Thursday, December 29, 2016

NJM PDay from Fribourg Switzerland December 27, 2016

Skyping with the family!


Christmas Morning

They were trying to recreate this photo I assume! ;)



From Elder McDaniel with no S..........I'm saying this because everyone calls 
him Elder McDaniels, he doesn't care but I think it's funny. ha ha ha 

December 27, 2016

HELLO!!!

Merry Christmas!! 

Wow Its hard to beat seeing all the loved ones this week and for
me that was a mini miracle in itself! The 1 hour and a half that I did
get went by probably the fasted hour and a half of my whole mission.

What a joy it was, how much your faces helped
me right now. Its really funny you get to the point of skyping then
you forget all the things you wanted to say and wish you would have
said. But I loved every second of it. To be honest it was really hard
saying goodbye im kinda just a ball baby but  the tears were hard to
hold back! I love that tho, really the love I had has grown for
everyone and how much these little moments really mean!

This week seemed to kinda start off rough but as the week went on it
was really the best I think the skype has a lot to do with it haha.
Super weird feeling that in 6 months again we will be talking again
and it will be near my year mark and that seems like forever away! But
its going to go by so fast.

 Its has its hard times but we all get through them.

I dont wanna take to much of your time but i hope you were all able to
feel the savoirs love for you this Christmas and what a wonderful gift
it is to have the Savior in our lives. 

Family, family is my miracle this week because talking with all my loved ones 
and just seeing how much love I've gained and cherish more than ever is something really
really special to me especially this time of year! When we can all
open presents and visit family and remember our older brother Christ
in our lives , for me right now is the best feeling. Cherish our
families and let the SON shine in. I know with all my heart that
Christ is my Savior and that I have a Heavenly Father who loves me and
loves all of you. I know that the fullness of the gospel is here upon
the earth today and I get to share that with the people here in Suisse
and in France. I know Joseph Smith is the one to restore this gospel
and that just like before we do have a prophet on the earth today
named Thomas S Monson. It's not an easy thing to gain a testimony of
these things. And its really easy to just be happy where we are in
live. But im here to tell you all the happiness you feel will and can
be timesed ten fold if you would only read The book of mormon with a
sincere heart really wanting to know if all that I have a testimony on
is true and asking our father in Heaven if it is true, I know I
wouldn't be out here if it wasnt true, but dont take my word for it. I
want you all to have this happiness for yourself and for you to really
come to have a love for your savior as I do now because of my
knowledge of his true church. Christmas is a time for remembering the
savior and being together as a family, even tho im 5000 miles away and
through a little skype seeing your faces my Christmas was more than I
could ever ask for. All the food and the dinners and all the presents
and treats and even Dory the movie we got to watch was nothing in
comparison to talking with each and every one of you, my family. For
me thats where my love for the Savior started and where it has grown
that I have a family and will have a future family that I can have for
time and all eternity. What a wonderful gift. A gift of the Son of the
most high God made this all possible for me. I hope you can all come
to feel this great happiness in your life's and really feel the spirit
of Christmas in your homes. I love you all and hope you had a
wonderful Christmas time!

Love you all
Elder McDaniel

Monday, December 19, 2016

NJM PDay from Fribourg Switerland December 19,2016

ME and Elder Romero

Candy Canes

Swiss

Swiss

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He was able to go back to Gex for a Meeting!  :)

Me and President Brown in Gex!

It's Snowing!  COLD 



Joyeux fêtes!!

Hello everyone! I hope all of you have had a wonderful week!!!

Im gonna just get right into it, this week I think my miracle may be a
really personal and not really for anyone that we are teaching or any
of our investigators.

This week we went to a multi Zone Conference
in Lyon and this conference we had a 70 coming to talk with us it was
Elder Sabin.  But we were asked to fast and write down questions and
come with a prayer in heart to get answers from this conference. So I
did just that and I wrote down 5 questions that I had and amazingly
enough they were all answered! Every single one in one way or another!
That really was such a cool experience writing the questions down I
didn't think they would get answered but every single one was
answered! So awesome!

One thing I've learned with Elder Romero is by the Book obedience, and
sometimes that's not fun, like how I have to take my Sunday nights to write
my emails to have time to write you guys and that we really don't do
anything fun for Mondays cause other things take presidents but that's
okay I'm learning to be by the Book Obedient which isn't easy but I'm
learning.

