Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Elder Daly~Oct 27, 2009.....Sean's Itinerary...layover in SLC!

hey hey sorry i have to head out already .. had to do some prep for a fireside tonight and pick out some classes... things are going well though im safe and happy.. have a great halloween

love you

elder daly


MISSIONARY TRAVEL
POLAND WARSAW MISSION

SERVICE DATE FROM TO DEPART ARRIVE
_____________________ _____ ______________ ______________ _______ ______
AUSTRIAN 20NOV WARSAW VIENNA 740A 905A
OS 8502 FRIDAY F.CHOPIN VIENNA INTL
W ECONOMY TERMINAL INTL
NON SMOKING SNACK NON STOP
RESERVATION CONFIRMED 1:25 DURATION
LO 0223 FLIGHT OPERATED BY LO LOT POLISH AIRLINES
AIRCRAFT OWNER: LO LOT POLISH AIRLINES
AIRCRAFT: BOEING 737-500
SEAT 03B NO SMOKING CONFIRMED

AUSTRIAN 20NOV VIENNA NEW YORK NY 1120A 315P
OS 87 FRIDAY VIENNA INTL JOHN F KENNEDY
W ECONOMY TERMINAL 1
NON SMOKING MEAL/SNACK NON STOP
RESERVATION CONFIRMED 9:55 DURATION
AIRCRAFT: BOEING 767-300/300ER
SEAT 15E NO SMOKING CONFIRMED

DELTA AIR LINES 20NOV NEW YORK NY SALT LAKE C UT 650P 1045P
DL 1733 FRIDAY JOHN F KENNEDY INTL
U ECONOMY TERMINAL 3 TERMINAL 2
NON SMOKING FOOD FOR PURCHASE NON STOP
RESERVATION CONFIRMED 5:55 DURATION
AIRCRAFT: BOEING 757-200/300
SEAT 43C NO SMOKING CONFIRMED

HOTEL QUALITY INNS - QUALITY INN AIRPORT
CHECK-IN : 20NOV
CHECK-OUT: 21NOV
ADDRESS: 1659 WEST NORTH TEMPLE
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84116
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
TELEPHONE: (801) 533-9000
FAX: (801) 355-3047
CONFIRMATION: 20273224
REFERENCE: Z60FLDS
2 GUESTS DOUBLE BED
49.99 USD PER NIGHT STARTING 20NOV FOR 01 NIGHT
TOTAL -(MAY NOT INCL TAX): 49.99 USD STARTING 20NOV FOR 01 NIGHT
TAX: NOT INCLUDED
CANCELLATION POLICY: CANCEL ON 20NOV2009 BY 16:00 LT TO AVOID 1 NI
GHT(S) CHARGE.
GUARANTEE GIVEN

DELTA AIR LINES 21NOV SALT LAKE C UT BOISE ID 950A 1105A
DL 4565 SATURDAY INTL AIR TERM GOWEN
T ECONOMY TERMINAL 2
NON SMOKING NON STOP
RESERVATION CONFIRMED 1:15 DURATION
FLIGHT OPERATED BY OO SKYWEST AIRLINES
AIRCRAFT: CANADAIR REGIONAL JET 900
SEAT 18B NO SMOKING CONFIRMED

Monday, October 26, 2009

Hermana Daly~Oct 26, 2009...staying in Iquique for another cambio!

Hola familia,Cambios are today! And I am staying in Iquique! Hermana Lugo is off to Antofagasta tomorrow and Hermana Chavez is coming down from Alto Hospicio, which is just a half an hour up the hill. So I look forward to working with her…I don´t know her very well, just met her in one zone conference. I think she is from some country in Central America and seems fun…so will we see. We have lots of work to do with the goal of four baptisms in each sector before the end of the year. Sadly, Carmen and Alvaro couldn´t get baptized this past weekend. They dropped us with the surprise of being “convive” which means they aren´t legally married because Alvaro is still doing divorce papers since 10 years ago…Chile is terrible for trying to get divorced because divorcement is a new thing here as of a few years but the process is long and expensive. So we were all sad, and Alvaro is now a bit unmotivated and bummed. We are praying that all the legal stuff gets done fast, but we don´t think that it will be by the end of the year…so there goes two wonderful baptisms for the future.So that left us with lots and lots of work. We are trying to find more new investigadors and quick. Our mission focus is giving service, relying on the Lord with great humility, and obtain Christ-like attributes. Satan is really giving us the tests these first few weeks of this mission goal. Our district had 9 baptismal dates, which all fell threw except for two. We are striving to stay motivated and Pres. Urra wants to be more fun…more Family Home Evenings with members and their neighbors, more happy in the street, and sharing the gospel through gladness and joy. We had a testimony meeting on the beach Saturday morning to also motivate us. Then today we received news of lots of cambios. Pres. Urra took two elders out and put two sister missionaries in the sector next to ours. He took two elders out of another sector a few weeks ago and put sister missionaries in it too. So now we will have 6 sister missionaries in Iquique! Crazy…from 2 to 6…so I´m excited to have company. So let´s see what the Lord has in plan for Iquique!! Lots of ├ínimo and faith!! Love you all!! Keep helping out the missionaries…I gave a talk in Sacrament meeting yesterday, trying to motivate the members to work…it´s really the vision the Lord has for His Church---members being the finders and missionaries being the teachers. Be the finders and believe that the Lord is preparing your neighbors and friends to hear the Gospel!!! -Hermana Daly

