December 22, 2014, Feliz Navidad!!!!!!

¡¡Feliz Navidad!! Love you all and can't wait to see and talk to you all on Thursday. 

This week we had some cool experiences. the coolest is in the letter I wrote to President and for reasons of time I won't write it here. 

Things are rather calm here. We haven't done much of note. I just feel that time is going by to fast. Last thing I remember I was telling you all that I had 3 months left and now I have less than 2. I really hope that the rest of my mission slows down.

Elder Blanding.

President Christensen;

Well... Christmas week has begun. It is an amazing time to be a missionary. My first Christmas I missed my family and all of the hustle and bustle of Christmas time. This year I just feel thankful that I am still serving as a missionary.

Things are starting to improve a little in the area. We are starting to have more success. The other day we contacted someone right out side the church building and invited him to the Christmas dinner the ward was going to have a few days later. He not only came but brought some friends as well. He has just moved into the ward and we don't know exactly where he lives but we do know how to contact him again. I am a firm believer that there are plenty of people who are ready to hear the gospel, we just have to find them. 

Elder Perez is becoming more and more confident and independent every day. For example; today we had a zone activity and while we were in the bus heading there he turned to me and asked if I had one of the "Èl es la Dàdiva" cards. I gave him one and he started talking to the woman he had sat down next to. I didn't even have to suggest it to him. We have been practicing asking questions recently. He has asked some really good questions that I had never even thought of before. He really is progressing a lot. 

Elder Blanding.