Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Monday, December 29, 2008

Hermana Daly~December 29, 2008..'party, party'

Hola familia!!
> Hope everyone had an Amazing Christmas!!! Christmas in Chile is quite the late night party. We were able to stay out till midnight and we ate with a family my companion taught and baptized a year ago in the sector next to ours, so that was way fun! But Christmas in Chile is really Christmas Eve and everyone opens presents at midnight and then has parties and dances until like 3 or 4 in the morning. Chileans are definitely night people…I was telling the fam over the phone that Church activities are set to start at 7pm, but really don´t start until like 8 or 9 and go till 11 pm…but their Christmas dinner party/karoke/dancing went until 3 am in the church!!! Crazy crazy…I´ll have to come back after my mission and party late with them since I love the late nights lol.
> But Christmas Eve day, our two zones in Arica did something really fun…we all practiced and sang Christmas hymns in the Centro all afternoon!!! The Centro is like the cute little main street of Arica with lots of people…and we even brought a keyboard piano with amazing accompaniment by Elder Somermeyer and Elder Hobbs played the violin. So half of us sang and the other half handed out cards and pamphlets and stuff…which kinda scared people away. So then we just had everyone sing and then lots of people stayed and listened haha – it was way cool!!
> But like Sean, this week was also really slow because not many people were out Christmas day and were busy. (And Remember the Titans isn´t apostate…it´s quite motivational for the working missionary lol – my mission President is just cooler I guess haha…just kidding Sean!) Anyway, but we did have an amazing experience with Jocelyn, who is 19 years old and super bueno! She was a contact we had a few weeks ago and decided to try to find her at home again Saturday night, and she was! She had been taught before by missionaries, but then they left or something happened and she didn´t have more lessons with them. But she liked our whole first lesson and then we challenged her to go the Church the next day. She said she would and we asked if she wanted us to pick her up but she said no, she´ll see us there. So we prayed for her that night to attend Church the next morning because many of our investigators are way nice and agree to go to Church but can´t quite seem to make it or aren´t home when we go get them.
> So Sunday morning came and we weren´t successful in getting Manuel to Church who we went and picked up…he walked the whole 20 minutes with us to the chapel and then didn´t go inside!! Unbelievable lol – he said because he hadn´t showered and wasn´t ready and would go next week. We tried to convince him for like 10 minutes outside the front doors just to go in for the beginning and he wouldn´t. So feeling kinda down we went into the chapel alone, but after the sacrament meeting Jocelyn came up to us!!! We hadn´t seen her there, but she said she came a few minutes late and sat in the back. But she said she had to leave early, so we took the opportunity to teach her a quick lesson in a classroom and commit her to a bautismal date and she said yes, she of course wanted to get baptized!! We were quite excited…she is such a sweet girl…and in her prayer she said she was grateful for us missionaries and to bless us and our families because being here and teaching her the gospel was the best thing to happen!! And this after knowing her barely a day…Heavenly Father truly prepares people for the Gospel!!!
> I am grateful for my mission experiences! My first cambio will come to an end after this week, which is crazy!! My companion will be going home and it´s a surprise who will be my next comp  Love you all and enjoy life!!!!
> Lots of love,
> Hermana Daly

Elder Sean~December 29, 2008..HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Happy 2009!! Well 2008 will go down in the books as the year i was missionary.. twas an amazing year that went by way too fast. I dunno if there is going to be a 2009 edition of the putnam family/cousin calendar.. but i loved my 2008 one.. its hard for me to part with it, it was a huge hit among people that served around me... so if there is a new one i will glady pay postage for it to get here.. heck id even wire some money into a foreign argentinan man's bank account.. let me know what i have to do.

