Thursday, June 25, 2015

Baptism and service

Hey family!

This week was absolutely amazing! We were able to have two more baptisms!!! (see the picture attached) We were able to help out a lot of the less fortunate members of the ward with some service! It was a really good week! 

On Tuesday we had mission leadership training with president and sister Mecham. it was a really inspiring and spiritual meeting. It is the last meeting for President and sister Mecham. At the end of the meeting they showed a video that you could really feel the spirit from and it thanked President and sister Mecham for all of their service and everyone in the room had tears in their eyes. During the prayer at the end everyone (including me) could not hold back the tears and the flood gates opened!!! When everybody left the meeting, We all were able to take a picture with president and sister Mecham for the last time. I thought the picture turned out

pretty good but when I looked at it, you could tell that I

 had been crying. I am really
going to miss President and sister Mecham. But now that I think about it, how bad am I going to crywhen I go home. I am probably going to be a emotional mess!!!! I'll probably cry so much that ill
never be able to cry again! haha!

After the meeting we headed home and changed into our service clothes. The H. family picked us up
and we went out to Potomac to a members house that burnt down recently. The service that we were going to do was to clean out all of the soot and ash and garbage in the basement. It was very dirty and it was hard to breath. (thank goodness for those masks) I would have taken pictures but i did not have my ipad with me but I did take a picture of what I looked like after the service project was over. I dont look too dirty in the picture, but I was pretty dirty!

Then on Wednesday we got up early in the morning and got picked up by another member and we went out to Bearmouth (which is about a 35 minute drive from where we live) and we went to help another member move into the ward. he moved from Hawaii, so he had a massive semi truck container FILLED with stuff!!! We ended moving all of the stuff in about  4 hours. 

The last thing that happened this week was the baptism!!! It was a really spirit filled meeting. there is nothing much to write about it other than it was really good. They are a solid family!
Anyways  that was my week!! It was pretty awesome!!! Until  next time,Elder Daniels

Sunday, June 21, 2015

washing Rvs in Missoula

Hey everyone,

This week has been a pretty interesting week. Since elder Rowley got the call that he was leaving, He stayed up pretty late packing because he would have no time to pack during the day. From Sunday to Tuesday we visited members that elder Rowley wanted to say goodbye to. On Wednesday we drove in to Missoula to meet all the missionaries at the stake center who are getting transferred. When the missionaries left there was only a few of us that were not getting transferred, and we didn't know what to do so we drove around Missoula and went shopping. I didn't get my new companion, elder Hubbard, until 2. Elder Hubbard is pretty cool! He is from Corinne, UT. He is one of the missionaries that came from part of the South Dakota Rapid Cityy mission which got adopted into our mission. He has been out 10 months. We were not sure on who was supposed to drive because I know the are and he doesn't,  But he technically is supposed to be the driver no matter what. So we asked the zone leaders who should be the driver, They said to switch off every day. 

On Thursday we met with the P. Family who we tracted into a while ago. They were outside enjoying the sun and the summer weather. (see attached picture) We sat down with them and started to talk with them and the mom had some questions. J.P. the son, had some good questions like, "what is the right way to pray?" and "what is baptisms for the dead and how does that work?" they were really good questions! We started to teach them the restoration lesson and it kinda wasn't too focused near the end, But we were able to set up time every single week to meet with them. They are still a super solid family.

We went up to seeley lake on Friday to teach T. Daniels. We were able to teach her some of the commandments and we were able to set her on a baptismal date for the first day of August

On Saturday we finished our studies and then went into east Missoula to go to the carwash that the young women were doing to raise money for a camp. We got our car washed and then went and helped them. It was a good activity because elder Hubbard got to meet most of the members and We were seen by a lot of people. There was a lot of big cars and even an RV and some semi trucks came and they washed them. 

It was a good week. 

-Elder Daniels

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Helping the PD

Hello family,

This week was really cool. On Tuesday we got to help out the Missoula PD for a couple hours. We got together with the other elders in Missoula and we were asked by the zone leaders to wear our proselyting clothes. The service project was moving 300 file boxes (that weighed 20 pounds a piece) up the basement across the street and down into another building. It was pretty hard after a while. the assistant chief of police that was supervising the service project made the comment, "Well I hope the news doesn't see this and think that the feds are taking files." haha! also, while I was taking 4 boxes on a dolly across the street, there was a guy that saw me and he yelled at me and asked, "hey! are those my files?!?!?!?" It was pretty funny. 

S.  is loving church. I think that she is going to be baptized within the year. 

Anyway, that was my week. Itwas pretty fun. We also got the transfer news and I am staying in Clinton and Elder Rowley is leaving and my new companion is the district leader and he is coming from Gillette. His name is Elder Hubbard. 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Interesting week

This week we had a lot of stuff going on. On Tuesday we had a lesson scheduled with a lady that we tracted into. The first time that we met with her she was super nice and she wanted to know more about our church. She said that she loves the BYU channel but doesn't watch it when a church service is on. So the second time that we met with her we brought a member with us and when we knocked on her door she was happy to see us but her countenance was a bit different. After talking for a little bit we started to ask her if she had any questions that we could answer. She said that she had some questions. The first question that came out  was, "what about the scripture in revelation 22:18 that says to not add to or take away from this book?" as soon as she said that question we  knew that she had talked to someone that is anti-mormon. The reason being because nobody randomly comes across that scripture in their studies. She said that scripture proves that there is no more of the word of God such as the book of mormon, that there is only the bible. I really do not like that scripture because that is what people think and they don't do any research about it. We told her that it also says the same thing in deuteronomy 4:2 and by her definition the whole bible except for the first 5 books are not the word of god as well. She didn't believe that the scripture in deuteronomy 4:2 was really true. so we  then  told her that the book of revelation was written before most of the books in the new testament. She didn't quite want to believe that either. She said, "well I guess we will have to agree do disagree." it was a very interesting conversation. 

Mormons  believe the bible to be the word of god they believe the book of Mormon the be the word of god they also believe that some scriptures are yet to be revealed to us  and are hidden. We have a living prophet today, god has not forgotten his sons and daughters. He loves each and everyone of us and we are entitled to his grace and truthfulness. His gospel is a gospel of second chances. One of my favorite scripture's is PROVERBS 18:9 "He that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster". I love this definition of laziness, procrastination, and idleness. We must search out what is real and what is not. We can pray to know the truth of the things we read, if there is unclear answers then I believe that is not from god. Mormons believe that faith takes action you can not be saved by gods grace alone but you will be judged by the things you have accomplished and done in your life. We cannot be SLOTHFUL! Scriptures were written anciently but can have a very valid impact on our life today, its important to read them, and understand their meaning. They are the word of god. We can talk to god through prayer, and he answers us through his scriptures. You can find any answer to your prayers if you earnestly seek. He is there, he is listening, he will answer,  I truly believe that.  Misty


 Friday and Saturday it rained REALLY hard for quite a while. On saturday after dinner we were going to go tracting and it was a really nice day, then all of the sudden it turned into a downpour with hail! we drove to the church and even when we had to run inside we got soaked!!! Also during the weekend we went to the father and sons campout.

S. came to church on sunday and she loved it!!!. It was a pretty good week this week. 

Its also really sad to hear that elder L. Tom Perry passed away this past week. 

-Elder McKade Daniels