I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas because I certainly did! Sister Egbert dropped off a pretty nice-sized box on the 24th with my name on it. Mom and Dad went full cylinders to make sure I had sufficient Christmas presents for myself and Elder Davis. The majority of my presents were candy, and we're gonna get so fat eating all of it; I already feel slightly sick, so I'll probably end up giving most of it away... I apologize for the creepy smile in the photo, but I was so excited!
It was also quite nice being able to talk to the family for an hour and catching back up. As I started the Skype call, the first thing I saw was... well... me, actually. I really expected nothing less, but my family had managed to take a full body picture of me and turn it into a life-size cardboard cutout. I love my family :)
So Christmas morning we went to our district class with the other misionaries, and then we set out to give some service! Our job was supposedly just paint the room of a sister's house, but she had us out front digging out a tree, moving some roofing, sanding walls, and all manner of random household chores. I figured she simply wanted to take advantage of having 6 missionaries helping her out around the house, and we weren't complaining. We were happy to help :D
And that's pretty much everything that's gone down for this week. Apparently New Years is bigger than Christmas here in Mexico, and the night of January 5th is even bigger! Christmas was crazy enough, so I guess we'll see how these next two holidays go for us.
Although Christmas has past, we should always make that extra effort to remember Christ and what He has done for us; the examply He left us, the teachings He gave us, and the Atonement He suffered for us. May the Christmas spirit in that aspect last the entire year, and may we always celebrate the fact the Christ was born, and He lives today. If we can remember that all year, every day will be like Christmas. Every day we'll be able to remember why we're here, where we're going, and what we need to be doing.
Iré y haré,
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