Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Hey Family, it's me again....:-D

Before I get into my week. I just want to let you's freezing up here?

This morning was 32......32!! Good Night! I hate it! :D


9/15/09 - P-day. Had lunch with the son of the guy who baptized Elder Weiland’s dad. That was cool. Taught David again, which was good. :D We finally got a key for the East Stake Center.... about time, too.

9/16/09 - Exchanges with Elder Dill! In his area....USU (Utah State University) Campus! Yey-yey!

I had so much fun as Elder Dill is really funny! We committed 4 people for baptism, and they all said yes! I'm so, so, so glad I'm not a Campus Missionary. There would be no way I could focus as there area WAY too many pretty girls....good gosh! But, it's all good. So, no worries. :D

9/17/09 - 3 months!! Woot woot! It's gone by fast. We picked up a new investigator today. Her name is Stacy, and she's about late 50's early 60's. She’s a way nice lady. She has a baptism date for Oct. 10th. That was pretty much my day. Oh, and we had breakfast for dinner, it was way good.

9/18/09 - Weekly planning took up most of the day. We taught Mandy, and she kinda wants to get baptized. We had dinner with a part-member family…that was a little on the awkward side.

9/19/09 - Zone sports! Speed ball. Nothing really happened today. It was one of those slow days. We just set up a holy-huge load of FHE's.

9/20/09 - Spoke in the LP2 Ward on missionary work mixed with a little friend-shipping. It was really good, I didn't even have to write it out. :D Ok, here comes the part where Mom and Dad will be jealous… we had dinner at a member’s home and they cooked us 100% fresh Salmon!

It was the most amazing thing I have ever had! They had this layer of goodness on top. It was brown sugar with something, mixed with something....etc, and good night, it was so good! :D

9/21/09 - Stacy called us......and she dropped us. :'( I don't know why?? She was way excited for her baptism. Hopefully she didn't run into any Anti Crap! Stupid Anti's. Oh well, the work moves on. Today was crazy slow, no lessons at all! Nada! We had one at 6pm, but it was an FHE.

We had pizza for dinner, and it was way good!

The pizza was chicken with bacon and avacado. Sounds weird, but way good. So if there is a Papa Murphy’s in SV, go check it out.

Transfers are next week. Elders Pearce and Fairbanks put us down to both stay, but look what happened last time. :D I love Logan, if I could stay here for most of my mission....that would be fine with me. Maybe I could pull an “Elder Pendelton” and stay in an area for 9 months. :D Well, that was my week. Not as exciting as I hoped it would be, but....that’s alright.

Anyway. I love you guys.
Elder Evans.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

So, How's it Going?

Hey family! How is everything back home?

Well, here was my week.

9/8/09-P-DAY. Same old stuff. I took Joe the Navajo book, but he wasn't home, so I left a sticky note with the book on his porch. Also, we picked up some new investigators called the Balls family. (Not the Ball family, the Balls family. The Ball family we taught and baptized and they moved. :( )

9/9/09-HAD EXCHANGES WITH ELDER SCHANNER. It was okay. We rode bikes.....and I don't do bikes. It was an adventure and a half. We also had our District Meeting and Elder Schanner trained us on “street contacting”. We contacted 3 people; an RM, and 2 non-members (a “basher” and a gay guy--well, I’m not sure if he was....but he sure acted like it.)

Okay, here comes a sad story. Remember David, the one we were teaching? Well, he was put in Jail. He was caught with a suspended license. But, around 8pm that night they bailed him out! Ye-yeah! So it was all good, and he can still get baptized.

We had dinner with the Althouse family. I love this family!! They are soo funny. They have four kids, 1 boy and 3 girls. Their oldest son is 18, and just turned in his mission papers, and their youngest daughter is 12. They are so cool. They remind me so such our family. I kid you not. I love this family!

9/10/09–OUR DINNER we asked the Althouses if they would feed us again....and they said yes! We also taught David again and that was good.

9/12/09–WE HAD ZONE SPORTS THIS MORNING. We played speed ball and Elder Schanner got plastered by Elder Bohne. It was funny....but not. That was pretty much the highlight of my day. We also did five FHE's.

9/13/09–TODAY WAS GREAT! We spoke in the 5th Ward, on “friendship in missionary work”, and we got 3.....THREE new investigators. Two of them, two Indian ladies, have set a baptismal date, but the 13 year-old girl hasn't. Her parents are a little “iffy”. We also had FOUR of our other investigators come to church! Yeah! It rocked.

Okay, for some odd reason I'm starting to speak with an Australian accent. I'm not joking. Every now and then I'll say something...and I sound like I'm from Australia. I don't know where it comes from.....

