Monday, August 27, 2012

Aug 27 2012

Dear Todos

Thats really cool hearing about all those wedding plans for katie. And if you want to send me a matching tie you will probably have to send it a month and a half in advance lol but that would be pretty cool and if you would like to get me a matching vest too and just save it for me for a year and half that would be great too lol. So yeah i finally got the packages with my suit and candies and they tie. Thank you very much for all of those things. i will have to find a place where i can make a cake. Perhaps at some members house or something. Oh and i also got the birthday letters from Grandma and from Granddady. Muchas Gracias por las cartas, Grandma and Granddady!!!!
Ok so i am starting to get used to my new area. I can get myself to a lot of different places and a lot of peoples house haha. I am also getting to know the missionaries in my Zone. So one of my Zone leaders just happens to be Elder Alvarez my first companion. Its pretty cool to see him again! And as a matter of fact my companion from the MTC is in my district too, Elder Bryce. So for those who dont know the terms... The whole Mex Tijuana mission is made up of like 200 missionaries. Those 200 are splite up into zones. Zones generally have like 18 missionaries in each one.  Of those 18 missionaries they are split into 2 districts of like 6 to 10 missionaries.
So there we go.
Ok well i will be back to continue this letter...bye

Excerpt from email to Jim:
 yeah there was an earthquake yesterday but i didnt get to feel it because i was walking around the capilla, but i taked to this person in my ward and he told me that he was just sitting in his car and he
felt it for a few seconds. Yeah im still getting used to this area, here i have to take buses or taxis everywhere. The church building is in a differnt sector and the people that we are teaching all live on the other side of my sector. Los Pinos my capilla was in my sector and it was the stake center.
Oh so i was at a house of a members eating lunch and the papa de la casa le gusta bĂ©isbol y estaba mirando ESPN y yo lo vi y en ESPN estaban hablando de los MN Twins. It was really interesting to see twins related stuff here in TJ and i was walking down the street and saw a target add too... there are no targets here and the add was in english haha.  [Mother's note: I got the shivers reading the sentence where he suddenly switches to Spanish in medias res and then switches back. He's speaking Spanish!! Translation roughly amounts to: and the father of the household likes baseball and he was watching ESPN and I saw it and they were talking about the MN Twins]

 ok im back.
so this week went by pretty fast. We are teaching a man named Enrique and he is pretty awesome. I love talking about the book of mormon with him because he really enjoys talking about it and soo it makes the lessons all the more fun. I was also really surprised when we asked him about Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon and he said he doesnt believe that a man or Joseph Smith could just write something like the Book of Mormon, and believes that the Book of Mormon really is ancient record from those Prophets here in the americas that was translated by Joseph Smith with the help of God. So yeah its really great working with him and has a date set to get baptized the end of this week.
We also found a person that has really accepted us with welcome. Her name is Tatiana and her husband actually died a year ago or so and she has 2 little boys to take care of. When we first ran into here and asked if we could share our message with her she said yes and so we talked for a little while but we had to go after just a little while and we but another cita (appointment) to talk with here the next day. The next day when we were talking with her she told us that before we swung by for the first time she was really in a horrible mood but after talking to us she feel pretty good or more tranquila (relaxed) and when we talk with her she feels that same peacefull feeling. I know that feeling she felt was el Espiritu Santo and we told her that she can have those feelings with her siempre when she prays and reads the scriptures. I am excited to continue visiting her.
Well today we played soccer for our pday activity. I am actually getting really good at soccer.... or atleast better then i was before :) oh and heres photos of my comp, Elder Bryce, Elder Hernandez, y Yo at the best Panadaria in Tijuana, Panadaria San Diago, with the best donots in Tijuana. They cost a hefty 7.50 pesos EACH! 
Well got to go!
Thanks again Mom and Dad for the packages and Thanks Grandma and Granddady for those Birthday cards!
Love Elder Evans
Best donuts in Tijuana!

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