Saturday, January 3, 2009

A Brand New Year

Happy New Year. My companion and I both had to give talks in church on Sunday. We only had a few days notice, but there was hardly anybody there anyway because most people were out of town for the holidays. The ward is super tiny already, and plus with the holidays it wasn't very full. Never-the-less, we both felt it went pretty well and were grateful for the opportunity to speak.
We had Zone Conference this week on Tuesday. It was awesome. Santa came and we did a gift exchange. We also had a musical devotional and it was great to have the missionaries from the Corpus, Sinton, and Laredo Zones all together.
Christmas Eve a bunch of families from the ward got together and went caroling for a few hours. it was so much fun! Christmas Day we went over to the Dement Family's house. They have tons of kids, and so we played with them and helped them put together their Christmas stuff. They were all really excited to see what Santa had brought for them. We then went over to the retirement home down the street and went caroling and finished our day at another member's house for dinner. It was a very fun Christmas. Tell everyone thanks for the gifts they sent me! I hope that all is well and that everyone has a safe and fun new year!