I know my email is suppose to be about my week but really I just want
this email to be about why we all love Christmas time the presents are
great and everything but the birth of Jesus is really the true gift of
every Christmas. MAKE TIME FOR (birth of Christ video) I love this
video because it so amazingly gives the story of the Lords birth and
you can feel the spirit so strong when you watch it. This event the
coming of the savior of the world to the earth was cause even though
Christ did so much more for us later in his life this act made it
possible for him to.  

Im so thankful for Christ and Christmas where we
can think about Christ's life and how we can follow him in all we do
and never be lead astray. I love my Christ and I love this gospel and
I know that in a little town of Bethlehem Christ the Savior was born. And
this day we can praise his birth and his life.

I can't wait to talk to come of you this next week! Yay!
Love y'all Merry Christmas!

Elder McDaniel 

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

NJM PDay from Fribourg Switerland December 13, 2016

Good Luck reading this,  I think he is losing what little English/grammar/punctuation he knew. 😇  ha ha  ha   :)




It's 95 % Humidity and  FREEZING COLD!

Elder Romero and Elder McDaniel



I'm swill yall! 

Haha if you haven't heard already i've been transferred
to Fribourg Switzerland.

 This week has been good! At first it was
really really hard leaving my first ville Gex ill forever love the
people there and all they have done to help me become a better
missionary! The miracle this week really I found in a weird instance
that doesn't seem significant in the fact that we have a
new amis or someone very interested in our church, just that we were
sharing this wonderful message of Christ and his life. With the new
Christmas video out it is a super easy way to talk with people and it
being Christmas time that helps a lot!! But this week i don't remember
what day it was because we talk to a lot of people in the street but we
were walking and we stopped this women that was talking with us and was
super believing and super nice. And i really felt she needed the video
so we watch it with her and it went really cool it was funny right
after she watched it she was like wow thank you so much for that gift!
And then i also gave her our card and told her know what you feel you
can share this with others and told her how to go online and share
this video with everyone and I don't think ill ever know what will come
from that really nice lady on the street, but she's my miracle this
week cause i saw the fact of just baring my testimony feeling the
spirit so strong and just kinda sharing this light that we all have!

So voila! Haha
Monday: I got picked up at the Gar in Geneve by my new comp Elder Bryn
Romero hes cool hes from Wyoming. And then we took a train like 3 hour
to Fribourg and unpacked my bags and all my stuff and did our courses
and let me tell you thats one thing I dont like about Swiss is every
single thing is so expensive! But then we had a family night with a
Part member families and it went really well!

Tuesday: We went contacting for a while which is a new thing for me
 and it went really good! And passes
another part member family, who seems really dope! Lets see if we cant
get them all members haha.  But its super foggy here! And cold as
crap!!!!!!!! I freeze my butt off haha. But we also had a lesson with
an amis and stuff in an outer ville which was good and bad one we got
to teach a great lesson on the book of mormon and the retab really
hard testimony and it was such a good felling i felt testifying about
the retab even tho he didnt take it! Ive been using the rubics cube to
teach it when people are not down with it or have confusion it
teaches it very simple but yeah it was good! He dropped us at the end
tho:(

Wednesday: Passes a lot of members and had a lesson with a member this
week that went really well. He was wondering how he can apply the
atonement to his life and it was super good i love teaching people!
Even if it is members the spirit always helps us learn more in every
situation!

Thursday: We had lots of things planned and went to this outer ville

and then all of them fell through and my porting record has been
broken, 5 and a half hours is the new record. It was rough but good. At the
end of the day i felt like sick  hahah i think it was the day
before to because of the cold trying to get used to it but yeah hah.

Friday: My second time giving a blessing in French i didnt give it i
mean just being part of one i guess but yeah we woke up and a soeur in
our ward needed one so we went and gave her one! Then we weekly
planned and passed some more people.

Saturday: More Passing all the members less actives and amis and part
member families i think we had like 4 15 mins rdvs and a family had us
over to eat! So nice!

