Monday, Dec 24, 2012
Hey mom, so some updates for you. Some of the plans have changed because of a mini transfer that had to happen before Christmas. The transfer goes until the end of the year, but in order to send some missionaries home before Christmas, we had a mini transfer which affected a lot of the zone and district leaders because it was district leaders that were leaving, so I am now in Rodonopolis, MT. So, I have already planned to use a computer of a member to do Skype with you and it will be in the afternoon here, although I am not sure what time yet. I think that it will be from 3 to 4 o’clock in my time, do you think that that would be okay, because at night we have an appointment with a family and they do not have internet, so the night time will not work. Anyways, if there is any problem, let me know. I will try to pass by the lan house today in the afternoon to be sure that everything is okay. If you want to call me today to mark a time, my new number is 066 9217 8035. Thanks mom, and until you call, love Elder Lee
Merry Christmas to all, what a pleasure it was to talk with you! You all look so good, and I cannot wait to see you in person, but in the meantime, I am going to take full advantage of the mission. I sure love it. I just got done talking with you, so there is not a lot to say, but I promised to write a little, so here it is. This week was good; I went around meeting some investigators and members, and really finding a new teaching pool because the work has been a little slow here lately. There have already passed 2 months here that there has not been a baptism, so we are working to change the momentum. I am excited to be here and work in this area. I have officially been in every city now that has a church in Matto Gross and our part of Rondonia, which few missionaries can say, if any. I have been extremely blessed. I am happy that you had the chance to get to know little bit about President Reber. He is such a good and inspired man, and I think that we will keep in contact for a long time after the mission. I sure love him and respect him. I wish that there was some way for you to see all of the people that I was blessed to teach and baptize. You would love every one of them, and I know that they would sure love you. These people are so special. Well, I love you all, and cannot wait to hear from you via email next week. Great holidays!
With love- Elder Lee
This was a note from Shane's mission President -
Yes I am familiar with the process. I will be in the mission home in several hours and take of it then. What wonderful son you have. He is a great leader in the mission and has helped me so much. Great job as parents!
Happy holidays to you all and thanks again for sharing a fine young man with us.