Tuesday, March 8, 2016

29 Feb 2016 - New Zone Leader...

Dear family,

So we had transfers today and now I'm in Obregon City as zone leader with Elder Wahlstrom. (I don't know if you remember him but we were in the same district in the MTC, so that totally rocks)

This week was pretty relaxing and fun!
We said goodbye to the members and a few investigators. There was an investigator that we had that is a teenage girl (18 years old) and she didn't know about the rule and she gave me a hug and I practically did what my companion did at the beginning of the last transfer, not sure if you remember, but yeah I pretty much smacked her in the face. It was totally by accident and like completely by reaction but I shook her warmly by the hand and said goodbye.

I'm super pumped for this transfer!!! 
I love you guys a ton!
Elder Padilla  

22 Feb 2016 - 5 Teaching Families...

Dear family,
Well this week was pretty great but also pretty normal.

We found a family of 5 that we're teaching and the three that are adults accepted to be baptized in March!!!!
This area is sooo great!! 

So to catch up. I've been here in Guamuchil for 7 1/2 months. With my 15 months I've only had 2 areas.
As a mission we're shooting for the 100 baptism mark and I think we're going to make it! The members here are so great and there's a sister in our ward that turned 75 this past week and she was one of the Pioneers of the church here in Guamuchil so we sang the happy birthday song in third hour and her husband (84 years old) passed out in his chair hahha not funny but nobody got hurt sooo its a little funny. 

We had a priesthood barbeque on Thursday and we invited all of the less active priesthood holders and it was super great the turn out. But it was also super funny because 13 less actives showed up to the BBQ but they never show up to church on Sundays, so during the BBQ one of the brothers asks.''Hey, why do you guys show up when we have activities but not when we have church?'' and they started to say, almost as if a choir director had signaled them all to say the same words at once..''I had a sore throat last Sunday, but for the next one I'll be there....'' hahahaha man soo funny!! But we're glad that we had a night to enjoy together.

Well the rest of the week I don't really remember that well but it was really fun!

I love you all!
Elder Padilla