Things are getting back to normal. My foot and knee hurt, but I am now taking medication. I am glad Pres and Sis Cox called to talk directly to you about the situation. I had an interview with president on Wednesday and he was really worried about everything, needless to say I was too. I know that staying here is the right decision. The doctor called me on monday and we had a good talk. He explained to me that I cant do any more damage to my foot or knee than I have already done. He gave me some work outs for my knee and talked to me about medication. I am talking medication but only on the days when my foot hurts a little more than usual or is unusually sore.
All the foot and knee pain drama is being made up for with some exciting news, President is making me a zone leader (I dont get set apart or get a blessing but I am going to ask him for one). Actually today I am going to Leon for a zone leader council. I will meet with president and the other zone leaders, and Sis. Cox will make us lunch. We will be staying the night in the mission home. It should be alot of fun and really inspiring.
We actually did get in touch with that woman and her 3 kids, that we were going to baptize. It turns out they really arent ready and just dont want to get baptized, we tried to resolve her doubts and concerns but she wont give in. Maybe somewhere down the road she will get baptized.
Things here are well in Salamanca, I am preparing to leave because I will most definitely be moved to a new area to start as a zone leader.
The weather has been ok, its very sunny and warm in the day but at night we have rain/lightning and thunder storms all through the night. The Pemex refinery still smells really bad.
My ATM card still hasnt gotten here but I think it should arrive sometime this week. Things usually take 3 weeks to get here. I am still working hard and trying to make best of what time I have left. Hope all is well!
1. How is Elder Whittle doing? Is his Spanish improving? How much time does Elder Whittle have in the mission?
------Elder Whittle has half a year. His spanish is getting better, he just needs practice and to try to talk as the people talk
2. Of all the people you have taught, and/or baptized who is the most memorable and why?
------I think it would be JoseLuis from when I was in Irapuato. The day we found him things were going really bad. I prayed that god would give us a hand, and he gave us JoseLuis. He found US! and was baptized in 2 weeks.
3. Do you or your companions get asked to speak in sacrament meeting very often?
------Yes! Actually yesterday I spoke on Unselfish Service and Elder Whittle spoke on Faith. We were told that both talks went very well.
4. Tell us something Elder Bednar said, that we can apply to our lives.
------Try to give as many references as you can to the missionaries. Elder Bednar said "You and I (as members) are full time searchers, looking for people. Missionaries are full time teachers."