Monday, August 26, 2013

We will go and do



We killed a chicken and now I know how to eat it... You eat EVERYTHING

i need some stuff

Hey mom!
Alirhgt so before I talk about the week I will say the things that I think I need... Well I received the package from grandma and it was awesome!! Even though the rats ate the whole package so they put it in a different box for me haha I really love the hand sanitizer and wet ones, The soap was great but I have that exact soap here that I can get so I dont need that. Thank you for the contact solution!!! so awesome. 

So there are a few things ive needed and wanted since ive been here and so here is my list of things that I really do want. I would love a few memory cards... mine is full already. I could really us some jack3d so I can feel better working out and it would be just really nice to have. I need a big knife that I can cut my coconuts open with since I might be sent to the bush and I eat a coconut every day. A pocket knife would be perfect too since I always have a situation to us one.. My line of priesthood authority would be awesome! 

and I dont have any plain shirts that I can just wear around and in the apartment. So I would love a few plain t-shirts and v-necks. please not Large shirts but medium. Alright... Sorry if that is a big list and very specific.. But ive wanted all of that for a while and now these are the things I want.. Of course more candy from my awesome grandma too... haha
So im just still amazed that you have an exchange student! what has happened since ive been gone! only 7 months... haha Well dont kill him and try not to overwhelm him...

So this week was a crazy week. Not too much happened but there are always crazy things going on in Liberia. My MTC is in my apartment now! Elder Kamara is awesome and its cool to see how much he has grown and how happy the gospel has made him. Its cool to see missionaries you are growning up with progress. I want to learn more! it never ends haha So yes Im still eating a coconut every day and its awesome. How expensive are they at home? I get one for 25LD haha I will send you pictures of us doing a service project this time and of my district. I am still training Elder Falemai and have been really trying to help him in his language.. "it not easy-o!" the language here is bad and so its hard to learn good english! 

haha well I love you all and I hope you are having fun with German mann. Tell him hes my brother and he can email any time.
Elder Dahlin

Monday, August 19, 2013

New washing machines for the missionaries!!

Where have these been??

Post from the Senior Missionaries.

On Wednesday as I walked into the office I was greeted by 2 Royal Liberian Mail employee's asking me why I had not been to pick up our packages.  I told them that Brother Sayon went 2-3 times a week.  They then gave me a bag of 22 packages for missionaries!  They informed me that they could not store them and that we needed to pick them up more often.  When Brother Sayon got to the office he said that he had gotten a call saying that there were packages for the missionaries.  On Thursday he went to the post office to see what had happened.  He was given another 22 packages!!!  These were packages from June, July and August.  Some of them had been eaten into by rats and mice and others were fine.  There was one package that was so badly eaten we  had to open (what was left of the box) and transfer the contents into another box.  The only thing that had been eaten (besides the box) was a whole package of Twizzlers - we have discriminating rats at the post office!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

My "Son"

Hey everyone,
Well what a crazy week. Ashley got married which is crazy awesome! Karley died.. thats just crazy. I mean there are people here that die but yeah I hungout with Karley. Wow I hope her family is doing alright.
This week not much happened really. Just working on using my time better and thats going good. hmmm... yeah nothing new haha I love the pictures you have sent me! maybe this week I will just send some pictures. I love you all.
Elder Dahlin

Monday, August 5, 2013

Well it seems like a lot is still going on at home! I love the chances I get to work and workout so I wish I was able to help on the backyard. President Kirkham has told me that he has them but im not sure if my glasses are unpacked yet. I got the soccer ball thank you! Lil told me about the book fearless and I would love to read it. Im not sure if you are writing down these things that I need to see and do and shoot for when I get home so should I start writing them?? Yeah giving talks on the spot is not the as big of a thing for me anymore. It seems like every sunday they give me a manual when the class has already started and then they ask me to teach it haha good stuff. Marriage is a good topic! good deep doctrine in D&C 131.
So lately its been a lot of fun with the food im eating. Elder Anderson and I have been pitching in and buying good stuff to eat. We have granola, pancakes, pb and js and of course always eggs. 2 bananas, 1 coconut, and 1 avocado everyday :) Good stuff. 

The baptisms went really well saturday. Only one wasnt baptized because he was late. So another thing that happened this week.... The Elders have been saying that my hair is black!!! noooo its brown! haha I really feel like dad right now when we told him his hair is black... Im still not accepting it. 

Just so everyone has a heads up about the Dear Elder you can now pick Liberia because its an official mission.

 I have to tell you about one lesson that I had this week that really taught me how important it is to listen. So this girl is about 21 years old and her name is Grace. So Grace knows the church is true agreed to be baptized but told us she wasnt ready. We had no idea why and all of the sudden she stopped coming to church. We started focusing on her little sister because she really wants to be baptized. One day we caught grace without her group of sisters so we had a lesson with her. I told her that her sister was getting baptized and then told her the blessings of baptism and how we wanted that for her too. I invited her to baptism again and she agreed but not for this next week. After she said that there were a few pauses for at least two minutes. My companion started looking at me probably wondering why I wasnt saying anything. The spirit was so strong and it was just listening silently to know why and what was making her push it. The answer was so strong and so crazy it definitely caught me off guard. I said "There are two reasons why you are hesitant. One, you are scared of the water. Two, youre pregnant..." It was such a spiritual experience and we were able to teach about forgiveness and it really did strengthen my testimony of forgiveness. Crazy and awesome how the Lord loves each one of us. Anyway, its awesone and ill send you a few pictures. I love you all!
Elder Dahlin