Friday, November 21, 2014

Palm Reading and Egg Disasters

Yes, Bo was baptized!! it was super awesome! it was at 1 oclock! it was super awesome! the Maestas came to the baptism, and it was really good! She came to church again also! for the primary program, and she gave up coffee so she is pretty solid. I love them a lot! I baptized Bo and my comp gave him the ghost on sunday! he is a funny guy! I really like them, the whole family! it was a really good day! 
Sweet. We had a member of the 70 come friday! Elder Schwitzer! it was super cool, he talked about the Book of Mormon, the baptismal invite, and Jesus Christ! I loved it a lot. he is pretty cool! I loved it, it was in Great Bend Kansas!
A psychic also read my palm yesterday. for fun. a few things he mentioned were that I was going to go to alaska and save someones life, and that would inspire me to go into the medical field. also that I will marry a hot eskimo girl! I like that part. some of my ancestry is from the celtic barbarians, that is where I get my height from. he also can look into the past. and into his past lifes. one of them, was during the titan war. when the titans were fighting the elves men and the giant turtles were helping us so the titans were also killing them. giant turtles like in avatar. and he thought it was a dream, then he realized it was a vision that he was having where he was on one of those turtles and learning martial arts from an asian elf. it was pretty cool! he also said my wings were beautiful and I am gifted with preminitions. oh, he also said that there are several girls in the church that have a crush on me. so that was cool!
I am so happy to be a missionary. it is the dopest of the dope. and there is a lot of dope in colorado. but this is the real dope, it brings lasting happiness, not just the "chocolate high." or actual high. I know that this is the true church, if it wasn't "the missionaries would have destroyed it a long time ago." and I can testify that is true, I am not a very smart person, but God is,
and he answers prayers and loves his childen! and that is also why he blessed us with families. to strengthen us and help us.

I didn't want to boil an egg, but I wanted to eat a hard one, so I decided to microwave it. I wrapped it in towels, but it didn't help.


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

All he wants for Christmas...

The past two weeks fall came and went. It went from 80 to cold. this Wednesday it is going to be about 25 degrees. Bienvenidos a Kansas. or Colorado I guess. 

You said I hope they are feasting on the words of Christ, and that is something that Kenney said. That he just wants more and more of it. and he came to church the past few weeks in a row! super cool, and his wife came and his son has come twice! super chill. his wife and son are on date for the 29th. she said she believes Joseph Smith is a prophet and in the book of Mormon. but I am nervous she will want to know more and more about the church before she gets baptized. so that is what I am a little concerned about. please pray for her to have confidence and such and great faith.

Bo Neal will be baptized on Saturday. please pray that all will go well. I love that family and Kenney and Jessicas family a lot. they are really cool! Bo lives in Holly which is about a 30 minute drive to church and they have come a few times and got Bo a new outfit for his baptism! I will be doing the dunking again so that is cool. I am excited. 

Time goes too fast. and that is the end of my letter. oh one more thing, I want to let you know before it is too late, hopefully it is not already to late, but I don't really want anything for Christmas. I don't have room for anything in my suitcase. and I don't want candy or treats cause I am trying to loose weight. maybe just two or three ties, like the jon ashton or landend, and one grizzly bear tie, and that is it. I don't need/want anything really but I figure you want to send something so the ties will be just fine. :) my bike is working great, my gps is awesome! my pants are not ripped. and I am a little fat, so no treats :) sorry.

I love you more than Christmas madre.
con amor, elder daines, brady daines

He's Teaching and Working Hard

Letter from November 3 

I realized this morning. I only have 4.5 transfers left. so that makes me sad. 

Pres Bell came to church with us on sunday. all the way out in colorado. 

Bo Neal will be baptized soon That is super cool. his family lives 30 mins away from Lamar and they were less active but have been starting to return. that is awesome! and Kenny and his family are really awesome! they gave us some of the best ground beef! fresh, grass raised. it tastes so good! and that family are some of the most reliable people I have meet. if they say they will do something they will. and he is paralyzed from the upper chest down. and that is why we wear seatbelts.

I am missing emporia and the ward a bit. they were so willing to help and go out with us. and I was friends with pretty much everyone there. I knew their names and they would talk to me more. it is pretty different here. there are some really cool families that I have meet so far. like the millers are one in particular. we visit them about twice a week. they have two nonmembers living with them and one will get baptized very soon! so that is cool. and when I say I am missing them a bit, I really mean a lot. 

I don't have much else to say sorry. Halloween I dressed up as a white belt for dinner. I got one in VC from a less active part member family. they talk us a bit. and I wore it into dinner, then took it off pretty quickly because it wasn't the most comfortable thing in the world.

I appreciate all the letters you guys send! and I love y'all and hope you have a really good day!!

love you more than lamar beach

New Area: Burlington Colorado

From October 13

the new area is great. I am out west finally. you should tell wes and maddie to come down on team-ups with me! I don't know what the rules are on that but it sounds good to me. I really like my comp so far! he is very musically inclinded and plays the guitar alot! we are working on expanding our teaching pool which normally is a big focus at the beginning of the transfers. but I have enjoyed my comp a lot so far! I have been eating wheat toast with peanut butter and eggs for lunch and dinner almost everytime. because I don't have a very big budget and I am eating less so I am loosing weight! yay!

