Merry Christmas everyone!!!
This week has been great! On Tuesday we went on exchanges, I was with Sister Jones. She was in my area so it was pretty fun. She got to see the main island Yap culture. Not as much food but it is pretty great. We had a good time and taught some good lessons.
On Friday we had a Zone Meeting and then we ate lunch and opened our secret santa presents to each other. The Elders bought a ham and asked if we could cook it and then said, “or if you want we can cook it..” so I told them to cook it and they were SHOCKED. At first they were excited but by Thursday they were freaking out, “can you sisters cook it?” they even asked(begged) the other sisters but we made them do it. It turned out really good! Sister Smith was my secret santa! She got me a Stars Wars pillow, it ties my bed together really nice. And a grumpy cat calender. Everyone in our zone got a kick out of that.
Saturday was crazy. Merry Christmas Eve! We went to the church to clean the font and make the program, then we drove all the way to the other side of the island to Elder Zonts and Elder Neilson’s baptism at the beach. It turned out really well! We went because our recent convert, Jeffery, got to baptize their convert. It was awesome! Then we headed back to Colonia, and it was time for our baptism! So we walked down to get Jarvis and Jucienta. They were so excited and nervous! They are the cutest. And they baptism went smooth. The Elders did an impromptu musical performance “Oh Come all Ye Faithful” it was really good. And after we went over to our investigators/recent converts house and our investigator wasn’t there (Regina.) So we went to a less actives house and helped her grind tapioca. Simis was laughing so hard at me the whole time. I had tapioca ALL over me. It was really fun though.
We went home, planned and passed out. At midnight Sister Smith woke us up because Sister Smith and Sister Jones prepared us a ham, mashed potatoes, and mac n’ cheese. It was so good! Food tastes better at night. Then Sister Kaato and Sister Jones went to sleep and Sister Smith and I sang Christmas songs, cooked the pumpkin pie, drank some hot chocolate, and took some pictures in front of the tree. It was really fun!
Christmas morning was good. We woke up, opened our presents. I got some good stuff. The winners were my horse skirt, scripture marking pen, and a lulu lemon headband from Sister Smith’s mom. Sister Jones made some chocolate chip pancakes, eggs, and bacon. We definitely ate good! Church was good with an unorganized “program” afterwards. I got to skype my family. We searched for a number so we could call Sister Kaato’s family. Then went to dinner at Lavida’s house. Then we just kind of tried not to run into drunk people for the rest of the night. But it was an awesome Christmas!
This weekend I’m going to Guam for the meeting. It will be fun to see Sister Bradford and Sister Saimon, I miss them a lot!
Happy New Years!
Love and miss you all,