This week was really fun but really really slow. there was nobody on the streets for most of the week because of the holidays.. and not only do they have christmas eve and chirstmas.. they also have second chirstmas.. i hate second christmas. We went over to Krystynas for dinner on monday night and she hooked us up.. it was really cool because she houses foreign exchange students and they were from Austrailia, Brazil, and America .. all of them spoke english and were our age, it was awesome. We spoke english most of the time because the exchage students have been here for a year.. but they can't really speak a lick. Elder Owen even dominated them. I went home a thanked the Lord for the gift of tongues. The food was good though and she even gave elder owen and i matching sweater vests. We also got to go over to Karolina and Tomek's (members) for Second Christmas. Had some food and watched the work and the glory.. unfortunately Remember the Titans is too apostate for our mission...and then we played some games.. it was fun.

On Christmas Eve we had to work until 6 pm which was really .. fun There was nobody on the streets after about 2 pm... Most of the day we ran around with the clipboard and asked people how many reindeer santa has and handed out candy, and the Living Christ pamphlets. After 2 pm the only people out were larrys so we went and made friends with some of them.. gave them candy etc. That night we caught a train to torun with the ZL's. Went to midnight mass which was awful. There was no place to sit so we had to sit in the confession booth, k lie, we had to stand for an hour and a half while 15 yr old girls hit on elder owen. We got to sleep in on Christmas day.. had some pancackes and headed back to Bydgoszcz. Elder Owen and I went and visited an investigator named fred for the ZL's... He spent the holidays alone because his family couldnt make it down from germany... he was drunk when we showed up ... we tried to share a quick thought with him, im not sure if he was really "there" though.. we poured out the rest of the alcohol he had in the house and yeah.. we brought him to church on sunday too.. he smelled pretty bad but seemed more coherent. He's doing good i think, zls are still working with him.

On saturday we visited zbyszek again, we taught him a third and about the word of wisdom.. he had a hard time with that. He loves beer. He still doesnt have a job, says he will be able to find one for sure after the new year. He felt bad that he kept taking our money to pay his way to church on sundays.. and says that the distance and money is tough for him and he wants to wait until there is a branch in inowroclaw. So that is where we are at right now. He knows its true just a couple little things he isnt willing to make sacrifices for. He'll come around though we are going to try and keep visiting him each week.

Have a happy new year! laners stay away from the boys at midnight of new years.. and lysh stay away from the centro... i dont care how many Rick look a likes they have running around there partying on new years.

love you fam, thanks again for the call

elder sean

Monday, December 22, 2008

Hermana Daly~December 22, 2008...Feliz Navidad

Hola familia!
> Like Sean, I can´t believe you are in Florida!!! Crazy, crazy --- hope you are having tons of fun and enjoying Christmas summer style like me lol. This past week was crazy…definately a rollercoaster too. Bro. Bott, my profesor from BYU, said that a mission is 50 years of Church service squished into 18 months or two years so it can be quite the rollercoaster – and I definatley believe it!! The first few days were slow, but on Tuesday we had Elder Vewer, assistant to the President, work with us for the day. He was way good – the Elders do have quite the confidence and power you need on a mission. They never take no for an answer. I need to learn to be more like that lol. And I saw what I wanted my Spanish like -- my patience with the language and especially understanding the Chilenas has definately been tried.
> The next day we had interviews and a little chat with President Urra. It was way good and got me pumped for the week. He talked about how sometimes we may not feel like we are getting the blessings and things we want, but Heavenly Father will always bless us in His way and time. My companion and I took that to heart because we were feeling the pressure of not much success, so we continued in patience and diligence.
> But then miracles started happening the rest of the week. The blessings came pouring upon us!!! The number of lessons we taught skyrocketed and we have lots of new investigadors. This is truly the work of the Lord. We are doing that same things, but this week when we talked to people more listened and wanted to know more. Especially yesterday – one woman said ¨hola¨on the street with her son and we were on the other side so we smiled and said hi back. We were walking to an appointment, and we both felt like we should have went and talked to her but it was too late. Then after we decided to go knock a few doors on a different street than we planned…and as we were walking there we heard an ¨hola¨ from a bench and it was the same woman and her son – Ana and Sabastian. So this time we definately went over and found out she had been baptized years ago somewhere else and wanted to go back to church. And she wanted her son baptized ASAP and her nephew and just everyone lol. But her son also has the desire to be baptized. So we are visiting them this week!! A miracle!
> Also we met another man, Manuel, this week who is Christian and doesn´t belong to any church because he knows like everything about the Bible and doesn´t believe any church is true. Also he told us how his father died like less than a month ago so he was angry with God and prayed to Him to show him the way…more like demanded it and said “God, I need to know the way…you need to bring it my doorstep!” I couldn´t believe it…I don´t know if he has quite made the connection of us finding and teaching him on his doorstep to it being the Way – the true gospel and Church of Christ. But I have great hope for him…he definately has a lot of more challenging questions, but I hope he prays sincerely to know the truth and receives it!
> I am just so grateful for my experiences and for the grace and blessings of the Lord! Also on Friday all the Hermanas had a Christmas activity in Antofagasta, so we made the long trip down there and had lots of fun…including playing on the beach!!! And of course lots of food and a present exchange!
> I hope eveyone enjoys Christmas this week!!! I am grateful for the this time where everything is a little brighter and happier as we celebrate the birth of Christ!! I know Christ is our Savior and loves of beyond comprehension. Through Christ, all is possible!! I LOVE you all SO MUCH!!
> Feliz Navidad,
> Hermana Daly

