Friday, December 30, 2011

So far my card reader isn't working. I remembered my card and everything though. I had an awesome time talking yesterday it was so much fun. After we talked I went to dinner. We had turkey and potatoes and shrimp and candy it was great. Then we got to watch 17 miracles. It's an amazing movie. You should watch it. After that we went home. Today we went shopping. Tomorrow is called trunky transfer tuesday so our whole district is getting together one last time and having a fry anything you bring lunch! I bought pickles, bacon oreos, and all sorts of stuff!
Christmas was so awesome! Today's gonna be cool too. I think we'll finally have time for p-day sports! I'm excited for superhero dodgeball!. I'm gonna try and figure out the picture thing now. NO one has a card reader. It's so frustrating I didn't have room to bring my camera. I just brought the card and the reader that doesn't work. 
Oh today with my Christmas money I got an AUX cable, external speakers and day/ny-Quil. I also got a lot of food.
Well the library was closed today so we're all in the family history center. There's not much time. I have to be considerate.

I love you! I'll talk to you next week,
Elder Damewood

Monday, December 19, 2011

 I'm excited for Christmas. I should be calling sometime around 6-9 your time. I'm excited for that. I'll try and do it as early as possible. Yes we had our baptisms. Sheryl and Danielle Peters were baptized! It was so amazing. I'm soooooooooooooooooooo happy! I love this mission. I got the box. I'm excited :) 
  So Elder Oaks came to our Christmas Devotional. It was so awesome. He talked about so many cool things. I got to shake his hand which was really cool. Then we took a big picture together as a mission and had a slideshow. I love this mission. Once i had a dream I had to come home temporarily and when it was time for me to go back I was switched to the London England mission! I was so mad! Then I woke up here in SLC and was fine again. 
  Today I took a test and got my driving privileges so that's cool. 
  Man I really love it here. I'm going to do my best these whole 2 years so that when it's time to come home i won't feel like I need to stay and do more.
  I can't wait to call and talk to guys it's gonna be fun.
  out here people eat Jell-o like crazy... it's weird.... Pretty soon I'll just start talking about it and telling people they're the green to my jell-o... Utah is getting to me!
  It's starting to get snowy here. I haven't slipped yet though so that's good. I wouldn't wanna fall though ouch. 
  Did I tell you about bacon ends and pieces? It's a cheaper way to eat bacon. It's got a higher fat content so there's a lot more grease splatter. I'm afraid of making the floor slippery. It wouldn't be fun to fall on the kitchen floor.

Monday, December 12, 2011

This week was amazing! We got the standard of excellence which is 1 baptized, 3 on date for baptism, 5 to church, 8 lessons with a member present, and 3 new investigators. We almost hit the double but we only had 7 to church.. other than that we had at least double to S.O.E.. We baptized the Brown family this past Saturday and confirmed them on Sunday. It was amazing. Pictures coming next Monday :)
It hasn't snowed here for a while which is nice. I got the package from the ward and my book. Did you order a copy for yourselves? I also go a package from the Gomms. 
Cheryl is doing great! She has had only 1 cig in the past 2 weeks and is  going to get baptized this Saturday cuz she's done smoking! Her daughter is getting baptized Saturday as well. Pictures on Monday...
Thanks for all the Christmas presents. Even though I'm not home I still feel the magic of this time of year. It's different but Christmas is still awesome on a mission.
Elder Damewood

Thursday, December 8, 2011

                                   Brandon with President Winn getting ready to meet his trainer.

                                                             Brandon hugging his trainer
                                                                 Brandon and his trainer.
                                        Brandon with his mission pres. and his wife.  President and Sister Winn
                                       Brandon's basement apartment.  December 2011

                                           Still at the MTC.
                                       Brandon in his room at the MTC with his companion.
                                           September 2011

Monday, December 5, 2011

Things are great! We had an awesome week. It made me really happy!
I can't wait to get my box! I'm so excited.
The Brown family is doing great! They are getting baptized Saturday.
I'll be sure to take pictures. Cheryl is doing a lot better. She has
pretty much stopped smoking and her daughter is getting baptized on
the same day as her. It's gonna be so cool! I can't wait to take and
send the pictures of it!
That's about all I really have to say for this week.
I love you,
Elder Damewood