Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
I don't know about you, but we had the most wonderful Christmas! On Christmas day, from about 3pm to just a little after 4 we got to actually TALK to Elder Guthrie. Missionaries only get to actually talk to their families on Mother's Day and Christmas, so this was the fourth time since March 2009 since we've heard his voice. Except for the occasional pause, trying to remember the English word for certain phrases, he sounded much like the old Jordy. He sounded really good to his mama!
Elder Guthrie has a new companion, Elder Wanamaker, an American. It was actually a special transfer due to some missionaries leaving early because of upcoming school schedules.
Other news of the week included:
*He continues to lead in the number of boxes/correspondences from home. Sadly, he hasn't gotten the box with the special photo garland yet. There's still hope, but I have a sneakin' suspicion there may be pictures of Jordy's family and friends hanging in undisclosed homes in Mexico. If so, they are eating chocolate and pop tarts too. I can't remember everything that was in that box though. I am not that organized. Something tells me Margo would know.
*He included pictures of the last Missionary Conference he attended. You can see the President and his wife. I love that Elder Guthrie has finally moved up to the front row. Remember when he was way in the back?
*He and Elder Wanamaker traveled to San Miguel Monday and got to be tourists. Another companionship in the area around San Miguel showed them all the "touristy" places and Jordy actually loved the city. It is the first time I've heard him really love a place. Don't get me wrong, he loves the people, but before San Miguel, he never had any glowing things to say about the areas.
*He sends his love to all his family and friends and is getting pretty excited about coming home!
I am so very glad it is THIS Christmas, not last one! Just sayin'.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Elder Guthrie spent a couple of days in Leon this past week for some DL training. I always love to hear he has been to Leon, because I know he'll get any packages I've sent, and this time he got THREE! Plus, he got to see some of his "generation" too. He said there weren't enough beds in the mission home to accommodate everyone so Elder Mouritsen (his MTC companion) told him he had an extra bed. Jordy was funny telling the story, saying that it was just a ruse, b/c Mouritsen simply wanted to get into what he knew would be some of the good candy that always comes in Jordy's boxes from home.
That's him and Mouritsen messing with the big Mexican hat.
On the homefront, we are starting to get busy in preparation for our trip to Mexico. About half of us have already gotten our passports in the mail, with Katie and Ethan going next week to get theirs underway. I have called Mission Travel in SLC and they advised me to contact the Leon Travel office and see when Jordy's official exit date is. Awaiting that information now. EXCITING!!!
Enjoy the pictures, I know I did!