Elder Daly~December 22, 2008...Merry Festivus!

Wesolych Swiat na Boze Narodzenie!!!

Hope you all are having a wonder chirstmas time.. playing in the snow, having snowball fights, building snowmen... christmas caroling to the seniors, widows, and shut-in's. Serving others by the means of cookies, warm visits and smiles, and sharing with nonmembers the true meaning of Chirstmas, the birth and life of the Savior, Jesus Christ... oh, wait.. youre in Florida. Sun bathing, buffeting, and attending Will Smiths latest rap concert in Miami. Mmmhmm.. alrighty, well then.. im at a loss for words.. haha nah i kidding, im way jealous. Hope you all are having a way good time :-)

This week was kinda rollercoasterish. We were planning on giving zbyszek a baptisimal date on friday of this week. He called us up the morning of and cancelled. So i called him later that night after i had a baptisimal interview with Zaneta and he was drunk and babbling on about how awesome star wars was. I could hear his mom in the background just laughing hysterically. It was actually pretty funny, but i was way bummed. He had been off drugs and alcohol for a few months. I talked to him on Saturday and he apologized. We are visiting him on tuesday so we'll see.

Zaneta had her baptism on saturday and it was so cool. We had a great turn out and then had a chirstmas eve (Wigilia) celebration afterwards. We had all sorts of polish food. red barszcz.. which is this soup that tastes like seawater. Pierogi .. basically little potsticker dealies with meat and cheese in them. And bigos. Elder Owen and I baked another delicious cake. Unrivaled by all other food there. It was a blast though, good ol polish christmas party. They even had mistletoe.. yeah im feeling pretty refreshed and ready to go this week.

The work was a little tough this week just because set ups are hard to come by during the holiday seasons. We did have this completely awesome guy named blazej in church this week. He's like 22 and he looks just like Ryan off of the Office, fly european suit and all. He's so cool. We've had a couple meetings with him and he really likes the book of mormon. But, like most of our investigators, he can't meet again until after the holidays.

We have a couple of dinner setups for this week which will be a good time.. One with this investigator named Krystyna.. and another with karolina and tomek from the branch.. so heckk yeahs we are celebrating christmas polish style. With some carp and red seawater :-)

Elder Owen and I had some kolenda boys come sing us some chirstmas carols this week.. after they were done i was like.. alrightttt you guys rock it, thanks so much, merry christmas. and as im about to close the door they ask.. "well arent you going to give us money?" ... three cheers for catholicism. i sacrificed a few pennies from our pizza fund.

Thanks so much for the chirstmas cards from everybody and for the package of awesomeness. Eddie Bauer was treating me good on Sunday for sure. I love you guys so much.

