Monday, October 24, 2011

If you want to see Brandon's mission, Sister Winn the mission president's wife has a blog that she keeps up with.  If we are lucky Brandon could be in some of the pictures. It's

This week was a little tougher than the last few. We ran out of miles so we biked. our phone screen broke and we're having a hard time finding. I'm still having more fun than ever though. It's pretty weird. I love it here. 
I'm not sure what I should talk about now. I'm learning and growing a lot. I know my area and I love the people. I love my 2 hours of study in the morning and i love just being a missionary. One of my favorite things is putting on my tag. It's true! I'm really here! I have the tag to prove it!
We're teaching a guy named Fred. He's from Louisiana. He's got a Cajun accent. I don't know what he says. He's awesome though. 
Keep up with the blog. It's pretty cool and I should be on there every once in a while. 
Today we had a field trip to the tabernacle organ and the beehive house. I wanted to get a pic of the organ but i had a bad seat. so just Google it an you'll see where i was. There's a bunch of pillars there.I was behind one....... The Beehive house used to be Brigham Young's. There were a ton of people there and we moved to quickly for me to even get pictures. I know you'll be mad i don't have pics but i tried. just Google the beehive house too. 
Well since the field trip took up most of our pday I have to go.
I love you all!
Elder Damewood

Monday, October 17, 2011

Hey guys I'll answer those questions first.
Are you on a bike or in a car?
Car, but we're using up our miles pretty quick so we want to start using bikes soon.
Did you get your bike and how is it? 
Yes, I haven't ridden it yet though. We need helmets first.
Are you guys in an appartment and how do you like it?  
We're in a members basement. It's super nice! We have a washer and dryer down there. The only thing is their dog is annoying. 
Have you had a busy week of appointments?
Well we haven't had too many appointments.. It's hard to find people to teach, hardly anyone speaks English here and Rose Park so we hand out referrals a lot more often than we teach.
 Are you getting the teaching thing down and haveing some spiritual moments?
Yeah, I'm getting pretty used to teaching. The thing is we've had 3 baptisms and now we have no one left to teach we're looking as hard as we can. We've had tons of Spiritual Moments already. Elder Davis was driving and stopped and said I've seen myself on that doorstep. We ended up placing a Book of Mormon and we're gonna try and start teaching them soon. The baptisms were great. I can't spell their names(they're from Guam) they are nicknamed Tete and Lala. They are super solid converts. They're 11 and 13. I got to confirm the younger one. That was so amazing!
This week went great. I really can't believe it's already been a month. Well, i didn't get the package Friday so I'll get it this Friday. I'm excited. I remembered my camera so here's those pics. The first few are from the MTC. My Companion is the tall white one and Elder Teripaia is the short Hawaiian awesome guy! Elder Lee is the taller dark one. He's from New Zealand. The sun was always so bright that it made our shirts glow in the sun.
Anyway. We've got a lot planned this week. One word: FIND! We need people to teach! 
I love you all and I'll talk to you next week!
-Elder Damewood

Monday, October 10, 2011

Hey everyone!
So my first area is In Rose Park! It's kind of in North Salt Lake. It's so much fun here. I love being a missionary. So. My mission address is: 
Elder Brandon Damewood
Utah Salt Lake City Mission
3487 S. 1300 E. West Entrance
Salt Lake City, Utah 84106
I get the mail every Friday. The Zone Leaders bring it to us.
P-Day is Monday. That's when I get and send emails. 
Ok now for the cool stuff.
I left the MTC Oct 5. We got to the mission office and I met the Presidency and my companion. His name is Elder Davis. He's been out a year he's from Portland and he's so cool. He likes pretty much the same music as me even though we can't listen to it lol. 
Alright so then we played EXTREME STREET CONTACTING! We went downtown and talked to as many people as we could it was a ton of fun. Then we dropped my bags of and went to appointments. We had dinner and a lesson and I really don't remember much of it cuz i was very lost. After 2 days of not knowing what was going on I finally got used to the area. Now I know my investigators. I kind of know how to get around. We had a baptism already and we have 2 this weekend. We don't have one scheduled for this weekend yet but we're working on it. Then the one after that it should be easy to put someone "on date." 
So we've done some tracting. Once a lady opened the door like 5 inches then said something i didn't understand and walked off leaving the door open. We knocked again after 2 minutes than waited for 2 more. Finally we turned around and heard the door close behind us it was so funny. 
I've already had one person pay for my lunch so far so that's cool. I don't know what else to say? What do ya'll wanna know?
Elder Damewood
p.s. oh yeah we get to go to the temple every month here! Whooo!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

So, Brandon had some time left.  I love this letter it is cute.
So I have some time left over to write an email. I don't really have much to say though. I don't have any stories beause nothing much happens the day before you leave... I think I'm going to miss the MTC. It's weird, this 3 weeks has really flown by but it feels like i've been here for years. I don't know if you know what I mean but it's weird. I'm really looking forward to get into the field. It's gonna be great. I hope that tomorrow I can send you where my area adress is and tell you where I'm serving. I don't think I have much else to write.... But i still have 12 minutes. Umm the food is good.. It could be better but it's good. My roommates are awesome. Elder Lee is from New Zealand and Elder Teripaia is from Hawaii. That's cool to hear about the grass at the temple. Speaking of bad fish we had something here called Cod Nuggets. They were pretty good. The British Elder in my district Elder Needham hates when we have "fish and chips" me and him both know it's not even close. 50% of the people in my field are members. They make up 2% of Church membership worldwide. So that's pretty cool. I've still got 8 minutes. How's the new season of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic? Is it pretty epic? anything that gets sent to my mission office will get forwarded to me within a few days so just make that my official address and it'll be fine. I really like getting mail. It's the only thing that's kind of different. I'm either studying or studying with my companion, or my district, or my zone, or I'm eating. Letters add a little flavor to the mix hahaha. wow 5 minutes left.. hey it's 11:11. I wish for something good for lunch.. I'm pretty bored if you can't tell. I'm waiting for my companion to do his emails then I can go to lunch. After lunch I'm going to the Temple then packing up until dinner, choir, devtional, then bed. I leave here at 6 in the morning tomorrow. I'm super excited! I've been reading the Book of Mormon like crazy. I'm on Alma 32 already, it's one of my favorite chapters too. The one's before it are all about The missionary journeys of the Sons of Mosiah, they're a really good role model. The thing is I'll never be able to catch up to them. They had thousands of baptisms... I'll only have hundreds lol.
Well I'm pretty much out of time. I love you all
Elder Damewood

Sweet dad! That's all good news. We beat Buffalo and Bama beat Fla Whooooooooooo! That puts me in a working mood. I sure wish i was going in the field tomorrow. Wow! My wish just come true. I'm so excited! I get to meet my president and my trainer and get to work! It's so cool!
Ok Everyone reading the Blog, you can no longer send DearElders to me here at the MTC, they will not get to me, send it to my mission home and then I will get them from now on. Maybe by tomorrow my specific address will be on here so it gets here faster. We'll see.. I'll keep you posted.