We went a bit early so I could try taking pictures of some of the many birds on the island. We went to a fishing pier where we had gone before. There weren't as many birds as the last time, but there were some. I am finding it more difficult to take pictures of flying birds than I had anticipated. Here is my best attempt.
|A brown pelican looking for lunch.|
I am better at bird portraits when the birds aren't moving.
|A snowy egret|
We finished my photo endeavors in time for the beginning of the party. President Cusick spoke a bit about the need for the missionaries to have faith as did Nephi. We took a picture of all of the missionaries, and then held an ugly sweater contest. Following that, the missionaries played football and soccer on the beach and worked on sand sculptures by zones.
|The FTM Missionaries|
|The Ugly Sweater Contest winners, Elder Bishop, Sister Packer, and Elder Ohlau.|
These are the sand sculptures
|The Nativity sculpted by Renee and Sis. Healey|
|The winning sand sculpture - SL Temple Square|
|The missionaries returning from the beach to eat dinner - Army of Helaman|