I loved the phone call so much!
Yeah, it made me a little very homesick, but that's alright. I'm better
And I loved speaking to you all so much. :) Home still sounds like it's
awesome! Plus the Chargers: GO CHARGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!! They should go to
the Superbowl this year. Just kidding, that would sorta suck, seeing as
I'm out here...
But still. It'd be sweet. It's just sweet that they made it into the
Transfer news! I'm staying in Point 4! And... My companion
is... Elder Manqana! So we're not changing, except I'm out of training. Elder
Pearmain left, and Elder Fairwell is now DL, with Elder Conners as his
companion. Yep! Most of our zone stayed the same.
Baptisms were great! We baptized Clara!
at the very beginning because Clara wasn't at the baptism early.. or very on
time, either... But she wasn't late! Because we say we start at 10, but we end
up starting quite a bit later than that. But it's not like Hawaiian time...
It's like, they try to keep the time, except... They don't... It's a weird
mixture. But anyway, we baptized Clara, and she's confirmed and all that jazz.
[He told us about this upcoming baptism when we talked to him on
Christmas Day and he said he also wrote home about it in a handwritten
New foods... Hm... Popo. Popo is like cantaloupe. but it's not. I tried that! (hehe, I
didn't need spellcheck for cantaloupe. Sweet. because it's like... "can't
elope" although that shouldn't help me to be able to spell it, it does.) I don't remember anything else new for food...
Still eating bone and cartilage..
Funny stories... I got a haircut! It's REALLY short. Like,
really short. No brushing or anything. It's weird. My head is all round and my
ears are huge.
Oh, on Saturday we had an end of year party for our branch!
We played kickball and football/soccer. It was funny because I was the only
missionary who knew what kickball was (I was the only American). I played
football with the Liberians! It was sweet, although I scraped up my elbow and
knee. They say I play well! I play defender. Apparently all those soccer camps
weren't a waste ;)
Elder Fairwell and I are going to go on a diet this
transfer. Heck yeah. Elder Conners I think is going to too... We're gonna pool
some money to buy foods and stuff! We're going to lose weight.
For Christmas I got this SWEET African bracelet from Elder
Guymon. That was really awesome. And I finally
ate some of the food in that package! I ate the caramel bugles... I loved those so
Speaking of packages, I haven't received either of the two
packages. I have faith though, they'll come!
I'm excited for that mail! You probably shouldn't send
valuable stuff in envelopes (referring to the microsd card) because it seems
like letters don't really get here all that well. I know the packages are
taking a while, but I'm more confident about those getting here than the
I love the photos! Especially
that plaque side-by-side. It's a cool comparison. [I sent him this photo of his Uncle Ryan's Christmas present. Order a plaque for your loved ones directly from Ryan at GoLDS Plaques]
I still keep the Portugal
Mission suit pin on my desk [a special gift from his dad], and I didn't realize that Dad left in September as
I hope you're all doing well up in freezing Utah. I'm so happy I was able
to call you on the phone this week, and it's wonderful each time I get to hear
from you! Have a wonderful new year (although I know you guys don't really do
anything for that holiday... ;) )! I'm working hard out here, and I'm still
getting better! Keep doing good stuff. I love you all.
P.S. Mother's day will come soon enough. Birthday AND Mother's day present!