Ok, for Christmas, the plan is to call you guys on Christmas there (Tuesday) at about 5-6 pm, the day after Christmas here (Wednesday) 8-9 am. I will be able to email you guys on Christmas (Tuesday) because our pday moved. I will probably email if the plan has changed. I changed from calling on Christmas to the day after so it is for sure that you all will be there. Also, we are planning to have our own Christmas here, we all promised to save our packages until Christmas morning to open them. By the way, I received a package from you, two from Steve and Alyson, and Grandma. We found that if we combine all of our Christmas traditions we don't get homesick. There is the plan.
My new companion is great. His name is Elder Robinson. He is from Kemmerer, Wyoming, near Star Valley. We actually went into the MTC on the same day, and we were companions in the MTC our last three weeks there. It is a blast to have someone that you met in the MTC as your companion. No Mom, I still don't use toilet paper. I don't like it here, water is a lot better. I have a nice bed now, because when Elder Tropia transferred he had two mattresses, so I took it. My bed is now really comfortable. Shower is nice, mainly because it works and half of the areas don't have working showers. For the size of my area I would say that it is the size of the south end of the Valley, but we only work in about the size of Nibley and Hyrum.
On Sunday, I had to give a talk in sacrament meeting. It went pretty well. That was the fifth time that I have had to speak in this branch. I have learned how to organize my thoughts to get the length that I want or need to fill. I spoke on the power of the Book of Mormon. That's pretty much all that has happened this week. Oh and I have not yet gotten sick while on the mission. So you don't have to worry about me.