Sunday: Well we take trains and busses everywhere here and we missed
our train to church and then were like 10 mins late and then the
primary program was today it was super good. Then we had lunch with
our Mission leader for the Branch. Went back to the church for an hour
and then took a train to our Branch Presidents house with our recent
converts it was good! He is the brother of a frere in the ward in Gex!
He made some really good pizza! Such a cool family!

It was a hard week to start out but as the week went on it got better
and better! I thank all of you for all of your help and prayer for me
here on the mission! I couldn't do it without your all! I know. This
mission is changing my life forever!! And I know as i share my
experiences it can change your life as well and i hope that it does!

Love you all i know this Church is true!

Love
> Elder McDaniel
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Monday, December 5, 2016

NJM PDay from Fribourgh Switzerland, December 5, 2016

From: Nicholas J McDaniel <nicholas.mcdaniel@myldsmai
l.net
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Date: December 5, 2016 at 9:41:40 AM MST




Norbert and Loic!













Norbert's Baptims.










Norbert and his friend that Baptized him.









Norbert and is family!
























NEW COMPANION!!  ELDER ROMERO IN SWITZERLAND!!!

























Nicholas was transferred to Fribourg Switzerland today.
 His new companion is Elder Romero!
Bonjour Everyone!  

NORBERT WAS BAPTIZED ON SATURDAY!  It was awesome! 
  
I had to say goodbye to the people in Gex, They made me cry!!
I bore my testimony in church and I cried like a little baby like I always do 
haha. I think I have Grandmas problem when she cries all the time! J

To be honest I’m so sad I left Gex. It hurt me pretty hard! But It’s
okay, Im really excited to be here in Fribourg! I’m super scared tho
like I have a pit in my stomach but its gonna be okay! Its pretty cool
not a lot of people say they served in Swiss on their mission and now
I can!

But this week at Norbert’s baptism was so cool! I’ve been waiting for this
moment with Norbert for a long time!!!! It was so cool!!! So we set
the font up and stuff on Saturday and people start to come in and
Norbert and Loïc Thia get dressed and we take some pictures and I’m
just so happy it’s such a cool feeling seeing your amis all dressed in
white it’s such an amazing feeling! And then the baptism happens and we
come back in and Norbert gets up to bare his testimony real quick and
it was so strong he gets up and says something like thanks for all
your help for getting me here and I would like to invite my brothers
to get baptized as well! And the spirit smacked I’m sure everyone's
faces when he said that it was so cool! He’s such a good kid and he’s
getting the priesthood next week and soon the temple! So I’m really
glad for him! 
I know this church is true without a doubt in my mind!
I love the picture that they are in the water! That was right after he
had gone under. He was sin free right at that moment and we have a
picture of it! Man what an amazing photo!

I’m doing good I’m really scared like I said but so excited!    
It’s my first transfer!  

My new companion is Elder Romero.  I don’t know him at all but he seems
 really good.  

Yeah this morning we went over to say goodbye to Natasha and it was
hard for both of us, I’ve come to love these people and she tried to
give me a hug hahah but I told her I can’t and she was really sad.  I
think she knew I couldn't but she said that she really wanted me to
give her one hahah. It was hard to say goodbye to everyone I’ve come to
love Gex.   I hope someday she can get baptized!  

I just want to give a shout out to all the people that help pay for my mission
I know it’s a sacrifice for everyone and I so appreciate it!  I’m so
spoiled!!!! 

My testimony has been strengthened from these experiences
this week cause man it taught me to never give up on
him. And that the Lord has a plan for all of his kids and if we act on
the spirit and love the people then he will bless us! And I know that
this baptism will change his life forever! And it’s so amazing to see
this happen two times in my life with Norbert and with Kyler! They are
both such good examples to all of us to be like Christ and really
follow in his steps!

The members is what i will miss the most in Gex. They have come to be
some of my really good friends! 
I love you mom so much I don’t have time to do a group email so if you
want you can take this one and put the stuff you think should go in it
and send it out!

I love you so so so much!
L0ve
Elder McDaniel

Envoyé de mon iPad




Elder McDaniel, Elder Loveland, Norbert, Loic!


Elder Loveland, Norbert, Loic, Elder McDaniel


Norbert and Loic!



Saying goodbye to members in Gex!

Saying goodbye to members in Gex!

Saying goodbye to members in Gex!