Monday, September 26, 2016

Week #99 - THIS IS HAPPENING ALL TOO FAST!! 30 Days left!!

Mom and Dad,

Oh my goodness this is happening too fast!!!

I can barely keep up with the days, it seems like I wake up, go to work for 15 min then its dark and bed time. And the next 30 days are just jam packed with stuff. I hope that I can really maintain my energy for the next 30 days.

I am not going to be able to write that much because the internet in this shop is terrible haha.

I think my package is in the mission home and I will probably get it tomorrow when the supply manager comes.

Elder Orallo is from Cebu (yeah like the one in the song) haha. He is great and we are having lots of fun:)

We had interviews with President, he had some advice for me concerning marriage that I was not expecting and I am pretty freaked out about, we will talk about it in 30 days haha.

We talked to about 200 people on the street this week, some of them are really cool, but its kinda sad that I am at the point that anyone I find from here out will be baptized after I leave :( But thats not stopping me haha:)

I love you mom, have a good week!

Elder Dahle

Monday, September 19, 2016

Week #98 - A Baptism AND a Grandson in the Making!

Mom and Dad,

Hahaha that is so funny! What a weird way to fix that problem! Leave it to John Alvarez to be so resourceful! (Steve slightly resembles Big Foot with that beard haha. (His response to seeing pictures of the marching band field/football field being shop-vac'd and mopped for a marching band competition!)

ARCHIE PASSED HIS INTERVIEW!!! He will be baptized this saturday:) Then next is Romeo on the 1st of October!

Elder Sabiano transferred, which made me sad. But my new companion is Elder Orallo and he is almost a carbon copy of Elder Eter haha. I am really enjoying being companions with Elder Orallo, he is a kind, humble, HARD WORKING missionary. I am grateful that I get the chance to learn so much from him.

The miracles are not stopping. Romeo is on day 19, no smoking. We also have a new investigator who is overcoming addictions as well. We are using the 12 steps to change program to help him work through it all. It is amazing to see him grow and work through it. It is emotional and hard sometimes but he is making huge changes little by little.

In other news, I HAVE A GRANDSON! Elder CaƱete is training in this zone! His name is Elder Clark from Midway Utah! He is great. Its kinda weird; I can see myself when I was a new missionary in him. We are having fun helping him get all adjusted to the culture and language and all that, he is doing really well for being so new. He graduated in 2016 hahah what the heck that is so weird.

Anyway:) I love you and I am so excited to see you:)

Elder Dahle

PS- I have not received the package yet:/ I will let you know when it comes:)

Monday, September 12, 2016

Week #97 Miracles & 116 OYMs!

Mom & Dad!

Thank you for taking care of all the college stuff:)

I think I want to do the Pathways program to get my generals out of the way and because I can do that at the same time that I am at the Recording School.

Officially I have decided that a bachelors degree in Commercial Music is the way to go. It has everything I want. I was also trying to think of a minor. Maybe something in Film Production or Graphic and Commercial Arts.

This week was amazing! We talked to hundreds of new people and found a ton of new investigators.
Our area as well has been the setting for a thousand or more miracles that we were privileged to witness. Romeo is now on day 12 without a cigarette. He said that the scent of tobacco was nearly repulsive to him when offered a cigarette by his friends and he frankly refused it. Think about the conversion of the people after they heard King Benjamin's discourse, when they had "no more disposition to do evil".

We didnt get to teach Prince this week. I am worried that he is facing some persecution, but I know he is strong and can over come it. Archie's baptismal interview is this week. He will be baptized on the 24th and then Romeo on Oct. 1:) I am so proud of them.

I can really really feel myself getting tired, but I am trying to stay diligent and work as hard as possible. I am officially on my last transfer. Its so wild. I am now the oldest in the mission. No one else has been here for as long as me. But even though I am really close I am staying super focused. We dont waste a second. We study for 3 hours, plan for 2, and work for 9 hours a day. Like I said before. I want the end of my mission to be my peak. I am NOT on the downhill slope. I am just climbing the last few ridges. I am still trying to use time wisely and spend every second in front of someone in a lesson. This week we had 116 OYM's, so that was pretty solid, we are going for 200 next week.

I love you so much:) It is so exciting to hear about the plans for BOA and all the other fun stuff we are going to do:) Keep me updated!

Elder Dahle

Monday, September 5, 2016

Week #96 - Prince, Romeo and a Plan for the Future!

Mom & Dad,

I am sorry mom I dont think I am going to be able to get the BYU info in:/ My notes got kinda lost in the transfer:( and we are just so dang busy.

Its okay though. As far as I can decide so far I think this is the plan.

I am going to get a job in the first week of November. I take the ACT in December 10. Then go to the Chillicothe Recording Workshop in January. Then if there are some kind of summer classes available on the pathways online program I will do that, then fall of 2017 I will go to Idaho or Provo. I wish that somehow I could squeeze in a semester at Sinclair or Edison in there so I could get my schooling done to be a paramedic to pay for school, but I may need to find other options because I will be gone for the whole month of January and part of February, so I cant really go to school for the 2016-17 school year anywhere. Is there a way I can just get on BYU's website and do the registration myself? I can probably get away with asking permission from President to do that this week, because I know he allows missionaries to do that. I will try it and let you know. Hopefully you can respond and send me a link to the site so then its not to hard for me to find. Uhg this is kinda freaking me out planning for all this stuff haha.

Anyway here is the update on the week:)

Elder Sabiano and I are experiencing tons of miracles. It feels like the Spirit has been poured out on our area. I think it is because Elder Sabiano and I are really unified in our companionship. He is a spectacular missionary and I am glad to have the opportunity to work with him.

Tatay Romeo has now gone 6 days without smoking. We fasted for him yesterday and last week we bought him 200 snow bears haha.

We have a new investigator named Prince. He is VERY interested in Joseph Smith and said he felt something powerful and different when we taught him.

Once again the church service on Sunday was so spiritual, and the investigators all have really good fellow shippers and friends. Looks like we am going to be blessed with at least 4 baptisms in my last transfer:)

I love you!!! Stay Happy! Have fun!!!

Elder Dahle

PS can you get some info about my homecoming talk? Am I going to be given a topic? how many minutes do I have to speak? The earlier I can prepare the better.