Monday, July 20, 2015

Best week so far in the mission


This week was probably by far the best week on my mission so far. We had so many cool things happen. On monday we had a lesson with S. and we were able to put her back on date again. Tuesday and Wednesday we moved most of all of the stuff from our one house to the other place. Our new place is an upgrade from the last one. The last apartment we stayed in was right behind a bar and right next to a train track where the train blew its horn super loud! It was quite annoying, but our new place is almost dead quiet! On Wednesday we tried to go and find some less active members in Clinton, we found one that lives right next to the church! Brother L. drives long haul semi trucks so he is gone for a while sometimes. We talked about his job and he says that on the truck he has right now, he has over 1,250,000 miles on it!!! thats crazy! he said that he has gone to all of the 48 states, Alaska, and even all of the states in Canada! He also said that he had driven on all stretches of highway in the U.S except for about 800 miles. He cant ever come to church because he is always on the road. After meeting brother L. we had a dinner out in beavertail with a member who's fiance is leaning about the gospel. He has a really sincere heart and he wants to know, we were able to put him on date for baptism as well! 

On Thursday we did our weekly planing for the week and then we headed over to dinner with the Y. family. When we showed up we saw that we were going to have cheeseburgers, but brother Y. said, "I hope you like black bear meat for your burger!" we were stunned! We have never had black bear meat ever in our lives. so now on my mission I have been able to have deer, elk, pheasant, and now black bear meat. Black bear meat is super good! We also have been teaching a guy  for the past few weeks, he has been looking for a church for a while. He told us that he would like to come to church but he does not have a ride so we set one up for him with a member, and he came this last sunday and loved it. 

On Friday we went up to seeley lake for the weekend because we were teaching T, she is doing really well. On fast sunday she bore her testimony and she also gave the closing prayer and now this sunday she is giving a talk in church. She needs to get married first before she gets baptized, which her fiance is dragging his feet super hard. We are getting so frustrated because of that. We also saw a member that our branch mission leader told us to go visit, because he had been in a serious accident about a month ago. He is one of the coolest members that I have met on my mission. In his accident he went off the road and a log that was leaning up against another log smashed through his windshield and sucker punched him right in the side of his face, which knocked him out instantly. Since that happened, his whole head is basically titanium now from crushing every bone in his head. The coolest thing about him though is that he has the best attitude about it. I wont go into much more detain than this, but it suffices me to say that during his coma that he was in for a few days, he had one of those experiences where he saw the light and he saw a figure which told him basically that he wasn't ready for him yet. He now has been converted to the gospel and he is coming to church every week and is taking the sacrament despite his challenges that he may have. He is so cool because he testified that his experience that he had was real and he wasnt lying, and you could tell that he was not lying!  

Also this week we got our transfer news, we got the call in the middle of church rather than at the end of the night on Sunday like they usually do. The call was from president Wadsworth. Usually when president calls to give the transfer information, its for a leadership position. He called and elder Hubbard answered and president said that elder Hubbard was going to be transferred to Powell to be a zone leader. But the odd thing was that he didn't tell me my information. But it would be weird to have both of us leave so I figured that I was going to stay in the area again. But we got another call from the zone leaders that said that I was going to be transferred. When I heard the news that I was going to be transferred, I was not happy because that NEVER happens. No missionary companionship ever gets doubled out when the work is going as good as it is here. But anyways, im heading not to far over to Corvalis which also covers Pinesdale. But there are 8 baptisms there in the next 2 weeks, so I hope that the new missionaries that are getting doubled in to the area dont slow down the work that we worked so hard to get.  

That was my week, see you later,

Elder Daniels

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