Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Feb. 25, 2014

Hey fam!!
So no worries! I did not get transferred and neither did elder Petersen! Not only that, but we got a car this transfer!! yay! haha Biking is pretty fun, but we have the biggest area in our zone by far and it's been raining a ton lately haha so the car was a refreshing. Plus my bike needs a tune up again, which i didn't feel like paying for so that was nice too. We have been having some slow weeks lately, but we are working super hard! It's just that not a whole lot of people wanted to talk to us lately haha. but we aren't letting it get to us too much. But we did have a lesson with ruth and just testified and really were pouring our hearts out about the gospel to her, and she kinda broke down and cried and talked about how she really loves and respects the church, but she's afraid to join because she doesn't want to do it alone. her husband is in no way, shape, or form, interested and so she feels like she'll have to do it all alone, so if you could keep her in your prayers please that would be nice!
Sissy!! I got the picture you drew and the picture you sent and the bracelet you made me!! Thank you so much!! I have been wearing the bracelet every day, and that little picture of you is taped to the back of my planner so that i will see you every time i look at my planner (which is a lot) :)
So yeah things are pretty good. I was really glad that Elder Petersen didn't get transferred haha he has been one of my favorite companions. I'm super stoked for this transfer. Oh by the way mom. Last week I copied almost 200 pictures onto a CD and i'm going to send it home in the next couple weeks. I won't have time this week because we had to go to the mission office today, but i'll send it next week :) Oh and thanks for the fishing pics dad! But next time how about you send me pictures of both of you! I miss fishing.... #septemberdovehunt :) Can't wait!
Well I hope you all have a wonderful week! love you lots!

 Elder B with his district!

 Those are some hard workin' hands!
Apparently this is Bailey's handiwork...graffiti of baptism ;)


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Feb. 10, 2014

Howdy family!
So this week went pretty good! I did a whole lot of worrying about Trey and Dish haha. Hey thanks for all the pics!! Poor sissy in that hospital bed :( I could hardly even recognize her she's changed so much haha. and Dad that fish you caught was a beauty!! That must have felt good to pull that sucker out of the water.
So this week it snowed for two days and so for the past few days we've been riding around in snow!! haha it's been kinda fun, but it also kinda sucks. The snow made it way warmer haha because of the cloud coverage, but it also made it super slippery and wet. Have you ever ridden a road bike in the snow?? Well if you ever plan to then here's a tip- don't turn very sharp at all haha. Your tires will fall out from underneath you very quickly and you'll get a swift kick to the rear from the asphault ;) Not that fun haha. But this week was good.
As for scott, please just keep praying for him. he's coming along. Not baptized yet, but I have confidence that he will get there. Please also pray for Ruth. Oh man I love Ruth. One of the sweetest ladies on the planet, but She's kind of afraid to join because her husband isn't interested and she doesn't want to do it alone. So prayers for her and her husband would definitely be appreciated. :)
No I did not fall off the Hannant's roof this week, but i'll tell you what, that was quite a little adventure! haha We didn't finish on that day so we went back for a few more hours the next day too and it was so steep! I have felt pretty sketchy back rolling stucco on roofs, but i don't think I've been on this steep of a roof! It's steeper than it looks in that picture! It was a lot of fun though :)
Sorry about not sending pictures. It's such a pain on these computers. But i think I'm going to put a bunch of pictures on a CD and send it home soon. Is that okay?? Speaking of CD's. Do you remember that talk I sent home by Elder Holland that is almost an hour long?? Well I can't find my copy of it, i think I left it in another area. If you still have your copy could you send it or a copy of it to me?? Thank you!!
Well I think that's all this week! Love you all and hope you all have a powerhouse week!
Love, Elder Bailey Brimhall :)

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Feb. 3, 2014

Ugh, Elder B should know better than to send his paranoid mother a picture like this! Service projects are great...unless they're on the roof of a very tall house!!

   Man so I wasn't able to watch the game but i was getting updates from the members like every 5 minutes haha!! Seattle wins!! 43-8!! Woohoo! Well now that I have my seattle bragging out of the way i can tell you about my week. I finally got my bike back this week! There was one more thing that they needed to fix which was an extra 20 bucks so i just paid for that with my credit card. Hope that's okay. So I'm going on a fruits and veggies diet for a little while so I can drop the weight that I need to while i'm still on bike. I'm starting my diet today haha elder petersen and I both are doing it haha so this should be an interesting next few weeks.
   Trey called me this morning and we talked for about 20 minutes or so just about his mission so far and he asked for some advice. I told him two things. Number one was that at some point during his mission he would face trials bigger than before and maybe even feel doubt within his frustration, but never ever ever to lose the knowledge of the divinity of his calling. The lord called him there for very specific reasons and expects trey to fulfill his purposes while he is in india. Number two was simply to follow the two great commandments given by the savior to the scribes and pharisees - to love the Lord with all his heart and never give that up, and to love everyone around him no matter what happens or what they do. If he follows those two commandments to the best of his ability then everything else the lord is asking of him will fall right into place.
   As for the work, our investigator Scott is super close to baptism and we are hoping for this weekend but it will probably be next weekend or the weekend after. So please pray that Scott will gain the ability to recognize the spirit more fully in his life and follow the promptings from the holy ghost.
   Haha i gotta tell you a story. So my comp and I were talking about our families the other day and he is an only child so he doesn't have siblings obviously. But he was like "yeah you have 3 siblings right?" and i said "no" and then he's like "Oh yeah I forgot, you have 3 brothers and 1 dish" hahahaha I laughed so hard that he remembered that we called sissy the dish:) It was really funny.
   One more story! So I was just joking around in planning a few days ago and I said to elder Petersen, "This week we will be tracting on the edge of our area and will find a guy named james jacobson who will accept a date for baptism in the first lesson. haha Well a couple days ago we were tracting on the edge of our area and ran into a house where the doorknocker said Jacobson haha. We both freaked out and like were super nervous. Well I took lead when a man named roger opened the door and said he would listen to our message. I taught the restoration and he accepted a date for baptism!!! I may have messed up the name james, but everything else was proved to be prophetically true haha. :) i thought that was a cool story.
   No real requests for the box, but thank you so much!! Also thanks for trying to help so much with my drivers licence! I love you all so much and hope that you all have a really great week!!
Love, Elder Bailey Brimhall :)