Monday, December 23, 2013

A Merry Madagascar Christmas!

        Hey hey hey everyone! How's everything back in the States? Things here are still going good. Feels nothing like Christmas to be honest... Haha. But the way I see it that might be a blessing in disquise. If it were snowing and everyone had lights up and everything I think I'd be trunked out of my mind! But seriously. It is hot and muggy and feels nothing like those Christmases in Utah where it's cold and dry. But. It's all good! I'm still trying to get in the spirit of it, those packages are definitely helping with that! Malagasies still do recognize that it's Christmas, but it's nothing like back home. Every once and a while we'll go to a house that has a Christmas tree or something, but other than that, nothing. We do have a little program that the church is putting on Tuesday night where we sing Christmas songs, so that'll be fun! It's all in French, so it'll be a bit different. But I'm still excited for that. Also for Christmas day us missionaries are planning to watch the Christmas Devotional and have a gift exchange. Plus I get to Skype!! I'm most excited for that :) It'll be a great Christmas, even if it's a little different.

        This week, winter decided to finally show up. And by winter I mean summer here. It's been pretty rainy the past couple of days, which I actually like! It's a lot cooler and I'd much rather be drenched from rain water rather than sweat. Haha. It's still been pretty warm for the most part, but I'm still enjoying it here.

        The work is still going and going well. We've picked up quite a few new peeps we're teaching and we've been cranking out bap dates. 7 just this week! Now if we could just get them to church... That'll be a challenge! But we'll just have to be creative about that. Me and Fisher are still doing good. We work pretty hard out there and I'm learning lots from him. It's good seeing a different approach to teaching and I'm starting to develop my own kind of style. Overall, all is still going well with the teaching and the language.

        I really don't have much else to say... Haha. It's pretty much all the same, even on Christmas here. Just another day here. But I'll try to make the most of it, seeing as I only get two of them here :) Anyways, I'll get on to some other things and put some pics up of course. But I love all of you! Don't have too much fun on Christmas without me ;) Haha kidding of course! Tiako ianareo!!!

-Elder Mum

Hello again everyone! Got another lamo computer today which won't read pictures off my card, but I'll get them in on Christmas day before the Skype! Speaking of, it's looking like that'll take place at 9 o'clock AM Utah time on Christmas day. Hopefully that works for all of you. And if something crazy happens and it doesn't happen then, there's probably a good reason. The backup plan will be Christmas night at 11 for you guys. I'm hoping it'll all work out. There's a tiny chance with the elections and everything we could be on lockdown, but it's looking like it should work to skype on christmas. Sorry we haven't really talked about it and planned it out very well. But Christmas Day, 9AM Utah time. See y'all then!

P.S. It might be a good idea to have notifications up and going around then if I need to email someone. Anyways, love you all!

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