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Monday, January 4, 2016

Final Post From Home

Hey guys! Well, this is probably my last post until I get to the MTC. Although there will not be regular updates on Facebook. My weekly emails will be published directly on here each week. I am not sure when my preparation day will be but I do know that I am permitted to send an email confirming my arrival in Mexico the same night I get there. I am so excited for this opportunity! My room looks like it is finals week hahaha! I have my farewell talk on Sunday plus I have to teach a lesson during the 3rd hour of church! That is on top of my already full study schedule for the missionary work that I will be doing. I find so much joy in doing this though! In 5 days I will be set apart as an official missionary of the Church. On Wednesday, January 13, I will depart from the Wood County Airport. To prevent too large of a crowd at the Airport, friends and family are invited to attend my farewell gathering at our home on Sunday January 10. That will start around 2:00 PM. Everyone is welcome! I will be giving my farewell talk earlier that day at around 10:00 AM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on 1503 Glendale Road in Marietta. I love all of you guys so much and I will greatly miss you! Below will be my addresses to contact me. I will update everyone with the address to my actual apartment once we get there. Here is my MTC mailing address and instructions:
Elder Daniel Lee Espinoza
Mexico MTC
P.O. Box 30150
Salt Lake City, UT 84130-0150
Mail for the MTC will take about 7-10 days to arrive. Send only letters to this address using ONLY printer paper. Tri-Fold the paper and tape the top leaving about an inch of space on each end of the paper with no tape. DO NOT put the letter in an envelope. Post Cards are also permitted. Send letters here between January 13 and February 12.

The Mission for Letters:
Elder Daniel Lee Espinoza
Utah Salt Lake City West Mission
PO Box 702010
Salt Lake City UT 84170
United States
Send Letters here any time after February 17.

The Mission for Packages:
Elder Daniel Lee Espinoza
Utah Salt Lake City West Mission
3150 W Whitehall Dr
West Valley City UT 84119
United States
Send Packages here any time after February 17. If you need the mission office number to send packages here it is (801) 966-6739

I am still taking emails! daniel.espinoza@myldsmail.net

With love,


Thursday, December 31, 2015

13 Days Left.... Am I Ready?

Hey Everyone! I hope everyone's Christmas was as awesome as mine was! It was great to visit with family, but I will admit that it was a little difficult knowing that it would be my last Christmas for 2 years. I have 13 DAYS! That's less than 2 weeks, yes, less than 2 WEEKS! Words cannot describe how excited I am! I am a little nervous but who wouldn't be? I started packing all of my stuff that was just taking up space like the 8 dress shirts that I have to take and all that jazz. I have been blessed to be able to go out and spend an evening with some aunts and uncles and grandparents, that has been quite fun! The New Year will be here in 1 day! Next week I will be visiting with some more people and finishing up my packing. I am hoping to have my packing done the Friday or Saturday before I leave so that those last few days, I just have to enjoy my family and nothing else. As you all know, I will be giving my Farewell Talk on Sunday January 10. Services start at 10:00 AM. There are three, 1 hour meetings at our Church. The first meeting is from 10:00-11:00 AM, and that is the meeting where I will be giving my farewell talk. There will be a baptism after Church that day so my farewell party will be around 2:00 at my house. Everyone is welcome! Always remember that all of you are awesome! Thanks for the support and love that you share! Again, everyone is welcome to be included in my weekly email updates, if you would like. daniel.espinoza@myldsmail.net

I love all of you! Happy New Years and Have a good weekend!


Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Merry Christmas!

Hey Guys! I am going ahead and sharing this post now so that I can focus on family during the next few days, so Merry Christmas! Today I hit 3 weeks until I leave! About 2 1/2 weeks until my farewell talk/setting apart, and all that good stuff! I am getting excited and a little nervous. Anyways, I guess I'll start by saying that my Farewell Talk will be 10:00 AM on January 10, at 1503 Glendale Rd, Marietta, Ohio. The Sacrament service is 1 hour. Following the end of all Church meetings at 1:00 PM, there will be a farewell party at the Chichester household. Everyone is welcome! I am so grateful for the wonderful opportunity to serve the Lord! Time is going by faster than I can explain. It is quite amazing. There will be more about this in my Farewell talk, but the foundation that I am built upon at this time would not be possible without amazing parents to look up to along with great church leaders that led and guided me, and I am grateful for that. I could go on and on but I don't think that is necessary haha! Anyways I will continue to keep you up to date. Just let me know again, if you want to get together before I go. I am going to reserve the weekend before I leave and the week that I leave for my immediate family only so just an FYI. Remember the reason for the season! It is not about temporal gifts. It's about the gift of Jesus Christ, and Heavenly Father's sacrifice of sending him to this earth! christmas.mormon.org

I love all of you!