December 26, 2011


!Feliz Navidad!

Hermana Vawdrey con el Pte Detlefsen y su esposa

I hope that everyone had a great Christmas! My Christmas here in Argentina was a lot different than normal,  yet it was one that I will never forget. I'm sure it will forever be one of my favorites. This Christmas season has been really special for me because I have really reflected on the true meaning of CHRISTmas. Christ! (Alma 7: 7-13, Luke 2) What we really celebrate is that we have a Savior! Sadly, "V" and her kids didn't get baptized on Christmas, but we're not giving up on her yet! You don't need a special day like Christmas to have a baptism, because baptism will make any day special!

This past week we had a lot of fun things going on for the holidays. On Tuesday we had our "Super P-Day" in Bahía Blanca with half of the missionaries from our mission. It was really neat to all be in one place together. In the evening we had a talent show and a devotional with President Detlefsen. It was so good! My district did a musical number to the song "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer". We all got Rudolph noses and played the song with glass bottles. Unfortunately, I didn't get a very good video of it, but it was really really funny. :)

A District of "Rudolphs"

Our rama had an activity this past week to go to rest homes to sing Christmas carols. We had a great turn-out from the branch, and the old people really liked it. There was this cute old man that kept trying to get us to take 2 pesos (worth about 50 cents) because he was so grateful that we came!

The best by far though was getting to talk to FAMILY! It was so great to see every one's faces again on Skype, and I'm so glad that it worked out for me to talk to Brian too.

Skype - one of the greatest Internet inventions!

But now it's back to missionary work, and I love it so much!!

¡Hasta la semana que viene!
-Hermana Vawdrey

1 comment:

  1. You look awesome Sister Vawdrey. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and pics. We love hearing about your happenings. Skype is such a wonderful invention. Glad it all worked out for you and your family. We love and miss you and know that you are right where you should be at this time in your life. What a difference you will make in Argentina! Thanks for representing our church and for serving so diligently. So grateful for this blog and that we can be apart of your mission. Thanks to your parents for making this all possible. You have a great family and we feel so lucky to know all of you. Merry Christmas and have a fabulous 2012.
    Love, The Shelley's