Friday, October 22, 2010

Oct 21 2010 Transfers are coming

Hi Everyone,
It has been awhile since I wrote a blog for you. Sorry!! It's the end of my 3rd transfer right now. I don't even think I told you all who my companion is! His name is Elder Taylor. He is from Louisiana! Pretty alright guy. he has been out just 3 weeks longer than me. Spanish has been pretty rough this transfer because we are both still learning. We have three baptismal dates now, but they are all set for after the next transfer and I won't be here):. And all three of them are really solid.
But I am getting transferred!! I find out where this Thursday. Pretty crazy. they did tell me I am going to be senior companion again! That is also very crazy, I went from being trained to senior. I will be put with someone who is fluent in Spanish. So that will be very sweet! The hardest thing out here has been teaching people and finding there needs and of course Spanish. And both of those together are way hard! This last District meeting they had my companion and I give training on finding needs by asking questions and listening. It all really comes down to the Spirit. If we have the Spirit with us when we teach we will be in great shape! Speaking of great shape... I am getting a pretty ugly stomach! Ha Ha. I get fed so good out here! I used to eat what ever I wanted back home, but I guess I was playing tennis a whole bunch. I do still have a year and a half left out here, it shouldn't be too hard getting back to where I was. (: We exercise every morning but only for 1/2 hour and I don't thin it adds up to all the food I eat.!
Anyway I love it out here. I know this is where I am suppose to be right now and there is no place I would rather be. The Church is true and I love finding people to share it with. the Atonement of Jesus Christ is real and if you allow him to help you, he will. The Book of Mormon can truly change your life and has all the answers. i know that when we pray we are speaking to our Heavenly Father and if we do it sincerely with faith, believing that he will answer us, I promise that he will.
I love you all and I hope all is well! I miss everyone and I will see you in 18 months.
Elder Evans

August 24 2010 Stories

1st story: We were tracting and ran into an older guy in is 80's out mowing his lawn.We started asking him about his beliefs and he said he stopped believing in God about 20 yrs ago. We talked to him about Juesus Christ and the message we share and all of a sudden he started to go off on how Jesus wasn't resurrected and how he passed out on the cross when he saw all the blood. Hah and then he said when they took him to the tomb he just woke up and became cautious again! Such a crazy guy! Then we told him about Joseph Smith and the 1st vision. He told us it wasn't Heavenly Father and Jesus that appeared to him. He said the pillar of light was from a flying saucer, and that aliens were coming to try and take Joseph away! Haha. He says that aliens put us here on the earth! What a funny guy.
2nd story:We met a guy named Tom. He is a former investigator. We taught him a 1st lesson about the restoration of the Gospel. A little background on the guy. He is in his 40's or 50's, and he is writing a book about "life". Not only the scientific part, but how we are all spriritually connected. He believes that there is a God, but that wveryone can think of him how they want and what works best for them. We talked to him about Prophets and he believes that God works through people, but not just one Prophet. As we were teaching him I could really feel the spirit there. I felt that we were testifying and telling him what he needed to hear. It was such a great felling to know we were teaching with the spirit and that God was working through us. As we were teaching him, inspiration came to me to tell Tom something and right as I was about to say it, my companion said the exact same words that had come to me. It was so awesome to see how the spirit prompted both of us and dpt us on the same page. The Spirit really helped us to be unified and teach together. Tom didn't want to pray with us or read about our message, but he told us that he knew that God had sent us and he could tell that we were sharing things from the heart. Its times like these that make a Mission so awesome, and know that Heavenly Father is working through us. We just planted a seed for the future.
Love you all