Hey mom and dad,
Things are well here. We have been having some heavy rain, and thunder and lightning storms here lately, but usually they are after 8pm, except Sunday morning it rained really hard which made it a little more difficult getting investigators to church, but all went well. We are keeping very, very busy here in Celaya . Anyways, we are working super hard, but seeing very few results so far. Either way we are happy to be serving in Leon , Mexico. Tomorrow is the Mexican Independence day.
Mom, Thank you for putting more money in my account. Lately I have been spending a lot of money. A lot of times we have lunch appointments with members and they either forget or cancel on us, so we have to buy lunch. Since Elder Toutai’s ATM card got cancelled he doesn’t have any money, so I don’t hesitate in buying dinner or something for us to eat. Erica sent me a picture of Fantastic Burger and you’re reminder of Casa Brito, makes me hungry!! I love the food here but to be honest it’s not the same as back home. Here in this part of Mexico the people rarely eat flower tortillas, it’s almost always corn tortillas. Here in the "Bajio" they eat a lot of soups and a type of cactus called "Nopal". But I still love it because it is so authentic. Elder Toutai is doing very well, he is definitely one of my favorite companions because he always has a good attitude, he’s fearless, and he scares all the gangster cholos. He speaks Spanish pretty well. Also a lot of times people think he is from Brazil because of his accent and he is brown like me. He played a lot of football back home, and before the mission he went to LDS Business College, so he plans on going back to get his associates degree, I believe he has one year left. About that haircut picture I sent you... a month ago when Elder Christofferson was about to come here to Leon, Elder Toutai let me use his hair clippers, I was looking for a #6. What I grabbed was a 6mm which is actually a #2 and started cutting my hair. As soon as I made my first cut I knew I had made a very big mistake. There was no way to fix it by combing it or cutting it with another number so we decided the best thing to do was just to buzz it all off. President did get on me when he saw me, but a lot people said my hair looked good buzzed. =D.
Today I received an email from one of my converts back in Salamanca and he broke the news to me that he’s preparing to go on a mission. He’s 17 and is about to graduate from high school. Once he graduates he will have to wait only a few months more and he will be able to enter the temple and leave on a mission. I am very excited!
Time is slowly coming to an end for me, on Saturday I reached my 18 month mark with 6 to go. =/.... I burned a tie to celebrate.
That’s about all I have for you and dad, thanks for everything, I love and miss you.
Love Elder Salazar