Monday, December 28, 2009

Hermana Daly~December 28....Fabian's baptism was perfect!!

Hola familia!!
I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas. It was fun talking to the family and with Aunt Cheri, Uncle John, and Briana! Time is always short to say more, but no worries because I´ll be home in two months...haha -- I´m not trunky :)Fabian´s baptism last Saturday was perfect...all the jovenes (young men) were there to support him and take part in this great step in his life. One of the boys gave a welcome to Young Men´s and his testimony...he was a bit nervous but bore a very strong testimony and it was very special. Hermana Lugo and I also sang, so it all went well and the Spirit was strong. Fabian was happy, shy, but very happy. I know he is going to do great things because he hungers after spiritual knowledge and to do what´s right.We continue working and looking for those who are ready to listen to the Gospel. Keep sharing with everyone and don´t give up!!
Love you all lots and lots!! -Hermana Daly

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

December 22, 2009...FELIZ NAVIDAD!

Feliz Navidad Familia!
Can you believe it´s almost Christmas!!! Wow! We´ve had some great activities here in Chile. Our ward had a christmas activity where they reinacted the birth of Christ, which was really beautiful...also we some yummy sandwhiches, pan de pascua, and hot chocolate. Then yesterday we had the Hermana´s activity, where all of us hermana missionaries party and eat all day in the mission home haha. We went to the beach and played, had some skits and song, gift exchange, movie, cooking, and lots of eating. It was the best!!! And I got to see all my companions from the MTC that I haven´t seen since last Christmas...everyone is doing well. So lots of fun!Fabian will be receiving the best christmas gift this Saturday when he enters the waters of baptism. We are way excited for him and know he will be a great joven! We continue working with others, and have been working lots with one family menos activo whose kids have all japanese or chinese names. The youngest two kids came to church with us sunday, which was amazing! We are going to have a FHE with them this week and try to activate the mom more. So lots of christmas blessings in the mission.Hope everyone enjoys their Christmas!! I love you all tons! Share the Christmas spirit with all and enjoy the cool weather because I´m cooking here in the desert haha :)
lots of love,
Hermana Daly

Monday, December 14, 2009

Hermana Daly~December 14, 2009~Antofagasta...less sun-more shade!!

Hola Familia!
I am in Antofagasta, enjoying the big city and lots of hills. I thought my sector in Iquique was big, but clearly I was wrong lol. It´s gigantic and we are working with two other Elders in the same ward with us. This ward is pretty big and there are lots of menos actives to find and work with…so it´s exciting to have lots to do. Everyone is way nice hear and the people seem more humble and willing to listen to us. It reminds me of the people in my sector in Arica. We are working with a joven, Fabian, who is going to be baptized in a few weeks and is super bueno. We still need to have one more baptism to complete the goal of four before the end of the year, so we are working hard and seeing miracles. We passed by for one woman, Monica, who we had contacted a few days earlier and she was having a rough time and crying. She didn´t feel up to sharing with us, but Hermana Lugo said that we are here to help and that God is knocking her door and showing his love through us. She let us in and it was a great experience of “crying with those who cry, and giving comfort to those in need of comfort.” Christmas truly is the time to serve and help others feel the love of Christ. Lift the head of someone this great season!It is weird to have Hermana Lugo as companion again, but it´s fun. Sometimes we think we are still in Iquique haha. I do miss beautiful Iquique, but here there is a city beauty. Also less sun and more shade so I don´t burn too much and it´s not burning hot like Iquique. Preparing for Christmas fun…we are having a ward activity this Saturday, so it should be fun. Hope everyone is enjoying Christmas fun!!
 Love you!!!
-Hermana Daly

Monday, December 7, 2009

leaving Iquique!


Hermana Daly~December 7, 2009....transfer to Antofagasta!

Hola familia!
Cambios hoy!! I am leaving the beautiful city of Iquique!!! And finally moving more southward to…dadadada…ANTOFAGASTA! I will be in the sector of Origenes with…dadadada…Hermana Lugo again! Hahahaha. Who da thought? I guess we didn´t learn something that we need to learn again together. I still can´t believe, but bueno, it´s going to be more easy knowing what my companion´s like already. So I´m finally going to know how Antofagasta is. I´m a bit sad to leave my Iquique and everyone for Christmas, but hope to find lots of success and people waiting to hear the gospel in Antofagasta.This week un joven, Cristobal, who has been sharing with the missionaries since the beginning of the year told us he wanted to get baptized. Wow!! A baptism fell from heaven, so he is now preparing! And we found Douglas who has moved back to our sector and can get baptized too! Just needs a little more preparing and ├ínimo and he should be great. So I have high hopes for Bilbao, Iquique  Today lots of gringos go home, so we had a Little goodbye lunch and everything. The mission goes by fast. Hay que aprovechar! And i need to learn English again…good luck trying to understand me for Christmas…you guys are going to have to learn spanish haha. Love you all!!!
-Hermana Daly