(Sorry, once again I’m not sure how I missed posting this one a week ago….my bad).
¡Buenas tardes familias!
Hello, and happy St Patrick’s Day! I honestly didn’t realize that it is St Patrick’s Day until I read your emails today. No, St Patty’s Day is not celebrated – at all – here in Mexico. I am not wearing anything of green, but that doesn’t even matter as it is. Life moves no as if there was no such holiday.
In the news this week, transfers are tomorrow but only one or two elders in our Zone are getting transferred. Neither of them is me or my companion. We have the lovely opportunity of working together here in the hills for one more transfer! Honestly, I think it is much more interesting working in the hills as opposed to the flat valley. Talking with other elders today, it sounds like it is actually general council to mission presidents that missionaries should stay in areas for an average of six months or more now. I cannot say that is true, nor can I say who gave that council.
Also this week, we had the opportunity to do some service for a family in our ward. We helped them move a mound of dirt from the front of their house to their back yard. The trick was that we had to go through the house and down some stairs to get to the back yard. The houses here in Mexico City are build one next to the other, so there is no way to go around the house like we can usually do in Utah. Suffice it to say that we got the job done.
Our work here continues to progress and things are going well. Unfortunately, we were not able to baptize our investigator this last week. Some things came up, and so we are going to see what we can do to help him be baptized hopefully in the next few weeks. We still have a few other investigators who are getting close to their dates, and we are sure that they will be ready.
Well, I need to close for the week. Thank you for the cards and emails, I love hearing what is going on for all of you. I know that this is the work of the Lord and that this is where I need to be.
Elder Tyler Gardner