Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012!

Hello Fam!!!!!
So thanksgiving for me was so great!! Haha yes I ate soooooo freaking much food it was ridiculous. We had dinner with the Stone family in our ward and we were totally stuffed!! Then we made the mistake of going to visit a Marshalese family right after. They had about 60 people over and they fed us sooooooooo much food I have no idea how I ate it all! In case you didn't know, marshalese are Islanders from the marshal islands in micronesia, so you have to eat or they get offended haha! I love marshalese people so much though!! We are teaching some marshalese and so I'm learning somewhat of how to speak the language so that's super cool!! Transfers were today and yes I got transfered :( :( ... but wait! There was a set of sister missionaries in my ward too and they both got transfered and so I got transfered from Lakota Creek A to Lakota Creek B! haha!! I was so stoked cause I love this ward so flippin much! My new companion is named Elder Pacheco! I have known elder Pacheco for a few months and we get along really well so this is super great!! This will be a great transfer! The work is great!! So I have been teaching Jay Cureton since the day I got into the mission, literally. Jay has been refusing to quit smoking, but somehow a few weeks ago we got him to do it and he was baptized just a few days ago on saturday!!! Wooooooooo!!! And on sunday I had the priviledge of confirming him a member of the church! First baptism! 1 down and 9 to go before the end of the year!!! We starting the ball rolling baby!! Oh yeah I finally got your november box today but i haven't been able to open it yet because of how hectic transfer days are! But yeah I got it thank you so much for sending me a box! I have a car for now but I'm pretty sure I will have to get a bike soon:/ But yeah i am so stoked for this transfer!!!! Sweet! I get to participate in Christmas! Ha! Well mom expect greatness!! Well i love you guys so much!! have a wonderful Week!!! Can't believe it's almost christmas already!! Remember that the biggest part of "christmas" is Christ. Be sure to keep that in your hearts this week as well as throughout the holidays!! Love you!!!
Love, Elder Bailey Bryce Brimhall :)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Nov. 19, 2012

Hey fam! "Richard. Who's your favorite little rascal? Alfalfa, or spanky?....sinner...." Haha just thought of that and thought I would share! Well this week has been a very inspiring and tough week haha! Okay I'll get real serious for just a sec. Guys, we are going to need your prayers more than ever before over the next six weeks. So far we have been working with several people for a few months now, but no baptisms. God expects and demands more of us here in the Lakota Creek ward. Our heavenly father expects my companion and I to baptize 10 or more people before the end of this year. This is going to be the most exhausting, and difficult missionary effort I might ever put forth, and these sons and daughters of God need our help. In the battle of Jericho, Gideon chose 300 men to battle against 300,000 men, but by the power of God they won that battle. To reach our goal of 1038 baptisms this year, we need another 350 in the next six weeks. President Larkin chose about 20 companionships out of the 97 here in this mission (one of which was my companionship) and called us to fight this metaphorical "battle of Jericho". The Lord needs his sons and daughters to return to him, and he has called myself and several others to bring them into the fold by the end of the year. We need your cries to God no more than ever. Thank you so much for your support and love!! Besides that not much went on this week haha. Yes I got the putnum's cookies haha! So yummy! No I didn't get the box yet, but I'm sure i will at transfers next week. Yes I do have a request for my christmas box! My request is please keep it simple. I truthfully would prefer to not get stuff for christmas haha but if you insist on sending me something, please keep it inexpensive and minimal. Thanks!! I gotta go!! Lots to do today!! I love you all so so much!! Have a wonderful week!! Trey, don't leave the heater on this time when you clean out the hot tub haha it took like 3 years to fix last time haha! just kidding dude love ya! haha!
Love, Elder bill the bryce roll the dice kill the mice brimhall!!

Nov. 12. 2012

Okay so first of all I want to answer sissy's question: no dish rag I have not heard Taylor Swift's new CD yet haha. Sorry dude. That snow looks like so much fun!!!....not. haha sorry guys that sucks. The weather here has been low 40's and rainy with some sun peeking out from the clouds once in a while haha, but I love the rain here so much!! The rain was probably my favorite part of this week haha:) Yes I certainly did hear about the election! Ya know, I would have voted for Romney for sure, but whether we like it or not, Obama is the leader of our country for 4 more years, so we need to pray for him and other leaders of this country and be thankful that we even get to live here. what an enormous opportunity we have to live in a free country. Let's join forces in prayer of thanksgiving, and for direction for the current leaders we have. I know it's a bummer, but there's nothing we can do now except pray. I'm good on warmth everywhere except my hands haha so yeah gloves would be nice por favor! :) Oh yeah that long talk entitled Feed My Sheep by Elder Holland is the bomb isn't it?? I love it so much!! Well as for Dwayne and Diane things are a process, and not a very good one yety haha. Diane has gone back to drinking a lot and Dwayne is frustrated and they're fighting a lot, and She's ready to kick him out. We stayed away for a few days and had no communication. Exactly what was needed. We went back on saturday and Dwayne was nearly in tears. He missed having us over and wanted the gospel back in his life. He has been dodging church for several weeks now, but on saturday he agreed to come to church, and sure enough yesterday he finally showed up. It was a great moment. No contact with Diane yet. Hope she's doing okay. Thanks for your prayers for them. They really need it. Things are okay other than that. We still have a couple baptisms lined up for this month. joseph joe should be baptized in a couple weeks, right before transfers, and hopefully jay curtain will be as well on the same day. So please pray for them too. I love you guys. not gonna lie, being on a mission for a long time doesn't get easier, it gets tougher every day. This week has been really hard to get through haha it's a dang good thing I went to the temple, that really helped! By the way, no it's not right in seattle it's in bellevue:) That was fun! Anyways I love you guys so so much!! have a wonderful week!
Love, Elder Brimhall!
P.S. Whoever wants to take this challenge is welcome. I started the Book of mormon over about a week and a half ago. I'm in mosiah 14. I'm going to finish before Christmas. Anyone think they can start in mosiah 14 and finish before christmas? Who can beat me?? haha P.P.S. if you don't want to that's fine, just read alma 26. Great chapter :)

