President and Sister Dunn

Monday, December 29, 2014

A Bright and Beautiful Christmas

On Christmas Eve the big white mission van headed North loaded with presents, goodie bags for the 14 missionaries serving in Limpopo. We met there with our wonderful missionaries and senior couples and showed a movie, shared some gifts and had dinner together. 


President Dunn had arranged for a very special Christmas surprise as he was able to secure  a screening copy of “Meet the Mormons” for a special viewing with our missionaries. He first put on an old Christmas movie (Mr. Kruger’s Christmas) and made everyone think that was the movie we were going to watch. Then, without notice, he and the AP’s stopped the movie and said, “Wait a minute, isn’t there something newer than this to watch?” They then surprised and delighted everyone, by turning on “Meet the Mormons”. This was a very special circumstance and group to be with, to watch this amazing film just released by the church. 
Below are our trusty elf Zone leaders, Elder Reed and Elder Olson.

Thanks to Sister Brammer, Winward and Harward for hosting the gathering and providing a fun meal for everyone. It was a great way to spend Christmas Eve. All the senior couples in the NorthEast had fun Christmas morning plans including a breakfast together.

Below are pictures from Christmas morning in Roodepoort. 150+ missionaries gathered and we had a most wonderful time together. 

President Dunn did a similar movie surprise, but even more dramatic, with such a big audience. It was funny to hear and see their reaction to the surprise of getting to view “Meet the Mormons.”

Again, a huge thanks to all who made this day possible, from generous members, senior couples and parents. A heartfelt thanks!!


Here are just some of our Christmas morning pictures, with more commentary and pictures coming.  Stay tuned!


  1. Thank you sooo much for doing this for our sons! You guys could have had a nice quiet Christmas morning with your own sweet traditions and skyped your own family and just kind of "taken the day off". Instead, you made it so every elder felt special and noticed and excited for Christmas. With the help of those amazing Christmas boxes that the awesome members made, you took the 'sting' of not having family around you...away from them on their Christmas away from home. You really went above and beyond as you GAVE to these elders the gift of unity and love and acceptance and belonging. Just like the Savior did. Thank you for your Christlike and selfless sacrifice...this Christmas and every day you are out there serving!

  2. this looks so fun and that food looks amazing!! love the cute comment above!

  3. I miss SA very much ,its been 15 months since President and Sister Dunn took Me and elder Rakotoarimanana to Or Tambo international Airport going back to Madagascar.