Monday, February 25, 2013

Mission Map

I know it's pretty lame that I'm posting the presents I gave on a blog. But I had some people ask what/how I made these. So here it is.
For Christmas I made a world map for my Mother-in-Law, and one for my Dad that had a marking with all of the places people in the family had served a mission for our church. I made the continents by cutting out the shapes on vinyl paper. Then I just stuck the cut outs to a background. Jake helped me print out a flag from each country (or state) and we just glued them to the maps.

I also added the scripture ".. as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." I just had scrapbook letters and stuck them in place. And that's it. I put them in a frame and they were done. 
(Sorry for the photo quality. I just took the pictures with my old phone camera)

When I was all done, this is what they looked like. The first is for the Deklerk side. So there is Jake's D.C. North Mission, Portugal, two Trujillo Peru missions, Japan Fukuoka, and then Japan Kobe mission. (that call came after I made this, so I still need to add another Japanese flag)

For my side of the family, this is what I gave my Dad. Again there is the D.C. flag, then Oklahoma, Nova Scotia, Germany, and South Africa/ Swaziland.
I also wanted to mention how impressed I was while making these as I thought about my immediate family members and the service they gave. It's amazing to see how my family has served and blessed lives ALL over the world. Between everyone there have been missions served in 8 countries and 5 different continents. 10 full time missions in all. That is 18 to 24 months that each of these family members have left everyone behind to teach the gospel, bless lives, and help in any way they can. I am so proud of each and every one of them and all they have done. I am especially thankful for the examples they are to me. I couldn't ask for a better family. 

1 comment:

  1. Ok...LOVE this idea...I seriously think I will be hiring you to make me one to give my grandma.