Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I am home.

and it is so good to hear it!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

1 month.

Well. Right now I am in a fishing village on the coast of Peru. Nothing to unusual but I find myself looking back on this last year with a super nostalgia attitude. So much has changed, and yet in a way everything is the same. 1 year ago I was up in the Andy´s Mountains trying to find people I could help, people who´s lives I could change. I was pretty confused still, but just trying to focus on anyone that wasn't me. Last year I even forgot my birthday. I was studying the day after and realized that my birthday had come and gone with out a wink or sniff. I didn't even remember my own birthday. Life sure has been up and down. I can't begin to express, or put words to the feelings I have. This last year has been absolutely life changing. My life has been flipped upside down, left out in the rain, and dried again in the hot sun like the laundry here in Peru. I have been completely humbled to the ground with a language barrier and enough hospital visits to keep mom worried. But, on the other hand, built up again by love and family and friends that could never be placed by anything else. I can't say what I feel exactly but all I can say is I am so lucky. No, it sure is not luck. I am blessed! I am so happy and satisfied with my trip to Peru. It has changed my life forever and taught me things I could have never learned anywhere else. Over the next couple of months I plan on writing and publishing more of my thoughts about the whole adventure, but for now… before I get on that bus to head to my ¨home¨, I just wanted to ay thank you. Thank you to my Heavenly Father and Thank you to all my love ones. I love you and will see you soon!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Friday, January 9, 2009

Feliz Año Nuevo!


t-minus 3 months..


- dan

Thursday, December 11, 2008

ships passing in the night

Because it has been way too long and I keep missing Jason whenever he is on, I just thought I'd take this opportunity to say I MISS YOU FRIEND. I'll see you soon :)

Monday, December 8, 2008

Christmas CD

Hello My World.

So we came back to Trujillo to re-plan the next couple of weeks, and help some of the zones. I got this idea that I thought could be really successful and help the missionaries find more people to teach. I thought that we should record a Christmas CD. Make a bunch of beautiful gift cards, and as we meet new people we can talk to them about Christmas and the Savior. Then we could give them a gift card and tell them we have a free Christmas CD we would be happy to deliver to there house and share a brief message about Christ. The president loved the Idea. We designed the gift cards… We printed up 6000. I went right to work with the recording of the CD. I had a deadline of 24 hours… so I stayed up all night recording non-stop to finish so that we would be able to burn 6,000 copies the next day. It was quite a job!

The hard things about this whole project… was that by the time I was starting my body was already starting to shut down a bit. That sore I had from the last week in Cajamarca had moved back to my throat. I felt really sick the whole night, and was without strength. I started to get a really high fever but I really couldn’t stop recording. I worked through the whole night. I had horrible pains in my whole body, and could not stop sweating. I really wanted to rest but I knew that I couldn’t. I knew that finishing the CD was so important. If I didn’t finish we would not be able to get it distributed and so many people would miss out about hearing about the Savior this year. There was a point in the night when I just began to pray. I expressed my love and desire to finish the project. Just at that moment I felt an incredible peace. I knew that I was going to have the strength to finish. I began to pretend that my deadline in the morning was the actual birth of the Savior. I imagined how the wise men might feel as they traveled… I pictured what the Sheppard might have seen as the angel spoke as the birth of the savior was announced. I imagined that this CD, or the music I could make would be my gift for the baby. Thinking this way got me though the night, and made everything more real and more special. This really made my Christmas. It is extremely hard to be away from home during the holidays, but I sure found a new appreciation for Christmas and the music. As I walked home from the mission office where I had been recording I was so thoughtful. The night was so peaceful. I am so grateful for my knowledge of the Savior, and this beautiful time I have to serve him. As I lay in my bed that night… I was so exhausted. I could not help but weep. My body was broken, I had a burning fever, but I was so grateful to be able to spend the night praising Christ through the beautiful Christmas music.

I hope that everyone enjoys the Disk. I had a wonderful time making it. All in all I finished in 14 hours. It was all nuts. Now 6,000 people are going to be able to hear free Christmas Music and hear my Testimony and know how much I love the Savior. I am so glad it all worked out.
Everyone check out the Christmas CD and tell me what you think.

Still breathing and singing,

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Disponible EP

That is the link of the CD!

DIGA. We finished the Peru Disponible EP. CHECK IT OUT. Let me know what you think. It is cheap. Im going to start tour here in Peru, I love you all. HOLLER!