Monday, February 22, 2010

Feb 22, 2010-Fun pics of P-day!

Hermana Daly~Feb 22, week to go!

Hola familia!
¿Cómo están todos? We just had a great P-day! Way early in the morning we went to the beach and picked up trash...i want to just jump in the was perfect climate (cool because it was still a bit dark outside) reminded me of the early morning runs at Shasta...haha ya estoy trunky, just kidding :) But after cleaning up at the beach, we went to the church and a few members from Ecuador played a little concert for us with all their wooden instruments and indian costumes. It was soooo cool and I loved the music. I bought their CDs after. And Hermana Trávez was happy because they are from where she is from...happy reunion. Then we ate tacos after...mmmm. So it was a great day!This past week went great too because we had lots of help from a few members and had lots of lessons. Everyone continues to progress and Rodrigo even said he wanted to get baptized. We put a date for three weeks, but then he got sick Sunday and didn´t go to church, but it said for sure he is going to come the next week and that he feels like the things we teach are true. So we are happy for him and hope he continues to progress towards a baptism.Everything is happy and great...still can´t believe this is my last week and I try not to think about it lol. Work, work, work. I am grateful for the Gospel and for this time to share it with all.
Love you all!!! -Hermana Daly

Monday, February 15, 2010

Hermana Daly~February 15, 2010 ~ "the mission continues to find those that the Lord is preparing"

Hola familia!
So one of the hermanas who was supposed to leave with me, Hermana Lappaleinen, went home early today for problems with her knees. She spent her last day with Hermana Trávez and I because Origenes was her first sector, so she got to say her goodbyes to everyone at church. She was way sad to go...and it was way weird that she was leaving...I just keep telling myself that I was lots more time left haha. But this week was great! We found some great new investigadors. One of our new investigadors, Rodrigo, is 22 and is in search of learning more of God. He loved the first lesson and was so grateful to receive a Book of Mormon. We left him 3 Nefi 11 and invited him to read and pray. He then said, “frankly Hermanas, I´m going to read from the beginning to get to 3 Nefi 11 because I love to read and especially books as special as this one, that is from God.” Wow!!! He said he was going to go to Church too, but didn´t show up...we are going to pass by this week to see what happened, but he is a great investigador!We are also sharing a lot with the Columbian couple (i don´t remember if I already told you about them). Juila wants to get baptized, but then when we found out they are convive (not married), she was a bit bummed because she doesn´t want to get married. But Andres is really starting to open up to the gospel and always has tons of questions. He is reading the scriptures and said a prayer in the lesson yesterday! They are great...and Columbian food is yummy too haha.So the mission continues and we continue to find those that the Lord is preparing to hear the Gospel. I love it!!! Keep sharing the gospel and serving and loving others!! That is what is most important and what counts.
Love you all!!!! -Hermana Daly

Monday, February 8, 2010

Hermana Daly~February 8, 2010~HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!

Hola familia!!
¿Cómo están? So I´m starting to realize that my time is coming up…and it´s way weird. I went to my last zone conference and gave my “farewell” talk with all those that are leaving this cambio. There was lots to meditate on and look back on my mission, the things I´ve done, the things I´ve learned, the people I´ve known, and who I´ve become. It´s great to see the changes and the experiences…now I´m just scared to go back to normal life and maintain the good changes haha…not that I was a bad person before, but I think I´ve definitely matured. Crazy!!! Ya enough with the reflextion…We learned lots in the conference and especially talked about the importance of Preach My Gospel as modern scripture that we need to study and use more. It´s my goal to continue using and studying it when I get home. Truly if all the members read and study it, they would understand more the importance of missionary work and what they can do and what they can say to share the Gospel. Also, the Elders from my MTC group are awesome and have grown so much…I´m grateful to have known them and taken part in their changes. All of them are leaders and assistants to Presidente Urra…and two of them gave presentations in zone conference. So awesome!! All boys need to go on missions…it truly is a commandment for a reason!Well I love everyone tons…don´t get too trunky lol, just kidding!!!
Have a great week and Valentine´s Day :) -Hermana Daly

Monday, February 1, 2010

February 1, 2010~ Hermana Daly~continue to melt my way through my second summer in Chile!

Hola familia!!!
¿Cómo están todos? This week was great! We found some great new investigadors…a few jovenes and a Columbian couple…I can´t stay away from Columbians now lol :) And we even had a few that came to Sacrament Meeting, which always makes missionaries happy. I also gave a talk with another Elder gringo in our ward and with our ward mission leader….oh which is new and way good!!! He is a returned missionary that just got married and has lots of ánimo and is way funny --- he reminds of Jordan lol. All my cousins have latino clones lol. Anyway, this week we are going to have a ward activity to get everyone a little more excited for missionary work and to give us references, references, and references. I still have the hope of one day where the members here are willing to give references and share with neighbors and friends :) My comp is great…teaching her lots and helping her get comfortable with talking with people and being in the mission. She is way timid and not used to a city-life, but likes it I think lol.This week is Zone Conference too…my last zone conference…tear. So we are going to learn lots and have lots of spiritual ánimo. Bueno, I hope all is well and everyone is enjoying the snow and cold as I continue to melt my way through my second summer in Chile. But I think I prefer the Antofagasta summer over the Arica summer, where I burned way more. But I do prefer the flat planes of Arica over the steep, very steep hills of Antofagasta…got big muscle legs now haha. I´m enjoying my last few moments of the mission and continue to meet great people and love sharing the gospel with them!
Love you all!!! -hermana Daly