Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Two Baptism Dates set for April

Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 3:25 PM
Email #73 – Boise, ID

Dear Bevell's,
It's good to hear how good things are back home. I'm excited for Dan and her upcoming baby shower.

I am doing good. Work is starting to pick up.  We have two baptism dates set as well. The first is a man in his 40's named Leonard. The second is a 26 year old girl named Holli. Both dates are in April so I probably won’t be here for them.  

   That's the week for Elder Bevell, lots of biking and teaching less-active members. I love you all and hope all stays well with you! You are always in my prayers. Stay cool!

                  -Elder Bevell-

Monday, February 20, 2012

Random note... It is snowing...

Date:     Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 4:22 PM
Email #72 – Boise, ID

Dear Bevell's,
   Well I am really on a time schedule today so here is the week;
   Lots of cancellations again. But we still taught about 16 lessons so I don't feel bad about that. lol. Elder Brimhall, Porter and I are getting a long great and when we do teach I can definitely feel the spirit. We've been committing people to the 21 day program. I think I told you about it in my last email to you? Well we had a dinner appointment tell us that three of the people on their list are now meeting with missionaries! How awesome! I love watching as people just have faith and "experiment" upon the word and are then able to wittiness all the blessings that follow. This truly is a faith building area.
   On a random note, it is snowing today. lol.
   Now for my funny story! So at a dinner appointment one of the kids began trying to do an impression of Gollum from Lord of the Rings. Well, you know me, I just had to pass him up. They were all laughing at how well I was able to do the voice. It was fun. The scary part came in Elders quorum when the husband stood up and told everyone about this great talent I had. So naturally everyone turned back, looking at me, wanting to hear this voice. I did it for them, and I have never felt so embarrassed before!! I am going to be remembered in this area as the missionary who does "the Gollum voice!" lol.
   I'm glad you are all doing fine. Mom and Dad, I love you and truly appreciate all you do for me and my siblings. You are always in my heart and prayers. Breck and Izaak, you both are awesome and I love you two so much. I miss you all. Stay cool!
                     -Elder Bevell-

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day

Date:     Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 12:51 PM
Email #71 – Boise, ID

Happy Valentines Day Family!!!!!
   Sorry that I am writing you on a Tuesday again. The library we email at is really far away from our apartment and yesterday it was closed!! I was so very frustrated and annoyed that I couldn’t email you all. But the Lord has been merciful and helped us find a member who is willing to drive us every p-day so we can email. So we should be able to email on Monday of next week.
   Gosh it has been a hard working week here in Boise! First off, Elder Brimhall is training a visa waiter so I am in a tri-panionship! The elders name is Elder Porter, he is waiting to go to somewhere in Mexico that I can't spell, and guess where he is from. MESA, AZ!! Do you remember where Elder Brimhall is from? MESA, AZ!!! Yep. Three Mesa boys serving together, it's been a lot of fun. lol. The downfall is that we had a ton of appointments cancel on us. We had six planned for one day and they all canceled! That was rough. Hopefully that doesn't happen this week as we are eager to show the new elder how a lesson really goes. lol.
   As to riding a bike, I still know how to do that, and my asthma has been doing good. I'm pretty sure I have lost about 5 pounds just in this last week though due to all the hills here. lol. Also I've been working out hard with Elder Brimhall. He is insane I tell you.  Every other day he will do a handstand against the wall and do about ten handstand pushups!! FREAK!!!!
   I have to go now, but it was so good to hear from you, I hope you all have a great rest of the week. I love you all and you are always in my prayers. HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!! Stay cool!
                                  -Elder Bevell-

Comics from home --- thanks mom...

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Transferred to Boise, ID

Date:     Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 3:28 PM
Email # 70  - Boise, ID

Dear Bevell Family,
   Sorry I didn't email yesterday. The transfer van was late so I didn't have time to email when I got to my new area. OH, that's right. I got transferred! I'm over in Boise now, right next to the temple. (But I can't go in because it's closed.) =( My new companion is Elder Brimhall, and he too is from Mesa AZ! Small world right!? lol. I think we are going to get along great; he is hard working and works out HARD! lol.
   Another interesting thing is our living arrangement. We are in an apartment, but not just any apartment. It's the visa waiters’ apartment! So any Elders we get that are waiting for visa's stay with us. It's a big place with 5 bunk beds! I hope we don't have to provide them with food because I couldn't afford that! lol. They will be coming in tonight around 8. That should be interesting.
   Not  much to report about work cause I only just got here, but things are busy. Mainly because we are on bikes. It's a small area so my asthma should be ok if I pace myself.
   I'm glad to hear you are feeling better Mom! It's no fun being sick for even a day. And I'm super happy for Breck! No seizures for 8 days!? That's awesome! And I wish I could have been there at Jesterz with you all. I love that place! lol. And Izaak's story made me laugh. You're one funny kid little bro!
   And I did get your letter Mom which means I have to write you a new letter!! I had just finished writing everyone’s letters too! lol. It's ok I still need to finish a description of all the pictures anyway.
   Well I have to go. I'll email you next Monday. Take care! I love you all and think of you often. The Church is true, I know Christ lives and I am so grateful for his Atonement on our behalf! Stay cool!
                            -Elder Bevell-