Monday, October 26, 2015

Rain Starts to Poor Down

And another week has passed and here we are again! This past week Hermana Jenkins and I were blessed to find some some amazing people. We were trying to find a Menos Activo when this lady, pushing an elderly lady, comes up behind us. I started to talk to her because she looks a lot like mom. We talked for a bit and the elderly lady invites us to come up but the other lady says maybe another day and they went inside. A couple of days later we where passing by and we saw them again. They invited us up and we talked to her about her beliefs and the Book of Mormon. She said that she would pray about it and read it! She has a lot of potential and already believes a lot of the same things as us. My only complaint is that it's the time of year where the rain starts to poor down. Sorry this was short but I love Elche and I hope that I can stay here for as long as possible! 

Hermana Evelo

Monday, October 19, 2015

Spark Notes

Spark notes of what happened this week. We started out with district meeting and the week was filled with an abundance of eating citas. The members here are amazing and so loving! We also had a bit of craziness because this week was Stake Conference and interviews with the President so we went to Alicante and stayed there to watch conference. It was of course great and really just pounded into my head that we need to do our part and not just wait for God to do everything. Experience of this week starts on a Tuesday night. It was a Tuesday night like any other Tuesday night when we received a call from the other Hermanas in Elche they told us that they had set an appointment to meet with a man on the street and were headed to his house when they discovered he was in our area so we ran over to the appointment to meet him. He opened the door and we talked in the door way since his wife was not home. We told him that next time we will come when his wife was home but he said that she wouldn't want to talk to us. We were about to read to him Moroni's promise in the Book of Mormon when we heard his wife come into the apartment building. Hermana Jenkins and I started to freak out a little because he said that she would not be happy that we where there. We turn to go down the stairs when the elevator opens and his wife steps out. She then proceeds to give us the biggest smile and invite us in and tells us of how she had been talking to her friend about difficult things that are happening in his life but how happy they were because of there faith and how she had been thinking that she wanted more faith in her life when she saw us. We taught both her and her husband about the Book of Mormon and they both said that they would read and pray to know if it is true. I know that there are people that are prepared to hear the Gospel and I'm so blessed that I have the chance to teach them. I love being here in the mission and everyday I wish that I could stay even longer her in Spain. 

Hermana Evelo
At Stake Conference

Monday, October 12, 2015

Trio Time

Trio time! So this week was a little bit different because Hermana Viglione had to go to Malaga for residency and so we had Hermana Brown with us for the week! It was pretty crazy trying to work around the traveling times and working in their area a bit too. Then on Friday we had zone meeting with our huge zone of Alicante. We had to catch an early train back home because its festivals so the train schedule was messed up so us and Hermana Viglione and Brown went and had all you could eat pizza... We each ate an entire pizza... So awesome experience of this week is our investigator Sam. Sam has had a really difficult life and because of that he is very cynical. We decided to show him the Restauracion movie and when it started he began to right down the things he didn't agree with but as the movie went on he wrote less and less and finally but down his pen and paper. When the movie finished he told us how he felt so peaceful and calm. The next day he called us and said that he had watched it again. He is a great guy but just needs to learn that God is their and that he loves him. I know that if we want to know that he we will answer! Have a great week!

Hermana Evelo

Monday, October 5, 2015

The Best Part of Course Was General Conference

Hey! I always feel like I repeat myself but this week has been
crazy. Hermana Gale and I woke up early Monday morning and drug all of
our luggage on the bus to ciudad real and then later jumped on a train
to Malaga. We made it there and ran to the capilla but still missed
the trainers training so we walked to the SHE's apartment and spent
the night and woke up the next morning and worked with Hermana Perez.
We all walked back to the capilla later because we thought that I
didn't have to be there till 1 to pick up my trainee but I soon
discovered that I was actually late as I walked in and everyone might
or might not have stared at me because I walked in 30 minutes late... Well
can't fix that. So I then met Hermana Jenkins my new trainee! She's
from Utah and super sweet so no complaints! We then jumped on a train
to Fuengirola because there wasn't enough space for everyone to stay
in the mission home. The next morning we went back to Malaga picked up
all my luggage and then caught our bus to Elche. It was great because
I found out that Hermana Viglione is also going to Elche along with 6
Elders. 8 hours later we made it to Elche and managed to find our piso
and buy food and then we went out to contact until English class. The
rest of the week was basically spent going around trying to find out
who the investigators are, who is who. And then the best part of the
week was of course general conference. I feel so blessed that we have
a living prophet and apostles and I love the opportunity I have to
learn about the gospel everyday. I know that this church is true and
that I'm so blessed to have the chance to teach people about it! Thank
you all so much for being such great examples to me! Stay sweet!

Hermana Evelo

The City of Elche

Hermana Evelo y Hermana Jenkins