The polish people have been really open to our message the closer we get to the holidays. It is such a blessing to serve in a country where the name Jesus Christ is treated with such reverence and respect. Christmas is by far the most sweet bonus of all of the holidays because it touches every soul and provokes a reflection on something greater. Not everyone knows that the magical feeling that comes from the holiday season is actually the miracle of life, the chance that we have here on this earth to show what we are made of, build relationships, even eternal ones. And it is all thanks to the incomprehensible majesty of Christ. About half the people i talk to tell me that they dont want to change their faith. But thats the cool thing about Poland is that they dont need their faith to be changed. We have been called to deepen it.

5 pm my time still works for me .. if something changes just call me whenever.. we'll have the phone with us all day. Merry Festivus.


Elder Sean

Monday, December 15, 2008

Hermana Daly~Dec 15, 2008...'after the tribulations, comes the blessings!

Hola familia!!
> So my scripture for the week is D&C 58:3-5. It says after the tribulations, comes the blessings! We can´t see them now, but they will come  I am living by this scripture because some days or weeks seem very hard. This last week was one of them and at the same time funny as I look back on it. First it was lots of walking as usual because our investigators don´t seem to remember their appointments lol. And it was quite hot this week, so the sun can really get to you after walking all day haha. Then Wednesday, our toilet was so broken and wouldn´t flush again --- kinda gross, no really gross haha. Then our shower head broke the next day and turned into a wipping snake cord of either really hot water or really cold. Our companionship goal for that day was to stay positive and not murmur, especially about our apartment. We did pretty well with that goal until we returned home that night and put the key in the door and it wouldn´t open. We tried and tried, prayed and prayed, and then tried some more for like 10 minutes and the door would not budge. We were like “En serio!” So we went over to the other hermanas´apartment which is a few buildings away and they came over and tried. Hermana Plauche was quite aggresive at the door…I told her to be careful. She put all her muscle into it and was like “I got it, I got it”, but then the key broke in half and the rest of it was stuck in the lock. Needless to say, we spent the night on the floor of the Hermanas´apartment without any of our stuff. Party lol! But I did try my first pastel de choclo which was way good --- the top part is like the sweet corn at Chevys, which you all know I love. Food always makes me happy! So we couldn´t get into our apartment until late the next day. Our papito Hermano Dario drilled a hole into our door and it took him like an hour to get through…supposedly our lock is pretty durable and the more expensive kind so that made it harder to get through our door. Dad, you would just love our aparment and all the fun stuff you could fix haha. Poor Hemano Dario…our toilet has been on his list for the past three weeks haha.
> Anyway, we did have a couple members accompany us to lessons, which was way good! Missionaries always need help from members, so you all should talk to them this week and help them out either going to a lesson or giving a reference!! KK! It is really hard without the member´s help…now I see why the prophets and apostles are always pleading with the members to help and be member missionaries too…it really is a joint effort! After all the apartment fiasco, we did get to teach a few lessons this past weekend and got new investigators!! We have like four teenager investigators, which I didn´t expect we would have a lot of teens willing to listen to us. But they are all so nice, and hopefully we will be able to get them to church. They all said they would come yesterday, but when we went to get them they either weren´t there or were sleeping or just didn´t answer the door lol. 10 am is pretty early for the young…church at 11 am at BYU was early for me haha. So we are praying for next time! I am in a ward with the other two hermanas as well, so that´s fun!
> The Spanish is still coming along. All the ward members say I speak really well, but I don´t believe them. I still don´t understand tons, so it´s hard but there are a few people in the ward that speak purer Spanish that I can understand so I like them the most lol, just kidding. Everyone is great! We do walk around mostly everyday. We only really use collectivos on P-Days or to get to a meeting far away or when we have a cita (appt) far away. So I´m getting my exercise in, but yes I do need to be cautious with the bread so I don´t get fat lol.
> Well I love you all!!! Don´t freeze too much in the snow hahahahaha, just kidding! I did get to go to the beach today and all the Elders played futbol and then we had a water balloon fight…fun fun. Happy holidays!!!
> Lots of love,
> Hermana Daly

