Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Dear family
Hey how is everyone’s week going this week? Has it been raining there at all? It’s been raining a lot here. We still haven’t seen any tornadoes on the ground yet though. It’s still raining off and on today. Has anything exciting been going on there? Well everything has been going good here. Elder Petaia and I are working hard together. We had someone at church on Sunday which was great. She was the first Investigator we have had so far come to church here in this area. We were pretty excited about it. We have been doing a lot of finding this week. We found a yesterday that we are pretty excited for. The mom let us come in and talk to her and her son. As we were taking to her, she told us about how her son died a couple years ago, and it still bothered her a lot. We were able to teach her about the plan of salvation. She really liked it. She had a lot of questions about everything. During the lesson, we were putting a lot of emphasis on her need to get baptized to live with her family forever. At the end of the lesson, she told us she wanted to get baptized, so we set a date for the 21st of May. She can’t though because she is going to Mexico for a week. And she can’t do it the week of the 14th because She is going to be in North Carolina. She said she wants to as soon as she gets back though. We are pretty excited for her. I wish I could be there to see her get baptized. It is going to mean a lot to her. We are still teaching Adela. She still hasn’t come to church yet. That seems to be the biggest challenge we have in this area. That and it’s a really small rural area. Everyone here knows who we are and a lot of people have already studied with the missionaries in the past. We have been trying to find new people who haven’t met with missionaries in the past. We will definitely be doing our best to help everyone we can. The Spanish still isn’t the greatest. If anything, I’m still figuring out how hard it is going to be to learn it all the way. Elder Petaia says that it’s getting better, but it doesn’t seem like it to me yet. I can understand most of what I hear now, but talking and expressing myself is a lot harder. Hopefully it will come though. It gets a little frustrating sometimes not being able to talk very well and not being able to help Elder Petaia as much as I wish I could. O well though. Thanks for everything you do for me. I don’t think I need any more clothes or shoes. One of the pairs of shoes, I only wear on Sunday and still look brand new. And my other pair aren’t real bad either. I still have lots of socks still too. Thanks again for everything.

Love Elder Marshall