Monday, February 23, 2015

Good News and Sad News

Hello everyone!

So, I´m kind of the worst at writing and for that I apoligize but hey it´s the thought that counts! This week we discovered that Cádiz is mentioned in the bible like 15 times! That´s right you might also know it as Tarshish the city that Jonah was trying to run to before the giant whale ate him! I´m working in the oldest city in Europe! Of course I was told this by Spanish people so I don´t know how true that is. And that is your trivia for the week!
  This week was pretty great we worked hard trying to help out with the Mission goal of 250 baptismal fechas this week! I´m super proud to say that we got 252 as a misión this week which is double the weekly average! The Spain Málaga misión is on fire! WHOOH!
Back here in Cádiz carnaval finally came to an end and now things can go back to normal well... as normal as they can get! Speaking of which some of you might be wondering what happened to the couple that had a baptisimal fecha! Well, no worries it had be be pushed back a bit because the husband had open heart surgery recently and has to take sometime to recover but he is doing great and ready to be baptized as son as he can! Also  next week the Elders have a baptism and we are so excited for them! I love it when people accept the góspel! Que Alegria de verdad!
This week we also had the chance to go to a Ward party that was half a good bye party for one of the youth that is leaving for his misión to England and half a Carnaval party. It was super fun to see all the kids dressed up and dancing around. Frozen is super popular here so i´ve seen about a billion Elsa´s and Ana´s! I just love the members here in Cádiz!!!
   So, Sad news this is my last week with my companion and I´m super sad to see her go but I know that she´s needed some else to spread her amazing missionary skills and then the happy news this is my last week of training! I´m almost ready to go out and not be the news missionary on the block!
Thank you everyone for your support and love! I miss you all so much! Have a great week!

Hermana Evelo
Carnival is Spain's version of Mardi Gras

Who are these masked people?

Monday, February 16, 2015


Carnival!!! Carnaval is a festival that they have here that I still don´t quite understand. Everyone goes and listens to the different choirs throughout the city that are either singing on street corners or standing on platforms that are beinging pulled by giant tractors. Also I have seen sooo many drunk people! The day time was cute to see the little kids dressed up but at night it´s not as cute to see a drunk superman slouched on the ground.  But in other events this week was pretty good! We had the opportunity to teach english to one of the members here because she had an english test the next day. I never realized how strange english was until I tried to teach it! Jolin! Other than that nothing too exciting! We had some great lessons with some great people this week and I´m excited that I still have plenty of time left here in Spain! I love all of you so much! Have a great week!

Hermana Evelo

Ropa Vieja (old clothes)

Baptismal Goals
Pictures from Carnival


Monday, February 9, 2015

Another Great Couple

Dearest Family and friends,
Last week Hermana Ashby and I decided to test out our bravery and try to get our hair cut at one of the many peluquerias that line the streets of Spain. In the best spainish I could muster I explained what I wanted and she confirmed what I said "dos dedos" Two fingers width worth of hair and I watched her as she cut of about 5 or 6 inches worth so goodbye hair! But it´s ok I have a while to grow it out! After that experince we went exploring around Cadiz and found a nice garden which contained the most green that I had seen in a really long time! I almost felt like I was back in Florida! This week was a bit slow in terms of citas but we did find a another great couple that are super intrested and we plan to visit again this week! The mission really is never steady sometimes you´ll have 20 citas a week and sometimes you´ll have 10 but the important thing is to know that as long as you´re working as hard as you can things are going to work out and you can´t help but loving every second of it! I´m also going to take a second and talk about how amazing the members of Cádiz are! They are always so willing to come to lessons and feed us and just are so kind. I´ve had so much cola coa(stuff simialr to nestle quick) here it´s ridiculous!  I hope that everyone is doing well! I miss you all!

Hermana Evelo

A Park

Windy day in the park

A plate of shellfish

My futbol injury

Monday, February 2, 2015


Hello and welcome to what was a very crazy week.

This week started out with a nice chill P-day where we all hung out in the capilla and played ping pong! Everyone here... well all the missionaries here are obsessed with ping pong. By the end of the day Hermana Ashby was not feeling very well so we stopped by a pharmacy and bought a thermometer and found out that she had a whopping temperature of 102! So, we stayed in piso so she could rest and then the next day like a champ Hermana Ashby and I headed back to work! Then on Wednesday we Diamonte! Diamonte is something that our mission did a while a go and decided to bring back! It´s where we spend all day contacting in the street That´s right all day! It was great and exhausting! We talked to some many people and had some awesome conversations with people! One of the elders said that he did the math and that we walked about 27 miles that day! Then Thursday and Friday I headed to Malaga to finish paper work and I am now an official resident of Spain! It was great because we got to send the night in the mission home which is an actually house which is super rare in Spain! So all in all a crazy week in my eyes but maybe not so great for everyone back home! I hope that everyone is doing great and has a fantastic week!

Love Hermana Evelo