Monday, March 30, 2015

Heavenly Chocolate Cake

First things first! Gracias a que el vive! Go watch it now! This week we have been preparing to work with people to remind them of the Savior this Easter season. Everything that we have is thanks to Him. If anything, I have really learned and gained a huge testimony of the power of the atonement on my mission. There is nothing that we have suffered, are suffering or will suffer that He does not understand. Just when we think that we can´t take that next step, we just have to realize that He is there ready to help us. How can I try to be less than my full potential when I know that He suffered so that I can have unlimited opportunities to start over and keep going. That in itself is crazy but then you think He did that for every single one of us. Yes, even you! I get this amazing chance to see people here in Spain realize that they can start over and as I watch people here change their lives, I love what I do.

 This week we decided to go and explore the castles a little but even though it was a bit rainy and I discovered the fastest way to know that your shoes have holes on the bottom is by walking around in the rain! Tuesday we had a normal District meeting in San Fernando which is about a 15 minute train ride and after that we went to Mercadona to buy the most heavenly chocolate cake in the world ! I might have to have it shipped to me when I go home! I´m so grateful that we walk a ton because between the deserts here and the members I not be able to fit through our piso door! On Wednesday we went to English class because Hermana Smith and I have started to help the Elders out and man it is super fun to teach. I love it even though I don´t really  know Spanish or English! On the mission you meet a lot of interesting people... from our lesson with a man dancing around the room with incense, to teaching a lawyer, a philosopher and a gym teacher outside a bar. This is the life! I hope that all of you are doing well! Miss you bunches! Till next week!

Mucho Love Hermana Evelo

Zone Conference
Gaby is in the middle just left of the microphone

Monday, March 23, 2015

Unreasonable Hour

 Hey everyone!
So, this week was pretty crazy filled with lots of rain and traveling! We started out our week going to Jeréz to play some futbol with the rest of the people in our are zone which was super fun and I had a blast but not so much the next morning when I woke up in the morning and felt how sore I was but it was worth it! This whole transfer we have been slowly building up investigators and have some great lessons with wonderful people but it´s always hard when you see how difficult it is for people to change and you see their struggles. I wish that I could help them with all of their problems! But when someone has heart problems or a drinking problem or can´t find a job there isn´t much that we can do in that area we can lighten their load but we can´t take it all away. Alright to something a bit lighter. This week we had zone conference! I can´t remember if I already explained what it is so I'll explain it again. Zone Conference is a conference is when three zone´s in our area come together and listen to President Deere talk and to other missionaries and you get to see everyone that you haven´t seen in the past three months! That was Wednesday so we woke up at the unreasonable hour of  5 in the morning and then spent most of day in Sevilla and then the rest of the day traveling by train. I think that is one thing that is so great about Spain is that you can just jump on a train and get anywhere you want to go. It´s not too expensive and you get a get view of Spain thrown into the deal! Then on Friday and Saturday we had intercambios with the SHE´s. SHE´s are the Hermanas in our area that are basically in charge of making sure that everything is alright and that we aren´t being too crazy and what not. It wasn´t too bad except that it was pouring all day and I went a little crazy sitting in the train station waiting for Hermana Smith to come back because I´m not used to doing nothing for a solid 40 minutes! Hopefully I can hold onto that when I get home and I don´t go back to my unproductive ways of Netflix binging! Well, that is everything crazy going on in the life of a Hermana in Cádiz! I hope that everyone is doing well! I miss you all so much but I wouldn´t want to be anywhere else right now! 

Love Hermana Evelo
Sand Art

Our District

Monday, March 16, 2015


Hey! Another week working out in el campo of Spain! So, news and fun things. Well nothing to crazy last week Hermana Smith and I went wild and bought some stuff for our piso like a trash can and a strainer! Whooh! The week was pretty good but super exhausting. We worked super hard and got home every night ready to sleep. I love knowing that the reason I am so exhausted is from a hard days work. Also at last winter has come to an end which means that everyone is sick from the change in weather but that I can stop wearing my very well loved jacket. We had stake conference this week which was absolutely amazing! I love seeing so many members of Spain gathered in one area I could just feel so much love as I talked to everyone there and I could actually understand all the talks so that was a plus! I´m super excited for yet another week here doing the best work imaginable! Thank you all for your emails! I love hearing from you! Have a great week!

Hermana Evelo
Future Missionary

Hermana Evelo and Hermana Smith
( Photo credits go to 4 year old Blanca )

Salad Galore

Hey you're not Hermana Evelo

Hermana Evelo, Hermana Ashby and Antoni

Antoni and Amaila

Antoni, Amaila, Hermana Ashby and Hermana Evelo 

Monday, March 9, 2015


 And so another transfer begins! For those of you out there that don´t know a transfer is ever 6 weeks. I now have a new companion Hermana Smith!!! She is fantastic and we are ready to work super hard this next weeks in Cádiz! We started of the transfer right by only speaking in Spanish. Jolin! It´s been tough but I love it because I can already hear myself improving. It´s been an interesting trying to navigate the city myself and talk to all the investigators myself since Hermana Smith doesn´t know anyone yet but she is a beast at street contacting! She has no fear which is something I definetly need to work on. We all know that if you give me this much responsibilty something is bound to go wrong and that something was that we got to have a fun adventure this week when I lost the keys. I left them in the Capilla and so we ran there in the middle of the night and ran back and made it home with 3 minutes to spare. Whooh! Something out of the norm this week is that we had a taco party. Well we attemped to have a taco party! I don´t why everyone thinks I know how to make good tacos... ok well I do know why but they weren´t half bad and we discovered that if you think you bought enough food you probably didn´t. Other than that nothing too crazy. We are working super hard and trying our best to help the people of Cádiz. I hope that everyone has a great week! Miss you all!

Hermana Evelo

My new companion Hermana Smith

Monday, March 2, 2015


And it´s the beginning of yet another week! Man this has been crazy filled with waffles, burning elevators and milagros! To start it off we woke up Tuesday morning and headed out like usual and were met with the nastiest smell I've ever encountered and then noticed that the elevator wasn´t working and was looking a bit scorched. We later found out that some had set the elevator on fire... that´s right set it on fire. Hermana Ashby and I apparently slept through all the noise of the firefighters trying to put it out the night before. What I got of that story is that missionaries are super deep sleepers! Other exciting events we had a waffle party this week! One of the Elders in one district is finishing his mission in a couple of days so in honor of that we had a full on American breakfast with sausage and waffles and eggs! It was so good and I even though we new we had an eating cita a few hours later we couldn´t help but eat as much as possible because who knows when we´ll have real waffles again! This week we also had the chance to go to the baptism of one of the Elders investigators! It was great and I´m so happy for her and the elders! Also this wednesday I get a new comp Hermana Smith! I´m so excited to meet her and I´ve heard so many great things about her! Hermana Ashby is heading out this wednesday to Sevilla and I´ll miss her a ton beacause she really has shown me how to love the people of Spain and really ease me into missionary life but mission life goes on! Being here in Spain really has been such a blessing and I´m so excited to continue on and work here in cádiz and just do the best I can to share with people this amazing message!
I love you all so much and hope that everything is going well!
Hermana Evelo