Monday, April 19, 2010

In Jacksonville, Florida!

Hey family,
Well im here in Jacksonville Florida. Its really beautiful and really hot.Here is the address San Pablo Rd. South #402 Jacksonville Florida 32224. Anyways i got transferred to the beaches of Jacksonville Florida unfortunately i cant see the ocean or anything like that. I wish i could, but actually after i write this email i am heading out to the beach to throw around the football for a bit. So im pretty happy about that. I also got a bike its shiny red and all that. My companion is a Canadian his name is Elder Engele he has been on the mission since last August. And he is a awesome trainer to me. So we live in an apartment with two other Spanish speaking elders. We have mattresses laid in the main room and we and all sleep in there its gets a little hot every now and then but we cant sleep anywhere else because our apartment is so tiny. We also have a little bit of a cockcroach problem and i have ran into a few of them. i have also gone tracting with my companion we have walked around in some nice upper-middle class homes. We also gone into a trailer park and have tracted around there as well while in there we ran into two southern baptists but they were nice enough to tell us to get out. Someone in the upper middle class homes threatened us that he was going to call the cops... he never did. Im getting used to walking/ biking around i still dont know alot to say to people when i am at the door but im working on it. Unfortunately we are in a tough area where there was only one baptism done last transfer. But me and my companion are trying as hard as we can to find someone. Yesterday (Easter Sunday) we watched General Conference at the church. Then a very nice family invited me and a few other missionaries in our church to a sunday dinner. Delicious!! They had these chocolate bowls that had this thick white mousse in it mixed with carmelized bananas they were a nice family to us. my pday is on a monday instead of a tuesday, so keep that in mind for the next 24 months. Well i have been told that i came in at a good time, where its basically like colorado weather, but once summer hits its going to be above 100 degrees plus humidity i am not looking forward to that. I am really hoping i get a baptism soon because im so eager to help someone learn about the gosepel. Sorry i keep jumping around the place, there is something going on with this computer that i am on in the library. Jacksonville is really beautiful alot more trees than i suspected. And for some reason i feel like i am in vegas because the water tastes the same and its hot as well. President newman is really friendly and his wife is as well. Like i said in my letter we had a delicious dinner with them. So how is everyone doing while i am away? I want to know whats going on? Well thats the update on me I am doing awesome here and i am working on my tan as well. I love you guys and i will talk with you guys next week. P.S. PLEASE SEND ME SOME RECENT FAMILY PHOTOS.
-ELDER Bezzant

The first letter!

Hey family!!!,
I  miss you all so much!! I am having so much fun here at the MTC, it is so spiritual here and I have the opportunity to feel it every day. Anyways I am in a trio companionship, there is Elder Fergus who is from Oregon, and Elder Coulter from Canada. They are the best companions ever (even though this is my first companionship). I also have a really fun district, it composes of my trio, and also a trio of sisters. This small of a district is really rare here at the MTC apparently. Anyways I found out my departure date, I leave on March 31st. Possibly on saturday i should get my flight arrangements but i will let you know next Tuesday (Pday).  Also send me letters, with Dear, I got one from Sister Benke as well as from Dad. So let members of Spring Gulch know cause I love getting letters. Here is my missionary address for now.
Elder Christian Eugene Bezzant
MTC Mailbox #199
FL-JAK 0331
2005 N. 900 E.
Provo, Utah 84604-1793
The food here is really good I am trying to eat healthier, like salads and stuff. And I try to run at least a mile each time on the track during gym each day. I can see the difference. Also i try doing some of the P90X workouts as well. Right now, ive pretty much got the first discussion down but Im going to start the 2nd discussion soon. I have also practiced doing lessons with investigators (you cant tell if they are members or not). But im having success with it.  I also ran into Andrew Olaughlin here and I ran into a buddy from BYUI. But i will let you know whats happening this week. So I will talk to you next Tuesday in the morning perhaps, and hope everyone is doing well. Love you guys!!!
Love, Elder Bezzant

He is off!

Here are some of Elder Bezzant on his way off!! Enjoy!