Monday, December 28, 2015

Christmas Skype 2015

We loved hearing from Elder Anderson on Christmas Day via Skype.  He sounded good and we loved hearing about his new area in Masaya, Los Pueblos.  He struggled at first to speak in English and after a few minutes we could still hear a strong Spanish accent as he talked.  The Skype connection was not the best, but it was pure joy to hear his voice and see his beautiful smile and handsome face.  We were able to talk with two of the Elders he lives with.  We loved meeting them and speaking with them for a few minutes.  Elder Morales speaks English, but the other Elder only speaks Spanish so Kevin spoke with him.  Elder Anderson does not want to come home this summer and has made life long friends with his various companions and other Elders he serves with.  He became emotional as he spoke about his previous area and in particular about the family he was so blessed to see enter into the waters of baptism.  This family continues to grow in the gospel and are a family of GOLD.  The work is hard in this new area, but he is positive and we know that great things will take place as he continues to serve with all his heart, might, mind and strength.  He had his multi-zone Christmas activity on the 24th.  One of the presents from President and Sister Russell was a microwave for each apartment. He and the three Elders he lives with enjoyed microwave popcorn that night.  Such a treat to have a way to cook food now. I took a few videos of his call, hopefully I can download them and you can hear his Spanish accent. He is doing great! We are richly blessed as a family through his missionary service.

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