Friday, December 26, 2014

Merry Christmas Elder Chriss!

What a great day!  Not only did we finally get a white Christmas here in Utah and celebrate the birth of our Savior, we got to talk to Elder Chriss!  I love modern technology!  After a few glitches we finally got a clear, beautiful picture of our handsome Elder!  He was Skyping from the home of some senior missionaries from Farmington Utah.

He looked and sounded fabulous.  It is wonderful to hear how truly happy he is serving our Heavenly Father. He could have talked forever about the people he loves and his experiences as a missionary.  And we could have listened forever.

The best part was, because he has not had an English speaking companion in a very long time, he had a very hard time remembering certain words in English.  He said he is finally fluent in the language and there are very few words he doesn't know.  It was pretty funny watching him figure out how to say things to us.

We learned some new Argentine slang and finally found out what the hand sign was that all of the missionaries in the area use. 

It was so wonderful to have my little family together in one room.  We talked about what he would do when he got home and he dropped a little bombshell on us.  He said that he has been tossing around the idea of going to BYU when he gets home, yes BYU!!!  The sun in Argentina must be baking his brain. LOL!

It's very hard to believe that in 49 short days this wonderful, strong, confident, young man will be home!  He had to admit that he is not looking forward to leaving.  He has fallen in love with the work and the people.  He finally feels that his life makes sense and has a purpose.  What more could a mom ask for!

I personally can't wait for February 12.

Thank you for all of your support of Elder Chriss!  Your thoughts, letters, and prayers are very much appreciated!

Merry Christmas!

Love Lisa

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