Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Dec. 16, 2013...The very first gift of Christmas

Howdy Y'all!!

So I think we will probably be at Pepper and Gin's Place for Christmas this year. And they do have Skype! Don't know what time I'll be calling yet, I'll let you know next week. I can't believe Christmas is next week! Wow that came fast! By the way to answer a couple of questions, yes pepper and ginger are interested in the church, and they are friends! And no they didn't send you that picture. That was our investigator Dawn. She and her husband are super excited about learning.
I've taken some extra time this week to ponder myself and gain some more clarity on who I am, why I'm here on earth, why i'm here on a mission, my family both current and future, and my testimony. I've come to the conclusion, that i'm so glad to be alive. I am here both on earth and on my mission for the same reason, to bring light to the lives of those around me. I love and admire my family a lot. I have and older brother who shares his talents of love and leadership. A younger brother who has showed me what real dedication is supposed to look like. My youngest brother lets courage and truth guide his every move, no matter the consequences. My sister manifests kindness, care, and virtue at every front. And as I look at my parents, it isn't hard to see where any of those characteristics came from. I love them so much.
And in light of the season, I would like to share a small portion of my testimony of our Savior, Jesus Christ. 2013 years ago, who could have imagined that the fate and happiness of all of mankind rested on the shoulders of an infant, who was lying peacefully in a manger? I'll tell you who. An all knowing, and loving father in heaven. Imagine the burden placed on our heavenly Parents as they let their eldest and most precious son fall into the hands of humanity, to commence his mission to save the world, completely and utterly alone. The very first Gift of Christmas, "For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten son." John 3:16. But I am grateful that they did allow it, because he will forever remain a beacon of hope to the burdened and depressed. His love will lift all who are good enough to just reach for His hand, Which is already stretching out for theirs. He lives and protects us in the infinite embrace of his love. 
Well I have some pictures for you.  Hope you like them! I'm so excited to talk to you on Christmas next week!! Love you so so much!! Have a good week! Talk to you soon ;)
Bailey and Elder Brown!!

He's enjoying the music system and ipod he got for Christmas :)

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Dec. 8, 2013

We got this awesome random picture sent to us this week!
Thank you who ever sent this to us...it totally made our day!!

Wow I like the decorations on the house!! It looks sweet! Yes I did get the last box you sent me! I loved It so thank you so much!! No we weren't allowed to watch the devotional! Lame huh?? This past week has been great, but also pretty tough haha because last week our car got pulled for the zone leaders, so we are on bike for the winter!! Haha that'll be interesting! If you look at my area it's pretty small, but it's one gigantic steep hill haha so the whole biking up it thing is a little rough to get used to, but other than that it's been a pretty good week. Yes I can probably Skype or facetime or whatever you use. I'll most likely be here at Pepper and Ginger's house for Christmas. They aren't even members of the church, but they have become very much like family to us, for which we are very grateful. Awesome! Hopefully I can find something you're going to like mom! I love Christmas time and I am so so excited to talk to you in two weeks! We went to the temple today, so that's why Pday was on Tuesday this week. And the other half of the mission is going to the temple next week so pday will be on Tuesday next week too. And dad you are totally right I am definitely enjoying the ipod and speaker system. I use it lots every day! Thanks for letting me use your old ipod. And I'm starting to use my Ninja blender that you gave me a lot again. I got some slimfast and bananas and Ice and milk and blend it all together and it makes a wonderful breakfast!! Love it! I'm so sad to hear that sissy's been so sick lately!! Hopefully that surgery will make it all better. Man I can't believe she will almost be ten when I get home. Which by the way is only 8 months from tomorrow :( It's super nuts. Hope you all have a really awesome week!! I love you so so much!!
Love, Elder Bailey Bryce Brimhall :)

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Dec.3, 2013...last thanksgiving in the field!

Wow that sounds super crazy that the water main in front of our house burst!! I wish I could have been there for that!! haha. Man I am so sad to hear that Dad was in bed sick for thanksgiving! That's so lame! I'll be praying for you to get better!
We had a fantastic thanksgiving! The VanOrman's took good care of us as they always do, and then we went to pepper and ginger's house as well, they are investigators if you didn't know, and they are like family now haha so they always take good care of us as well! Transfers came and went and I got to stay!! Yay!! I was really hoping I would get to stay here because of our awesome investigators! So excited to talk to you in a few weeks at Christmas!! It's coming up here pretty quick eh?? I can't even believe how fast time flies! I only have like 8 months and a week left. It's so nuts. How's grant's hand doing? I don't know because he's a slacker and doesn't email me very much. don't worry about me!! Just loving life and being a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints!! Love you so much!! Have a good week!!
Love, Elder Bailey Brimhall :) :)