Tuesday, March 3, 2015

2 Mar 2015 - Stake Conf.

Querida Familia, 

Sorry for the Spanish-gram last time, Elder Garcia and I said that we'd write in only the language we were learning, hahaha his letter in English was about 3 and a half lines. Poor guy. 

Yesterday was stake conference and more than anything in both priesthood and general session the talks were about how the members of the stake needed to start helping us missionaries with the work. Our ward on average has 55 members attending church and its been difficult working with the members because they just don't have the desire to help. It's frustrating at times, but I feel like the meetings yesterday really were eye-openers!! It was a bit blunt but I guess that's what was necessary!

After the meeting we broke our fast at a member's home and dined like kings.  There's two types of tortillas that the people make here, tortillas de maiz y tortillas de harina. The tortillas de harina are rolled out in thin circles of dough and are still kept un poco doughy when you eat them. Hermana Isela, se llama, made about 70 of them and I don't how or why but I ate about half of them.  It was like the more she made the more hungry I got. 
After the meal we went to the house of Guadalupe. Guadalupe's daughter's boyfriend is Jose Manuel.  Jose Manuel is the 18 year boy that we're teaching and is the one who wants to become a missionary. He is always that her house so when we went over we asked him how his reading was going. He really likes reading about Nefi. After that I gave a lesson in English to his girlfriend. The number one problem in this part of Mexico about learning English in the schools is that the teachers never speak the language to the students. Also that they don't know what they're talking about hahaha.

I'm teaching about 5 of our investigators English right now and it's really cool, I kinda love it! Who knows, maybe I'll be an English teacher when I grow up. But yeah the books I use to help them learn English are the same books that Elder Garcia uses to study and they're full of gospel phrases and words, so it's like killing two birds with one stone.

Everything is going great and we're planning for 4 to 5 baptisms this transfer!
Love you guys!
Elder Padilla

''He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.'' (Isaiah 40:11)

1 comment:

  1. Seriously!? Those puppies are adorable! But so is the missionary! ;)