Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Hermana Daly~August 24, 2009...Permaneced

Hola familia !! They just sent us the document "Permaneced" that we have been working with with the menos activos in English. So you guys have the opportunity to read what we share almost every day with menos activos, members, and some investigadors. We have studied "Permaneced" for a few months now and always learn something new. I love it!! I invite everyone to read and study it and to permanecer (remain strong) in the gospel! Other news...I´m continually learning the importance of gospel principles taught to children in the home diligently and continually by their parents. We had stake conference yesterday where a counselor from the Chile Area Presidency came and spoke. A current theme was the responsibilty of the parents in teaching their children the gospel as we are increasingly seeing spiritually lost youth and kids. I have as well increasingly read and studied the scriptures and Liahona articles about the importance of families rooted in the Gospel and with parents dedicated to teaching their children and being examples. One speaker in the stake conference reminded us that our families are everything. "No other success can compensate for failure in the home." We should ask ourselves "What have with done with the families Our Heavenly Father has sent us?" They are the most important!I have come to see that this is one reason I needed to come on a mission. To open up my eyes to a world where families are being destroyed and where children are growing up in unbelief. To know what I need to do as a mother someday to protect my famliy and to partake in eternal life together. I am eternally grateful that I grew up with gospel principles and love for the Heavenly Father, Christ, and Their gospel instilled in me from the beginning. Thanks again mom and dad for everything!! I am continual grateful every day! Seguid adelante y permaneced!! Love you all!
-Hermana Daly

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Elder Daly~August 18, 2009...new comp from Kentucky

Another transfer day come and gone and I scored. Elder Turley is a kentucky fried stud muffin. He's from kentucky and yeah, i guess that's all i know about him at the moment, he's a great kid though.

I am going to be brutally honest... the last week of the transfer just kinda topped of the last 3 months I spent with Guthrie, nobody liked us and we didnt meet with a lot of people. But i am convinced the the start of this transfer marks a change. The start of something great, something epic. And turley is just the man to bring the magic and the miracles. People are starting to come back from vacations and wat not.. so some of our more promising investigators from June should be getting back soon. I have TONS of pictures from the last transfer because guthrie was my personal photographer and i burned some stuff on cd's so next week ill upload them.. promise!

with all my lovin'

elder daly

Monday, August 17, 2009

Hermana Daly~August 17, 2009...winter doesn't really exist here!

Hola familia!!!This week was a bit long, but good! Lots of walking through sand and up and down hills to visit everyone…and then lots weren´t home, but that´s the mission haha. The menos activos died down a little this week, but we are going to try to get them more active and ready to progress this week!! The sun is starting to get strong again…Winter doesn´t really exist here, it´s crazy! Year around sun!! I love it, but my skin doesn´t love it too much haha. I´m just itching to jump into the ocean haha. The Lord is blessing us with lots of work…we had lots of new investigadors this week! Hopefull they all start progressing!! La familia Coronada is doing great! The dad, Edison, is making great changes in his life. His wife can´t believe it…she says he´s more nice and loving and doesn´t get mad so often and so easily. The Gospel truly does change us if we are humble enough and willing to make the change! We are very happy for this family!! And….that´s that. We have Zone Conference this week, so we are going to learn lots! Love you all!!! Have fun visiting Sean!! -Hermana Daly

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Elder Daly~August 11, 2009...another great week!

happy birthday laners!!!!!!!!! 18 huh.. get in all your crazy parties while you can cuz when i come down there im gunna be supervising.. bible studies every friday night. hope your birthday was a blast... i still cant believe you saw fuller at that fireside... that is most definitely THE henryk that he baptized, thats cool you got to see that. zycze pani sto lat!

