Monday, October 20, 2014


What’s up everyone!!!
So transfers have come and gone and my new Comp is Elder Graves!!! I’ve actually served around him most of my mission and he has been in 3 of my districts. So we already knew each other pretty well, the only downside is that he is going home next week mid transfer due to some family issues. This is his last transfer in the mission though so it isn’t like he is going home super early. He is ready to go home, but I’m putting him to work and making his last days in the mission worthwhile. Elder Moolenbeek is now in the Vista 10th Ward!!! So I was able to give Daylon's package to him since he is serving in the same ward that he lives in now. "Meet the Mormons" was phenomenal, I loved every minute of it! It’ll make you laugh and it’ll make you cry. If you haven’t seen it, get out and go see it!!! It’s so stink'n good!
This last week I’ve kind of been running around like a chicken with my head cut off taking over the area, setting up appointments, preparing lessons, teaching lessons, etc.. But it’s all good. You know I’ve actually been praying a lot lately and very specifically to know what I can do to be better, as a missionary and just as a person in general. Elder Graves has really helped me to do that. He has helped me to stretch and to bless the lives of those around me, especially his. He’s gone through a lot lately and it’s been great to help him through it.
We’ve had much success with getting our investigators and less actives to church and different activities lately. There are two kinds of conversion, social and spiritual. We as missionaries take care of the spiritual and members play a drastic role in the social. So for our investigator and less actives to be coming to activities and church is a big deal when they actually show up, since it plays such a big role in their overall conversion to the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Demitrio came to church on Sunday!! And he came to our Monday night activity. Thanks to one of our awesome ward missionaries who gave him a ride and who has been an awesome fellow shipper (social conversion!). We have a lot of work to do here in Palomar, it has a lot of potential.
So I don’t know what exactly is going to happen next week when Elder Graves leaves. I could be put in a trio for a little while, or they will just pull and elder from another area and put him with me. I let you know what happens.

I love you all,
Your son, big brother, and friend,

-Elder Daniel

                                                          The YSA fellowship has ended.. :(

"Meet the Mormons" with the whole mission!!

Still in the "Dirty Dido" (Escondido..)

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