My family and I have some great memories from Christmas on the mission field. Obviously it’s painful to be away while family and friends are gathering for special holidays back home. But still, there are some great memories there from our times away. One year, while serving as missionaries in Uruguay, we left on Christmas Day with a teammate who was like a brother to us. We headed off by ferry boat across the Rio de la Plata to Buenos Aires where we watched a premier showing of “E.T.” in Latin America. It was a memory we’ll hold dear forever. Nothing says Christmas like an extra-terrestrial repeating over and over, “E.T. phone home!”

Do you have a special memory — or, at least, a time you’ll never forget? If so, would you please jot a note about it in the comment box following the online (web) version of this Brigada today? Thanks in advance for your help!

And, speaking of memories, thanks again for those who have remembered Brigada this Christmas. We’re just a little over $10,000 away from meeting our budget need for the new year. Is there a person or church out there who would pitch in $2000? If so, just click Donate in the top line menu at Thank you!