Wednesday, December 4, 2013


Hey Guys!

Thanksgiving was great! We had dinner with the Morgan’s and they have a son on a mission in Brazil, we were filling his spot so they weren't lonely in his absence. So we just ate with that one family, but I heard of other elders hitting up about 3 to 5 members homes and having that many thanksgiving dinners with them. That’s probably the only reason elders gain weight is just because of the Thanksgiving holiday.
This week was a little slow because of the holiday, we weren't able to meet with any of our investigators. One was out of town and the other was grounded. This last Saturday we set up a baptism for one of the member’s daughters who was turning 8. I found out that there is a little bit of work that goes into orchestrating and executing a successful baptism. You have to be there about an hour and a half early to fill the font and you got to have everything set up just right. It was good practice for when I ever have a baptism, which will hopefully be soon. We’ve been in a drought for far too long.

We learned some pretty interesting things about gratitude and thanksgiving in our studies and during the messages we left all of the families we went by this week. The purpose of life is to find happiness, the way we do that is by being grateful for what we already have, being content with the blessings that our Father in Heaven has bestowed upon us and as we receive that joy that comes from truly being grateful for all that we have it will carry on even after this life into the eternities. (D&C 78:19-2 Cor 4:15)
We went to Town Square Park for the Murrieta tree lighting ceremony. It is a tradition that the city has started this year. Every year on November 30th they are going to have live music from different choirs from different schools and churches in the area, including ours! There was a bunch of different tents set up selling different things, and then they light the huge Christmas tree at the end of the night. It was a good time, we saw a lot of the members there with their families, some to enjoy the ceremony and others who were actually singing in it. There was a ton of people there too, about 4000. It was contacting heaven! 

Well I love you guys, stay strong stay true and look out for each other while I'm gone, alright?
-Elder Daniel