Elder Sean Daly~Dec 15, 2008...life is good

So me and Owen made our way out to inowroclaw again this week to visit Zbyszek. We tried to teach him a second and we somewhat succeeded but the man is a talker.. It was a good meeting though. the man has such an understanding of the Bible and the gospel of Jezus Christ its incredible. His mom fed us pieces of bread with a huge cube of butter on each piece and then just put a pieces of raw fish on top. It was brutal. Then after the meeting ended we had 10 minutes to catch our train so we threw down and all out sprint for like the 50th time this transfer.... i wonder how funny that looks to poles.. just two kids decked out in suits and backpacks just booking it across the frozen tundra of Poland. We didnt make the train. So we got to contact inowroclaw for an hour.. found a family that was interested so that was cool. Umm Zbyszek came to church yesterday and loved it. We had a meeting with him and a member, Brat Isaak, after church. It was ...awesome. Izaak is this black man that has lived in poland for 30 years and he is the epitome of all that is wisdom. Zbyszek said he knows he needs to be baptized but he still needs a little bit to think about everything. We are pretty confident he'll accept a date on friday when we go visit him again. The Zone Leaders in our district have a baptism on saturday of this week for Zaneta so that will be good. Our zone set a new mission record for new investigators and sit down lessons. So, yeah, things are way good. Owen and I had some great meetings this week with some new investigators.. hopefully we'll get some of these homskils progressing.

elder owen and I went and served this lady named bozena this week. She's absolutely crazy. I dont have time to go into all the details but basically for 5 hours.... five hours... 300 minutes.. we scrubbed inbetween the tile in her kitchen with toothbrushes. No exaggeration. It was awful. I went an bought a new toothbrush for myself afterwards.

Life is good, Elder owen is the coolest... way cooler than ill ever be. He is singlehandedly rocking bydgoszcz and i am just translating for him.

Bydgoszcz really is holy ground for me though.. Ive had experiences that, after the first 6 months of my mission, i just never expected to see during my time in Poland.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Hermana Daly~December 8, 2008...yea for missionary work!

Hola familia y amigos!
> Another week in Arica...crazy! We had zone conference last Thursday where President and Hermana Urra came with the asistants and spoke with us. We have to have a musical number and because my companion thinks I can sing well, I was roped into it. So we had the four hermanas and four Elders. And then since I was the only one that could sing high, I was the designated soprano and soloist for some parts...haha – and now everyone says I will be singing in conferences and stuff for the rest of my mission lol. I understood some of the conference haha...one of the assistants talked about having faith in miracles happening in our missions. I have definately already seen many little miracles with people we meet on the streets! This week my companion and I made a covenant to talk to each person that crossed our path so we can get more investigators and people to teach. It is quite hard and when we need to get somewhere, it takes hours haha. Then we jump into a colectivo (taxi) to get to our destination lol. People are vey Catholic up here, so many don´t care to listen to us but then we get the people who are nice and willing to listen. We haven´t had too many lessons yet because we are still trying to get to know the area, people, and members in the ward. We also had people commited to coming to church yesterday, but no one came which made me sad...perservance – that´s what the mission is all about 
> I´m starting to understand a little more Spanish everyday, but it is still hard. Everyone says it´s because it´s not Spanish...it´s Castillano or however you spell it haha – not quite sure what that means lol. But the people from other countries I can understand haha. I need to get connected to my Chilean roots quick 
> But Arica is fun! Not too hot with the wind...like Pleasanton weather and the downtown Centro is way fun! People are a little richer up here because there are a lot of mines so the houses are pretty nice inside, not what I expected. We did finally get gas in our apartment a few days ago which is good! Our papito...the Hermano who brings us food is way nice and we always have great food! Lots of rice and chicken and bread!
> So ya, trying to stay strong and be patient with the language and people! Yay for missionary work!!!
> Lots of love,
> Hermana Daly (oh p.s. I´ve changed the pronunciation on my name to the way you say in Spanish or how many people say it in English haha...so it´s easier for Chileans lol)

Hermana Daly~December 8, 2008..short emails!

