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Christmas Day was not like a normal Christmas back home at all, but it was one to not forget. We opened our Christmas presents that morning and went to the Arvidsons for dinner and stopped by the Biegas as well.
I am very grateful for all the presents I received from you, my friends back home and members of the branch. It really shows me how much love people have for me and that makes me so grateful and blessed. My favorite present was my phone call home. I wanted to do it early but I was afraid you would be too busy opening presents so I didn't end up calling them until that night. It was such a joy to talk to all of you. It doesn't seem like I've been gone for too long though but it was still awesome to say “hi” to and catch up on your lives, as well as answer questions about my mission experiences.
Jim got confirmed on Sunday! He was so full of the Spirit and will really be a great member to the branch. He was so excited to take the sacrament too. "Oh, do I get to take this now?!" ha-ha It was great to see his excitement.
MORE SNOW came last night and this morning. It just continues to come. The wind is just howling! Lights were flickering on and off in our apartment but luckily it didn't go out on us.
We got to go see Alex Biega play a hockey game this morning. He has a tournament today on his birthday! It was great to watch and we'll actually get to see another one tonight as well. Reminds me a lot of me playing ball at that age and, like Bro. Biega, my dad yelling to me to do this and that ha-ha.
This week will be somewhat the same as last week because of miles and snow. Hopefully we can get some good work in during the week. I don't know the rule on New Year's Eve yet, just that we'll be at the Biegas for dinner.
Thanks to you and everyone for your support and prayers. I know the Lord is blessing you for it. I love you all and pray for you too. Thanks to those who sent me cards too. They were much appreciated. I hope that you have a great week and a great start to the New Year. Talk to you soon.