Thursday, January 18, 2018

NJM Pday from Lyon France January 15, 2018

Nicholas and Elder Agnie singing "I Am A Child Of God" in French for me! It was the sweetest ever. 
 I took a picture of the video to post. 

Hello mama!!!!
I know its crazy this week for us is a crazy week i dont know how
we’re gonna get all the stuff we need to get done!
Haha i miss the primary singing time! It’s was always the best! I hope
to serve in the primary thats where its at!!! Even tho kids can be
really crazy sometimes, its okay we love them! They are so innocent!
How is my man jackson doing? I miss him a lot! A really lot!
Its so crazy that caitlyn is in the Ukraine! That’s
pretty Intense!  We are pretty close only an hour time zone apart. 
Things are doing really well! I think the highlight of my week was
when john Wayne came to church and he brought his daughter who is 8 and
a half:) and then she said that she had been reading the Book of
Mormon as well with him! What an amazing thing! They both will be
baptized really sooon! It’s so awesome how God just puts people who
are so ready for this gospel in our path! And its not just him this
will effect but his whole family!
It’s a big testimony to me that God really watches over us! It’s
pretty funny cause ive seen a common patten in my towns we serve in we
usually get a baptism the last week im here or the week after i left
in one area! So well see if he is ready by then! His date is the 27
which is the Saturday before the transfers. Well see if i leave or
not! I wanna go to Gex so bad!!! So so so bad, but I will be happy wherever I go. 

Everything is going well i bought my last white shirt and
shoes and belt and suit before i get home and it was really cheap!
Less than 100! They are on super sales right now! So i needed to take
advantage!! I wanna thank
you and the family for all the things you email and send me! They really do help me! YOUR
THE BEST MOM EVER, I HAVE THE BEST FAMILY EVER! ! Im really lucky! I LOve you so
much mama!
Elder McDaniel
Love you!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

NJM Pday from Lyon France, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year - 2018 - Bonne Annee - 2018

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

At Church

No Group Email so I'm posting some of my email!  

 It’s weird to think a week ago we talked! It went by to fast! And now its 2018 and thats really weird! This week was really good! It seemed to go by so fast! We always have so much to do so thats really good! We were able to go to a member house this afternoon and last night for the New Years so that was good! And then during the week we were able to talk with John and hes doing really good and hes reading up in the Book of Mormon still so that was really good! Church was really good as well! It’s just been a pretty solid week. It’s so weird to me that its 2018 and like wow! So crazy! This year has a lot in store for it! Im excited! We’re already in the week 3 of our transfer and like this week is full of stuff to do and we are finding some really cool people to teach and its great! 
By the way my comp is really good! Hes a hard worker and really nice and we are actually really similar so that’s really good! 
Yesterday was pretty cool cause a member invited and gave us one of her friends to teach and thats the first person that has done that for us since ive been here! The members are great but hey dont really give us any people to teach like their amis and our ward is a little lazy. Like i havent had a ward council sense ive been here which is pretty weird and our bishopric are not very motivated in the sense of missionary work but were working with them! 
But besides that all is well! It was cute i got some letters from the young woman’s in our ward which was really cool! They are so nice! I plan on writing them back some time soon! 
Besides that all is well mama! 
I love you lots its good to hear that its going good back home! WOW Sydney is engaged! That’s so exciting! I bet she is so happy! That makes me really happy for her! You’ll have to send them my love at their wedding and all that stuff!  They are cute
I love you mama!
ELder McDaniel 

NJM Pday from Lyon France, December 25, 2017 Christmas Day

Joyeaux Noel  -

Bonjour everyone! 
I hope everyone had a beautiful day and a very merry Christmas! 🎄 It makes me so happy the fact that each year all over the world this feeling of (Christ)mas is being spread, felt, and remembered. A quick experience I wanted to share with all of you, this last week a member asked us if we could go and give her husband a blessing because he has a blood cancer. So we went to the hospital with her and he was not doing to well. As she tried to call him he kept trying to talk to her and express to her his pain and sickness and wishes but couldn’t from his sickness had disabled him of his expressionniste words. She finally got him calmed down a little and we gave him a blessing only my companion, the member and I where in the room but felt like so many people where there. The blessing was over and he calmed down tremendously, knowing that he loved to sing before and play the piano we asked if we could sing for him. If anyone knows me I don’t sing very well and so we sang for him and it was so powerful cause even he would humm the hymns we would sing as much as he could. The spirit  filled the room. It’s amazing how a faithful person really can be healed by blessings. Before we left we asked how the music was we sang to him and he puts his hand in the air and was like soso hahaha. Even through bad singing the spirit was felt haha! I know when we let Christ in our lives is when these kinda little tender mercies happy and little miracles happen. I actually was reading in the scriptures the other day and it said this, “I, Nephi, will show unto you that the tender mercies of the Lord are over all those whom he hath chosen, because of their faith, to make them mighty even unto the power of deliverance.” 1 Nephi 1:20
I love you all! 
Elder McDaniel 
Merry Christmas

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

NJM Pday from Lyon France, December 18, 2017

Christmas Party

Ward Christmas Party

Ward Christmas Party!

Ward Christmas Party

Ward Christmas Party

Ward Christmas party- Luau style

Saying goodbye to Elder Sweet his best bud!