[This is a picture of Albert, the man Brady taught and converted, but Brady was transferred a few days before his baptism.]

Turtles in the Road (Caution: contains graphic images)

Letter from September 9

I am going to be honest. I don't like emailing that much. by the time I get here I have now idea what to say. 

this week was good. we are teaching our bud Albert. he is so fun! he is in his 60s and adores my companion! he also adores his preacher! so we are working on getting him to choose the right. he knows Joseph Smith is a prophet and believes the book of mormon. but doesnt want to offend or leave his church. he said he deosnt feel like they are family. but he came this sunday to ours!! and everyone was so nice to him! so I think we made excellent progress with him! he is stellar I love him a lot. 

we gave a book of mormon to zz top

I got a free guitar. it only has three strings. I have been playing that a bit. like the mission song on it. 

I fixed two flat tires this week. one on my comps bike and the other on a sisters. I like stuff like that. I kinda wanna work at a bike shop when I get home. 

sad story. tortuga is a turrtle I named. tortuga is dead. we were driving to the church cause we were out of tp and we see a car pull over and move a turtle out of the way. so i was like cool. lets pick him up on the way home! so on the way back he was back in the road. so we pull over and I walk over to pick him up, and he had been nicked by a car. the side of his shell was broken and he was bleeding and was obviously going to die. so we were like "oh no!" what do we do? we decided to put him out of his misery... so we put him in the middle of the road and went around to hit him. hoping that someone else would do the dirty work. but alas. they all dodged him. so it had to be us. we hit him and he broke and me and my comp were like "oh no!" so sad! it was tragic. 

on a brighter note I love you more than tortuga!

Letter September 2

Letter from September 2

So I got this idea from another missionary and that is take notes on what  you can send home in your planner so you can flip through and see what you have to say! So I did that a little! and I don't have my planner with me! yay!  So we will spit ball again! So first my comp is dl and he had a meeting in topeka for 3 hours. So me and someone else went to wallmart for 3 hours and talked to people about The Gospel. That was fun! 

We have someone named cody that we teach. He is super awesome! He is on date for this saturday and he is worthy and able. Been keeping W.O.W. for two weeks. married. been to church 3 times. But we might push it back a week. to make sure he is serious enough about it and understands that commitment. So we might have a bap this saturday. please pray for him. 

my companion is Elder Myers from draper Utah. I love him a lot and he is a good worker! We have this one man that we just started to work with his name is Dave.  

I freaking love it out here on the mission. best place ever! "with the sun beating down, yes I'm [in kansas]. and there's nowhere else that I'd rather be!" that is from brother bear.

it is getting colder again so that is cool. I like it like that. and I like it how I like it.

anyways thus concludes this weeks letter! and I love you more than this letter!

Giant Spider Named Jeremy

Letter from August 18

Well this week was full of emotion. from creepy, then happy, to sad, then sadder, then joyful about to burst happy, then sad. let me explain... Jeremy. jeremy is this freaking huge spider I caught. way bigger than a silver dollar. yellow and black big spider. likes to spin web and eat things. and he's a mormon. 

it all started when I was at someones house and my comp was doing a baptismal interview and I was telling a story about chicken when I saw it. a big spider in the middle of the web. my story went sorta like this: "so they gave us this chickens with HOLY COW LOOK AT THAT SPIDER!" and that is the creepy part. so let me tell you the happy part. I caught him. in a water bottle. it took a while but me and my comp caught him. 

we pinned him down with four sticks then i put the bottle next to him and we scooped him into it. he didn't fit too well. it probably hurt so that is too bad. then I biked around emporia for about 2 hours with him on my bike! and i named him Jeremy. and I was super happy to have a friend. I think I heard him sing "you got a friend in me" at some point. 

now I got sad afterwards. because I got home and moved him to a milk jug. I pinned up a picture of a temple next to him and wrote jeremys goal, but I felt bad. he had a pretty rough life in there. can't even see through the walls. and no food. so I was sad. I was sooo sad. so I released him. I lost my friend. that is the even sadder part. I let him go in the bushes out side our apartment :(. 

but there is a happy ending!! the next day I went out and lo and behold, he had made a web in the bush! I was so happy to have a friend that I didn't feel like I was imprisoning. every night before bed i would go outside and play him a song on the crappy guitar in our apartment! then not a happy ending.... last night was a rainy and thundery. and I woke up and he was gone. either the wind blew him away or he packed up and moved. so i am sad. hopefully the wind just broke his web and he will make another soon. and that is my story. 

there was someone this week that we talked to, that did not believe we were christians. he believed the internet over what missionaries for that church said. I know that jesus Christ is the savior of the world. the son of God. and nobody telling me that I don't will change my mind. I know that the book of mormon is a blue and true book. I hope y'all and great week! love you!

love you more than Jeremy :)