Tuesday, May 27, 2014

May 26 2014

Hey I am in Lima and I can't write much. I'll just say today was sweet. My room in the hotel in lima has a jacuzzi and I have to sleep alone...it's super weird. Today Jeff Patterson found some other missionaries in my mission in a mall but I never got the chance to see him. I was doing stuff for my visa. I might write more on wednesday if I get permission to.
Love ya!
Elder Evans
PS  Oh yeah, and I found out that a sister misionary, Hermana Ransom, in my district was actually in my ward in BYU in glenwood fall semester haha. It was cool, we talked all about the ward and the people in it. ha

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

May 19 2014

This week was pretty sweet! Elder Campo and I are working hard and one of our investigators has 78 years and we are hoping that we will be able to baptize her on friday because on saturday we will be in Talara for a conference with Elder C. Scott Grow of the area presidency and quorom of the 70. Everything is going great here, my greenie companion is the best, works hard loves the people already. This morning we made a giant american breakfast for the family that let the 4 missionaries here use their computers to skype home. It was the best. We ate a ton of eggs, french toast, pancakes, and hash browns with onions and tomatow and hot dogs. They loved it almost as much as the two gringos Elder Stanley and I liked it hahaa. Anyway, I don't have a whole to write because I sent a ton of pictures to dropbox so I hope you all enjoy the pictures. I hope everyone has a great week! We are already catching up to June, how the time flies. I love the mission, and even though I still may have a gringo accent as some say, I love speaking spanish haha.
Love you all! Have a great week! 

Elder Evans


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

May 12 2014

This week flew by. I got to pick up my brand new companion straight of the CCM! Elder Campo is from Ecuador, a few hours north of Quito. He is super excited to work. This week we set a baptismal date for the 31st of this month for one of our investigators, it was a miracle that she made it to church this week. We passed by her house in the morning and she said she couldn't because she didn't feel good but we told her  to get ready and we'll be back in 15-20 minutes with some young men from the ward. (She is almost 80 and is in very fragile health.) We came back to her house and she had changed her clothes and the young men were able to bring her to church for us. It was great. Elder Campo and I had been preaying all week that she would be able to go to church. It strengtehned my testimony that God really does answer prayers, but you gotta work for it and do your part. If we had just said "yeah ok hopefully next week then" the first time we passed by her house, she wouldn't have gone to church.
I also loved skyping home and seeing everyone. It was awesome talking and seeing how you all are. And pretty sweet to speak spanish with Jimmy. Only for a few minutes or a few times I couldn't listen well. But you all know I barely ever can hear something the first time someone says it ha. Hah yeah I thnaked the family plenty for you guys. And for their service for the 4 missionaries here, Elder Stanley and I will prepare the family an american breakfast of pancakes, french toast, bacon, eggs, and stuff like that. Connor Myers and Luis Conatti are already on their missions??? It was great to talk to you guys yesterday. And no it doesn't make me miss home too much because I am already almost halfway done with the mission, it's gone so fast but I hear the second year goes much faster even. I also realized yesterday how difficult it is to speak english. Also, when I received Elder Campo, my second 'greenie' or 'son' one of the new sisters who came with us to Tumbes is American and is in the stage where I was, she doesn't speak a whole lot of spanish. She didn't have her liscense to get on the bus so we waited for the secretaries to show up with her passport and she would ask me things in english but I'd always respond in spanish, and afterward translate what I said. I imagine that it'll be even harder to speak english the next time we skype. 

I hope eveyone keeps doing what they're doing and always have a good time. Love ya!

Elder Evans

I'm pretty sure Elder Evans is the one with the gray scarf over his face.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

May 5 2014

Well thiss week was a little better than last week. I went on two splits, one with a zone leader Elder Pinzon and the other with Elder Mamani, a brand new missionary who just finished his first transfer in the mision. Elder Pinzon only has this transfer and one more before he goes home. We talked about what goals he has and such for the rest of his mission and what he will do after he gets home. On Saturday we received the cambios. I am going to Piura today...for 1 day. I will receive and train a new missionary again. I'm pretty excited. I'm also excited because Elder Stanley will be my district leader. Elder Stanley has 16 months or so and is super cool. He was district leader before when he served in the office and now he'll be distrtict leader again here in Puyango. It was good being districct leader but I'll enjoy a little rest from all those tasks and responsabilities. 
On sunday I felt bad because none of our investigators went made it to sacrament meeting, nor many less actives. But two teenage investigators showed up after the sacrament. We can't count that as attendance because they mised the sacrament. But I'm excited to keep working with them and helping them. And I'm super excited for Moter's day aand skypnig home. There are no details yet but I'll let you know. 
Love ya alll! Have a great week adn Mother's day!

Elder Evans