Monday, April 19, 2010
It has been raining everyday since I arrived here. I really love this area! We do a lot of walking and I have taken some beautiful pictures of Teziutlan. I actually like walking but we don't walk all the time... we also take buses and vans places. On Friday, we have la conferencia de zonas in Xalapa. I will be able to see Elder Tobler and Elder Carpenter so that will be fun. We are teaching a lot so my spanish is getting better and better. I am thankful for my companion, Elder Gil. He helps me a lot. I have enclosed a picture of him and I at the baptism a few weeks ago. I absolutely love the people here. They are very nice and humble. A lot of people stop and stare at me because I'm so tall! It's pretty funny! I am eating a lot of fruit. I have had fish, chicken, pork and steak habanero which isn't that hot and is very good. My favorite thing so far has been Tacos al Pastor. On P-Days we do our laundry, write home, play a sport and then at 6 keep working. I have not played soccer here yet. I've just played basketball. There are actually 2 wards here and we have Stake Conference next Sunday. I'm looking forward to that. Our baptism last Saturday went well.
I was pretty shocked that the 7-11 lady asked about me and how my mission was going. That's actually pretty cool! Just keep talking about the gospel to her and try to explain what I'm doing. I remember telling her about it on several occasions when I went in there. She likes our family. You never know... she might be waiting for someone to teach her the gospel.
I am doing great! I cannot express to my brothers and the young men enough to turn off the TV and study Preach My Gospel! Colton, are you doing that?!? I love you all. I am thankful for all you have taught me and most importantly your example. Please tell everyone (family, friends, ward family) hello for me and to write! Enjoy the pictures and know that I love you and this work that I am doing.
OK... after reading how much Elder Robertson loves these "Tacos al Pastor"... the search was on to find the recipe. I found one & can't wait to try it!