Monday, December 26, 2011

Week 67 - 26 December 2011 Feliz Natal


It was fun talking to you guys through Skype yesterday! I know you didn’t understand a lot of things that were said haha - sorry. It was a lot harder than I thought it would be to talk in English, not gonna lie. It was a bummer that it didn’t work out to talk to Rio too, but that’s okay. We’ll try it again on Mother’s Day.
As for Christmas here, it was pretty good. You know we had a goal to have 10 baptisms, but that didn’t work out so well because a lot were falling through. We had about 11 that could have been baptized, but Christmas here is a lot different than it is back home. There is so much more temptation and iniquity here. It seems like almost no one remembers the true meaning of Christmas. Everyone here just puts super duper loud music on the street, drinks like crazy, and sets off fireworks. BUT, we had two baptisms, and it went really, really well.
After the baptism, the bishop called Presidente Campos to see if he would let us stay out at the home of a family here a little later than 9 o’clock because it was Christmas. And...he let us stay there until 10:30! haha So we had a Family Home Evening there and a huge feast with tonsss of food. There are still leftovers there today haha.  We went back home and opened presents and stuff. So even though I’m far away from the family for the second Christmas already, this Christmas season made me love the Lord a lot more and also give more value for what I have to be thankful for.

Although we didn’t have a White Christmas, at least I can say that I got sunburned on Christmas Eve! Haha How many people back home has that happened to? haha jk

Love you guys!

Elder Andrus
My group from the CTM at the Christmas Party
A snake in the church building!
Feliz Natal with Suzana
Celebrating Christmas on the roof!

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