Today was a great day as we were able to SKYPE with Elder Bean for about 40 minutes. He was kindly given access to the internet at the home of Irma Inez. It was great to see and hear from our missionary and to hear first hand of some of his experiences, challenges, observations and feelings after his first week in Brazil. He looked and sounded good (well he did look a little water-logged due wot walking in the rain!) and we also said hello to his companion, Elder Castilla.
As there was no time to get a Christmas present to Brazil, Adam acted as proxy and opened Elder Bean's gift....more ammo for shooting when he returns and a massive tool kit from Sears (which may help with repairing the go-cart he left behind!).
All in all a great blessing to have all the family (including grandparents) gathered around the computer to express our love and support to our missionary.