchinson. Elders Brown and Bokinsky (District Leader), Sisters Ence and Holmgren, Elders Harris and Hayes (Zone Leader)
The Krakow District. Elders Godwin, Szymanski (District Leader), Neuner and Lanham.
Sister Hutchinson had planned a 'Cafe Rio' lunch for the Missionaries. It was fabulous....and tasted like the real thing! Sister Sheley brought yummy desserts. Thanks so much to our great Senior Missionaries for making everything special for our Christmas Zone Conference!
In Round Two, Elders Neuner and Lanham along with Elders Weir and Garfield search for statements made by President Monson regarding "Preformance measured". (Hint: page 150).
Elders Szymanski and Godwin write down all 9 Key Indicators in order...followed by their "Purpose".
Elder Sheley and Elder Hutchinson not only acted as judges, but tallied up the scores to find a 'winner'.
...Elders Garfield and Weir earned the most points and took home the Grand Prize...(American) CHEETOS....(There IS a difference!)
The entire Zone did marvelous in the Preach My Gospel Chase and everyone collected a prize as well. Now it was time to enjoy our White Elephant Gift Exchange. Eveyone brought one gift and you could not spend more than 20 zl on any item.
Elder Brown was next. He opened some Polish games.
Sister Ence received a small game of Monopoly.
Elder Hayes (from Wales and new at this Christmas tradition) opened a toy of some sort.
Sister Howells received a small game.
Elder Lanham got a nice piggy bank.
Elder Neuner received some Hot Chocolate mix and knew exactly who brought them.
Elder Weir was one of the last to choose and a very small gift was left under the tree. To his surprise, it was an amber pendant....great things come in small packages!
Losing the Pokemon cards, Elder Szymanski was sent back to the tree to pick another gift. When he opened the 'Jedi' sword, he was ALL smiles! (My grandsons would have loved it!)
Another successful Zone Conference full of fun, instruction and of course, the Christmas spirit. Tonight we drove to Poznan for our final Christmas Zone Conference.