9/14/09–WENT ON EXCHANGES WITH MY ZONE LEADER, Elder Fairbanks. We did service pretty much the whole time. We painted this old lady’s house. Then here comes the kicker. Elder Fairbanks told me that there are going to be 21 new elders coming in at the end of this transfer and that I might possibly be asked to train. He said I have improved a lot since the last time I went on exchanges with you. But, of course, nothing is set in stone yet. So we’ll see. :D Oh, and it rained crazy-hard today. We were soaked!! Holy Moly.

That was my week.

Lots of love,
Elder Evans

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Sorry about last week’s e-mail...I thought I sent it, but I guess not. :D So here are this week’s and last week’s updates. :-D

8/25-P-DAY. We went to the Wellsville slide. I didn't go down it; I just didn't feel like getting wet.

We then went to a youth activity for the HC1 and 2 wards. It was a lot of fun. That was pretty much lessons, no nothing.

8/26-TODAY WAS A GOOD DAY. We had our District Meeting and it was really good. Elder Schanner is a way awesome missionary. What he went over really hit home for me.

Jonathan had his Baptism interview, which went well. All our lessons fell through today. :( Then, as we were walking back to our apartment someone drove by and yelled, "You're damned to Hell!!" We just laughed. :-D

8/27-ZONE CONFERENCE. It was good, especially since it was only 3 hours instead of 7! :D Elder Porter, of the Seventy, spoke.

None of our lessons went through today either, but we did have some baptisms! Bro. and Sis. Beck were able to be re-baptized into the church, it was awesome. After a long and very tough road...they were able to do it. The spirit was so strong. Everyone was crying. I can't believe how much of the Spirit of God dwells in a baptism! After they were baptized they received the Gift of the Holy Ghost, and you could just see the Light of Christ in their eyes. It was amazing! It breaks my heart knowing that they are moving in a few short weeks. Our last lesson with them is tomorrow. I'm going to give them my home and mission address. I really want to keep in touch with this young family.

8/28-WEEKLY PLANNING. Then we headed up to the East Stake and set up some FHE's with some young families. We had to re-set-up a lesson with the Beck family, they were packing and doing some cement yeah. As we were walking home a 1970 Dodge Charger pulls into a drive way...

...and I said: "Elder, they need the Gospel" and we talked to them....they were the Petersons, and already members, but they were the nicest family I have ever met.


Oh Shoot! It was awesome! We taught David and Cindy again today, and we just found out that he CAN get baptized! Yeah-ya! So he is working toward Sept 26.!

8/30-TODAY WAS A CRAZY LOADED-DAY. I'm so tired! We spoke in the LP1 Ward then went to the FH1 Ward for Jonathan’s confirmation, then to the HC1 Ward, then back to our apt for a short lunch, then to correlation, got a ride, taught the Beck family. Bro. Beck gave us a free shirt and belt buckle (he owns his own clothing company).

Got a ride to dinner, then to Jonathan’s home, and got a ride to the youth stake fireside we had set up, then a ride home.... full day. :D

8/31-SET UP 10 FHE's in the Central Stake. ....that was my day. :D

9/1/09-TAUGHT DAVID AND CINDY, we gave him a triple combination, and he loved it! He can't wait to be baptized! He wants Rick (our fellowship member) to baptize him, and Elder Weiland and me to be the witnesses. So yeah!

9/2/09-MISSION PRESIDENT INTERVIEWS, which was really good! Pres. Olsen is a way awesome guy! And his wife is too. I call her Momma Olsen. :D We also had a FHE.

9/3/09-ELDER WEILAND WAS NOT FEELING TOO GOOD TODAY. So we went home around 7ish. Good thing we didn't have any lessons that night. But, we did teach David and Cindy, and he prayed at the end! It was way awesome! I was so happy! Anyways....

9/4/09-ELDER WEILAND AND I WERE BOTH SUPER SICK! We were just miserable...

...hard-core headaches, tummy pains like crazy.... yeah not a good day. But, we did pick up a new investigator. -BooYa!

9/5/09- TODAY WAS A SICK DAY and it was not fun. We also had our exchanges with the AP's. That was really tough on us, since we didn’t feel well, but we did good. I went with Elder Boyle who is a way cool guy! He is from Sydney, Australia, where Elder Bendall is serving!

I learned so much from him....well he is an AP.... :D

9/6/09-FAST SUNDAY. Another crazy busy day.

9/7/09-HAD EXCHANGES TODAY. I was with Elder Dill and I swear he looks just like Matty Bazany. He even acts like him too. :D We walked everywhere today (it felt like 20 miles) and every door we knocked.......nothing! Stupid Labor Day! :D But, we did have a FHE with the Peterson family. :D

So, there you go! I love being a missionary here in Utah.

I know that this is where God wants me to be. I love you guys and I pray for you all the time.

Elder Evans