Elder Rodriguez Skype his family on Christmas Day. It was fun to see and talk to him. We were able to say hello to his two companions and to the family that feed him Christmas Dinner. The Sanders, his Aunt DeAnn and Uncle John were at home so we FaceTime them and held the cell phone to the screen so Elder Rodriguez could talk to them as well.
We miss him but know that he is doing important work in Ecuador. We look forward to talking to him come Mother's Day. Elder Rodriguez also told us that his release date is 09/22/2015. Let the count down till he comes home begin.