Monday, January 28, 2013


hello family,

 glad to hear all is well for the most part. thats to bad about mount sac. guess it wasnt the one. at least some good comes out of your bosses surgery though haha. my new comps name is elder flint. hes a pretty cool dude, so everything is going smooth. idk how well our teaching has come together yet but we havent had any problems and have been getting things done. we have a few more investigators now and another baptismal date. we'll see if its solid or not soon. my teaching skills are whatever. haha. idk what great is but i think i do ok. i cant really tell for myself. you'll have to ask someone who knows ha. i keep up with my new comp just fine thanks. haha we are on the same page so its good. we're both trying to be obedient and trying to do work. last week we mapped out all of the inactives on a big map so we can get them all seen inbetween appointments and tracting. there was 165 of them so it took some time to map and number them but it should make visiting them much more productive cause we can see whos close to where were going and visit a bunch at one time. we did have a cold spell for awhile but its picking back up to warm. the weather has been nice on and off. its cold then warm then cold. its pretty spaztic. i got a new jacket at an auction for 15 bucks. so that was nice. haha we go to pec and ward council. ward council im not sure why but we go do rescueing splits after pec. we just visit whoever seems like they could use some extra attention or inactives. its kinda cool. our new bishop is allll about missionary work so its good. as for the new testament. i'm reading it too. its freaking good. i enjoy it a lot. the wisdom in Christ simplicity is way dope. to me anyways. ive been marking everytime the people are astonished by his doctrine too. its a lot. haha. i'm just trying to figure out how to do it too. i dont really know how to motivate myself to be honest. if im feeling lazy. i just have to get up and go. motivation usually comes through more work. once i talk to someone its usually back up. its just sitting around that makes it worse. i havent been motivated for a few weeks till my comp change. not cause my comp before was bad cause he was awesome. we were both just ready for a change. so theres another motivator. change. find some new scenery or a new way to do it. monotamy is a motivation killer in my book. to be honest too. i dont really care when we dont have anyone to teach as long as we work. haha. that might sound bad, but as long as im trying it doesnt bother me at all. i'm cool with planting seeds. theres really no point in getting down about crap like things not working out with people. its there loss. i just feel bad for them. my struggles come from others that i have to work with mostly. not even the missionaries anymore. haha. or the ward members. but i'll deal with those when the time comes. i havent got to eat anything fun lately but tonight we are having crawfish. i havent had that before so it should be good. i hear its a messy dinner, which means fun i guess? and the car is very very nice haha. especially cause we have a lot of miles. so we can go see people we normally wouldnt be able to. so all and all its been a good week, worked pretty well, helped some people. it was cool. work hard people. especially the little ones. john 7:16-17 its kinda my go to now days. its the only way ive gotten a testimony so i hold onto it haha. love you all. have a good week.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


hellooo, i got my new companion yesterday, his name is elder flint. so far hes really cool. hes been out for like 9 months or something.i think itll be good. cause he wants to work hard and so do i. so we are both using it as a chance to kinda restart. should be fun. transfers were nuts this time around and completely unorganized. thus the reason no email on monday, cause pday was transfer day and there was no way for us to get to the library. anyways, good news! i have a car full time now. thats nice. not much new stuff going on for us besides adjusting living with a new person, but he likes things clean like i do (i know shocking) so itll be nice. haha. anyways.thats pretty sweet sister niles husband went to church! i dont think ive even met him. i got the picture of landon, hes lookin good. glad to here it all went well, is there any permanent stuff or is he all fixed up? thanks for writing since everyone else didnt haha. have a good week.

Monday, January 14, 2013


sup pops,

whats up? mt sac huh? is that gonna cover all the bills? haha i assume its a management position but what is it if its not? we currently have one investigator thats not really progressing except that she is reading the book of mormon which is cool. we havent really got to talk to her much about it cause of sickness and shes in the middle of moving. she'll still be in our area though which is cool. most people have been pretty flaky. they say we can teach and they never answer again haha. missionary work is so easy as a non missionary. if you seek the experiences they are everywhere. all you gotta do is watch for opportunities to ask a question about someone elses beliefs then tell them yours when they ask back. ha. so simple in the old days for me. people are complicated when you wear a tie. anyways. no biggie. hows connor doing in basketball? killin it? to bad to hear about bishop eggleston. hope that all works out. love you. keep your head up. E. Your son.

