The Lord will never give us anything that we can't Bear! Q&A
April 04, 2011
Saltillo, Mexico Companion:
Elder Elzey (American Fork)
Wow! I can`t believe you got a new car!! Thats crazy, I want to see it. So that zone leader I told you about went home with 22 months on his mission. There was a family problem. I had to spend a couple days with him before he left though because my companion had to go to Monclova for a Leadership Training. Those Two days were hard because he doesnt work at all. They call it being "Dead" He would sleep all day, we went to my area for my appointments but ´that was about it. Right after he left though I received about 20 somethin letters. haha I still haven't read them all because I haven't had time but thank you :) to answer your questions mom,* Q:Do you have anything you would like me to get Liz and Brad for their Wedding from you? #1 if it isnt too late _______ to bring the spirit into Liz`and Brads home would be nice. Q:Who was your first Baptism or have you had the opportunity to do the dunking yet? #2 My first baptism was Perla Marian Salazar Muniz, That little girl in the picture and I have baptized 4 more since then. Q: Have you done any sightseeing on your P-day if so what and where? #3 on el dia de preperation we have played futbol at the biblioparque and went to the centro para comprar cobijas and other necesities. No sightseeing really pero everyday I see something worth seeing!! Q:How much money do you and your comp get to live on? #4 we each get 1400 pesos a month which is about $120 dolares plus 1300 for rent. It is barely enough to get by haha. Q: Do they have allot of fast food there or none? $5 they have mcdonalds, pizza hut, burger king, kfc but we dont have enough money to eat at those places haha so I either eat cereal or at peoples houses. Q: How are you understanding the people and the Spanish.#6 The spanish is alright I can understand everyone almost completely but I can't speak it like I want to yet. That will come when I have a companion that is nativo.
My companion Elder Elzey leaves in 5 semanas so I learning as much as I can about the area because when my new companion comes in I will have to know who all the members are, where everything is, etc.. We played futbol this morning and I am tired!!! haha It takes a lot to keep up with the mèxicanos. So last night we were at the ward mission leaders house and he said I look different!! haha he said my skin has gotten so dark and when I go home in 20 months my mom will say "Quien es" haha because she won`t recognize me. So I´m looking moreno pero i am still a "guerro" because of my hair. That is what sets me apart immediately from everyone here in mexico and why everyone always yells guerro out there car window or down the street. haha oh and also the eyes i have ojos de color so everyone is always saying something about my eyes and also the blonde hair on my arms haha all the little kids always run up and pull my arm hair!!! I always get asked if my hair is natural or if I paint my hair... lol I tell them yes I was born with it. Conference was an experience in espanol, it was hard to follow because I know the voice of the prophets and sometimes you´ll have this funny high pitched spanish guy talking for one of the apostles. They sure talked a lot about the first priority after a mission is finding an esposa and getting casado... haha I really liked prez Uchtdorfs analogy about the cruise ship! What did you all like about conference? Dallas that is awesome your doing well in basketball and football, Keep Working Hard and I promise you I will keep working hard out here in Mexico. I know we all have trials that sometimes seem impossible to overcome, and I have felt like sometimes here things are just getting harder but I know the Lord gives us challenges to make us stronger, sometimes our whole life we have to deal with a challenge that seems impossible to live with but I know that the Lord will never give us anything that we can't bear. Our burdens are heavy, but the savior bore them all. I testify to everyone that the atonement is real and our sins and burdens are made lighter through our brother Jesus Christ.
LoVE YOU ALL
* The purple questions are from Mom