Monday, May 21, 2012

Elder Evans

Transfer 5 has begun! Elder Richards said his goodbyes and then Wednesday morning I went and dropped him off at the stake center, and than I drove Elder Olson, the other elder in our zone who was dropping off his companion, and we went to the Hermiston duplex to pick up Elder Evans! Things have been going good. We're still having trouble meeting consistently with Inez Romero, so that is what is inhibiting them from getting baptized. But with everyone else, we've been making the rounds and seeing lots of success. There is this guy we found a couple weeks ago, Jorge Tlamaco. We've been teaching him a bit and after teaching the Plan of Salvation with Elder Evans the other day, he accepted the commitment to be baptized on June 16! We're really excited for him, he is awesome. On Sunday, Cesar, who is in the teachers quorum brought his older brother, Umberto to church, and during the third hour we taught him the first lesson with one of our newly called ward missionaries and set up a return appointment. We started teaching a guy name Luis Lopez. He is 18, and he's going to Blue Mountain Community College. We taught him the 1st lesson and he really felt the spirit. He has several friends in the ward who are currently serving missions so it'll be really cool if he is baptized when they get back.
Elder Evans is super cool. He is from Orem, Utah and has been on his mission for about a year. He was the student body president at Orem High School and was on the wrestling team and was part of several theatrical productions. He did a year at BYU before leaving on his mission and is super cool and a very good missionary!
This week we had some fun Dinners. We got to eat with the kirkendalls, they kind of live out in the middle of nowhere... but they're a fun couple. Sis. Kirkendall is from the Phillippines, they met on LDS singles. They gave us like 5 referrals, and Bro. Kirkendall invited us to come help cut bulls, so that should be an interesting experience. We went and helped bro. Young dig trenches for his sprinklers. He brought out some old binders from his mission. There were a lot of cool missionary things in them, like comics, time lines about the apostasy, little stories and jokes. He let us borrow one. Its a lot of fun to look through. We ate at the Sorenson's. They have 2 peacocks on their property. They let us take some feathers, they had a lot in their house. Apparently you can sell them for about 2 dollars a piece.
We went to the stake presidents house to teach Dave Baker, but he didn't show up, so we just talked about how the work is going in Boardman. He said he's going to start this saturday, inviting the zone over for breakfast once a transfer, so that will be a lot of fun. They have a really nice house and it's right by hat rock.
Well that is about all of the news this week! Take care everybody!

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