Presented here are portions of Elder Daniel Willoughby’s fourth email from the Missionary Training Center. Photographs are courtesy of LaRae Warner who’s son is serving with Daniel.
Thanks Steven for the pictures. They look extremely good on this computer. Better than any pictures I remember looking at. Its probably just the person that took them. They didn’t fill up my mailbox at all. I’m at 12% so I think thats a good setting to send them with. The fried turkey looks really good and it looks like thanksgiving was lots of fun. Bryson is growing up really fast and everyone looks really happy. :)
Hello Ashley! Thanks for posting on my dad’s blog for me. I love you a lot too and I miss your wonderful smile. I am doing very well couldn’t be better.
I don’t really care what I get for Christmas. Just send some type of food I can share with my district and that will work just fine.
The MTC is truly amazing! I am really enjoying my time here. Spencer Anderson came yesterday and I was able to talk to him for awhile. That was fun. Also yesterday I had a great experience in the RC (mom ask Jake what it is). I had a lot more faith and I really desired to talk to people so I could help them. I was really surprised by how many more people I talked to. More so just yesterday than my whole time here. It strengthened my testimony that finding people to teach is based a lot off how much faith I have that they can be found. I’m not the best at talking to people but the Lord helps me with my weaknesses.
My testimony has grown so much so quickly. I am beginning to learn to recognize the promptings of the spirit more and I’m glad that the MTC is full of experiences that give me the chance to learn. I know for myself more than I have ever before that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph Smith. I know Joseph was an instrument in the Lord’s hands to bring about his great work in these days. I love the Book of Mormon. The more I read it the more I am amazed at how plain and simple God’s doctrine is. I know Heavenly Father loves all of us because I have felt of His love for me. He listens to my prayers and is always willing to help me. He speaks to me through the scriptures. So many times I have found answers to my questions in the Book of Mormon. It is almost always instant. Missionaries are so blessed and taken care of.
I am loving being a Missionary, this is truly something I’ve always wanted to do. Thank you Dad, Mom, Steven and Ada, Sarah and Derek, Paul and his many girlfriends, and Jake for being a great example to me and for always loving me. I wouldn’t be who I am without you! I love you all very much.
Our District: Sisters Howald, Flowers, and Lee. Elders Horan, Apo, Bigler, Weaver, Warner, and Nelson.
Front Row: Sister Lof Gran and Elder Willoughby.
List of Daniel’s missionary posts.