Friday, February 17, 2012

One week under his missionary belt

Hola familia

So this past week has been great. The first few days were pretty tough and slow but now that Sunday has gone by time is going by a lot faster and I'm enjoying it here.

1. My roommate's name is Elder Bryce
2. He's from Mesa AZ
3. My first day took forever but now that I have a regular schedule it's a lot better.
4. I would like you to send me my shower brush (the one that was in the downstairs shower) or by a new one at Walmart cause that one isn't very good any more. Wooden, long handle, bristle brush.
5. I can say some simple things in Spanish and I can pray and bear testimony in Spanish.

So I've run into Ethan, Erik, Jace Saunders, and Rissa's adopted brother. They are all having a great time here. Rissa's brother is going to Provo UT. I am all moved in btw. I have taken a few pics and I will send them when I take some more. So mail here is like gold to everyone. One of the best times of the day is when we get mail.

I'm slowly learning Spanish. I can pray and bear testimony in Spanish. We (me & E. Bryce) are teaching this "investigator" Fransisco. We have to teach him in Spanish cause he knows no english. The first lesson was only 3 days into the MTC and as of know [now] we have taught him three times. It's tough because I only understand bits and pieces of what he says and I barely know how to answer back.

So on to another topic. I have the loudest alarm clock in the room and it wakes everyone up. Every Sunday I have to prepare a talk in Spanish because the speakers are choosen during Sacrament announcements. 8 in my district. 4 of us going to Tijuana and 4 going to Culiacan (cool-y-a-con) Mexico. The Culiacan mission takes the bottom of the Baja Paninsula and across the Gulf on the mainland. There are about 2088 missionaries at the MTC ~1500 of which are going Spanish speaking. There are about 50 or so languages being taught here.

So far I have gotten those 2 dear elders from home, a letter from Katie, and I got a package from the Greenhalghs saying thanks for helping Peter with his project.

So what's going on at home? Oh and do you think you could download all my pictures from my laptop onto a flashdrive or something and send it to me? I didn't bring any pics from home and I can just use the machine here to print off pictures. Idk if it has to be on a SD card or if I can use a flashdrive. OK well it's time for me to go.

Love, Elder James Evans


  1. So much news!! This was great. I can only imagine that he is having a great time. I think the Spanish part is probably what makes it most challenging. Good for him for digging in and all that!! We'll write this weekend.

  2. Great to hear from EJ and that he's settling in. I told Mike we need all get on the ball and write him some letters. So hopefully tomorrow we will all sit down and get it done.

  3. An update from Florida - for family night, we are having a missionary letter writing night. We have 2 cousins/nephews on missions. This is so fun!!