We had a chance to talk with Elder Martin on Christmas. He sounds great and seems to be enjoying the area he is in. Turns our Winter in Lithuania is not quite as extreme as we thought. Since it is on the ocean it takes on a more maritime climate and seems to stay a little warmer than some of the more Northern countries. His english sounds a little clipped as he has developed a little accent. It was great to hear his voice and to sense the enthusiasm he has for the work.
He hasn't really told us what the pictures are - but we assume his apartment building - and a photo of the missionaries volunteering at a food pantry or something.