Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Sleep-deprived....Elder Daly

hey family, co slychaC? life in the mtc continues... 3 weeks from tomorrow and im finally out though :-) its been tough to see our 3rd american district leave this week. thats when you know youve been here too long haha. so yeah i didnt get a lot of sleep last night because the american companionship in our room (elder wilkinson, hes my favorite) was talking and packing until like midnight. Then i had to get up and check them out at 3 am and then elder jone and i woke up at 6 to hit up some temple action. Consequently, i might fall asleep at this keyboard... good thing it's p-day! Hmm i cant really think of anything too groundbreaking that happened this week. Elder Justice in my district played the piano at our sunday night devotional in front of 2000 missionaries... a song he wrote called 3 kingdoms. it was pretty amazing, he's pure talent. That Sunday devo was just a rebroadcast of the First Presidency Christmas Devotional that had happened earlier that night. I know Sydney said she watched it hopefully others did as well, it was utter brilliance. I love President Eyring. Someone told me he's one of the top 50 smartest people in the world? I'm not sure if that's true. I'd put him top 5, easy. This thursday was our first time teaching the first discussion in Polish... that was this week right? yeah i think so. It went pretty well. Elder jones struggled a little bit but it's coming along for him. Ive been somewhat discouraged about the whole thing lately because although ive only been learning polish for 6 weeks i think i finally realized the other day that im not going to be anywhere near fluent by the time i get out of here.. and that ill probably completely lost as to what people are saying until like month 5. Disheartening yet im still more excited than ever to get out there. Thank you for the tapes by the way! i thoroughly enjoyed them. dad im sorry i cant be there helping you save the yard, cameron told me he loves that kind of stuff though so i think you have good resources to put to use :-)hmmmm what elsee.. to be honest it really is about the same thing everyday i apologize my life isnt incredibly exciting. Oo at the RC on thursday i received 9 referalls so i was pretty ecstatic! Makes up for my meager totals in the previous weeks. I love talking to people.. it's so interesting to think that every person has a story, personal experiences that have molded them into the person they are. Its a lot of fun to get to know people and teach them a little bit about something that can completely transform their lives if they accept it. Im pretty pumped to just be out and about and talking, teaching, and getting to know people all day ... there isnt anything much better in my mind. im excited to make new friends in Poland. Hopefully with the hooliganiz so they dont give me too much trouble. So ive heard that one of the reasons that missionary work is so difficult in Poland is because everyone thinks that we are either Jehovah's Witnesses, or just some cult-ish american church. And apparently the JW's have a 100 times greater number of members in Poland. I wonder what that Church offers that gets people so intrigued... hmm Well life is good, the branch is doing well. orientated 6 new elders last wednesday going to rochester, ny. They are starting to get in the flow of things although one of them almost went home like day 2 because hes in love with his girlfriend and cant handle being away from her. Needless to say, jones and i talked some sense into him and hes 100% comitted to staying. so sweet bonus there. remember when you first dropped me off and i had a nametag that had 'elder' daly on it and the rest was in polish? Well we finally got 'starszy' name tags so we are officially legit and prepped for the battle of souls thats going down in Poland right now. Although the translation for 'starszy' daly actually means 'older' daly.. and apparently the polish people find that amusing and laugh at you while youre walking around the town squares... im excited for that :-) dziekuje bardzo for all the packages and letters :-) they definitely make for a happier day... alysia ill be responding to your amazing drama filled life today haha.. you crack me up my roomates think youre hilarious :-) well i love you all have a great week do zobaczenia elder daly

6 comments:

Stephanie said...

:)

Bob said...

Thanks, Caran! Elder Daly makes my Tuesdays. Is your home construction completed?

C & C Beecher said...

he's so totally legit : )

Jack & Charlene said...

GREAT Letter. Tuesday has become our favorite day (Daly) too! "Starszy" was on the Elders Cech name tags. That is interesting!

Ben N Nessa said...

Loved the letter:)

Cheri said...

I can't wait for Tuesdays to read Sean's letters...he's such an inspiration! WE LOVE YOU SEAN!!