Monday, March 9, 2009

Well we heard from Christopher via e-mail today. He arrived in his new area last Wednesday in Mexico in a city called Matamoros. It is located just across the border from Brownsville, TX. He is pretty close to the coast, but border towns can still be rough. His new companion, who Christopher calls "a native," is Elder Escamilla. He is having a very difficult time and is struggling to learn the language. He says that he loves the people though, and the members are great. He informed us that he is only allowed to e-mail his family, and with special permission, other missionaries who are out. So, sorry girls, no more e-mails from Elder C. Keep sending him letters and pray for our dear Elder Sutton.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Christopher in his first Area

Christopher has made it to his first area. We don't know much information yet, but it was a 5 hour drive to get there from the mission home. He says that he has a "native" companion, and he doesn't understand anyone because they talk so fast. We think he is up somewhere close to Brownsville, TX in a border town. As he gives further information, we will share it.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

M&M (Mexico Missionary)

Christopher should be safe and sound now in Mexico. We don't expect to hear from him for a few weeks or so. We did, however, get to talk to him on the phone on Monday while he was at the airport waiting for his flight to leave. It was so wonderful to hear his voice and to hear how upbeat and positive he was. All the kids got to talk to him, and I think he enjoyed that more than talking to anyone else. He is giong to make a great missionary of himself.
Christopher's good friend, Mike, left for the MTC today, which means that they just missed seeing each other by a few days. Christopher will always be number one in the eyes of his nieces and nephews, but Mike came in a close second.