Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Christmas But It Isn't!

Cambio week is always crazy and it can be pretty tough. So Elder Nef got transferred to Conce Centro and I'll be staying in Quillon. My new companion is Elder Lau and he is from Guatemala! He has about 7 months in the mission and Quillon will only be his 2nd sector. He is a super cool guy and we've already become awesome friends in just a few days. He's the only member in his family and the situation with his parents isn't very ideal. But yet he still had the faith to come on a mission. He was baptized about 3 years ago yet his testimony is super strong. He impresses me everyday how strong he is and he's a huge example to me. It makes me realize how much I've taken advantage of being a member all my life and having a close family. I truly am grateful for the gospel in my life and for my awesome family cause they are the best. I feel lucky to have a family like I do and hope to be able to help others be happy in their families for eternity. And I know that is possible through the covenants we make in the temple. What a blessing to be able to have that opportunity. I wouldn't give up that opportunity for anything. The Church is true!
Our week didn't go too well as far as lessons with investigators. It's like Christmas break here except it isn't Christmas. But everyone is on vacations and a ton of our appointments fell. It's safe to say that we walked around 100 miles this week. But that's alright cause if we don't get in any houses, at least we are getting good exercise.
I hope everyone has a great week!

Elder Evelo

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

A Ton of Success

This week week has by far been the best week in Quillón. We really worked our butts off and we were able to see a ton of success! On Tuesday I went on a mini cambio with Elder Bonzanino. He´s from Campinas, Brasil and he has about 5 weeks in the mission. So he still speaks Portañol (Portuguese and Español), but that gave me a chance to practice my Potuguese haha. It was good to get to know him a bit more and help him out. 
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday were solid days and we were able to teach a ton and really get closer to our investigators. And yes we has investigators! I´m really excited to work with the people we have and help them progress! Also, Friday was Canadian Independence Day! Woooo. Saturday was a special day because we had a conference to meet our new mission president, President Cátala. He´s from Argentina and his wife is from Taiwan. Crazy right? He´s a pretty cool guy and he is making a whole bunch of changes to the mission so we are going to be going a bit crazy these next couple weeks. But his Argentino accent is really strong and hilarious haha. Sunday was so great! 3 of our investigators; Fernando, Roberto, and Ezequiel all made it to church!!! Yeeeeeaaahhhh!!!! We were soooo happy to see them! We finished the week off strong and almost got all of our goal for the week! SO close! I´m supper pumped to get things done this week and really get all of our goals.
Lastly but obviously most importantly....HAPPY FREEDOM BURGERS LIBERTY ENGLISH JUSTICE DAY!!! Or in other words AMERICA!!! Happy birthday to the best country in the world! I hope everyone has a fantastic week!
Elder Evelo