Friday, January 1, 2016

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

I hope all of you have enjoyed the festivities this holiday season! As a Christmas present to all of you, enjoy some photos :)

What a blessing that our loving Heavenly Father sent His Son to atone for our sins. What glad tidings of great joy! A Savior is Born!

Hermana Watts

These first pictures are from our Christmas devotional with Presidente y Hermana LaPierre. We played games, watched movies, and in the end, Santa and Mrs. Claus showed up with their elves to hand out presents!
Hna Watts y Hna Runnells

My Christmas present from Hna y Pte Lapierre
 Elena didn't identify the following two pictures.  Looks like she's having fun with the other set of sister missionaries in Minga Guazú and some of the families who live there.

Christmas sleepover with Hermana Dempsey and Hermana Runnells
By far the best part of Christmas was skyping with my family.  Love them so much!

 The following are pictures of us ice skating as a zone:

Go Cougars!
Brownies, soup, and smoothies at TGI Friday's! :)

 Not sure about these next two pictures.  They're with the zone leader and his companion in the first one, and I believe the second is from their district Christmas party.

Ward Christmas Party
 Elena wrote that they had Christmas eve lunch with one family and Christmas eve dinner with another.  I believe these are pictures from their Christmas eve dinner, but I'm not sure.

p.s. TRANSFERS!  Also, transfers happened this week...Hermana Gavilán se fue a La Paloma (sorry, she went to La Paloma) and my new companion is Hermana Martinez from Mexico!  (She is from Monterrey, where my dad served his mission, which is really cool!)  She got here just in time for New Year's Eve, which we celebrated with our landlord and his family.

the one is for first day together . . . ;)

How long has Hna Martinez been serving?  How old is she?  Is she a convert?  Which stake in Monterrey is she from (Dad)?  How many siblings?  Interests?

She's been out a little more than a year; she's 19; I'm pretty sure she was born in the covenant (her dad was just called as an Area Seventy last spring); I'm not sure which stake she is from but she said it is a new stake; she has 3 sisters (she is number 3 of 4); and interests . . . so far the gospel!

1 comment:

  1. I think Sister Watts had an awesome Christmas time and how wonderful to be with a companion that is from where Karl served! The gospel makes the world smaller!