Happyeveryone!! I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend. It was really good here, except for the fact that the city (Moderna) was almost dead; all of Semana Santa ( , or the week leading up to Easter) is vacations from school AND work, so a lot of people were gone for the holiday. We had some good lessons, it's just that the streets were empty. I'm especially grateful for the opportunity I had to think about the and of the Savior and partake of the sacrament.
AND THANKS FOR THE PACKAGE!! When Carlos dropped it off, he told me that you all said you love me and know that you're doing well, and that really is the best gift for me : D. What a wonderful person for doing that for us! I really really appreciate it. And I appreciate even more what you sent! The Get Rowdy shirt is super sweet, the Cox's honey is even sweeter (literally, yum!), the Bullfrog and Clear Care I'm very grateful for, ALL OF THE EASTER CANDY (even if it's not the point of Easter, it does make it that much sweeter ; ) ), the notes from you all (thanks Mom Sam Dad and Julia! And especially from Trevor and Robert! What a surprise! Could you tell them HI and thanks for me? Those notes are the most important to me), the beer nuts, the Silly Putty : D, and definitely the banana bread (did I get it all?). All of my roommates liked the package too : D; they were sampling all the candy and things. I plan on bringing the banana bread to District Meeting tonight to share with the zone. Actually, my roommates asked me (and thru me, you) for the recipe for banana bread (and from me, corn salad, if possible), so that we can make it ourselves. Of course, it will always be the best when you make it, Mom : ).
About the phone calls: I still don't know what day it will be, but I'll let you know as soon as possible. I hope it won't conflict with your trip to Salt Lake, Mom; I'm sure things will work out. It sounds like, how it works, is that I will give you the phone number of the chapel here in Monterrey (Colonia Fabriles, on the corner of Emiliano Zapata and Nueva Rosita), and you are the ones who will call me. I'll let you know more of the details as they come it. I also wanted to let you know, Mom, that because you'll be calling me, that I won't be able to leave a voicemail on your cell phone! I was thinking that we could work out a recording solution, like sending cassettes (or MP3s, if possible), back and forth, or something like that. I hope you don't mind! I'm really looking forward to hearing your voices too.
So yeah! It's been a great week. As you can tell from my letter to the President, we had a lot more success this week, with lessons and new investigators and even a baptismal date! I really feel blessed for that. Zone Conference was also really really good! I learned a lot, even though it was all in Spanish (actually, Pres. Walker complimented me on how much my Spanish has improved! I'm really grateful for that). We had some good FHEs (including the popular Orange Soda Cake : D), a bit of exchanges, watching the Testaments, LOTS of growth as I mentioned a little below, and overall good good stuff. I'm excited to give it another go this week!
I think I'll bring it to a close this week. I love you all so much, and I'm especially grateful again for the package! You are the bestest, and I pray the best for you. Keep strong in your faith, remember what Christ did for us, and know that I am doing just fine. Good luck with everything, especially Sam with finals (gig 'em!), Julia with Prom (eek! Hope it's fabulous, Julia! And have fun with Allen, good for him for asking you out ; ) ) and graduation : O, Dad with work, and Mom with all the wonderful things going on at the house (wow! I'm excited to see how things will look!).
You are all awesome!