We received this letter on Monday Dec. 31.
Mom & Dad,
To answer your question Dad, No I do not have the Christmas blues :) I
bombed my tummy. So I don't think I have a problem anymore. Everything
is really good here. I'm not trunky at all. Ever since our phone call I have been doing great. Just working a ton. Pretty hard work but very very fulfilling. 3 weeks in the field and already have 1
baptism. I'm sending you a picture of her. Her name is L. She has
a huge desire to learn more about the gospel. Doesn't speak very good
English but oh well.. I baptized her yesterday. Powerful.. The guy in the picture is her brother J. J was given the go ahead to be baptized!! And his mother R!
They will be baptized next week! We were watching a movie at their home
last week and J's background for his computer was a VERY
inappropriate picture. People here do not understand that that kind of
is bad!! I just blasted him! I mean BLASTED him!! He was very quiet
after. But now understands what that means. And that he should not look at that anymore..
the wife to the second counselor to the branch presidents was
boiling a big 55 gallon barrel full of water, not sure why.. But It was
old drum and it broke open when she was standing next to it and it just
burned off her skin on her legs and back. We have been seeing
her the past couple weeks and man, this ja ja (grandmother) is
tough. They have grafted new skin onto her legs but one leg is not
taking the skin. Wow, it is quite the sight..I don't know the moral of the story other
than God knew she could take it.
Ooh, this lady came up to us and said: "Oh
messengers from God! Pray for me! I panic at times in my home! I can
smell the spirit of death lingering over me!!!" haha that lady was very
strange!! Her leg was messed up! She did not step onto the bottom of
her foot but on her ankle! Ugh! its weird looking!!! But we are
going there on Wednesday. We
ankle is almost completely better, Thank you for the prayers!! I did not go to get an x ray. Aha don't worry
about me so much guys! I'm fine! Completely! I promise. I love it here.
Its super hard but I'm fine. I have been keeping mission rules. I
promise. But the language I am getting little by little. Not once
this week did anyone look
at me funny or say "pardon?" when I talked. Ha so a good week!! For New Years Eve we will stay up til
12! And play a star wars board game!! Hah, so pretty fun tonight.
A nybo (nn-ya-bo) in the ward made us sweet big shirts with v
necks! Matching! I will send pics next week. Sorry I'm not sending
many pictures.. It takes forever!! But after tomorrow guess what i
can say!? I'm coming home next year!! ha ha I love you all!
And all of my friends!!
I Love everyone! Have a Happy New