Dear Family,As you can see by the forwarded pictures, we spent Christmas Eve day partying with the Elders and then on Christmas day afternoon, we helped them skype home to their families. The bottom photo is a picture of three of the four couples serving in Guyana. The Beechers live upstairs and the Summers, the ones in the middle of the photo live in Linden. They are going home from their mission at the end of February, and we don't know if there will be a couple to replace them or not.
It was really fun to have time to visit with Amy and all of the children in the one big skype call that Aaron set up on Christmas Eve. I hope Amy, that you didn't get too homesick talking to everyone.
One of the things that really surprised us at the Christmas Eve party was when the Elders started laying our ties to trade. They must have had atleast 100 ties that they layed out on a table and each missionary picked the ones he wanted to use. I don't know how often they do that, but there were sure some pretty ties for them to pick from.
Amy, I forgot to ask you about your apartment in Kolonia. You still haven't described it you us. Is it bigger than the one you had in the jungle area? It was good to meet your companion on the skype call. Take good care of each other. I was happy to hear also that you are using the language still.
To the rest of the family, have a wonderful New Years Eve party tomorrow. We love you and miss you. Love Mom and Dad
PS Mayara, it was good to read your email, too. We hope that you are having a good holiday and that life is going well for you, too.