|(Elder Fox with Daiane and his painting.)|
|(Elder Fox at Daiane's baptism.)|
Tomorrows the day!!!! Man … it doesn’t feel like Christmas Eve at all!! That’s a good thing because I’m not getting home sick! I’m sure if it was "Christmassy" here, I’d probably catch a bad case of homesickness. Anyway, I’ll probably call around 10ish … your time. I’ve got everything set up already. We’re going to call from an investigator’s/member’s house. I’ll use her laptop and she tested the Skype out yesterday. Everything’s all set up.
As far as the packages go … I got one of them. Chances are I won’t have the other package and envelope by tomorrow. I don’t think I’ll be able to open up the envelope with everyone. No worries. Thanks for the packages though!! The one that came, I noticed that the paper on some is torn a little bit so I left them in the box. However, it was a big temptation to sneak a peek. haha President doesn’t do anything really for us on Christmas. A while before, we have a Zone Conference and it’s a special one for Christmas. It's not too different from normal conferences, but we do a white elephant gift exchange. Ours was on the first Wednesday of December. So it’s a ways before, but it was a lot of fun.
Elder Jubette was transferred. I’m still here in Progresso and now I’m here with Elder Irlan. He’s Brazilian too. I think I’ll only get Brazilian companions. He’s from Pedro Leopoldo (the city) … Minas Gerais (the state). When I was transferred from Cidade Nova, he went there and took my place. There’s a picture of a baptism that happened after I was transferred from there on my blog. My companion, Elder J. Almeida is in white. It‘s the other Elder in the photo. He's cool. Kind of different but a hard worker so I like him. He doesn’t complain about having to go far to visit people and to do contacts so that is wonderful!
This last week was good! We had a baptism!!! Daiane was baptized! Her baptism was really cool and she’s really firm. I’ll try and send some pictures if I can. She also gave me a painting of me. She made one for Elder Jubette and a member that has been visiting her with us. Then she finished mine before her baptism and gave it to me there. It’s funny. She asked if she could have a bit of fun with it and exaggerate things a little bit. I said, “Ya!” When I got it, I discovered why. In the painting I’m sweating a bunch. It made me laugh because during this time of year … I’m always sweating!
Well, I’m sorry this is so short. I’m going to try to send some photos home really quick and I’m low on time. On the plus side … I’ll call home tomorrow so it’ll make up for being so short! : ) I love you guys so much!!! I miss you all!