This was a super fun week! Christmas was great, we did a bunch of service and I really enjoyed doing that. We went and caroled at a Nursing home and we also helped serve a Christmas dinner for the community at a Methodist Church. It was lots of fun and more importantly we were able to touch a lot of lives. We also were able to do a lot of other service this week for members. We helped a lady in the Ward to move her things from her apartment that was flooded to the house she's living in now. We also helped a family out with moving and gathering a lot of brush that they had in their yard, and we might be able to go watch them burn it on New Year's Eve for a little, which would be lots of fun!
Otherwise though this week was a bit slower than normal because of the holidays. A lot of people aren't home or if they are they don't want to use their time listening to missionaries. But it was pretty cool, on the day of Christmas Eve we were knocking doors and Elder Beeston (although he seemed like he was scared out of his mind!) started teaching someone on the doorstep in Spanish! He's a great new missionary that is very humble, and will do what we suggest or ask to the best of his ability, even when he's scared or nervous or doesn't know exactly how to do it. It really makes it easy to help him learn how to do things well and help him have confidence in himself for the future. And so we were able to pick up a new investigator this week because of it! We also were able to visit the Rivera family and the Mendoza family and Nacho (all of whom are less-actives). They all were doing pretty well, and some members of the Mendoza family came to church this Sunday!! They weren't able to stay for all three hours, but at least they came to Sacrament Meeting!
Also, I kind of feel like one of the reasons I was sent here to Clearlake was to prepare me to be back in Georgia. Seriously there's more of a feel of the South here than anywhere else in the mission (that I've been to at least). There's tons of trucks, everybody wears camouflage clothes and loves to go hunting and fishing and stuff. It's pretty funny actually to be serving here having lived in Georgia.
We had a really good Christmas week and I hope all y'all did as well. I'm excited for the New Year and I hope it goes really well for all y'all as well! Love y'all!