Monday, June 22, 2015

No Snow in Summer

Afton, Keep up the good work, as you continue to work you will see more and more benefits come your way!

Kirkham, you should get those pictures on facebook. I can't see stuff on instagram, especially because I don't have one! You're actually at the same score I got from the one time I took the ACT. Keep on working hard, and have a fun summer, but not too fun of course!

Cora, despite what many people think, it does not snow in the summer in Canada, unless You go way up into the top of the most northern territories, but even then, I don't think it's always there. I am doing well, but we don't have any investigators. Keep on learning!

Mom, I was the one to use the money at walmart, the purchases were necessary items such as hair stuff, shoe smell powder because my shoes have been stinking, and some slacks because it turns out that i may have grown enough that my slacks are too short. My suit pants however still fit fine. good thing they were altered longer than we thought was necessary. I'll send those slacks home that don't fit well anymore for kirkham or something like that, unless someone here needs some. Is there anyway that I can check the balance on my card, it would be nice to know when I have money and how much I have, so that i'm not guessing when I go to buy stuff that is needed. I usually try to avoid unnecessary items most of the time. I don't think i currently have anything that I don't need though, or that i'm not using. It also helps that most missionaries leave stuff in apartments that can be used.
I never knew that you kept a journal until know. Over the past few days i've been slacking a bit but usually I am pretty good at writing in my journal. And then if I have an experience I also have a little note book that I keep records in, or dreams and stuff like that. You may feel temporary now, but imagine how I feel. I never know if i'll be somewhere for more than 6 weeks at the most! It's kind of helped me to realize that maybe the reason we moved so much is because the lord had something that needed to be done by us in each area we lived in, and maybe Hawaii was his way of giving blessings! And don't worry if you move again! I think i'll definitely be staying in Hawaii after my mission, for as long as i'm permitted.
I just realized the other day that it's pretty much been 6 months since i've started my mission. Time goes fast, but yet at the same time it goes at the perfect speed.
Thank you for all that you have given me! Continue being there not only for me but for those around you as well.
Love you,
Elder Dooley

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Mission Address

Elder Dooley is currently unable to receive packages and letters at his apartment. Please send all birthday correspondence to the mission home and they will forward it to him.

Elder David H. Dooley
c/o Canada Halifax Mission
202 Brownlow Av, Unit F Bldg F
Dartmouth, NS B3B 1T5
Canada

Monday, June 15, 2015

Stolen Pictures

Here are some pictures Elder Dooley's mom snagged from Elder Wanlass' blog. Yes, she is stalking Elder Dooley.

Elder Dooley and Elder Wanlass walk the road to Damascus. They shared a message on Facebook about Saul's conversion on the road to Damascus and  challenged us all to Follow Him.

District Meeting

Elder Dooley and Elder Wanlass at the office at the church building.

Transfer Day. Elder Wanlass stays in Hampton and Elder Dooley heads out to Truro, Nova Scotia.

Monday, June 8, 2015

My First Branch Ever

This week has been pretty good, although it was transfer week, so we weren't able to get a lot done. It's been a ggod week though. The apartment doesn't have laundry, which sucks:( and now I'll actually have to buy groceries because not a lot of people feed us here, although, who knows that may change while i'm here. Also, I'm in my first branch ever, there were maybe 60 members at church, which is weird. I actually like it though looking out and seeing very few people. There are enough peolpe here for it to be a ward, just not enough are active, so we'll be working on the less actives and the inactives a lot. The area is still pretty good size, and of course we have a car which is a 2013 Subaru Impreza, which is way better than the Chevy Cruze for sure. Surprising news though, one of the mission cars that came up from maine, is unable to cross the border back for reasons unknown, so the biggest area in the mission is now a biking area. It'll be interesting to hear what happens with that situation and how they get it all solved. Also, I've fixed the church laptop at least 5 times now since I got here. There's always a DNS server problem which is an easy fix but it constantly undoes itself. If you happen to know anything that can fix this, then let me know so I can fix it permanently.
The type of ties you make don't really matter, just go with whatever you think that i'd like. I found out that they do actually have butterfingers here. They don't have Heath bars though, no ones even heard of them here. Could you actually send a big bag of fruity pebbles, they don't have them here, and I forgot to have some of the maine guys get some for me before transfers. They absolutely do not have those here. I'll also send some of the candy bars they have here that you can't get in the states to see how that goes. There is also no Baskin Robins here, and most US gift Cards don't work in Canada anyways, so you'll have to use that for yourself :).
Did you ever find the hammock, or did you have no luck with that? If the rooms were thouroughly cleaned then I imagine you might've found a few more things though that I forgot about. Did you find my wallet that I lost last summer?

Fun little thought that my companion and I did yesterday, We tried all that we could to disprove the book of mormon with scriptures from all works. It obviously didn't work, and the bible definitely supports the book of mormon in all points. If someon tries to disprove the book of mormon, with the bible, it can't be done, or with any works for the matter unless they are actually false. There was a guy in New Glasgow who ONLY studied the bible, and found that the LDS church is the only one that has everything and he's actually planning on getting baptized before going back to his country, (Ukraine) so he can teach others, and practice the correct religion.

That's all that I have until next week,
Mahal Kita!
Elder Dooley

P.S. My companion speaks tagolag btw

Monday, June 1, 2015

Strive Towards Christ

Well, I don't have much to say this week other than I'm getting transfered. I'll be going to Truro, NS which is at the very tip of the Bay of Fundy. I'll really get to see the tide change now! I'll be working with Elder Belmonte, who is from the Phillipines, and had to learn english to serve here, so who knows, maybe i'll be among the few that can understand him! That's all that has really happened this week, other than lots of dinner appointments. I'll go from being fed all the time, to being fed only part of the time. I am looking forward to it though, epecially because of the way this ward kind of took me in when I got here. I didn't really have very missionary minded trainers, but the ward helped me out big time to adjust, and to still work hard. It feels like i'll be leaving my home ward again. I really hope that I'm able to come back to this area, not to be fed, but to be able to continue to serve the people.
A scripture that i've been sharing recently with those we meet is Helaman 5:12 which talks about having a foundation built upon Christ and being able to withstand all that satan throws at us. I know that without Christ, we would have no life after death, and we would not be able to experience eternal families. Build your foundation upon Christ, and you can accomplish all things.
I hope you all are having a great week, and continue to strive towards Christ!
Love, Elder Dooley

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