Hey mama,

sleep apnea, idk but i suck at getting to sleep. if i dont take anything it takes forever! melatonin has been a life saver for me. my brain just doesnt shut off. but ive also been told i stop breathing when im sleeping. like enough that i've had to be woken up cause it scared joanna. ha... i'm suprised you just realized that youre old, i guess water skiing doesnt qualify you as young anymore, what has this world come too. good to hear jays baby is ok and well. did he just have blockage in his intestines or what? i was pretty much sick all week and i'm still recovering so we didnt do much most the week, plus its been raining so i figure its not much of a good combo, i lied in dads letter though. we do have another investigator that we taught for a second time last night haha. his baptismal date is set for march 2 actually haha, hopefully that pulls through. it'll just be a matter of him having the courage.he's got good support though cause his wife is a member. not really anything else that has gone on. oh! i'm getting a new companion next week cause E whatcott is getting transferred. i'm kinda sad but excited, and scared cause i dont want anyone sucky or lame. we'll see though. it is what it is. anyways. have a good week. love you all.

Elder kyle dalton



Good to hear the baby is ok. poor thing is gonna have a holiday birthday, what a tragedy haha, i know how it is. oh well, anyways, sorry hunting wasnt anygood. our hunt hasnt been that successful either, life goes on. we keep finding potentials but then they bail on us. its great! poor folks dont know what there missing. i officially hate the phrase "have a blessed day" it drives me nuts. along with other phrases of the south, most of which involving massive amounts of ignorance and false doctrine haha. its all good though. i'm learning some stuff. its wonderful. i talked to the mission presidents wife about getting tested for sleep apnia. apparently i would have to go home to do a sleep study though. pretty lame. we'll see what happens with that. i probably wont be going home however. hope i dont die in this place haha. though theres parts of the south i really enjoy... most of it, eh... haha me and elder whatcott are getting along.thats nice. at least i assume he still likes me who knows. you never can tell now days haha. as for investigators. at the moment theres no solid anything. lots of potential though. glad to hear all is well. have a good week.

Elder Dalton


To be honest I'm not sure what youre looking for with the godhead. With the biology is just clicked how Christ can be him and God at the same time, probably not anything thatll help your lesson, but every human has 46 chromosomes, 23 from mom 23 from dad, Christ is the father because he has his chromosomes, just like I got dads, I'm dad in representation because I'm his DNA just like yours, I'm a dalton no matter what, I take you and dad with me no matter where I go, just like Christ. This probably is very elementary when you get it or here it but it worked for me, it's either easy or I'm rambling with no articulation. It feels good to speak English. Anyways, the best way I think of Gods love is the fact that God sacrificed his son instead of himself. Just like you'd die before you let me die I'm sure God would do the same, making it harder to do, requiring understanding that it had to be done by a mortal and by someone else. Christs love is shown to me by his willing ness to take the pain that wasn't required of him just so he can take care of us and know how it feels to feel alone. And I think his loneliness was the most API ful, but I also think its the most common pain for man. Separation from god wasn't something he expected in my opinion. The holy ghost, the one who lets us know we actually are loved. He's how we know we're forgiven when we sin, separation wise idk if you'll have to explain that much, but I have to remind myself that the greatest testimony of it is the fact that Joseph smith saw them separate. Rid probably doesn't help. But idk what you were looking for so yeah. We haven't had any cool contacts with Christmas to be honest but it was a good conversation starter and people seemed to listen more in general. Glad you enjoyed Christmas. Hope you're better soon. Love you

Hey dad,

I think I have sleep Apnia too. Have you ever taken melatonin? It's natural so you don't have to worry about all that. It works awesome for me. It helps anxiety too when I have my mouth piece in. Just an idea. I'm glad you don't have cancer! That's exciting.good luck hunting, kill a couple for me. Love ya,

Hey Connor, thanks brotha! I'll make sure I try real hard, I miss you too man, love ya tons


Hey hope mom feels better. I haven't had time to write but real quick love you all! And there's a package coming in the mail to our house for Joanna. If you could wrap it and give it to her on Christmas Day not before that would be awesome. She has no idea it exists. But she got a package today from me with all the family's gifts and Christmas cards for you to hand out. Love ya see ya Christmas!