Thursday, December 23, 2010

Skype Christmas Calling Approved in Philippines Cebu Mission

I received this interesting email from my daughter last week.  In view of the fact that Skype dropped 10 million calls yesterday I wonder if it will be fixed by tomorrow when she calls. I wonder how many other missions were approved for Skype calls.

From: Barbara Hansen <>
Date: Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 4:40 PM
Subject: Merry Christmas Phone Calls and curfew

Dear missionaries, 

As you know, Christmas is a special time of year.  We have the opportunity to call home to our families on Christmas! We have a special surprise--the missionary department has approved the use of SKYPE for missionaries to contact their families.  This is a free video conference tool that is on almost every computer at internet cafes.  Your parents would need to download skype for free (email them today and instruct them to go to and download skype--it is free.)  Then on Christmas, you would go to the internet cafe and get on skype.  You would enter your parents' email and they will be added to the skype list. Then click on their name and click on "video call".  Your parent's computer has to have a webcam and speakers for them to see and hear you and vice versa. 

If they do not have access to a computer, you may still call them.  I will send another attachment with the calling codes for all countries that we have missionaries from.  The best way to call is to buy a phone card and put enough "load" on it to call your family for "approximately" 40 minutes.  It is a good idea to email them today with instructions on how and when you plan to call or skype them. 

If the lines are busy, you can try again--just remember one call (or skype) of "approximately" 40 minutes. 

Remember, the Cebu Mission Curfew for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve is 6 pm. Please be in your apartment by six.  Please inform members and investigators ahead of time so they are not disappointed in their plans.

May you have a MERRY CHRISTMAS!  President ug ako nahigugma ka ninyo!


President and Sister Hansen

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