Monday, December 20, 2010

Here comes the Christmas Call!!!


Ok, first thing, there are two area codes here. There is 809 and there is 829 for cell phones. For our number use the 829 area code. There are no city codes, and I kind of think that you can just dial it through normal like a long distance call by putting a 1 in front of the number. Ya, President only wants the call to be 30 to 40 minutes, and we need to do it after we come in for the night, at 9 pm our time. So there is only enough time for me and Elder Clayton to call, then we have to go to bed at 10 30. So, I need you to figure out the time difference for sure too. I don't think that they have daylight savings time down here, so I'm not sure if we are still the same time as Miami and the east coast. But when you figure out what the time difference is, I need you to call me at 9 PM my time. Then we will talk and then Elder Clayton's family will call afterwards.

I did get the camera! I've got it and I'm going to add some pictures to this email!

Things are going great! It's just a little tough to get people to go to church, but no complaints here because we have three baptismal dates for this Saturday, and if Henry and Carmen can get married on Tuesday, then we will have 7 if all goes well! Wow, The Lord has blessed us so much to be witness to baptisms on Christmas Day!

Thanks Mom, I really appreciate what you said! I love you too! I truly was sent to the best family in the World. Wow, it is amazing and unbelievable how blessed I have been, with two righteous parents, and an extended family I couldn't have asked for anything more!

We are doing good! Here's the fechas (baptismal dates) that we have for this week:

Jose Luis - He is 18 and doing great!

Iriada - single Mom with a couple of little kids

Roberto - Turns 66 on Christmas Day! Wow, how awesome that will be!

(hopefully) Henry and Carmen - They also have two kids named Henry Antonio and Camila

The Lord has blessed us beyond measure! Thank you so much for all that you have done, do, and will continue to do for me in my life. I love you so much and it will be sweet to talk to you!

Elder DeSpain

P.S. I attached a couple of pictures. One is of me and Elder Clayton sitting at our table. I could only get one to attach, sorry! (Henry will put the picture on the blog soon. We were so happy to see that the kitchen in the apartment they live in seems to be a very nice place . . . at least compared to the area they serve in each day! They don't live in the area they serve in. They live across the river in a neighboring area. We are grateful for that little blessing!)

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