The weeks keep coming and going faster and faster! I swear I'm writing this email every other day. The cliche about time flies when you're having fun is so true. :)
Christmas on the mission is the best ever! It's also very different, but in a good way. It's amazing how the missionaries you're serving around and the members can feel like family. On Christmas Eve we just tried to visit a ton of people during the day. Then that night we had it "off," which basically meant we went to the church and played games and ate food with our district. Then when we went home that night, Sister Johnson and I watched the Nativity and Mr. Krueger's Christmas. We woke up early on Christmas morning (6 AM) so that we could open all our presents before we went to the church to set up for our district breakfast. We wanted to decorate and make the table look all Christmas-y and we got the elders stockings with stuff from the dollar store. It was so much fun decorating everything and setting everything up for our district. When they came we all made pancakes and eggs and we had fruit too and it was just so great. :) The other missionaries are like our family here, and we had so much fun doing something for them to make their Christmas great. The rest of the day we spent with the Bucios just playing with their kids and skyping our families (which was fun because I got to introduce my Colorado family to my Louisiana family!) and just enjoying life. Definitely a very a different Christmas, but it was awesome being able to just focus on the real meaning of Christmas.
I can't really think of any other big things that happened this week, so I'm afraid this is it for this week. Next week we have transfers and I'm reallllyyyyyy praying I don't leave because my whole heart is in this area. But if the Lord brought me here and it went this well, I trust Him to bring me where I'll fall in love with even more people. Being a missionary is the best/worst ever because you meet so many people and get to know them on a deeper level than you've ever known people before. You love them so much. It's also the worst ever because you meet so many people and you love them so so so much and then you get transferred. I'll take it though because when am I ever going to have this experience again? Time goes by way too fast and I'm just grateful I get even a short 18 months to be a part of this amazing work! Life is great, the Church is true, and God is real! Que mas podria querrer? :)