Dear Family, December 24, 2012
Merry Christmas everybody!! I hope you all are enjoying this time of year. Mom is right it really is a special time of year to be able to remember the Savior´s birth. Sounds like you have a good day planned for tomorrow. I hope it all goes really well. Tell everybody Merry Christmas for me at the party :) Are you going to go skiing at all during the Christmas break? That´s cool that is sounds like you´re going to have a white Christmas! I love those. Here in México it´s pretty dang warm during the days. The mornings and nights get a little chilly, but not too bad. It´s funny cause people are always like : "¡Ay, hace mucho frío, verdad Élderes!" and I go...Sí while thinking in my head of the 20 degree snowy winters back home haha it´s not cold here at all! So has it been snowing a lot lately? How have you enjoyed the holidays so far? I´m sure you guys have enjoyed having Tyler living there for a while. Hey so I finally received the Thanksgiving letter from the family! Oh and Kylie´s too. Based on the few letters that I´ve received it seems like it takes a little over a month for the letters to get here! Patience is a virtue haha.
Anyway today is also Elder Tinoco´s birthday, so when we went to wash our clothes at the Bishop´s house this morning, we made on of the brownie mixes that you sent in my Christmas package. They were really good! The whole Bishop´s family had never had brownies before either, so that was cool for them. As for the rest of Christmas Eve we have something planned with our investigator Adán to go to their house and have cake for Elder Tinoco, and maybe celebrate something for Christmas too. We want to go to Hermano Pablo´s (the one who makes bread) and do something cool there too...maybe sing some Christmas hymns and eat something good. We also have a Christmas Dinner planned with the Zone in Nealtican on the 26th so that should be fun. As for tomorrow we will probably just visit people and I´m not sure do something Christmas-y after the phone call. I´m really excited to talk to everybody!! Anyway the work this week was actually really really slow. Honestly we went from having our very best week of the change to our very worst week of the change as far a numbers, lessons, etc. It was rough. Don´t worry though were just gonna try harder this week. We did do some service and made a lot of visits this week. As for our investigators nobody is really progressing right now. Adán doesn´t want to go to church yet. We are still teaching him though. Our other investigators are just so-so for right now, but Anita is a promising investigator, so we are going to focus on her this week. Anyway things are going great and I´m so happy to be out here serving the Lord in México!
Anyway I gotta wrap it up. Dad just told me to "finish my letter" so I better obey ;) I´m going to miss all of you during Christmas, but I honestly wouldn´t want to be anywhere else than right here serving my mission at this time. I look forward to the many Christmas memories that we will spend in the future. This is clique, but really try and find the real Christmas spirit. Give something of yourselves to help somebody else. It a great time to be able to celebrate the Birth and life of Jesus Christ. Keep our Savior in mind especially this season, but always as well. I can´t wait to get the call tomorrow!
¡Feliz Navidad de Elder Kitchen a toda la familia!