Saying goodbye to his companion Elder Sweet is a hard thing to do! 

Hey mama!!!! 
Yay! One week tell we get to talk!
So a lot happened this week! We got transfer calls and I’m staying and getting a Tahitian and Elder sweet left to another town. I was really sad to send him off today. It was so fun with him and we got along so well he is one of the best I know.   But the lord has more for us now with other people and for him in another place. My new companions name is Elder Agnie hes from Tahiti which is really cool! He’s a really good missionary, he’s not the same as Elder sweet but it’s okay. I’ve heard he’s pretty intense but well see! It’s gonna be a lot better than last Christmas I hope hahaha! But he’s so sweet and such a stud and really strong so we’ll get along just fine! 
Now if we ever wanna visit Tahiti we have a place to stay! :) 

Im doing good, like I said sad Elder sweet left he’s such a good friend.  Elder Agnie is just not like Elder sweet so that's gonna be a change for me. But I’m ready and I know I have lots to learn and the Lord makes everything possible. To be honest I really thought I might make it out the rest with like “bro” companions like Elder sweet but it’s okay the work moves on still! 

Yeah it snowed this morning and it was crazy! It was so much! I’ll send you lots of pictures! We also had our ward party this week! So il send you pictures of that as well! But besides that all is well! 
It’s emilees birthday today you should wish her happy birthday! Thanks for all you do mama!  I love you so much!
Wigity wigity wigity! Elder McDaniel 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

NJM Pday from Lyon France, December 12, 2017

Some of my letter from Nicholas!
HEYY Mom!!!!
Dang thats so cool that you were able to watch the cedar city temple dedication!! I bet it was so good!! It feels like just yesterday that i was watching the paris temple dedication! So wonderful! 

Im doing really good, things are blowing up here and it’s just so amazing! I love it! There is alwasy so much to do and it makes the time go by so fast! And ive been able to meet so many amazing people! So so so so many! The mission is so amazing! It was weird cause our sisters that’s came in with us from the mtc are going home on next tuesday they will be back home. And they gave their departing testimonies and it was really really weird! Casue they have been there the same amount of time as we have but like they are going home now its really weird! Before i know it it will be my turn to leave my testimony
 and thats kinda freaky hahah! But also exciting!  Elder Sweet is doing awesome he is such a stud and his mom is so so nice.  Have you talked to her?  We think he might be transferring next transfer and it makes me sad.  We get along soooo well and we are just bros.  
John Wayne is doing well! He is just moving to his new house this week so that’s really good! We should be able to see him by the end of the week and help him in his new house and see him more often. 
We had our Christmas party yesterday with our mission well half of it and we watched cars 3 and did some activities and got our presents:) it was so fun! 
Yeah i made thanksgiving dinner for everyone, everyone loved it! That’s going to be my go to to make back home cause its so easy really really easy! And my favorite!  It was those pictures i sent you on thanksgiving! It was with a member family. It was basically me who did lots of the cooking like the pie and the green bean casserole but they brought some pre cooked chicken and some insta potatoes haha. Im glad to be home for the next thanksgiving i miss really American cooking especially for thanksgiving!!!
But im doin good for now! Thanks so much! Thanks so much for all that you do for me! I love you so much mama! 
Something i love about the mission is that all of your life experiences help you testify to everyone! I love love love that! Even tho your life or my life or anyone’s life isn’t perfect and they had hard times and still will have hard times all the things we have lived and gone through were for our good. All the time God is good, God is good all the time! 
Love you mom! 
Elder McDaniel 
Sent from my iPad

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

NJM PDay from Lyon, France December 4th, 2017

Bonjour Ma famille,

Hello! Once in a blue moon Elder McDaniel get his group email done! Even if it’s not very long it’s at least something right? Right :) I’m actually real proud of myself im getting this off today hahah. 

Well these last couple of weeks have been going really well. Here in Lyon it is nothing like being anywhere else in the mission. There are about a thousand people all the time and so many people to teach and lots of work to do! And lots of member! It was a weird change for me from being one of the only priesthood, blessing the sacrament and presiding sometimes on Corsica to being able to sit in the congregation! Really weird! Me and elder Sweet my comp are pals and we are loving the work here in Lyon. He’s been here for like 7 months a long time! And transfers is soon so he might be leaving me for Christmas which makes me sad, But we'll see in two weeks
We have a couple really cool amis but one I wanna share with y’all. His name is John Wayne jr. Yep John Wayne! So his story is actually ina Book he wrote and its only in English even tho he’s french I’ll get the name at some future date of the Book, but it talks about his adventure of trying to find who his father and how this adventure led him to Texas and then back to france and then to just by chance walk and enter into our church one Sunday when everyone was there! His story is such an amazing one! I wish I had more time to tell it! But In all, his story is about following the spirit! That’s my invitation to all of you, not matter where your going in your life follow the spirit and know that God will guid you in where you need to go! I love you all so much! ❤️ 
Elder McDaniel 

Friday, December 1, 2017

NJM Pday from Lyon France, November 27, 2017

Nicholas is doing GREAT!  He is teaching some great people and loving his mission.  He only has 190ish days left.  It has gone by so very fast.  I am very grateful for all his companions, his mission president and his wife (President and Sister Brown), all the people he has met and has loved him and my family for loving and supporting him.  My heart is full of gratitude!