Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Week One Last transfer


This week was a pretty good week! It's the start of the last transfer and it flew by super fast. Ever since I got Elder Story on Wednesday, it has gone by super fast. I didn't realize it was Saturday and it had already been 4 days since I got Elder Story. I am trying to slow time down so I can enjoy the last of my mission, while still doing a lot of stuff to stay busy. It's pretty much impossible considering that I can't do both at the same time. It's either one or the other. Kind of like an oxymoron I guess. I want to take it slow while doing as much work as I can. 

Tuesday was hectic. We went to Browning and taught T. at brother M's home we are almost done with the lessons with her and her baptism is this Saturday! I am still so excited for it. We also saw a bunch of other people before we left to Conrad to stay the night so it was easier on us so we did not have to wake up super early to be in great falls for transfers. But the sad thing was that Elder Pett was not done packing, So we all stayed awake while he finished packing and he did not finish until about midnight. Then we finally had the opportunity to go to bed and I could not sleep until about 2 and then we woke up at 5 to get ready for the day, So I only got about 3 hours of sleep that night. 

We visited T. on Friday and we taught her the rest of the lessons and also went over the baptismal interview questions with her for her interview tomorrow. 

Nothing else really exciting happened this week. But there will be more to write about next week with the baptism happening this week. Hope you all have a great week and that all is well.  

My Birthday,  Transfer day,  Elder Masauo and Elder Story my companions, and my District and my whole Mission Pictures.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Last Transfer

This week and transfer flew by really super fast. I don't really want
to know what this next transfer is going to feel like. But it's
happening. It's going to feel super-duper-uber fast.
I've got some exciting news too! If you remember the person that said
she wanted to be baptized a few weeks ago. Well, we taught her on
Tuesday and Friday this past week and on Tuesday we talked about a
baptism date and we put her on date for baptism for the 27th this
month. So not this Saturday, but next Saturday! I am so excited! This
might be the last baptism for my mission, but I don't know. I am
pretty sure that It is going to happen though.
Something else that happened this week was my birthday!!! We saw on
Facebook that one of the members in the branch was having a birthday
party for their son and so we made a gift and went over to their house and spent the party with them. Then the found out that it was my
birthday the next day. So they celebrated it early with their family.
We also got the transfer news. I am staying and Elder Masauo is
leaving. My new companion is Elder Story.
Have a good week!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

I don't want to leave


I have no idea what to call this week. It was an interesting week. Again, not much happened, but more happened than last week. 

We had district meeting on Wednesday and the zone leaders were there because they had just finished an exchange with Conrad elders and we're switching back. The ericksons also came to district meeting. For the role plays that we did, I got put with the ericksons, and I was the investigator. I went a little easy because it was pretty much their first couple times teaching. But the actually did really well for the first time. I learned a little bit from them and they said they learned a lot just from role playing. 
We had to go to the ford dealership in Cutbank to get our oil changed and tires rotated, surprisingly it did not take that long. But on Sunday we could hear some grinding of something near the engine. So we checked it out and I saw that there was a panel underneath the engine that was hanging down and there was some bolts missing and some that were loose. So the must have not put that cover on tightly (or even at all). So now it's dragging on the road and we can't do anything about it. But we might go over there and ask if they would fix it today. 

On Friday we went early in the morning to go and help some members move out of their house for a little bit before we had to drive to Conrad to switch for the exchange we were going to go on. 
I was staying in Cutbank and elder pett was coming with me again for the exchange. The wind was super windy both days. In fact, there were a few records set for the wind speed. It was about 55-60MPH here in Cutbank. Browning was a little heavier winds. We were not able to teach anybody or even find anybody both days because of the wind. We had a super solid day set up on Friday with appointments, but all of them fell through because they forgot about it. It was very frustrating for me. We managed to teach an older couple that is less active on our home teaching list Friday night. During the conversation he mentioned that he had over 55,000 baseball cards! I don't really care much for sports, but 55,000 baseball cards! That's insane! 

Anyways, this week was better than last week. It was a hard week as well because it is starting to hit me that I am going home soon. I had a little emotional breakdown. Because it's going to be hard to leave my mission because it's meant so much to me. I can't express enough my feelings about it, but you can only imagine. L

Elder McKade Daniels

Slow week

Hello all,

This week was pretty slow and nothing much really happened. We only taught one lesson, which was an active lesson. So this letter might be pretty short compared to the last couple weeks. 

One of the cool things that happened though was on Sunday. We showed up to church in browning and it was just a normal Sunday. Only about 14 people showed up to church. During the Sunday school lesson however. A member of the branch presidency got my attention and gave me his phone, which I took and looked at it. It had a message typed out on it saying, "j*** came up to me after sacrament and said that his girlfriend wants to get baptized and asked what they needed to do." (by the way, this is a different person than the two solid investigators that came last week.) Then I handed his phone back to him and he said in a tone of joy, "go to work!" So that was pretty cool that we had somebody that has been coming to church for a few weeks say that she wanted to get baptized without us teaching her first. So we are going to start teaching her and she will be on date for baptism and hopefully get baptized soon. Now the work is starting to progress and the members are seeing it. We now have 3 potential people that could be on date and get baptized soon, hopefully before I go home. Also during Sunday school, we were talking about eternal marriage and after the lesson one family wanted to start taking the temple prep class, another couple (more specifically the husband) wanted to know what he needed to do to get the priesthood so him and his wife could go to the temple and be sealed. 

This past Sunday was legit. We got a new investigator that wants to be baptized, and two family's that want to go to the temple to be endowed and sealed! What more could you ask for? There is nothing much to write this week. So have a good week!