Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas phone call

We enjoyed a wonderful phone call with James on Christmas Day. We called him at 3:00 p.m. He was at a phone in the ward clerks office. The connection was crystal clear and he sounded great. We talked to him for over two and a half hours. Part of the family was here for dinner and we passed the phone around to them. His nieces and nephews had a fun time talking to him, as did his brothers and sister who were here. His dog wouldn't say Hi to him. In fact, she left the room when she heard his voice on the phone. She's still mad at him for leaving. His mother and I had a wonderful visit with him. It was hard to hang up when we were done. He put his companion on for a few minutes and he coached him as he thanked us for James. He said he loves him and that he has helped him a great deal as a new missionary. It's a wonderful blessing to hve a son serving in the mission field. We are proud of him and for his choice to serve the Lord and the people of Brazil. It's hard to have them gone, but it is worth it. James and the other missionaries in Acailandia live in a house around the letter "A" on the photo below. It is across the street from a school.

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