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Elder Daly~October 20, 2009..HAPPY BIRTHDAY SEAN!!!

This week was all over the place... i went on a couple of exchanges.. the first i drove down to lublin with elder mcrae to keep the 2 elders company that are serving alone down there... the exchange was cool except for the part when it decided to snow a foot and a half in the middle of october. i hate snow more anything i can think of right now... i dunno if i told you but i got my flight home redirected to arizona and i transfered to byu hawaii for the winter. mom i still havent recieved any sort of flight plans, ill call up the office this week.

the second was with my big DL elder balija... he is quickly becomming one of my all time favorites, probly because he's from vallejo. We had a day packed full of lessons that included David from Ireland accepting to be baptized. He met missionaries before the summer break... and just got back from ireland and he's ready to get dunked, really cool guy.. elder balija and loosli are teaching him.

we went on another walk with our ganggstaa greg last night.. he read! he's doing good but is still struggling with receiving and recognizing answers from God... he's pretty pessimistic about the human situation and just can't accept God as a loving and caring being. we have him set up with the district president, brother hapgood, this week .. should be a just what he needs.

little tidbit of the week: there are 18 countries represented in the South Warsaw branch where im serving. we got fed mongolian food at a members house this week... no comparison to the delectablness of catifsh amok though.. oh how i miss san jose cambodian.

welp.. 21 huh... i have a lot of maturing to do in the next month or you all are going to be severely disappointed ;-) thanks for the birthday wishes.. love you guys

elder daly

Monday, October 19, 2009

Eagle 8th Adult Halloween Party 2009....cool hippies!

Hermana Daly~Oct 19, 2009.......Happy fall...or Happy spring in Chile!

Hola familia!!Happy fall...or happy spring in Chile! And Happy Birthday to Sean in Poland and Happy Belated Birthday to Camo in Idaho. And Happy Future Halloween! I loved you pic mom...of you and dad in your 70s halloween costumes!! I laughed lots. They do celebrated Halloween here in Chile, although I don´t think it´s too big of a deal. I´m not sure, but I guess I will see. I did see a few halloween birthday parties with kids dressed all up and a halloween chocolate section in the grocery store, but gross plastic-tasting chilean chocolate so it´s not too exciting. But I´m tempted to dress up as an angel or something and ask for food and sweets halloween haha.Today we had fun playing in lots of sands...the huge hills or mountains of sand behind our house. All the zone was there and we sand-boarded and sand-sleded. Pretty funny...en vez de snow, we have sand. Although I hiked along the hilltops more than do the sand-boards because I didn´t want to waste the energy that I don´t have hiking up and down the hill lol. So lots and lots of sand!Our ward is great...preparing for Carmen and Alvaro´s baptism!! Alvaro hasn´t smoked for almost two weeks now!!! Still bringing him lots of candies, but he tells us not to worry. He feels so good in the Church that he is willing to give up smoking and keep learning and progressing. So we are way happy for them!!! Love you all tons!!!! Have a great week! -Hermana Daly

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Elder Daly~Oct 13, 2009...a most scrumptulescent week!

Hey hey! It was a most scrumptulescent week here in warsaw. Mainly because i got mail... thanks for the package mom and family (miniwheats for the win! ive been in heaven) , letter steph, grandma and grandpa, youve been way faithful writers, sorry i havent! you guys are the best though, thanks

highlights of the week ...

camos birthday!!!! happy birthday cam... we'll have to have our own party when i get back but i hope you had a good one and scored some cool stuff. miss you soooo bad. najlepszego!

they put a haagen daaz in by our office on nowy swiat street... bomb. cookies and cream, my love

we went laser tagging for pday

i finally got to go to sacrament meeting in warsaw.. soo good to see the members again

had some ridiculously funny experiences trakting.. to be continued.. sometime

we met with some members (kinda inactive) that are struggling way bad right now... we had some of the best discussions ive had in a long time and we both benefitted from them im sure.

