Merry Christmas

Dear Family and Friends,

I am glad to here that everyone is getting ready and gearing up for Christmas.  I have received all the packages that were sent to me, I think.  I have the one from Mom and Dad, Aly and Kris, and Team Moore.  I especially like the team Moore package. I did not know the Virgin Mary had a Rino Fork T-shirt.  I really got a laugh out of that one.

Things here have not improved much, although they have slightly.  I pulled a muscle in my shoulder last week and I was in a lot of pain, thank goodness for  Ibuprofen.  I am fine now, but if Alyson or Erynn have any tips about how to stretch the left side of my body that would be spectacular.  We also had Zone Conference which was nice.  I got to hang out with some of the people I came here with from the CTM.  I really love those guys and we are all going through the same thing right now so it is nice to have the month support system.

Another good thing was we had a baptism on Sunday, and guess what I got to baptize someone in Portuguese.  It was great although I nearly killed the girl.  Her name is Bruna and she is 9 years old.  My companion and I explained to her that it is a good idea to pintch your nose when being baptized.  So when it came time to do the deed I put her hand in front of her face and she did nothing, and I figured she did care to, so I dipped her in the water and when she came out the expression of horror, and freight has dramatic.  I felt bad, but after she coughed up some water took a deep breath and she smiled at me so it is all good.

I am otherwise fine and in good spirits.  I love hearing from you guys, and I look forward to hearing from you on Friday.

Deus fique contigo até nós encontramos novament.

Com Amor,

Elder Caleb Carriere