Monday, December 26, 2016

Hey, everyone!

I hope you all had a great Christmas, and that you were able to spend time with the family, and enjoy the season! 

Although we didn´t get any snow here, we got plenty of very good food from the members, and we had several families that gaves us ties and socks to make sure we got things we needed. It was very thoughtful of them to do so much for us, and I´m grateful for it.  

Christmas morning, before anything else, I decided to read the Christmas story in the book of Luke. It helped me keep Christ in Christmas, and gave me extra energy and peace for the rest of the day. When we put Christ first in our lives, each day we can experience the peace of His Atonement, and He will guide and direct our paths for the better.

I hope everyone has another great week, and continues to enjoy the season!
I´ll write you all next week!

-Elder Checketts

From Preston's mom...
Here is a picture of PJ, from when we were Skyping with him on Christmas Day.  We were able to visit with him for 45 minutes.  He was at the Bishop's house there in Chile, and had a great day celebrating.  It was SO nice to see his smiling face, talk to him, and laugh with him!!!  It totally made our day!!!  I would have loved to have given him a big hug, but the joy we felt from seeing him so happy & doing so great was enough for now.  :)  xoxoxoxo    (And he did mention in our personal letter today that after talking with us on Christmas, he didn't realize how hard it is to speak completely in English.  Hahaha!  When we were talking, he forgot a few words in English, and threw in a few Spanish words without thinking, and he had a little bit of a Spanish accent when he said certain things.  It was great!  Hahaha!  :) 

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