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Nov. 6, 2012

Brimhall Family! Hey!
So how's things?? Good! haha this week was alright. Please keep praying for dwayne and diane, they really really need your prayers, the adversary is working so hard on them because of how close they are. Halloween was okay! It was funny because we were tracting partially during trick or treating time haha. While they were knocking on doors dressed up in costume, I was knocking on doors as Christ's representative. While they were chomping down candy, I was feasting on the words of Christ in the bible and the book of mormon. Great times!! haha. Those pictures look good!! Looks like it was a fun time this year back in good ole' utah! Oh yeah those CD's I sent you guys are legitimately some of the deepest, truest, and most profound doctrine I have ever heard from an apostle before. That ten minute one is so awesome and I love it so much, but if you really want a spiritual high, then take the time to listen to the longer on, Feed My Sheep, by elder Holland. I love that guy so flippin much!! Happy late anniversary Mom and Dad!! 23 years!! Man that's older than I am! haha. Thank you for being such an example as a companionship for me all these years! i love you both so much!! So the reason that today is P-day instead of yesterday is because once quarterly we get to go to the temple on a tuesday, so pday is changed to tuesday this week because I'm going to the temple today!! Yay! I really miss home, but this work is keeping me busy. So the adversary is a d-bag just by the way. He interrupted the baptismal progression of almost all of our investigators this week. I guess I gotta work harder. And also as a result of that, we had to tract sooooooooo much this week! Lame haha. Oh well its an important part of the work. You have missionaries???? Sweet!! Do me a favor and just become best friends with them. Have them over for dinner a lot. Do whatever you can with them, trust me, they like it. :) The members of the ward are hands down, the MOST CRUCIAL part of missionary work. Get involved in the work as much as you can, you won't regret it! Trey, that means if male missionaries come around, take the opportunity to go on splits. Trust me man, I wish I could have had that experience. It will change your prespective of this work. I love my ward here so flippin much it's ridiculous. and it's because they are my friends and they get involved!! Well I love you all so so much! have a wonderful week!!!!

Happy Halloween 2012!

Hello family!! HAAAPPPPPPPPYYYY BBIIRRRTTTHHHDDAAYYYY MMMMOOOOOOMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's awesome you guys got her a certificate to a massage spa thing.... good fam!! I love you guys!! So a little update for you, jessica neilson from my prayer list said that she read the book of mormon and it's not for her she didn't like it :( Frustrating. But the rest of them really need your prayers. Especially Dwayne and Diane. If you could focus on them and giving them confidence in God and in themselves, that would be great, thank you!! So it has been pouring every single day since we have been on bikes haha so that has been really super fun, and I actually mean that!! I love the rain so much!! But I could barely move up until two days ago.....whe we got another car!!!! Yay!!!!!!! haha but yeah we got another one finally haha my legs are still just ready to fall off haha! Congrats on the new calling mom!! You should probably be the President haha but I won't argue with God on this one haha. But that's really cool! Yes I got the decorations!!! Thank you so much!! Oh my gosh did I not thank you for those last week?? Yes I got them and they are hanging happily on the wall right in front of my desk so I can read them every morning!! They look like it took forever to make them!! I love them thatnk you so much!! I'm not gonna lie haha I had a pretty dang rough week. Things have been hard and tough, but that's not gonna get me down. Sacrifice preceeds miracles. Every time I feel as though I am sacrificing to much of myself, I just cast out that thought and tell myself sacrifice preceeds miracles! Never forget that fam. Our savior and brother sacrificed everything, and now we have the opportunity in this life to give a little back. Sacrifice will always bring miracle into our lives and the lives of others. I love you all so much! Oh, guess what?? I forgot to tell you last week, but I finished the book of mormon for the first time on my mission!! And now I i'm almost through first Nephi again. Our mission president has issued us a challenge to finish the Book of Mormon before the end of this year, so I gotta kick in into gear with my studying!! Well guys, I love you all so much!! I hope you have a great week!! Talk to you next week!! Oh and dad, I haven't recieved your letter yet, but hopefully I get it in the mail today Thank you so much!! Love you guys!!!
Much love, Elder Bailey Brimhall :)