Wednesday, July 31, 2013

July 31, 2013


    So this week was transfers so yesterday we pday sorry about the delay haha, but Elder Mitchell got transfered and I'm training this next couple transfers so i was in trainer meeting all day haha so that's why I'm emailing today! But yeah Im still here on capitol hill with my new companion elder Vestal! he's from colorado and he's pretty darn cool so far haha so i'm hoping it stays that way! I'm a little nervous to train, but it's been fun so far! As for the baptisms, yes the Sheahart's were baptized on saturday and confirmed on sunday! It was so freaking amazing! They are a great family and they really needed the gospel! I'm gonna send some pictures with this email of their baptism! Jack, the dad, got up after his baptism and bore his testimony and it was just really cool. Yeah I think that would be a great idea for ya'll to come out to seattle to pick me up! If and only if it's affordable! But that would be a lot of fun i think! I could take you through federal way and into renton and then right through the big city!! haha Plus I could help ya'll get over homophobia on capitol hill haha. I'm way excited to get my box! like all of you told me how great it is haha so now i'm excited. My greenie, Elder Vestal, is super excited to be a missionary and just stoked to go find people to teach and baptize! That is great for me cause it helps me be super focused and excited for the work as well. We don't have a ton of really solid investigators right now, but i'm sure with our diligence and obedience the lord will bless us and this area to find more people! dude, my year mark is in like 2 weeks! How crazy is that????? Weird for sure.  But yeah hope ya'll have a great week! love you so much!!

   Love, Elder Bailey Brimhall :)
P.S. the pic of my comp is elder mitchell not elder vestal haha

Bailey and Elder Mitchell baptized the Sheahart family!

Monday, July 22, 2013

July 21, 2013


    Wow it sounds busy busy busy as usual at the home front!! Dude I looked at that link you put! Our house is so different with that flooring! haha it looks really good, really nice, but just different than when i left by a lot! Oh if you can in this box or the next one, my next request is a picture book. i know sorry that will probably take you some time to make, but if you could just sent me a little booklet with a bunch of pictures of family and maybe even friends and stuff?? I realized that I'm like the only missionary in the mission who has less then like 3 pictures haha. To answer your question, yes the mission has been split for about 3 weeks now. I've met with president Choi a couple of times now, he's a great guy. And we are pretty rare right now, because our mission president is a member of the first quorum of the seventy. Not only that, but He didn't get released to be a mission president. He has to do both at the same time! Crazy!! Yeah this week is going to be so great! The Shaehart family that I told you about before, family of five, just passed their interviews yesterday and are on track for baptism this saturday!! Five baptisms! What a miracle for Seattle!!!!!!!! They are super excited and their family really really needs this! And we are so excited for them too and we just love them so much! the problem is that we've been putting most of our effort into this, so after they get baptized we won't have any super solid investigators, cause our efforts have been on the shaeharts and not on finding new investigators as much! But I trust that if we continue to work hard the Lord will continue to bless us and this area with investigators and baptisms! Great things are happening in the washington seattle mission! Oh!! I almost forgot to tell you! haha we got a car this week, so we haven't been on bike or foot or bus for the past few days now, which has been pretty nice! Well I hope ya'll have a fantastic week and i love you all very much!!

Love, Elder Bailey Brimhall :)


Monday, July 15, 2013

July 15, 2013

From Trey to Bailey:
Sooo my yahoo account is being way dumb and I can't get into it. I think it got hacked. But this is my other account that I made for a social network thing! Haha it's hard to explain... BUT!!! The big news.... Wait for it. WAIT FOR ITTTTT..... Dear Elder Brimhall, you are assigned to labor in the... INDIA BANGALORE MISSION!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'll be speaking English!! Which is a surprise to me:) I leave for the Provo MTC on October 30th!! Dude I'm so stoked I can't even express to you how incredibly excited I am to serve the people of India!! My mission is HUGE. it covers like the southern 1/3 of India and Sri Lanka and all the surrounding islands. It's incredible. I'm sure mom will send you plenty of pictures of the area. But I'm so excited!! I already have a special love for the people of India. It's incredible. I feel so blessed and privileged. There's so many details that I don't k ow if I can tell you all of them just for the sake of your free time. I will have to tell you more about it next week:) but I know the work of The Lord must be done there and that one of the main purposes for my mortal life on earth is to spread the great joy of the restoration of the true church of Christ to the people of Bangalore and wherever else I may be serving. I love this work and this church and I cannot wait to get out there because I know I'll love so much more. I'll let you go though. Hopefully this was somewhat as exciting to you as it was for me!! Mom told me to tell you that the video of me opening my call is being sent from a Dropbox account. I love you brother!! Have a good week!! 

Bailey's response:
HOLY FREAKING CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would not have seen that one coming in a zillion years!!! Wow! What an incredible place to be as a missionary!! Dude I bet you are so stoked! Not only are you going to india, but you are also not obligated to learn a new language (although I'm sure you will learn plenty of the indian language)! This is crazy, i'm like freaking out inside! I can't believe it! Well dude you have about 3 1/2 months to prepare for this mission. Prepare well my friend! Read your scriptures, say your prayers, and study the real gospel-the doctrines taught by Jesus Christ! Wow. I really don't even know what to say. This is crazy. I am just so happy for you!! I'm really proud that my little brother is ready and worthy to serve the Lord in one of the most rare capacities possible. India Bangalore mission. Take some pics of the taj mahal for me will ya?? haha. That would be in your mission right?? Anyways dude, I'm really proud of you and I'm super excited for you. If you go with an attitude of gratitude, work hard in humility, the Lord will work wonders among you and through you. I love you Trey!!

Love your brother, Elder Bailey Brimhall :)

Bailey's response to the family...
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT??????????????????????? India?????????? Wow. That's all I can even think right now is wow. Hey trey I sent you a personal email to your trucks4guyz email. But wow that is absolutely incredible and amazing. I'm almost jumping up and down right here in the frickin library!!! Holy shiz! That is so cool! And yet I'm not all that surprised.. It just sounds right for you trey. :) Trey keep in mind that mom and dad (especially mom) are crying in their hearts right now to know that you will be so far from them in such a distant and dangerous place, so be nice, be careful, and be sensitive to the details you share with them while you are on the mission. Other than that this is so awesome. Thank you for the pictures too! I'm really stoked to see all those silly people on elephants and such haha:) well any news I have to share right now seems pretty darn lame in comparison haha. But things here are going well. We are still working with the shaeharts to get them baptized at the end of the month. There is also another guy named gustavo that will possibly be baptized at the end of the month! So there's lots of excitement around here! I looked at the blog today haha. On the main page when I clicked on the link, on the right side there's a picture entitled "capitol hill evening" and you can almost see my apartment building on the left. If the camera was turned like 20 degrees or just zoomed out a little ways, you would be able to see my actual building haha crazy eh?? anyways the dish askem me to describe my companion so here it goes sis - His name is elder Mitchell. He is about 6'5" and weighs about 275. He is fiery red head and has the humor of garrett richens. That's probably why we get along haha. But yeah that's it!  Hope all is well! Love you all so much!!

Love, Elder Bailey Brimhall :)