Monday, December 27, 2010
I felt like it was such a short call. I wished I could have talked to each more. It is just awesome hearing all your voices. I didn't quite feel like I said goodbye to everyone. So goodbye and I love you. Sorry if I didn't answer everyone’s questions...:) There were lots. Just write me and ask me. Kevin you too. Well I love you all. Can't wait to talk to you again soon. Next year.
Well this week is going to be quite the week. We are going to be super busy with 20 new foreign missionaries coming in. We have to take them and their luggage everyone. Feed um. Stay the night at a hotel with them (I have never been more excited to take a hot shower, 1st in a year). We are so jammed pack with a busy schedule that we probably won't be able to work very much in our area.
We had a amazing day yesterday (Sunday). Oh man..two whole investigator families came to church. The Tanaman and the Enriquez both came to church which was sooo awesome. Also we had three other investigators there. One of them is reading the Gospel Principles manual and reading the Book of Mormon. He is a super smart guy. We will start teaching him after the new year. Well Elder Adams and Elder Gowey will. I on the other hand will be transferred to I don't know where. I am super excited though. I will find out on Friday.
Christmas was really fun! We ran around everywhere and delivered gifts to investigators and other random kids on the street. It got pretty ridiculous. Everyone here, especially if you’re white, will ask you for their Paskua (gift) They saw us giving a gift to someone so all these little kids ran up to us and were attacking us, pulling our clothes and trying to get presents. It was pretty bad. Me and Elder Adams had to sprint away from everyone. I almost felt bad giving gifts away. They go crazy for gifts. We wanted to share a little message about Christ and give them a little something but they were grabbing stuff away from us before we could. So we just had to evacuate. It was really cool though seeing other people and how grateful they were for the little things we gave them. I am pretty sure some were the only presents they would get for Christmas.
It made me pretty grateful for how close everyone is on Christmas at home. We are super blessed we have such an good family. That we can all get together and celebrate Christmas for what it is really for.
Well I just want you all to know that I love you, and I love serving the Lord, and these people. Hope all is going..the best. Happy New Year Naman.
I included some pictures of the investigators we are teaching.
Michael and Wela’s Wedding.
Some kids caroling. (When kids carol here they do a little presentation and then they ask for money or a Paskwa) All the little kids are out doing that for the whole week of Christmas.