Monday, October 22, 2012

Oct. 22, 2012

Hello Brimhall Fam!!
Yes tell grandma and grandpa and nana and papa that I'm so grateful for the things they sent me! I had literally no time last week for anything because of transfers, so that's why I didn't write them back! I should be sending out letters to them next monday! I wish I could send pictures, but our zone got split and the library that I have to go to now has no place in the computers to plug in my memory card! Lame! Unfortunately we aren't allowed to use weights here in the Washington Seattle mission, so congrats bruce, you will be way stronger than me when I get back! haha. So because of lots of new sister missionaries, our car got temporarily taken, so I have been on a bike all week! Just in time for like a hundred rain storms haha so much rain came this last week! On top of that, my area is one of the largest in the mission, plus it's all huge hills, so i'm either dying going 2 mph uphill, or i'm having tons of fun going 30 mph downhill!! haha yeah i'm super exhausted and my legs have never hurt so much! It's okay though, we should be getting another car in a week or two. haha oh well, Sacrifice precedes miracles and that statement has truly proved itself this last week. At the beginning of the week we had one person on date for baptism in november, but currently we have nine! So many wonderful things are happening here in the Lakota Creek ward! I love it so much in this ward, I wanna stay here my whole mission! You heard from the Gleeds huh? Awesome! Such a great family! Bishop Gleed is a seriously inspired man. One of our investigators named Brother Joe, has been looking for a job for several months. He met with Bishop Gleed the other day, and bishop said" hey brother joe, this week you will find a job, i know it, but that doesn't mean you stop coming to church. Keep your faith strong!" Like two days later Brother Joe got hired. So cool! The work here has been truly incredible!! Elder Clark and I get along just fine! Not quite as well as Elder Lindeman and I got along haha, but I like Elder Clark too, he's a great guy.
The basement thing sounds like fun!! But just for food storage? I was hoping you would say it's gonna be like a recording studio or something haha! Just kidding, food storage is a good idea... :) I miss you guys a lot! I wish I could call you lots haha but oh well, I see now why we can't. Dad I have a question from an investigator. Dwayne has a son who is 17 and doesn't believe in God. Dwayne is really trying to be a good dad, but his son Triston is kind of a rebel. Dwayne wants to talk to Triston about our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, but isn't sure how. He's afraid that he might get a bad reaction. Dwayne really wants to know what the best way is to talk to a young kid of this generation about something that happened 2000 years ago? I'm not a parent, so a little help on this one would be nice. Thanks! Haha I spent some money from my account today on a basketball because our complex just barely got new courts! Yes I do still live in the Forest Cove Apartments where I was before! Super cool, we got sister missionaries to share our ward with us now! haha yay we aren't alone anymore! haha! Yes I got your box!! Thank you soooooooo much!! I loved it!! I know I said no jeans, but I'm really glad you sent them cause they fit great! Even with the slim fit legs!! Lost some weight!! Yeah I loved the box thanks so much! Hey!!!!!! You 5 that are home!! I have almost nothing that I can do for mom's birthday so I'm counting on ya'll to do something for her k??????? Good. If you guys could pray for this list of names that would be so awesome: Dwayne Lahnella, Diane Hankins, Asia Calep, Joseph Joe, Pamelah Tuuga, Jessica Neilson, and the Osorio kids namely Junior, Lacey, and Jocelyn. Thanks so much!! They really need your prayers!! I love you all so so much! Off we go to build Zion!!! Love you!!!
Love, Elder Brimhall :)
P.S. Kick grant's butt since I only hear from him like once every third week!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Oct. 16, 2012

Hey fam! What?? No way!! The ward's changed?? That's pretty lame!! Oh well, it sounds like you have a great group to lead the new ward though so it will all be just fine! No I didn't get transfered thank goodness!! I love my ward so much!! Unfortunately my companion, Elder Lindeman, did get transfered. Big bummer cause I love him to death! I don't have like any time because of tranfers so I gotta make this one quick. Mom, you asked me what I did for conference, well we aren't allowed to go to member's houses for conference so I just went to the stake center. I loved elder holland's talk... of course cause he's awesome!! My new companion is Elder Clark, he seems like a great guy but I don't really know him yet haha. The work this week has been going really well. We have worked super hard, gotten a few new investigators, and we're hoping to see some baptisms here in the next few weeks!! I love you guys so much!! Hope you all have a super fantastic week!!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Oct. 7, 2012

Hello Brimhall Family!!! Wow it really looks like a great year for duck hunting!! That's so rediculous! haha!! The door looks awesome!! Nope it doesn't bug me at all! Ahh yes! If you can send me a couple items in the next box that would be awesome!! I don't need jeans, but I could definitely use a beanie and a scripture case! My scripture case should be in the top left drawer of the black dresser by the bathroom!! Thank you so much!! and you can just send it to the mission office please!! All boxes are suppose to go to the mission office an most letters too! This week is transfer week, so everything sent here should be sent to the mission office just in case I get transfered. I shouldn't get transfered, but you know, just in case. The work here is kind of slow going. We have a lot of our investigators back-sliding. We are working super hard and trying to be diligent in everything we do!! We found a couple more new investigators this week, but we haven't really been able to get ahold of them since, so hopefully we'll be able to this week. I miss you guys a ton! You can tell haha I sent letters to all of you haha! Things are tough of course, but that is where faith and diligence comes in. Just gotta keep working hard and doing my best and let the Lord take care of the rest. You know what they say, hard work is just another name for luck ;) I've come to find that the times that I get to sit down and read from the Book of Mormon are my very favorite times of the day! Keep reading fam! That book truly contains messages from God on how to improve your life!! Heavenly Father speaks to me most often through the scriptues! I love it!! Love you guys so much!! Have a great week!!!

Love, Elder Brimhall!!

Sept. 30, 2012

Hey fam!!
Sissy I am so so proud of you for your baptism!! You are so amazing and I hope that you had such a great time!! I'm glad to hear that things at home are going well for all of you!!! I love and miss you guys all so much!! So two years ago, a member of the quorum of the seventy came to this mission and told the missionaries that if they worked with all they had and were exactly obedient to the mission rules that one day they would baptize 100 people in one month. Since then, they have gotten mid 80's and lower even though they were trying hard. Well in the month of september after much prayer and hard work we had 101 baptisms!!! Our whole mission was so excited!! It feels really great when you know that you have accomplised something hard like that!! It took every single missionary in our mission being their best to make this happen!! What a wonderful event!! This month we are hoping for even more than that! Why the heck didn't grant email me this week?? Go kick his butt, will ya? haha. Being out here is most definitely the hardest thing I have ever had to do, but I know that this is where the Lord wants me, so I stay here and just try my best to keep working hard! I think about you all all the time!! I'm gonna write you guys some handwritten letters in the mail this week I think!! I got the box you sent!! Thank you so so much!!! I loved it!! Haha yes I am getting plenty to eat haha!! The funny thing is that right when I ran out of instant breakfasts, I got your box that had more in it haha so thank you so much!! Thank you for the picture sis!!! I loved it!! I love you all so so much and hope you have a fantastic week!!! Love you guys!!
Love, Elder Brimhall!! :)