Monday, August 18, 2008
Things are going ok here, we have found a good amount of new people to teach and have even challenged a few to baptize. All have accepted. Today has been really cool. My comp and I went downtown, he bought some shoes and we just walked around a little bit and toured. It’s really beautiful even though today was rainy. It has been raining quite a bit here lately, but I like it because when we knock doors in the rain the people are a little more receptive to us, we just have to play the tired, wet and sad role! =D! Well I want to thank you for all the support and love, I look forward to Mondays! Enjoy the pics!Love elder Salazar!
I received your letter! Dated July 3rd, I received it this past Monday (8/11) along with the wedding invitation from the Huffmire’s! It was really cool!! I scared everyone in my zone, when I opened David’s invitation I told everyone that his fiancée was my girlfriend! Everyone was quiet for a minute, but when I told them she really wasn’t they were all laughing. I would write more letters but really I have no way of sending them. There is a place downtown but we almost never go downtown so right now it’s basically impossible =(. I loved the quote you sent me by Neil A Maxwell, I translated it into Spanish and wrote it in my scriptures. Missing ya and love ya.
I’m working hard. Nos Vemos!
Good hearing from ya. First off happy bday! It sounds like your bday went pretty well. The GPS sounds really cool; our gps here is a map. hahaha. Today was really cool, my companion and I went to downtown Irapuato, it’s actually called " El Centro ", it was really beautiful and really old.
Well I gotta run, but in answer to your questions.
1. Do people drive or walk to church?
2. Why don't you ride bikes in your mission?
3. What kind of family does Elder Velez come from?
1. The members here walk, ride bikes (sometimes 2 or 3 on 1 bicycle, it’s amazing), very few members have cars, and the rest take taxis.
2. We don’t ride bikes because about a year ago the president allowed the missionaries to ride bikes in our area because its huge, and the 1st day he allowed them to ride bikes one elder fell and broke his arm. Since then he hasn’t allowed it. I really, really want him to though, we walk ALOT.
3. Elder Velez comes from a really good family, he is number 6 I think of 8. I’m not sure how many bros and sis he has but all his older brothers have served missions in Mexico. He is from Southern Mexico, the state of Guerrero. His family owns a ranch near Mexico City. The Church owns a school and that is where he attended all of his schooling from the age 12 to 18, it’s really cool because he has a lot of friends among the other missionaries and members here that attended school with him.
Love elder Salazar