So, Christmas Day for Elder Meyer. He didn't have too much to say but this is what we heard.
"It has been a good Christmas here in Ireland. We went to 3 member families throughout the day. They were the Currans, the Jacksons and the Quirkes. It was interesting, we got to talk to the Jackon's son who is also on a mission. But the best christmas present would definitely have been talking to you all on Skype. That was fun!"
So at around 9pm (Australian time) on Christmas Day, which was 10am in Lisburn, we set up the Skype on the big screen at our end while Elder Meyer used the technology available to him in the members home he was at for the morning. The connection was a little delayed and shaky, so we decided to keep the video of Skype but mute the sound and use the phone for better sound. But with these little difficulties, it was so amazing to have such incredible technology to do this. It was like he was sitting with us in the living room.
To be honest, coming away from the call, we didn't really know anything more about Elder Meyer and his experiences in the mission field, but it was just reassuring to see him happy and having fun (as you can see in the photos). We can tell he is loving his time overseas just being himself with those new faces he gets to meet and spend his time with.