Elder Daniels Mission
Monday, October 5, 2015
flu Week and confrence10/2015
On Oct 5, 2015,
This week has been an interesting week as well as a very eventful week!
. To start it all off, we got our flu shots on Saturday (the 26th)
The rest of our day was pretty normal, we had dinner with a member
family. But dinner had to go a little quick because the mom and the
daughters were going to go to the church to watch the general women's
session of conference. We stayed a little longer at their home because
we new that it was going to be broadcast just like the priesthood
session. For part of our lesson that we shared with them, we watched
the beginning few minutes of the women's conference. It is cool now
that the women's session and the priesthood session are broadcast like
all the other sessions of conference. I hope that all of you who watch
the women's session all the way through enjoyed it because we only
watched the first speaker. I thought that it was cool that they
actually showed videos during the conference as well. The rest of the
night after dinner was pretty slow. We didn't know what to do, so we
went over to the church and the women's session was just getting over
and they were cleaning up all of the pie and dessert that they had.
They graciously gave us some of the leftovers.
Sunday is always a very busy day! I woke up on Sunday and I was not
feeling very well. It seemed like I had come down with something.
(ironically after I got my flu shot the day before) church was pretty
good. We went to priesthood for the 3rd hour and guess who was
teaching the lesson! Brother Got, our recent convert! It's was a really
good lesson. after church, Z. (one of our investigators that showed
up to church) asked if we could teach him one of the lessons. He
proceeded to tell us that he would like to continue the lessons just
by himself without his girlfriend (who is a member.) He knows that he
wants to take the lessons for himself. He also expressed to us that he
feels like he can open up more to us without anybody else there. We
are so excited for him, he is progressing very well. We dont know
when, but he will definitely be baptized soon. We met with the W.
family and their kids were not home, so we got the chance to ask them
individually if they have any questions, which they did. Brother
W. asked a question about polygamy and why it is discontinued. We
answered the question with a passage of scripture in Jacob 2:27,30
which says, "Wherefore, my brethren, hear me, and hearken to the word
of the Lord: For there shall not any man among you have save it be one
wife; and concubines he shall have none;...30 For if I will, saith the
Lord of Hosts, raise up seed unto me, I will command my people;
otherwise they shall hearken unto these things." We explained that it
is something that was done in the past, but since God has commanded us
not to do it at this time, We listen to what he said. He understands
There were many other things that we did on Sunday, but there
was nothing else that stuck out to be important to write.
Monday was a normal preparation day schedule. The only difference was
that I was getting worse from my sickness. We went to the store to get
some medicine for me and it helped a little bit. At the end of our
night we went to the C. family's home because they invited us to
come over for family home evening. The only problem was that it did
not turn out like the way that it was planned. So we just shared what
we had planned for the lesson and it turned out to be just what they
wanted to hear. It was a good way to end the night.
Tuesday was probably the worst day that I have had on my mission. We
had our apartment inspection in the morning (which was not the worst
part). Then we had all of our appointments fall through and we had
nothing to do today. When dinner came around, we went to the J
to have dinner with them. Dinner was
amazing!!! Sister J. made breakfast for dinner! Her pancakes that
she made were super thick, the bacon was sliced thick, everything was
amazing! I ate just enough to get myself almost full. When we sat down
for the lesson. We were just talking and I was not feeling very well.
I waited for a while, thinking that I could wait till after we left.
But I couldn't wait any longer and so I asked sister J. if It's could
use the restroom. (you can probably see where this is going to end up)
needless to say as soon as I got into the bathroom, I found the toilet
and everything came back out the way it came in. While I was in the
bathroom, they were all wondering what was taking me so long. Elder
Grizzle was joking around with them and said, "maybe he fell in..."
When I walked out, elder Grizzle asked me if I was okay. Me thinking
that they heard me in the bathroom, I told him, "yeah, I threw up..."
*but the thing is that they never heard me throw up* and elder Grizzle
looked at me with the biggest face of astonishment! He couldn't
believe that I just did that in a members home! Everyone knew that I
was sick when we had dinner, and elder Grizzle looked at me and said
that we were going to go home for the rest of the night. But I told
him that I was fine, and we went and did missionary work the rest of
the night like nothing had happened. I've never been sick on my
mission until now. At least I have been to the J. home a few
times to where they knew me. It would have been really bad if it was
my first time being there and that was their first impression of me.
But I am over it now, elder Grizzle is starting to get it though.
On Thursday we went to Darby to help the sisters with their weekly
planning. We didn't pack anything for lunch, so we went to this
restaurant called "Montana cafe" It was really good food. Elder
Grizzle got this burger that was huge! **now see if you can imagine
this since we did not get a picture of it** its a normal bacon
cheeseburger. But instead of the normal buns on the top and the
bottom, its two grilled cheese sandwiches! from bottom to top:
grilled cheese sandwich,burger, lettuce, tomato, sauces, pickles,
bacon, topped with another grilled cheese sandwich. It was probably
really bad for your health, but it looked amazing!
General conference was amazing! I took so many notes from all of the
speakers. For some reason I've noticed that every time that we have a
70 come to the mission to speak to us, they seem to be one of the
speakers in the next general conference! Last October we had elder
Carlos A. Godoy come to the mission and then he spoke in the October
conference. then we also had Elder W. Craig Zwick come in march to our
mission, then he spoke in the April conference this year. Then we had
Elder James B. Martino come a few months ago, and he spoke in this
last conference. I feel so bad for President Monson, It was hard to
watch him struggle giving his speech right near the end. I hope he has
a few more conferences under his belt.
We went Hiking this morning up the Blodgett Canyon Overlook. It was a
really beautiful hike. It was dark when we were hiking up. But when we
got to the top, it was a really nice sunset here are some pictures of
I know my letter has been really long this week, but I think that I
wrote everything that I wanted to write. I hope you enjoy my letter
this week and it did not gross you out too much.
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