I can't believe that Christmas is almost here! I can remember my first Christmas in Indonesia, and it does not seem like a year ago! Christmas time is quite different here, and you can only really feel like it is Christmas if you go into a mall, or bookstores. But that is not the real meaning of Christmas, so that is okay! We had a pretty busy schedule this past week, and I am glad to rest a little bit for Christmas!
|At the bottom of the trail, right where we began hiking|
|The Yogyakarta district, including Magelang|
|There were tons of monkeys on the hike. |
This one was about to attack us - he was mean!
Members at Christmas time are great. We have gotten a lot of gifts and things from them, and they treat us so nicely. That helps us so much with feeling at home and all! I know that members everywhere treat the Missionaries well wherever they are.
Christmas is here, which is why this email will be really brief. I will be able to Skype with my family on Christmas day here, and there are lots of ward activities. I am so glad to be serving a Mission, and I am so glad to help other people see the true meaning of Christmas. I wish you all a Merry Christmas!
|This big tower represents the center of the island of Java. |
It is mostly a legend, but it is pretty much in the center.
|A monkey eating a mango|
|Elder Watson eating Padang - he went home this week|
|The sisters on the bus ride home|
|Me dunking on the small basketball hoop outside our home.|
(It is only like 7 feet tall - ha ha!)