Sunday, December 25, 2011
The BEST Christmas gift!
Today we did not get an email from Elder Todd. Nope. Today, Christmas Day 2011, we got to see and hear Bud via SKYPE!
It was the best part of Christmas for our family. We got to hear about: his life in Roi Et, the city itself, his apartment, his daily routine, the investigators they are teaching, his fantastic companion, Elder Wagstaff, his wonderful mission president, President Smith and Sister Smith, his Thai language, his zone, his health, what he's learned, what he loves, the spicy delicious food, the terrific members in the church branch, his baptisms, and much more.
Bud looked great! He sounded so happy. He seems to be fully immersed in his work there. He was happy to catch up with us, but he is glad to be a missionary in Thailand. He told us his mission is flying way too fast. He loves Roi Et and says it will always be a special place to him. He's met wonderful people there and he loves them. They have taken great care of our Elder and we are grateful!
SKYPING was so much fun. We loved seeing his his expressions when he was telling us about his life. It was much better than a phone call. It was such a great Christmas visit!
We'll look for his regular weekly email next Sunday. And his mother will look forward to her next SKYPE with Elder Todd--Mother's Day 2012! What a wonderful Christmas gift our conversation was. We loved every minute!