Monday, December 13, 2010

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!

Dear family,

This has been quite an interesting week. First off, I don´t remember if I told you about the flea problem we have been having. Anyways, Elder Mathews has been getting more and more bites so finally we had an extermination day. We washed all of our clothes, everything we had. We vacuumed the floors. And then we went at it with 10 cans of Raid flea and tick killer. We sealed off that room and slept in the members house on a couple of mattresses on the floor. It was intense...

On Thursday we had our Mission´s big old Christmas Bash which was way fun. Each zone had to wear some kind of matching clothes. We all wore long red Nike socks, basketball shorts, white shirts, and bandanas with our name and zone on it. We had Zone olympics, a soccer tournament, etc. Then we changed, ate lunch, had a Christmas devotional, and finished the night watching It´s a Wonderful Life. That was a fun day.

On Saturday we planned a LARGE Family Home Evening and invited everyone we were teaching. We planned a bunch of Christmas games and to watch a movie outside using a projector. Unfortunately everyone showed up late and it was raining so we had to move it inside the house. We watched Joy to the World and then had a Christmas raffle which was way fun. We raffled off a Nativity scene, some Chilean toys, a nice CTR ring, and a few other things. About 28 people showed up and it turned out great. I have decided that all of the memorable and worth while activities in my mission have come after a lot of stress and planning. It's always worth it in the end though.

Mom and Dad, I want you to know that I did get the Christmas package and I love it. Its horrible though because I can´t open anything.. The twelve days of Christmas is no fun for an impatient kid. Haha thank you so much though.

I think the thing that has blown my mind the most is that Kelly recieved her mission call. I want to talk to her so bad now. I hope she is doing great. I am really proud of her.

Well thank you so much for the love and support. Sorry about not sending pictures, but these stinking computers won´t let me. I will when I can.

Love you all,

Elder Matthew Mooney