Friday, May 28, 2010

Provo MTC 05/28/2010

What are my grades for school?
I haven't left yet. The visa situation is miserable, and I have an awful hunch I'll be here all nine weeks. I'm supposed to be in spain right now... None of us have heard anything about our visas or travel itinerary. Oh well....

Spanish is pretty cool. I like it. Next week we are expected to only speak it. Our group is getting along well. Four of us are going to Malaga Spain. The rest are going other places. I am looking forward to Madrid. I saw the MTC on a poster, it has 3 bulidings, a chapel, a temple and an apartment complex/classroom.
Provo is good. I like the spirit that is here. I'll be out of here long before July hopefully. One sister going to our mission, in our zone, just left this week...but, not to Spain. She's been here about 12 weeks...

I love you too.

Monday, May 24, 2010

The Church in SPAIN

From the Church News
Some of the strongest growth the Church has experienced in Europe in the past 10 years has been in Spain. In 2000, Spain had 31,695 members in seven stakes and 40 wards. There were a total of 124 branches as well and 16 districts. In 2006 Spain had 41,188 members, the most out of any country in Europe except the United Kingdom. Today there are 66 wards, 55 branches, nine stakes, and nine districts. The stakes in Madrid have growth fairly large (around 18 wards and six branches in two stakes) as well as the Elche Stake (10 wards and four branches). New stakes are likely to be organized in these two regions of the country. The northern portion of the country still does not have a single stake in it, but rather five districts. Up until a year or two ago there were three districts in the Canary Islands but these have all been consolidated into one (perhaps to create a stake in the near future, but growth rates have been relatively stagnant here). The temple in Madrid was dedicated nine years ago.

Provo MTC May 21, 2010

Friday, May 21, 2010 at 1:12 PM, Daryl Bennett wrote:
Yeah. the mission is cool and I'm glad Linsey and Neil liked their suprises...
Time is flying so fast now. I can converse, pray, bear my testimony and give a short lesson in Spanish so far. All of our classroom instruction is in Spanish.
I met an old man who is a speaker staff at the MTC, his name is Bro. Graham. He served his mission in Tahiti in the old days. He knew grandpa and said he was sorry about his poor health. Also Your grandaddy's song is in espanol. pretty cool hein?
yo companéro voy Malaga, Espana tambien. Yeah, we were supposed to leave to madrid on tuesday, but we´re hoping next tuesday. .. Daryl

Provo MTC May 14, 2010

Friday, May 14, 2010 2:12 PM, Daryl wrote:
Querida Familia,
Dad, I'm sorry to hear that you are sick.... I am not sure how the mail works here. It's all sort of funky.

I got a new set of scriptures with the standard MTC package. I bought myself a mini Hymn book en espanol. The MTC bookstore was over flowing with them.
P-days are friday.
Jeffery R. Holland spoke on tuesday. it was good. I really like what he said about missionaries and Temples. We are so bless to be here and to be participants in serving our Heavenly Father.

I went to the Temple on my P-Day and it was an uplifting experience. Going to the Temple is one of the highest honor for missionaries. Missionary work is very important! I am supposed to be here and I am glad that I am here!!!

Provo MTC May 8th, 2010

On Sat, May 8, 2010 at 12:25 PM, Daryl Bennett wrote:
My companero's name is Elder Pratt - see pic below. (yes he's related to the Orson pratt.) He's cool. He works hard and is dedicated to be a good missionary and he speaks espanol. I did get the bottom bunk. Its shweet. A typical day is super long. We get up way early and do mostly class time where we learn Spanish and study the Gospel principles. Within 24 hours we were expected to bear our testimony and pray in spanish. I'm doing alright. They have loads of food. Its a giant buffet everyday. I try not to indulge myself too much, but I do it anyway. My goal is not to gain weight. We get to go to the Temple only on P-Day, and our first real P-Day is friday. This week is a half week so we only get half a p day...

Sunday, May 23, 2010

PROVO MTC - 05/05/2010

Getting ready to leave for the Provo MTC.

Time to leave...but first we take the family out to eat.

After lunch, it's time to drop off Elder Bennett at the MTC and to say our final good-byes.

Bye son and big brother. You will always be in our hearts, prayers and thoughts. We'll see you in 2 years!!! Stay in touch! We love you.


This is the night we met with the Stake presidency for Daryl to be set apart as a Misssionary of the Curch of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.



Daryl's Mission Farewell on Sunday April 25th, 2010.

Friends and family came from all over to celebrate with us this very special event in our life. We appreciate everyone who came, including those who later stop by the house for a visit or was not able to be with us but thought of him.

What's a party without entertainement!!!

Saturday, May 22, 2010


Daryl chose Saturday March 20th, 2010 and the Salt Lake Temple to be endowed in. What a great choice! This was a wonderful day to remember!

A few family members, aunt Teresa, grandma Bennett & his cousin Phil (who is now serving a full time mission in Brazil) were there to show him their support. Thank you for coming!