Monday, April 20, 2009

Hey ma! Hey pops,

I am glad you liked that picture of Tomas and I. I too really enjoyed that baptism, it was pretty special for me.

I am glad you had a good time in Utah, here in Mexico they say that Utah is the Mormon factory. Also there is a state here in Mexico called "Yucatan" and all the elders who are from Mexico we say they are from "U-ta-tan." Lol. Anyways things here are well,

How are things? Things here are well, my foot still hurts!! Its really starting to annoy me, I think today I will go back to the member at the pharmacy. She had given me some inflammation pills but only 4 and she said if you like these you can come back and I will sell you the bottle. So I think today I will head back, also the other thing is that she is telling me I have to take an entire day off of work but that’s not so easy to do here. As for stamps, don’t worry about sending any. I just go to the post office here and they send my letters for about 10 pesos so it’s not too expensive. Last night I wrote you and mom, Erica and her fam and grandma and grandpa letters. Although there is a little something I would like, and if you can’t or don’t want to buy it don’t worry about it. But I would really like to have the "Called to Serve" CD by the tabernacle choir. It came out when I was in the MTC and I really liked it, I just never bought it.

Anyways, nothing too new happened this week. Yesterday in sacrament meeting I was asked to give a talk on "How to obtain, grow and strengthen a testimony." Everyone told me they really liked it so I think it went well. Also we had the Director of Seminary and Institute come and visit us in the branch, and while I was teaching my Gospel Principles class he pulled me out and asked if I could teach seminary one day a week in the afternoons. So now I am not only a full time missionary but I also teach seminary! It should be fun, we will be studying the New Testament. Anyways, not much other than that. I will keep this short because the computer is really running slow. I love and miss you all.

Thanks for everything!

Love ya! Adios!

Love Elder Salazar

1. Are there other religions proselyting in Cardenas?
------There are lots of religions here, but the only one that proselytes are The Jehovah Witness. They usually proselyte on Fridays because on Saturdays is when they have their meetings.

2. How's Elder Krebs doing being away from home, and do you have much in common?
------He’s doing well actually. We have a few things in common, he wants to be a pilot after college so we like to talk about planes and a few other things.

3. Have you met any Americans lately?
------Actually we met a Mexican/American. His mother is Mexican and is from Cardenas, but his dad is American and is from New Jersey. He was born and raised in the US for half his life and the other half he has lived in Cardenas. He speaks English and Spanish but just has a bad Spanish accent when he speaks. But it’s funny because he’s a big tall white guy that looks totally American, but he speaks with a Spanish accent. He’s a nice guy, he’s pretty religious also, but belongs to the Pentecostal church.

4. Do you speak much English with Krebs or anybody else?
------With Elder Krebs I have prohibited English. But the members like to have us teach them English, so sometimes we speak English to them.

5. Are there enough kids to have a YM/YW program? How many youth members are there?
------Youth we actually have quite a few. We have about 10-12, but it’s just hard to get them active and participating. What we need is more activities so they are actually interested in learning and participating.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Elder Salazar:
Sorry to learn that the foot is still bothering you.
I hope the pharmacist's pills help plus you may have to take a P or E day and rest it as she has prescribed.
Congrats on your new assignment. You'll do fine.
Maybe you can get seven or eight of the young people in the branch and play soccer or is it called futbol there. Get some suggestions from them as to what other activities they would like to do - sports day - visit interesting places in town, have them prepare and serve a meal to the branch members (would require help)
Last night at our Priesthood Leadership meeting your grandpa told us the SLC trip was a terrible one in that he was sick for three days and didn't get to take in one conference session. Pobrecito?
Bishop Bowring