Tuesday, February 20, 2018

NJM Pday from Lyon France, February 19, 2018

Nicholas is doing so good in Lyon, he is loving the French people, he loves helping others become closer to Christ.  He only has 105 days left,  he has mixed emotions about coming home.  He will miss the wonderful people in France, the experiences he has had and the Love he has felt.  

I had a big miracle that has happened since i have been here.  i
will write it out and send it later cause its really long its a long
story but its so powerful i think! I was really touched.
I'll write it up soon! I got back into writing in my journal
latley as well which I has been good! I think back and wow so many
cool things i have learned and seen and wow! The mission is so cool!
. There is so many things to do with missionary work!  
We have an amis named Dayo who is Nigerian and he's doing really well he comes to church and love the lessons. Africans in general are so believing I love them.   The Tahitian family that we are doing are doing good also.  
 Nothing to crazy this week with experiences but just so grateful for the atonement I've been reading a book and it's about the atonement and how we can be forgiven. And I love it I realize that I have a lot of work to do but little by little we attain greatness,and perfection. I'm far from it but im trying to be better. 
Love you all, Elder McDaniel

Thursday, February 1, 2018

NJM Pday from Lyon France January 29, 2018

No group letter from Nicholas this week, he is doing so good and he gets to stay in Lyon for another transfer with Elder Agnie.  We are love and miss him so much!   

Hi Mom!
Well I guess like you have assumed I’m staying here in LYON!! WOW my
first time staying 6 months in one place! But I think it makes it
perfect for me to go and finish In Gex hehehe! But I’m excited to stay
here with Elder Agnie again for another one! Today we are at the Gare
“train station” for the whole day and then we take care of the
trainers so we busy busy busy! But I’m super pumped to stay. We have a
lot of good things coming this transfer! We also should be having a
baptism or two so that’s good it’s a part member family that are
Tahitian and their son wants to be baptized who is 10 and the mom
wants to maybe as well so we will see with her! Something that was
really powerful we were over at their house and the father is a member
and he has been less active for a long time and is just coming back
and we were talking about his wife and if she was ready to be baptized
and he was like I feel like she is ready and he started crying and was
like wow I felt the spirit touch me and I felt this warm feeling in my
shoulders! It was so powerful! It helped me see as well that I wanna
do as much as I can to stay strong in the church with my wife and my
family! But yeah I’m doing good I'm really excited! I love you tons mama!
Wigity wigity wigity

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

NJM Pday from Lyon France, January 22, 2018

Elder Agnie (from Tahiti) and Elder McDaniel

No GROUP email again this week but we received lots of great pictures.  Nicholas is doing so good. and loving his mission.  He only has 133 days left, it's gone by so fast.  So many blessing we have gotten from him serving the Lord.  I am so grateful for him.   I am posting part of my letter. 

Hey MoM!
Im glad that it’s raining back home, these last couple months I
haven’t seen the sun and it’s so crazy! Im miss the sun.
 But I’m thankful for the rain cause I know it’s so important!
Im doing really good, good news there was a missionary in Gex and he
got called to office elder so that means there is a spot left open for
me to fill there haha! Im really excited to see what happens Friday
Even if I don't serve there again i will be happy anywhere, but there is a possibility. ha ha
It’s time to loose some weight before I come home haha.
Elder Agnie is good we are doing well it’s our last week of the
transfer so we will se what happens I’ll let you know! It’s this
Friday when we get our calls but besides that the work is going really
good and our amis are doing really good! Yeah John Wayne came to
church and has been for the last couple weeks we were in class today
and he just was sharing with everyone it was really cool! He’s
awesome! The only thing is is that he isn’t married! But hey mom I’ll
write you more latter! We haven’t had much time only like 15 mins and
now we gotta go to our members house so I’ll write you some time soon!

Hello again! But yeah I’m doing good! We just have been so busy latley
 We had zone conference last week and
we had to plan everything for that and then as well we had to do
transfer recommendations of all the people in our zone so that took
forever to! But all is well, and I love the work.   Can you belive that I'm going
into my last 3 transfers is really weird! It’s gonna pass by so fast!
😝 im just happy I love being a missionary and serving and loving the french people.
:) And oh
yeah your question about John Wayne he is like 50 he has a kid that is
28 or something like that and 19 and 14 and 9 and 2:)haha he seems
younger tho he’s pretty great that will be sad to leave before his
baptism:( but im glad I got to here his story and help him at least a
little bit!
His books name is " i found my dad in Texas". That’s what it is called i
don’t know if you will be able to find it but viola.  Im glad
that jackson loves you with his jackoson baby love. Its funny cause i
feel like all three of us have that attribute i wonder where we got
it! Our MAMA!haha i love you so much mom! Love Elder McDaniel

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