We met greg.... last week we were leaving the south chapel and turned onto the main street to head towards the metro.. and this guy in a hoodie, just chilaxin on the corner, kinda grumbles from his hood "ehh jehowi" ..which is what the poles call the JW's... i HATE being called a JW... so i spin around and just start heading towards him... kill him with some kindness and coolness and introduce myself to him... he's a polish guy from LA, cali .. he speaks perfect polish and english like a thug (forgot what american cursing sounds like, made me miss cali) but he's a way smart guy who owns his own company here. We exchanged contacts and went on a walk with him just last night. It was drizzly out but we just walked around our neighborhood (he lives right by us) and talked about the world and its condition. He shared with us life story and his search for God and for truth. He has prayed everyday for5 years to find the truth and said that he'd all but given up hope in faith, mankind, and any sort of individual purpose. It was a really spiritual discussion that ended in his desire to read the book of mormon and pray. We really feel he is elect and ready.

that news here... yeah mom its getting cold in a hurry.. gahh... its supposed to snow this week, we'll see...i guess my fast for warm weather till november 20th wasnt legit. bummer

have a another wonderful week... loves from warsaw

elder daly

Monday, October 12, 2009

Hermana Daly~October 12, 2009...Futbol craze!

Hola familia!!I just got back from playing beach volleyball…super fun!!! I´m afraid I burned my poor little face, but it was worth it. I love the beach…refreshes the missionary body and spirit haha. Well big news of the week: Chile is going to Mundial, o sea, Chile´s soccer team is going to the world futbol tournament! Not that I needed to watch the game to know…the streets were empty for two hours with shouts and screams every so often…four big shouts to be exact with the four goals that were made against Columbia haha. Afterward there were parties all night long and all day…with BBQs and fireworks and a few people that wanted to kill me companion or make fun of her for being from Columbia. Pretty funny and crazy haha. Oh Chile and it´s craze for soccer. On the spiritual side…Carmen and Alvaro, our star investigadors, are continuing to progress. We taught Alvaro the Word of Wisdom because he needs to quit smoking. We made posters with motivational quotes and scriptures and a calendar to mark so he can quit. We have lots of faith in him, so we hope to see a baptism in a few weeks. He has really progressed from having no religious background to wanting to go to Church and learning. Carmen is way spiritual and is great! Having tons of spiritual experiences and help from the ward. So it´s been great working with them!We have a new mission focus to grow in Christ-like virtues and apply what we learned in General Conference. I love mission focuses because they motivate us to do better. The mission goal is that each companionship has four baptisms by the end of the year. We need to purify ourselves through virtues, striving for the spirit and Heavenly Father´s help, so that we can teach with power and authority and find those ready to hear the Gospel. So we continue forth, striving to better ourselves, the mission, and Chile! Love you all tons!!! Have a great week…and keep enjoying all the new baby fun:) -Hermana Daly

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Elder Daly~Oct 6, 2009...we had a great week!

hey there, thanks for the weekly update ... drew is going to tie the knot huh.... congrats! good on him i hope im there for the wedding. We did get to see conference this week it was really good ... alot of their talks really hit home for me.
we had a great week and some great meetings... solongo is still our most promising and we had some good member lessons as well.. loving the work and the people... milosccccc

elder sean

Monday, October 5, 2009

pics from Sept 18 celebration and the zoo!




Hermana Daly~Oct 5, 2009...yay for Conference!

Hola familia!!The Internet is working...it´s a miracle!!! Lol. I am spiritually regenerated from General Conference! It was amazing as always watching all the session...and in English to help us gringos relearn English. We had our own room to watch it in the chapel and the Elders put a “no speaking spanish” rule while in the room haha. It was a bit hard, forgetting to speak in English...who da thought haha. But I feel a little more confident in my English after watching all of conference. I loved it!! Learned tons about how to become a better disciple of Christ, and how we must never stop progressing in this life, which seems like a lot of work to me. I need to continually be diligent and become more pure, more full of love, and more Christ-like. I´ve already learned tons about how to in the mission, but I must keep increasing and giving all to my Heavenly Father.We did have tons of investigadors that came to conference too!! It was great! We have a few investigadors that are really progressing, and all loved hearing the prophets and apostles. However, the menos activos were a bit lazy to get themselves to conference. We are just trusting that they didn´t make it because they were all watching it obediently through Internet at home lol :) We are continuing forth in faith and lots of leg work to get to all the places we can, up and down the sandy hills of Iquique. We have lots of help from a few jovenes that like to help the missionary work. And then after Priesthood Session...one joven came up to us and asked what he could do to help us. I don´t know what they talked about it priesthood session, but it must have been motivating. We need lots of help from the members...to really prepare the world and build up God´s kingdom. I am so grateful and blessed to be a missionary in this time. I love His work and hope to do all I can while I am here serving the Chilean people!!! Lots of love,Hermana Daly