This is a email to Cameron from Alysia..she didn't send a generic email out this week. But she is doing great!

haha nice new email address camo....are you still dominating at halo??? im loving chile, but am definately not fluent at spanish yet. its hard...you should start taking lots of spanish classes right now for when you get called on a mission to south america :) and i finally got warm water...gas and electricity here is quite different and my companion has to light the gas thing with a match everytime to turn it on, which scares me bc i dont like fire haha. but its good. hows school???? are you still working hard and gettting A´s??? you better be :) well i love you!!!!! have a great week!

Elder Sean~December 8, 2008~short but busy!

lysh you made it to chileeeee yeahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! oh man im so stoked for you .. your comp looks pretty sicky tight, and a native!? ah you lucky duck that is going to be so cool. Good luck in your first transfer.

So we had a zone chirstmas party in warsaw this week and it was a way good time. Had some danish food.. threw down some cool skits.. elder owen and i sang silent night and jammed on the guitar.. and yeah it was great.

Work is good.. we had a busy week and probly a pretty busy one this week as well.. we have a handful of investigators we are way excited about and we actually have a meeting with one in like 15 mins so i have to go.

and for christmas you guys actually have to call me.. my phone wont call to the states (ive tried) .. ill give you guys a time frame to call in my email next week as well as my number.

love you guys :-)

elder sean

Monday, December 1, 2008

Hermana Daly~December 1, 2008..Hola from Chile!

Hola familia!!!
> I did make it to Chile!!! So crazy!! It was quite the long trip to get here...i don´t even know how long it was but it was fun to be with my district on the plane. My elders rock and we did some missionary work on the plane. One part of a flight I was sitting next to Elder Eddenfield and we talked to an Austrailian guy on and off for like 6-8 hours about the gospel. But he didn´t have any beliefs whatsoever but had fun talking to us. Him and his buddies got off the plane in Lima, Peru to go treking or something fun and wild. Then from Lima to Santiago the other Elders gave a Book of Mormon to a Chilean and then to a guy from Brazil. Pretty cool!!!
> We finally made it to Antofagasta after a bunch of flights and met President Urrak, his wife, and the assistants. They were all so nice! We took a few pics here and there, which I think are the ones he sent you. It was fun, but I was soo dead tired and gross haha. Then that night we had a fun little finding out who your companion was activity where random papers were picked. I was the last one and then met my comp Hermana Flores. She is so so nice!!! I was surprised that all the trainers except one hermana and one elder were nativos. Hermana Flores is from San Felipe, Chile and this is her last cambio before she goes home in january. That night we had a 12 hour bus ride to my new sector, Arica Centro B in the very north part of Chile...the fartherst city away from Antofagasta. Needless to say when we arrived the next morning to meet the zone leaders and other hermanas in my sector, I looked like death haha but everyone was so nice!!
> We went to our apartment, which is ummmm....of course way different than i am used to lol. My Hermana said it is one of the worst she has had, so that gives me hope for other apartments. Elders lived in it before, so it was really dirty and my hermana spent a few hours cleaning out the fridge and scrubbing the floors and bathroom and stuff as I unpacked and took a shower. We don´t have any gas right now, so we have the pleasure of taking cold showers...yessssss lol. The bathroom is pretty scary and our toilet doesn´t quite work properly – it doesn´t like to flush haha. And today I´m definitely planning on buying some plastic bowls and spoons for cereal bc we own like a few pieces of silverware and stuff that are rusty and probably 20 years old haha. But don´t worry mom, I´m not going to die haha. I am trying to embrace Chile, the people, and be grateful for what I am given .
> But oh my gosh....on to Spanish. I have definitely been humbled...the first day I didn´t understand anyone!! It´s getting a little better, but Spanish in Chile is for sure an entirely different language lol. They talk to fast and it just sounds like mumbles to me. I like when we run into someone from Peru (there are a lot here bc we are so close to the border and many work here) because their spanish is a little more easy to understand. Since this is a new area for both my companion and I, we don´t know anyone. So we spent this last week walking a lot, contacting, and meeting members. My companion makes me talk like every other door or person, but since I don´t understand them I just say my little part and then turn to her when they say something back haha. We have taught a few lessons, but definitely need to find investigators. So ya, lots of talking.
> The members are so so nice! A lot are happy to have more hermanas in the ward. The other two hermanas live close to us and help us a lot. One is from Chile and the other – Hermana Plauche is from Georgia so she helps me lots. Oh my companion does know quite a bit of English, so when I am completely lost and don´t understand when she tries to explain in spanish, she tries it in english. So that is good for me not to get completely overwhelmed. Back to the members...a bishop from another area, Hermana Dario, gives us lunch everyday and is way nice. All the nativos that know a few words in English like to say them to me to make me feel better lol. And the zone and district leaders to that too and are all so nice to me. I´m like a little child because I try not to get overwhelmed or frustrated by just laughing it off or smiling and saying ¨no entiendo.¨ They all have fun with that. Some teens in the ward love talking to me and hearing me try to speak spanish and understand...they are pretty funny. And i also gave introduced myself and said my testimony in sacrament meeting (smiling the whole time to make up for my spanish) and everyone liked that haha. I´ve found that smiling and laughing is they key .
> Well I think I have written enough lol. I hope everyone is doing well and enjoyed their Thanksgiving...they don´t celebrate it here so I kinda forgot it happened lol.
> Sean – sounds like you are doing so good!!!! My president is pretty cool to...except that he doesn´t speak english but no worries lol. Continue the good work in Poland. When i tell people here you are in poland....a lot of people don´t know where that is haha. Its pretty funny. Love you!
> Love you everyone!!!! Adios!
> -Hermana Daly