Sorry for the wicked great email last week, it was a way rough week. But this week was a lot better. A lot of our week was spent hanging out with our man marcin. Got to use some of the skills you learned me dad... put together some cheap shelves and chesterdrawers :-) and did a lot of painting. We are helping do a remodel and its way great because a lot of the time the convo turns to the gospel so we get to teach and serve and just hang out with him as well. He came to church and he is going to be the coolest member ever when he takes a few more steps of faith. Hopefully he takes them sooner rather than later cuz we need him way bad right now. Thankfully, Henryks move to russia has been postponed for a month but after that happens we wont have anyone but zbyszek. agnieska left the church. So we got our work cut out for us and I feel really good about this next transfer. I am staying and going with elder turley.. he is in the same group as elder guthrie.. guthrie is going to be serving in the holy of holies, bydgoszcz. My boy elder owen is staying and going with the other elder owen in the mish... should be a cool district. The mission is completely unrecognizable in comparison to what it was when i got in... there are half as many missionaries (57).

well another transfer... Guthrie and i have had a wild 3 months together.. some of the craziest and coolest experiences of my mission. Im gunna miss him way bad.. Im excited to fill you guys in some of the craziness when you come.

love you all, have a great week

elder daly

Monday, August 10, 2009

Hermana Daly~August 10, 2009~Forever Families

Hola famila!!¿Cómo están todos? Estoy feliz en Iquique!! Yesterday I learned a new holiday…Día de Niño…or Child Day. Another day to spoil all the little kids with cake and presents! I couldn´t believe it. This day doesn´t exist in the states, right? Or maybe it´s new haha. But due to this day yesterday, many of our investigadors and menos activos didn´t make it to Church, so we were a bit sad. But we must continue forward and teach the importance of keeping the Sabbath day holy ;) We are working hard with many families, teaching them the importance of praying together and learning the Gospel together. Many kids and teens don´t believe in God today and don´t know how to pray or anything because their parents don´t teach them. It´s way sad! We have tons of 13 and 14 year old girls who have menos activos parents and the children don´t believe in God! I´ve learned lots of things that I am going to do with my future little kids…lots of praying and reading the scriptures together from day 1 of their existence lol. A little advice for the twins and their new babies lol. We truly need to protect our families from the world and grow closer to Christ and our Heavenly Father! I am so grateful that I grew up with Gospel principles…thanks mom and dad!!! Love you all tons!!! Have a splendid week!! -Hermana Daly

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Elder Daly~August 4, 2009...short and sweet!

Hey hey fam, everything is going well. Healthy and alive. Glad to hear everything is going well back home. keep enjoying the summa summa time

love you guys

elder sean

Monday, August 3, 2009

Lucas' Baptism!!

Hermana Daly~August 3, 2009...a day in Iquique

Hola familia!We had cambios today…but of course that doesn´t affect me yet, being new in this sector. Still can´t believe how fast time flies. We had a great baptism with Lucas Saturday morning…cute, timid nine-year old. It was fun…and then the next day a yummy BBQ to celebrate and some chocolate cake – which I was very grateful for because sometimes I am very chocolate deprived here lol.For those who want to know what a typical day in Iquique is, I will tell you lol. Wake up at 6:59 and do exercises with elastic bands inside if it´s cold or run outside either in a basketball court or on the street if we are awake and brave enough to fight off all the stray barking dogs lol. Then shower, study two hours, and leave at 10:30 to proselyte. The mornings are slow because people are at work or sleeping. The weekends, everyone sleeps in until one in the afternoon…it´s incredible, like me before the mish. Then we return at 1 and eat lunch that a member brings…rice or spaghetti, salad, sometimes a squash or spinach casserole thing, jello, and bread. Fifteen minute siesta…everyone closes their shops for 3 or 4 hours for lunch and the siesta. Crazy! Then leave again at 3:30 until 10:00, running around trying to visit everyone we need to. Upon the return, I have to enter the apartment first to kill off any cockroaches because my companion freaks out at the sight of them and I´ve gotten used to them haha. Then planning and off to bed at 11 pm.And that´s the usual day for those that wanted to know. I´m running out of fun things to say every week haha. Love you all!!! Enjoy the sun!! -Hermana Daly