Hey guys! January 5th, 2015
So, we started this week off good! We went up to Canandaigua to play basketball with pretty much the whole zone! We played for a couple of hours, which was nice since I haven't really been able to play any on my mission yet! So it was great to play a little but I'm definitely out of shape to be running around the court! Also I forgot to tell you last week but we got to go to the temple again so that's always a plus!
New Year's Eve we went to some members house in the Hornell branch, the Seamans, with the Hornell Elders and the Dansville Sisters since nobody from our branch invited us over. We just had dinner, played a couple games and talked about the things we learned from the past year and what our goals are for next year. As for missionary work the past week we've been trying to go and contact all of the less active members in the branch, which is a lot! If everyone came it would be a ward but we're quite a ways off from that. We just went around introducing ourselves then just got a feel for how their relationship with the church is. We have a couple part member families that we are trying to work with and hopefully they will come back and we can reach the rest of their family! If all goes well with these families this small branch is going to grow quite a bit!
The Millers, the senior couple missionaries are awesome! They are great missionaries, who in my opinion work harder than some of the younger ones. They are bold and have this great vision of how to do things and are really going to help change this area! We have a meeting with them every Sunday night just to talk about missionary work and how we are going to work together and they feed is dinner, which is great! So that's pretty much the whole week, just going around visiting a ton of less actives. One cool thing was we went down to this town called Alma which makes me wonder what are the chances that it's founded by Mormons and all of the people in the town don't even know who he is! So I guess I'll have to go tell them!
Miscellaneous picture below: Not in order Chronologically
Trip to the Palmyra Temple back in December with the Owens family from his Springville area. The Owens are a wonderful family that love and include ALL the missionaries in their branch. They have been such a great support for Elder Daugs. They were so kind to include he and Elder Smith as they traveled up to Palmyra to go through the temple with their daughter Lynette who will be leaving soon to Brazil to serve a mission as well. They currently have two other children out on missions. What a wonderful family!
Elder Daugs in the Owen's home for FHE. He was fortunate to go there for FHE many times during his time in Springville.
Shovleing snow in Springville
Buffalo South ( Elder Jordan Smith, Elder Tyler Passey, Brother and Sister Snyder, Elder Cramer, Elder Austin Dean, Elder Wyatt Bennett, Elder Braeden Detlor, Elder Brandon Haws, Elder Brett Knudson, Elder Winsor, Sister, Morgan Miller, Elder Brinton Nielsen, Sister Ashley Petersen, Elder Jacob Fields, Elder Hayden Keller)
Palmyra South Zone (Elder Christensen, Elder Christopher Glenn, Elder Spencer Hamilton, Elder Rob Boatman, Sister Taylor Hunter, Elder Mitchell Brown, Elder Buxton, Sister Kylee Lund, Sister Andre Locher, Elder Pedro Fierros, Sister Mia Lau, Elder Derek Baldwin, Elder Kyle Willis, Elder Joshua Hales, Elder Anthony Kelly, Elder Bryce Brindley, Elder Eric Clinger, Elder Micah Bellon)
Visiting members close to the Pennsylvania border.
Christmas tree 2014. Two trees duct taped together.