Monday, August 19, 2013


Dear Family,

   Wow, Anthony is growing like a weed, dude starts kindergarten tomorrow?! What!! Crazy to think that he'll be 7 and about to start 2nd grade by the time I get back. And Lizzie is in Middle school, holy crap, and you guys aren't in the Capshaw Ward anymore. Gooooodnessss, Everything is going to be so different when I get back.

Thank you so much for sending the package, I haven’t received it yet, but it’s going to help out a lot.

Also, when I send the memory card back if you guys could put all the pictures you took off my memory card back on it that would be awesome. 

 This week has been pretty hectic and busy.
We’re living with another companionship right now until we can get moved into our own place, and were living out of our suitcases like hobos.
 Transfers, transfers, transfers, didn’t think I'd make it, but I did. Transfers are every six weeks and there pretty nerve racking, you don’t know where you’re going to go or who your next comp is going to be. I’m still in Fallbrook and I still have the same companion. We lost our super tall district leader though, Elder Hansen. He will be missed, he was awesome, but he's in Escondido now. His comp Elder Orme is now district leader and is training. I'm still a greeny, but it feels good not to be the youngest in the mission anymore. So we’ll see what happens in the next six weeks.

 This week hasn’t been too productive. we lost our two baptismal dates and our other investigators aren’t progressing very well, and contacting hasn’t been as successful as usual, and we have been moving from place to place, and we get cursed and yelled at 20 times a day on the street, and people make fun of you for what you believe in and ... Its times like these, that you feel like you want to give up, and you start to wonder why your even out here in some strange place, far from home, dressed up in a white shirt and tie, walking around, every day. Its times like these that have pushed me to my limits and truly humbled me. They've refined me and made me so much stronger. They've made me realize why I came out here in the first place and why I volunteered to put myself through all this. This church is true. There is not a doubt in my heart. It is everything. I hope you guys never forget that.

 Thank you guys for all that you do, I love you and I hope all is well back home. Look out for each other and stay true.

 -Elder Daniel