Thursday, February 28, 2013

Feb 25 2013

Dear All
That awsome that Jason has gotten his call too! Cali would be a really sweat place too be! Going by the name of the place, i am assuming he will have the beach and ocean in his misson limites! Its way cool that the Sanderson family will have someone out on the mission in no time.
Btw about the deferment... i think byui wants me back the soonest semester possible (like 2 monthes after i get back). But i think i am going to ask if i can wait an extra semester or something because it really doesnt give me much time to get a job and earn for college.
You will have to tell me whats up with Pauls knee after he gets it checked. I also cant wait to see Lemmy and how much hes grown. I remeber before i left we didnt ever take him out of the tank in fear that he would run and hid somewhere.
So this week was pretty great. The best part was when we got one of our Investagaters to pray for the first time. He is Budist and he has been having trouble beleaving that there is a God. It was really great when he finally took a chance and prayed. He did great and seemed like it was a natural to him. The best part was that while he was praying we could feel the spirit really well and after he finished he even told us that it felt muy bonito while praying. 
So this is the last week of the transfer. Its gone by really fast!
We just had our last activity as a zone today. We went bowling! havent done that in a long time!

Love Elder Evans

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Feb 18 2013

Wow that was really great watching the video of Paul reading his call. Speaking or Peru, i have a lot of friends in the mision from Peru. They all see its the best place on earth. I have seen a lot of pictures and it looks really beautiful. There is also a girl in my ward that just got back from Peru visiting a friend. And from what i have heard from all of them (misioneros and her) is that los Peruanas son bien orgullosos de su paĆ­s jaja. Thats ok, it just means Peru must be really cool. Apparently they also have this soda called Inca-cola that tastes really good and its all made in Peru.
So how does everyone feel about paul going directly to peru? I think they are going to do that with the misioneros that are going to mexico too. Just send them directly to the Mexico Mtc.
I will continue in a bit
Hay fotos
So this week has been better in terms of people to teach. We have started teaching a family of four and another persona.
This family has been pretty difficult to teach because unlike most of the people here in mexico they dont believe in God. The dad is like 26 and grew up his whole life as a Buddist. Not only does he not believe in God, he hardly even knows anything about who God and Jesus Christ are. So we have had to start really basic. I must say its deffinitely been a challenge teaching him. I cant imagine being a missionary in those asian countrys where this is a much more common occurence. Everyone here pretty much believes in God and Jesus Christ.
This other person that we are teaching is named N____. She was a reference from Utah SLC. Her mom and dad are members, her sister is a missionary in SLC, and she has meet missionaries early in here life. She is pretty awesome. She listens, participates, and really seems to be understanding grabing on to everything that we teach. She has a baptismal date for the 16th of March. Hope all goes well with her.
Well one more misionary thing.... Walking around all day in leather shoes has its price. I have pie de atleta (bet you cant guess what that is) and ringworm. I just bought myself a spray called Lamisil, well its not actually Lamisil but its the similar of that. Good thing is medicine here is cheap, it cost about 2.5 dollars. With this i hope it clears up. My feet get pretty itchy.

Con amor
Elder Evans

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Feb 12 2013

Dear Everyone

Thats crazy that paul has just about recieved his mision call! Im really stoked for him and seeing where he goes. Any place would be great, but i just want to know where he is going! Same with Jason!
Agua Caliente is slowly moving along. We are finally starting to find people to teach that actually go to church. The only problem is that these people need to get married... usually everything goes well in the teachings up untill the part were we talking about the Ley de Castidad and how they need to be married if they are to be living together. Most people just stop progressing there either because they just dont have the desire to get married or because they dont believe they can do it because it is kinda an annoying process to go through here in mexico and its expensive (like 55 dollars) jaja. But with these people that we are teaching, they are actually working hard to get married and have hope that they will be able to within these next two weeks.
Btw so today i was in my first car accident. I was riding a bus today, someone hit us. It was not that excited but it was my first car accident. It didnt do a single thing to the bus and the front of the car was a little scratched and has a broken light, but nothing more. The cop really didnt even seem to take it seriously and just let us get on our way.
Also i am getting pretty good at soccer! We had an activity yesterday and it was really far away....but we had a nice carne asada and got to play soccer. My team won 10 to 6 and i scored 6 of those goals! I did happen to be wearing my Xolos jersey so for all i know it all had to do with the jersey, or atleast thats what everyone else says. 

Con Mucho amor y animo a escuchar a donde van a la mision, Paul y Jason!
ELder Evans
PS the week that we take a break from eating hotdogs for dinner, half of the sisters give us hotdog for lunch. They never give us hotdogs to eat.... until now. jaja
EJ's area

P day district futbol game time

EJ surveys the area

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Feb 2 2013

Hey Everyone!
Ok so this week went by really fast!
Btw i got the packages this week! Thanks s much! Of course i shared the candy that i got. All the elders in the offices were happy to recieve some peanut butter mms and same with my companion. Also i compared the new shirts with the ones that i have been using and that have one year in the mission. I didnt realise how yellow my shirts were, until i saw the new white ones.
Thats crazy hearing that hayley is driving now. Although thats pretty cool. I cant wait to see how well of a driver she is  when i get back home. and yes, any gameboy games she finds, she can have and start them over (including the pokeman game haha)
Wow elder McDonough is back in the ward! How much time does he have now year and a half or 15 months? Should be close to that. 
Ok some here are some of the things i have done this week. 
Me and my companion went and visited a whole bunch of less active members and started to teach them. We are working with 3 families, Fam Benitez, Fam Gutierez, and another Fam Gutierez. They are really cool but everyone in those 3 familiers are very quiet and dont talk much. Infact its funny, there are a few members of the Gutierez familia that dont speak or read spanish very well. They are from southern mexico and were they live they spoke some dialect language. Best part of working with them is by the end of the week we got all of them to go to church.
Also this week, I bought my first soccer jersey. Its the original jersey for the Mexico team (green on in the photos) and i also found a jersey for the Tijuana Xolos 2012 team. I still would like to get the 2013 jersey some time in the future.
Another thing we did... eat about a 3 lbs of hot dogs throughout the week.... yeah i know thats not all that healthy but i have found a new way of preparing my hot dogs and they just taste amazing. And we still have about 3 more pounds of hotdog left in the package... but as for now we have taken a break from hotdogs.
Oh and btw the superbowl really wasnt a big deal here, hardley anyone cared. But i did hear how the game went..... Triste cosa con los 49rs :(
Ok well i must go.
Love you all 
ELder Evans