Monday, March 30, 2009

Hey Ma and Pa,

Things here are going well.

We got Isabele married on Tuesday and baptized on Saturday. Both events went really well. The Relief Society really helped us out with the wedding, they made a ton of really good food. The baptism Saturday was beautiful, we baptized Isabele in a river in a secluded part of Cardenas, it was really nice. Saturday, before the baptism, Elder Krebs, and I and a member went along the river looking for a good place to baptize Isabele. We ended up going pretty deep into the woods, and all of a sudden I saw something moving in the grass. After a couple of seconds I realized... a snake!! It was huge and green with a yellow head, we were all pretty scared. On the way back to the car we ended up seeing one more but a little smaller.

Right now Elder Krebs and I are actually in downtown San Luis Potosi because tomorrow we have zone conference. We might also have a baptism tomorrow, a kid from Cardenas wants to get baptized but only if president Cox baptizes him. So they are planning to make the 3 hour drive here.

We are preparing for conference this weekend. My comp and I won’t be able to see the priesthood session on Saturday, due to the fact that we don’t have a church building. We are planning to watch the sessions at a members office who has a computer. Also we are preparing for the 1st week of April, which the Mexicans call Semana Santa(holy week). And they will portray the crucifixion live!!

Thanks for asking about Elder Krebs, he is doing well, he is struggling a bit with his Spanish but he is making progress.

All is well here, Thanks for all the love!!

Con amor,

Elder Salazar


Anonymous said...

Hi Benjamin,
Although I haven't written, I enjoy reading your updates. It is nice to hear that you are doing well. You and your family are always in our thoughts and prayers. We miss you all and think of you often. My Benjamin always wants to go visit you, your mom, and your dad. I keep promising him that we will visit soon. It is amazing how busy the day to day routine gets. We wish you and your friends a very happy Easter. God bless you all.
Carrie Chavez

Anonymous said...

Hola Benjamon,
So, now your in the marriage biz. Just kiddin, I glad both the marriage and babtism went well for you. Ben, is the area you are in part jungle like. I am wondering because of the snakes you saw. Why did you have to use a river? When you guys travel from town to town, are you driven there or is there public transportation? I know you don't have much time to write, so if you get a chance you can just tell your parents and they will let me kow. Take Care, Ben Its great to read of your adventures and all the stories you tell. Miss You!! Tony C.

dbanagas said...

Hey Elder Salazar,

Glad to hear good things are going on with your missionary efforts. Sorry about your foot and leg pains. Glad to see it's getting better.
Hey, did you hear the Bryce Shearer is going on a mission? He just received his call a couple of weeks ago. He is going to somewhere in Colorada...I think. Kinda cool huh?
All the cool guys are at Leo Carrillo surfing this week. You know...the Hickens, The Johnsons, The Lee's, The Brodowski's. I usually go but couldn't make it this week. What a bummer. It's so much fun.
Well, I know you're busy. Just wanted you to know I was thinking of you. I am very proud of you. You are such an awesome example to the young men...and women.
Take care and keep working hard for the Lord. Mucho blessing in store for you amigo.
Siempre tu amigo,

Brother Banagas