Monday, September 28, 2009

Leaving Celaya for Leon. 5185 blog hits

Hey mom and dad,

First off good news...I found all my scriptures and my back pack! Turns out it was all in the mission office. What happened was during a concilio, an elder moved my stuff without telling me and I couldnt find it. Since it was late the night we got to the office home (about 130am) I couldnt remember if I had taken it out of the trunk or not so I assumed I had left my stuff in the taxi. I was VERY happy to find my stuff in the offices.

MORE NEWS... I am being changed. I am going to Leon, I will be in the area called Arbide which is actually Pres. and Sis Cox's ward. My new companion will be Elder Maxfield, I am VERY excited. Elder Maxfield is a GREAT elder, he and I were in the MTC together. Elder Maxfield and I will be in charge of one of the biggest and most successful zones in the mission LEON OESTE (West Leon). Elder Toutai will be staying here in Celaya Este, with a new zone leader. I am excited to be going to Leon.

Last Friday Elder Toutai and I were going to baptize a family of three. A mom a Dad and their son. As we were teaching them the commandments I asked the Dad twice if he and his wife were legally married by civil law, he replied both times that they were. The day of their baptism I had my District leader do the baptism interviews. It turns of that he and his wife wanted to get baptized so bad that he had lied to me about being married, he knew that if they werent legally married they couldnt get baptized. I was sad but I could see their sincerity and that they want to be members of the true church, they are willing to get married but the sad thing is that they are moving to another town called Cortazar on Wednesday and some other elders will take over the teaching process. Obviously we couldnt baptize the parents but we baptized the son, all went very well.

I passed that reference on to the Elders in Salamanca! I hope they can find him and teach him the gospel. Time will tell. He lives in my old area in salamanca, there are members that live on that street.

Sorry to hear about Justins knee! That must hurt, alot of atheletes tear that ligament and its ALLLL over. Justin is strong and I know he will come back stronger than ever. When Elder Toutai was a senior in high school he broke both his ankles in a football game, he says his ankles are stronger than ever now.

Anyways, I am excited to be leaving Celaya. These have been some difficult months here but I can honestly say I worked my hardest. So I leave here with no regrets. I know Elder Toutai will be able to pick up the zone and make it into the biggest baptizing zone.
This is a picture of my MTC companions: L-R Elders Callen, Maxfield (my new companion) Ditto & me.

Thanks for all the love and support, I love you all!
Elder Salazar


Anonymous said...

Glad you found your stuff Benj....I am on the run today but wanted to say hello and good luck in your area nueva!

Luv Ya

Sue Clark

dbanagas said...

Hey Elder Salazar,

I think I still have relatives in Aguas Calientes. Can you take a taxi over there and give them some lessons ? :D

Brother Banagas

ps. I passed on your shout out to Mark. He was excited that you received the dinero.

Anonymous said...

I too am glad you found your stuff Burng. I'm on the hobble today. good luck w your new companion and have a good week. Justin

Anonymous said...

Hello Benj,
It is so good to hear from you. I am glad you found your scriptures. I know these are very special scriptures for you. Tony and I are still looking for a house in Utah. Things are picking up on our house here. We are getting more people wanting to come a look at it. Hopefully it will just be a matter of time. I know you will be successful in your new zone and you will bless everyone you come in contact with. Again, we love you very much and miss you.


Anonymous said...

Elder Salazar:

Thirty lashes with a wet noodle for that Elder who moved your stuff without telling you. I know you must have felt lost without your scriptures etc.

We are anxiously waiting for General Conference next weekend. It's a blessing to be able to watch the sessions in the comfort of our homes. Do you get the sessions via TV? Radio?

Your moving to a new, larger area means you served the Lord well in your prior area.

Continued success.

Bishop Bowring

Anonymous said...

hola Benjamon,
I apologize for not being faithful with writing to you. But know that you are always on my mind and in my prayers. We have been soooo busy getting the house in tip top shape. Yea, I know, all this just to sell it. But the house does look good and is ready to sell. I am so,so HAPPY you found your scriptures. I know that they have mucho sentimental value to you. YOU are doing the work for the Lord and he is Blessing you back. I miss you Ben and you'll be happy to hear that I am doing some investigating on my own. No promises but I am learning alot about Mormonism. I am getting info from Dan Soloman and Lori as well. I feel I have a better understanding and I find that alot of things make sense to me. I will keep researching and learning and someday will make a more educated decision. I know now that I was in the dark on many issues, but I still have tons of questions. When you get home, we will talk at length. I value your input because I see how you are affected by your religion and I Love it. Take Care, Ben

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