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.

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