Monday, April 7, 2014

Yep, You Guessed It. Ripped His Pants ... Again


Well this week has happened! Yay! I dont know why, but last week I forgot to tell you that I crashed on my bike... oops! But I ripped open my last pair of machine washable pants. That is right. I am all out of normal pants again. No girl is ever going to want to dance with me! (That is a spongebob reference.) We were riding our bikes and I was stupid and rode too close to my comp. My handlebar got caught in is watch. It undid his watch and my wheel got crooked and I went down, skinned both knees, ripping my pants in the process, road rash on my arm and slight wounds on my palms. But it was fun!  

General Conference was awesome also. We got to watch all four sessions this time! (Last time I missed sat aft. and priesthood.) But this time I got them all in! And I loved it! T. Monsons was sublime! I really like his, Eyring, and Holland! We got some investigators and less actives to watch it also so was awesome!

This area is pretty good, the hard thing is new investigators! We did about 6 hours of trackting and got 2. So we are working on finding some new investigators! And like I said last week, I really like the Hudson Lights cd! So much fun! Something new! 

Anyways, other than that stuff not much happened! One family has two Great Danes so that is kinda cool. They are my kindred! get it? I am Elder Daines, they are Danes! lol. That was funny. I am chuckling inside but not outside because I am in a library and I have to be respectful! But Love ya and have a great week!

I love you more than I love french toast! -Elder Daines

Birthday Package Success! (Letter from March 31)

One family, the Housetons, had a son who died so we were talking with them about sharing the gospel with their dead son and about baptisms for the dead! It is so awesome how that works!  The gospel is so perfect!

And thanks so much for the birthday package I really liked it! It was awesome and the gps is so useful! My comp had a tom tom but it fell and broke so we didn't have a gps so we didn't know how to get to a lot of people. I really appreciate it! It is really nice too! And I also like the music! New music is always so nice, I get to listen to the same things over and over so any new one is so nice! A whole new set to listen to! It really means a lot to me! After church someone signed up to feed us that night so that was cool, I wasn't going to get fed that day but someone signed up for that night instead of any of the other open days when they would have been able to have some time to know but they signed up for that night so it made me really happy, they are the Ruckers! They are so helpful!

We also did about 5 hours of tackting this week. It is kinda hard to get new investigators here so in that 5 hours we only got 2 new investigators! Sooooo those days are kinda long and hard! But one family, the K-pats, or the Kirkpatricks, are doing pretty well, the wife is a member and we have been working with them a little I really like them, they are lots of fun!

And sorry but other than that stuff this week was really normal! One member, Brother Watkins, he is pretty cool, has lots of guns and gave me a cold steel magazine, so I looked through that a little. And that ends this boring letter sorry team :)  But I really liked the pictures of Christ in that package, lots of fun! I have already given a few away, so they are awesome! I love them so much, the Greg Olson ones that aren't the Child of God ones, those are them that I like. Y creo que eso es todo!

Con amor elder Daines

Letter from March 24th. New Companion. Birthday Package Excitement.

Well I got your birhtday package about 11 days before my birthday! So lets hope it can make it that far un opened! :) And I guess i don't really have much to say to the ward. Just the book of mormon is the best. It will calm everyone (including Jacob). 

My new companion is Elder Olson! He has served in Abilene for 6 months and this is his second area. So it is exciting! Abilene has about 7,000 people there. It is kinda funny because when I was getting trained I worked in Abilene also for Spanish! so that is cool! I worked some of the members there that are in the spanish branch and he also worked with them!

But this has been kind of a sad week. Elder Henriod went home because he finished his mission. So I am missing him a lot, he was lots of fun! I loved him. Another one of my friends out here is going home. Not because he finished his mission but because it is one of the hardest things to do and lots of other stuff. I feel so sad he will not be able to finish. He is missing out. I am grateful I am out here! It is the best thing ever! 

Well I am excited for my birthday on the 30th because I can know what is in the package! I am really curious....