|Elder Sims via Skype on Christmas Day!|
Thanks to Grandma Manning and Grandma Sims for sending new ties! I needed them. I wore one of them on Christmas Day. My family also sent me a new backpack, a watch (I lost my old one in a moto), a T-shirt, and plenty of candy. We got together as a mission on Christmas Eve, and the office had held on to all the postal packages to distribute to us then. It really felt like Christmas! I walked around with my backpack on even though I didn't have anything in it. The Peruvians like to shoot off fireworks on Christmas Eve, so we were awake listening to those around midnight.
The night before (so, Friday), there was a ward party. I got to play the piano a bit, which I haven't been able to do for a long time. I really liked having time to play some of my favorite songs like Carol of the Bells and O Holy Night.
|Greg starts celebrating a little early|
|Greg likes the new truck he got; it was hiding in Kristian's new backpack|
|Elder Sims on Christmas Day with a ward member and other Elders|