What a week really!!!
Before the mission I had thought that Christmas in the mission would really suck and be really sad. I know I was wrong and I probably had one of the best Christmases of my life. It was really that good!!!! I had one of the funnest weeks of my mission and kind of gave me that greenie spark back. We worked really hard on Christmas Eve and we taught 3 new families and had a total of 6 lessons taught. That was a new record for us.
CHRISTMAS DAY WAS THE BEST!!! It was just like any regular day in the morning really, but later it got so good. In the morning I woke up at 630, worked out, and had a pretty regular morning - didn't really think anything of it. Studies and all that jazz. But after a really good lunch we had the opportunity to go to the orphanage and just serve the little kids there. A lot of the kids are really really naughty but what can you expect; they don´t have any parents. It was really sad. But some of the other kids are just so cute and innocent. One of my favorite little girl about 5 years old, her name was. . . shoot I forgot her name but it is in my journal.
|She made this the best Christmas EVER!|
The days following were not the best. Appointments fell through but it didn't even matter. Christmas reminded me why I am on a mission. I am here for my wonderful family. For my really good friends. But what I am really out here for is for Jesus. He has blessed me with the life that I have and with the atonement. When I was studying, I read about the atonement and realized, that sometime we have to do things that we don´t always want to. I love the mission, but sometimes I have to talk to a family in the street and don´t really want to. But I just remember that Jesus didn't really want to perform the atonement, but he did it because he loves us and that is what I learned this week.
|One of the Floating Islands|
|Elders Cueto and George on the Floating Islands|
I love you all and thank you for your prayers and love. Hand written letters are awesome!!!
Love Elder George