|Some of the local candies |
we enjoyed for Christmas.
President Carlos is more than I expected of him, and as you know, I had high expectations.
It was so great to talk to you all on Christmas. I admit to actually contemplating not calling you because I was afraid it was going to make me more homesick and just want to go home. But after talking to you all and hearing all of your tired, early-morning voices, I sure was glad I called. It was wonderful to hear your voices.
|Missionaries out to lunch.|
The next morning was excellent as well. We all got to take hot showers! (I took mine in the General Authority's room) I'd forgotten just how good those feel. Then we all just relaxed in the living room until noon. We played card games, and guitar, and just talked to sister Carlos for an hour or so. She’s a Saint. President Carlos has been kind of sick but he pulled me aside to thank me for my patience and long suffering and told me he knew exactly how I felt. He told me he’s been praying for me, then he gave me a big hug and headed off to bed. He’s like my temporary replacement father for the two years I’m out here.
President Carlos seems to have so much confidence in me. If he and the Lord believe I can, then I can.
Maligayang Pasko, lahat mga tao. I love you all very much.