This week has been pretty fun. We’ve been keeping plenty busy with everything.
On Saturday we had our Branch Christmas party, which really was a lot of fun. We had worked on decorations for it for the 3 weeks before, because it was going to be ‘Navidad en Belen’ or ‘Christmas in Bethlehem.’ Anyway, it was good fun. The decorations all ended up looking really neat, too. There was good food and some fun entertainment, as well. They had a giant pinata (not quite Bethlehem-ish, but hey…) that exploded rather spectacularly.
Yesterday (Sunday, that is) we went to a Mission President’s fireside here, where I met up with my MTC companion. It turns out his area is only a 20 minute drive from my area. Anyway, we talked quite a bit, and it was good to see him there. I really enjoyed it. (I know, it’s not anywhere near as exciting for any of you)
And, this morning, we climbed a ‘mountain’ here in Phoenix, called Camelback. It’s supposedly pretty famous around here. I think that there are a ton of people who climb it every morning. Anyway, while climbing, we met a 70-year old man and started to talk to him. He told us a little about the mountain, and told us that he has written a book about it. So, we kept talking to him, and we got around to the fact that we’re missionaries. Then he told us (we didn’t have our tags on at the time) that he was a member and everything. Anyway, he was a really neat man.
But yeah, it was good fun to do that.
Anyway, I hope that everyone is ready for Christmas! I’m not. I’m hoping to get ready soon, and send something to all of you. (You probably won’t get it until after Christmas, though).