Monday, December 21, 2015

Feliz Navidad!

We get to Skype with Austin this week!! So apparently he didn't feel the need to write very much. :)
He did get transferred to Weslaco, Texas which he didn't tell us too much about yet. 
So I, of course, googled it to find out any info. Here are some fun facts:

Weslaco is a city in Hidalgo County, Texas. The population was 35,670 at the 2010 United States Census. It is located at the southern tip of Texas in the Rio Grande Valley and is part of the Southern United States. It is near the Rio Grande, across the border from the Mexican city of Nuevo Progreso, Rio Bravo, Tamaulipas, and is about 59 miles west of South Padre Island and the Gulf of Mexico.

Weslaco derives its name from the W.E. Stewart Land Company. It was the hometown of Harlon Block, one of the Marines photographed raising the flag at Iwo Jima, and of film and television actor David Spielberg.

Streets north of the railroad tracks have Spanish names, and streets south of the railroad tracks bear names in English as a consequence of a 1921 municipal ordinance which declared that land north of the tracks be reserved for Hispanic residences and businesses, and land south of the tracks be reserved for “Anglo” residences and businesses

Hey Mom,

Hope you are having a great Christmas week. Sounds like you already have all of the details of the transfer so no need to fill you in on that. It's a great area and Elder Christensen is a super cool, funny guy. It's strange to be in a bike only area and speaking English. It's taking me awhile to adapt. It's funny how awkward I feel now teaching in English. I didn't really get to know many people very well in the previous area as it was super huge. We went by maybe once or twice to most people is all, and didn't get to teach all that we wanted to. Elder Montgomery is still in my zone so I will see him around. I think for the most part everything came that was mailed okay. Including Sherries and your package. Tell everyone thanks for me. I'll be sure to open up the packages early you said to. I'm glad to hear that Em enjoyed Silver Rush at Riverton. I wish I had done more with that stuff.
As far as Christmas goes, all I know is that I will be eating a couple of places and the member we are skyping at will text you tonight the details of what we are doing. They have a missionary out too so we have to work around them talking to him. I am looking forward to talking to you guys.

Have a great Christmas!


Elder Sheehy

I did get some pictures from his new companions Mom and a kind lady in his new ward, where he will be skyping us from, and who I think is going to be an awesome picture connection. :)
His companion, Elder Christensen, said this in his letter to his Mom, so sweet of her to share it with us...

"This week my new companion has really helped me understand the importance of being a positive light that is always shining bright upon the hill! he is an incredible missionary and I am excited for the growth that we will experience together. By the way his name is Elder Sheehy....and luckily I have only said Heshe a handful of times, Oops!"  :)

Elder Christensen from Wenatchee,Washington

Ward Christmas Party. Austin is on the far left.

At a members house with Elder Christensen

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