Monday, March 23, 2009

Hey mom,

Crazy to hear things are pretty bad in Tijuana. My other companion, Elder Lopez was from Tijuana. the 2 most dangerous places here in Mexico are 1. Distrito Federal, the capitol of Mexico and 2.The Tijuana Border. But all is well here in Cardenas.

On Friday they had a humongous parade with all the kids from the schools ages 1-5. They dressed them up in costumes and everything, it was really nice. The members here are doing really well, everyone is happy and doing good. Yesterday we had 51 people in church so that was really nice. We almost don’t all fit in the Pharmacy anymore, sometimes we even run out of chairs. Anyways, I am doing well, I hurt my foot about a month ago and it continues to hurt every day, but there is a member here who is a really well known doctor here in Cardenas and I am going to talk to him about it and see what he says. Anyways, please tell Ricky & Sara, Justin & Vanessa, Nate & Jen I say hi!

Love Always,
Elder Salazar

¿Que hay? Hey dad, things here are going well. The weather has been very, very nice these past days, a little warm but very nice. The State of San Luis Potosi has a big dip in the middle, and in the middle of that dip is where Cardenas is located, so a lot of times the eastern and western sides of the state get the bad weather and Cardenas only gets the good weather.

This week went well for us, we found a family of 7 people and we are working hard with them. I am really praying that heavenly father opens their hearts to the gospel. 7 Baptisms wouldn’t As for Isabelle, she will be getting married tomorrow at about 1pm, and afterwards we will throw a little reception for her and her husband Tony, in the church. The relief society is really pitching in and helping us out with the reception. We have next Saturday planned for her baptism, she keeps saying that she wants to be baptised in the river here so we will see what happens.

That was good to hear about Justin, I am really happy that everything is going well for him. It’s amazing how fast time flies and how fast we all grow up. I remember working with Justin one time in Wilmington, I think it was the first time I had crawled under a house. I have always enjoyed going to work with Justin, just because I learn so much.

Lately I have been making fun of Elder Krebs, I will explain... Here in Cardenas there is a flea infestation problem. Fleas crawl on the dogs, crawl in the streets, and on a lot of other things here. They also seem to enjoy crawling on Elder Krebs. The poor guy (Elder Krebs) has been bitten probably over 60 times and he has a ton of little red bites on his arms, legs, etc. I keep telling him it’s because the fleas love his pure American blood. Amazingly I only have about 2 bites. =D! We have since taken care of the flea problem in our beds and have yet to find anymore fleas in the house.

Lori sent me a copy of her talk last week and it was really good, I knew she would do a great job. As for my motorcycle, I would really appreciate it if you sold it because I would like to get a new one after I get home, plus I have some other plans and riding is kinda in the back of my mind for right now. Anyways, I’ll keep this one a little short, I’m planning on sending out two letters today if I can, 1 to gma y gpa Hicken y 1 to gma y gpa Salazar.

1. Have you had any especially funny moments on your mission?
------Too many to name, the last funny one I can think of was a couple months back when I lived with the zone leaders in SLP. Elder Dalton grabbed my pepper spray and like the most intelligent elder he is, he sprayed it in the house. Anyways, this was in the night time and we all used to sleep in the same room, so we all layed down to go to sleep but about 30 minutes into sleeping we all started coughing and wheezing because the pepper spray had moved towards the open window. It was pretty funny because we all woke up coughing and rubbing our eyes and then we all decided to beat up Elder Dalton.

2. Are there any organized sports in the areas you have served?
------Yeah there are quite a few. They have baseball, some areas have football, of course all have soccer.

3. What has been your most embarrassing moment on your mission?
------Lol, I cant think of one. But Ill try to remember one in the week and I will write it next week.

4. I couldn't think of anything else to ask you.
------ Funny story: This week Elder Krebs and I were contacting in the street when all of a sudden this guy runs out of a pharmacy with a big cup of hair gel. He ran over to us and while putting gel in his hair kept asking us "brother, save me!!". I just tapped him on the shoulder and said "brother, I cant!". He then just started walking down the street. Shortly after this incident the police showed up, but they were two really fat police officers. As they jumped out of the truck to detain the person, the guy started running down the street so both police officers start running after him, but they only ran about 15 feet and then gave up!! And the guy got away!! I’m pretty sure the guy was drunk, on drugs or both. But I thought it was pretty funny to see the fat police officers give up so easy.

Love ya!

Elder Salazar


Anonymous said...

Elder Salazar:
Sorry to learn about your sore foot. If we send you your skateboard, will your president let your put your bad foot on it and ride it? Just kidding.
51 members in attendance. Great news. A few more and you will have to get larger facilities to meet in.
I'm sure you've heard we had a wonderful conference last weekend. Elder Trythall was an interesting and informative visitor.
Bishop Bowring

Anonymous said...

Elder Salazar:

Hello, glad things are going good out there for you. I hope your foot gets better. Please let us know how the wedding was and send our congrats to the new couple. Did she get baptized? We have been pretty sick in my house. Matt started it he was sick for about 5 to 6 days. Then Tony caught it and is still sick. He finally went to the docs and got some meds and I got it a little. Everyone is doing fine. The dogs are getting even cutier if you can believe that. Keep up the great work. We are all very proud of your success. The conference was great. Elder Trythall was great. Loved his talk. I will be talking with you soon.

Love Lori