Elder Howland did not send home a letter for this weeks' blog post. However, he sent home a bunch of pictures of his holiday celebrations with members and other missionaries. I'm going to post those for you to see. He was well taken care of by the members in Muncie, Indiana, and I'm ever so grateful to hear that.
Christmas eve was spent with the ward mission leader and his family...the Spauldings...and the sister missionaries, Sisters Feil and Cook.
Elder Tolbert, Elder Howland, Sister Feil, Sister Cook
This is a picture of the Spauldings with Elder Howland and his previous companion, Elder Swainston, and the sisters.
The Spauldings called me the week before Christmas to see what kinds of traditions our family has surrounding Christmas. I shared a couple...one of those related to almond roca. Most of you know that we make it every year and Elder Howland told people back there about it. I sent him a pretty good supply to share...and that's what prompted this picture.
It also looks like Elder Howland participated in a nativity...perhaps at the ward Christmas party? I don't always get an explanation of the pictures...
In lieu of his regular e-mail, I hope you've enjoyed these pictures of his holidays in Muncie, Indiana.