Tuesday, December 28, 2010

THE Christmas Phone Call

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'.

1 comment:

  1. I remember how thrilling it was to get those calls when Joel was in Tahiti. I'm so glad you got to talk to him and that he's doing well. I know how proud you are of him. It's really a great time of life for him.