Thursday, February 26, 2015

"Nephilyn Children".. 2-9-15

I've decided I'm going to start titling my emails again according to whatever crazy stuff happened during the week.
Congrats on your job! I will have to get lunch there when I get back. ADELINE THATS SO AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Holy crap!!! haha, I'm so excited for you!!! study it often, you will discover and understand new things as time progresses and as you live righteously. It will help you especially in times of need and when you need direction in your life. Nate Dawg is the stake young mens prez what?! Thats awesome! I cant wait till I get back so I can meet the punks who try to date my little sisters, haha.
So Elder Waechtler is getting transferred on Tuesday so that means I will have a new companion in a few days, I'll fill ya in next week! I used to be excited to go to transfer meetings, but now I just get a melancholy feeling just thinking about them. So many of the people Ive served around are leaving for home on Tuesday, and thats how it will be up until the meeting that I leave.. Its getting real, its seriously scary. Im in denial that my time is coming soon. I try not to think about it.
So last week we contacted this guy in a big green coat, he mustve been crazy because it was like 80 degrees outside and he was wearing that thing, and we talked to him for about 30 minutes, long enough for the other elders we live with to run into us and join us in our discussion in the street. He wasnt really making any sense, he kept jumping back and forth about strange stories and teachings in the Old Testament, when we left we still didnt really understand the point he was trying to make with us. Anyway the thing that he told us that was really funny/ odd to listen to was about the "Nephilyn children". Theyre like hybrid angel-human babies that are super human, but theyre all extinct now.. Im not making this up its legit! Its in the Bible! hahaha, I actually tried to look for what he wsa talking about and I couldnt find it. Gotta love crazy homeless street contacts!!
This week we helped a guy move and put in a total of 10 service hours.. It was one of those moves where nothing is packed, they dont know whats happening at all in their life, they dont know what they want they want to do with all their crap let alone move it, and they expect you to do EVERYTHING for them.. needless to say it was pretty stressful. Somehow we got er' done, only by the grace of Heavenly Father, haha. I dont think I have ever moved so much crap in my life until I came out on my mission. Not even when I was working for Dispatch with Ralph and the Jamaicans on Redstone Arsenal.. im serious! haha.
The other night we were sitting on a rock waiting for a ride. There was a palm tree that kind of hid us from view of anyone walking our direction on the side walk. And this old lady on a tricycle comes riding our direction. She was riding pretty slow because she was in the process of lighting a cigarette when Elder Waechtler say in an excited voice "how ya doin tonight!", She about fell off her bike and said in an irritated old smoker lady voice "geez, you scarred the crap out of me!!!" I dont know why, but it was hilarious!
That same night we were walking and a big black liftes truck came tearing down the street in a pretty ghetto part of our area in Oceanside. He yelled at us "HEY YOU MORMONS!!!" I expected to get a mouthful of unpleasent words, but to my surprise he said "WHY DONT YOU DO ME A FAVOR AND GO..   HAVE A GOOD NIGHT!!!" It was pretty funny. I think the spirit mustve got to him or someting, (DC 33:8), haha.
So there was ahomecoming talk this Sunday by the kid I wsa talking about a few weeks ago who got back from his mission in Rome, Italy. The main point of his talk was about how by small and simple things are great things brought to pass. (Alma 37:6). He also quoted Gandalf from the first Hobbit Movie. Which is one of the same quotes I have hanging on my wall over my desk. It says "Some believe it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay... small acts of kindness and love." Could not have said it better myself. It is truly the little things that we do that will make the greatest difference in other's lives. Also we need not be afraid of being weak or feeling inadequate, the Lord is on our side and will truly lift us up upon eagles wings and make weak things strong, alI we have to do is trust him completely, and hold nothing back.
I love you all,
-E. Daniel
                    Yup, that is a genuine Bama license plate in Oceanside California.

Doing what we do best!
Oceanside District
Lunch with Candy Baugh​. Our "mission grandma" I freaking love this woman.

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