"Thanks so much for all your care and concern for me. I'm quite grateful for our family. I'll be fine until I leave the office. And even then, I'll just need your prayers that I can re-adapt to the full time proselyting schedule and all will be well.
It's weird for me to look back and read my journals of last year. I'm setting a new goal to read last year's entry of whatever the current day is so I can reflect. I was still struggling to just do things right as a missionary then and was scared of breaking rules and making mistakes while teaching. I've grown a lot and now I'm a leader helping other missionaries out! The Mission Office has allowed me to develop great charity for those other missionaries, which is great because I will probably be serving them the rest of my mission days. Time certainly has gone by fast and the upcoming change will be interesting.
I have attached pictures of our preparations for Christmas in our room. Time is short, so I'm sorry I can't write more. We had the Christmas Zone Conferences this week as well, which was a great planning success and a wonderful experience if I say so myself. Most of the missionaries enjoyed it as well.
Elder Noyes and I are thinking probably 2:00-3:00 pm California time for the Christmas Day call, we'll confirm. Also President said we can watch a Disney animated film Christmas Day. What do you recommend for that!? I have to make it count!!!
Tell everyone thanks for the ties. I have opened David and Trevor's, Dad's, Nate's and Brother Hughlett's. I love them all. It's been a blessing to hear from everyone again.
Alright, I have to go to make it to dinner on time. Have a good week! Get some rest Mom! Love ya!"