Elder Sean~December 1, 2008...Merry Thanksgiving!

Short email because i had to type marysia's conversion story and email it to the office because they are making some sort of gift for all of the polish members for christmas. And i had to type it in polish which is impossible because you have to hit the dang 'alt' key every other word to put the polish letters in... thats how im going to make it big... move back to poland and open up my own polish keyboard shop. All who wish to be rich and successful may join.

Merry thanksgiving to everyone.. hope you all had some good eats. We had whole little chicken guys with rolls, cornbread, mashedpotatoes and some applecrisp that i made to perfection and then elder owen went and put in a cup extra of melted butter.. some people just weren't cut out the culinary arts like i was.

President engbjerg came to church yesterday and we had interviews... he gave an awesome talk that really helped the investigators and at the same time rocked the members world.. it was awesome. Each companionship had an investigator in church... even torun! the first investigator ever in church!! woot.... all three of them are going to be baptized within the next couple of months for sure. Interviews were good.. President Enbjerg is the man. Lysh your mission president could never be as high class as mine.. Enbjerg is actually considering buying south America and establishing the continental language as polish... ill send you some grammar books.

I love my companion. I'm the only reason he doesnt get translated into the presence of the Almighty each day. The mission is a blast, also energy sucking though... i started doing some push ups and sit ups again because i feel like an old man... i got to like 15 pushups and then a vein in my neck burst. ive sworn off all chocolate and nutella.

i miss you family! I get to talk to you guys in like 20 something days though yeahhhh :-) do i get to talk to lysh dawg? i dunno what the rules are but im sending you my cell phone number nonetheless lysh.

thanks for the emails :-) .. laners rock the summit, go around selling hugs for money.. you'll have the most points of everness.

im curious what polish RM's briana knows... thats tight.. tell them i say hi. Thats so cool that briana is rocking byu packing and shipping hahaha her name is on all my packages, its the bomb diggity.

love you guys, have a great week, rock around the chirstmas tree babyy

elder sean