Monday, January 26, 2015

3 Months Already!

Three months! That´s right I have been out for three months! Time really does just fly by and it´s great and terrifying! I love being a missionary during good times and the rough times! I have two weeks of information so get ready! Last week we were visted by the Guffeys! The Guffeys are a couple that are serving mission on the military base in Rota and decided to treat us to lunch because they were in our area! We went to eat some pizza and talk about normal Anerican things in english! What a treat! Also transfers where last week and..... Im staying in Cadiz with Hermana Ashby! Thank goodness because I still think that I would be completely lost trying to navigate the streets of Spain with out here and she´s just a great companion in general so it´s a win win! We did have some changes though because we were the only companionship that stayed the same in our zone! One of the Elders in our district went home which was really sad because you realize oh no time is passing by so quickly and even though you miss home you also know that youre going to miss Spain! More exciting news we set two baptismal fechas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Man the Lord really blessed to find two super prepared people! We found Maria street contacting about a month ago  and she told us that she was intrested but didnt have time so we took her number and decided to try her in the future. Fast forward a couple of weeks we call and her husband answers the phone and says that his wife wouldnt talk to Mormons and he goes to talk to her we wait holding our breathe thinking that we had gotten her in trouble but he comes back and says that actually he was interested too and that we could come by whenever. We went over the next week and man they were great they were really information hungry and we had to say woah slow down we cant tell you evrything in one lesson!  It makes you realize that the mission is a time for you to grow and if your doing everything that you´re are supposed to that he WILL bless you. I can´t say it enough but the mission is one of the greatest decisions ive ever made and I love seeing the difference the gospel makes in peoples lives! Next exciting event, I got to go to Gilbrator last week! It was amazing! Gilbraltor is a British territory where you can see Africa, listen to British accents and see monkeys! I don´t know about you but I think that´s pretty cool! Last but not least I got to see my friend Leni Sinke who is studying in Sevilla! It was great to see a familar face and catch up on what´s going on back home!

I hope everyone has a wonderful week!

Hermana Evelo
Cold and Wet

Another Picture with Leni Sinke

Harry Potter or Doctor Who
Hermana Evelo and Hermana Ashby

Trying to convert a Gibraltar native

Evelo and Ashby selfie


Gibraltar is a British Colony



Sunday, January 25, 2015

Look who showed up!

Leni Sinke, who is studying in Seville, came down to visit Gaby in Cadiz.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Blood Sausage

Hola everyone in the U.S.A!
So, this last P-day we got to go paintballing!! I know pretty awesome! It was great and slightly painful but worth it for sure! I had Elder Jack on my team who is kind of a pro paintballer so we won basically everytime while he took out everyone and the rest of us would manage to shoot maybe one person with our combined efforts! The lady who owned the place said that we could play for free on our birthdays too bad my birthday wont be for another year! So, we managed to get home right on time and try to teach people during three kings day but it worked out because we went to see one of the less actives in the Ward. We knocked on her door and her husband answered the door and said that she was out shopping and he did'nt think she would  be back for a while but as we turned around to go the elevator opened and there she was! She was pretty happy to see us and had a great lesson with her. This week Hermana Ashby and I finally invested in a small heater because our land lord told us we couldnt use our normal heater because it was driipping wáter on our neighbors clothes below... because people dry there clothes outside. So we figured that our tiny heater wouldnt bother anyone and we wouldnt have to freeze in our piso. Wednesday we went to our weekly lunch with one of the members and I had the pleasure of trying Morcilla. Morcilla is also know as blood sausage which is a sausage made of pig blood mmmmm tasty! I´ve definetly been blessed to find that everything I try tastes pretty good even though the thought that I ate a sausage made out of blood does sound a little sketchy! Other cool things from this week my companion hit her one year mark! whooh! In honor of this we decided to go get a large pizza from the best pizza place in the world! This past Sunday the Elders brought investigators that didnt speak spanish and so we all took turns translating since Elder Richardson and I had to give a talk. Man translating is exhausting! I only did it for a couple of minutes when Hermana Ashby was getting super tired and it really requires you to use everything. This week has been great! As always Hermana Ashby and I are trying our best to teach the people of Spain and I´m loving every momento of it. I love that I´m here and that I have this amazing opportunity to grow and help with the obra misional!
I love all of you and miss you all! Have an amazing week!
Hermana Evelo
Gaby's team came in first place in Paint Ball

A beautiful sunset in Spain

Gaby, Hermana Ashby, and a couple of the Young Women

Monday, January 5, 2015

Happy New Year

Blog thing:
 Happy New Year everyone!!! This is my first email of 2015 and it´s crazy to think that i´ve already been out here for two months! This whole year is going to be fantastic and just filled with miracles for me and hopefully for all of you back home! So, Hermana Ashby and I started that year off right by going to a members house to tomar los uvas(eat the grapes). Here in Spain it´s tradition that for each of the last 12 seconds of the new year you eat a grape so that you´ll have a good year and if you mess up well... sorry better luck next year but don´t worry we ate them like pros. Speaking of being a pro i´ve finally got the hang of tearing off the heads of gambas(huge shrimp) because the eat them here a ton for the holidays and if you dont do it right you have to scoop out the brain part whooh! This week we had the pleasure of our fuse blowing in our piso(apartment) and apparently it blew right as we left because when we came back we about died when we opened our fridge. Talk about the smell of death it was terrible because we had left overs that members had given us sitting in there! I realized that I have really talked about the ward here in Cadiz! Here in Cádiz there is one ward of about 100 people and they are all great! We go over to members houses about twice a week and they are constantly giving gifts and candy and just being so sweet and helpful. I am very grateful that no one has made fun of my spanish yet though after my talk that I have to give in church on Sunday that might change. Everyone is just really encouraging and at least pretends to know what i´m saying to them but I  feel like my spanish if definetly improving. This week in general has been really great Hermana Ashby and I have been loving the warm weather because evryone on the street has been pretty receptive this week and don´t look as frightened when we smile at them! 

I hope that everyone is doing great! I love and miss all of you! 
Hermana Evelo
Gaby and Hermana Ashby eating grapes