Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Christmas Season in Missouri

 Sitting in front of the Christmas tree on the main level of the Independence Visitor's Center.

Michelle's clothing colors match the tree beautifully.

Standing by one of the trees and part of the Nativity Scene Exhibit in the exit room at the Historic Liberty Jail.

A photo of another section of the nativity exhibit at the Historic Liberty Jail.

Standing by the tree in the front lobby of the Historic Liberty Jail.

In a Christmas store in the Country Club Plaza of Kansas City, Missouri.

Standing on the sidewalk outside the Christmas store, with the impressive exterior lighting of the Country Club Plaza in the background.

At the Cheesecake Factory in the Country Club Plaza, with some of the magical street lighting in the background.

A photo of the Mormon Chorale of the Heartland of America singing at one of the many musical programs hosted by the Independence Visitor's Center throughout the Christmas season.

There was large attendance at the various musical programs hosted by the Independence Visitor's Center.

A dinner was sponsored for all the full-time missionaries in the Independence Missouri Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The Sister Missionaries who serve at the Independence Visitor's Center are very musically talented.  They performed both chorale arrangements and played hand bells.

Elder Pyne had the privilege of baptizing Sonya Shamow into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  This photo includes Sister Heylen, Sister Lettig, Sonya, Sister Erikson, Sister Altier, and Elder Pyne.

Sonya and Elder Pyne.

Sister Wood, who is from California, with the Pyne's.

Sister Harding and Sister Call, from Utah and California, respectively, with the Pyne's.

Sister Jacob, from Cedar Hills, Utah, with the Pyne's.

Sister Harward, Sister Erikson, Sister Smith, Sister Luening, and Sister Altier following a breakfast at the Independence Visitor's Center.