Tuesday, May 20, 2014

May 20, 2012

Howdy family!!!
  This week did indeed fly by as usual. It's the start of my last two transfers! Weird. Neither of us got transferred, so elder Carpenter and I are still together! I'm glad cause we get along really well and work and teach together in unity so it's a good companionship. Thanks for checking out all those options for pale grants and stuff for me mom! I'm gonna need them! yes i got my temporary drivers licence, which i have some info about by the way. So on that form it asked me if i have reoccuring athsma or respiratory issues that i have to have an inhaler for, and I put no, but i bought an inhaler a couple months ago because a doctor gave me the prescription because a mixture of springtime allergies and illness left my throat a little tight, so he just said go get an inhaler. So if the DMV calls you and asks why i bought an inhaler but told them i don't have respiratory issues, now you know and can explain to them that i don't, but it was just a one time thing. :)
   We have some good things going on right now with our investigator bob. We've been having a hard time with him and his less active wife, but we talked to him yesterday and he said that his marriage is going to be broken up unless his wife agrees to do four things with him which include marriage counseling, quit drinking, quit smoking, and start going to church. It's going to be a rough road for just a week or two, but it's a huge step and we think that he will be baptized this transfer.
   That's about all I have for you right now! But I'll include pictures, including one from Diana's baptism two weeks ago, going to do service, and district pics.

May 12, 2014

Hi fam! 
I was so happy to talk to all of you yesterday!! So my mission President gave me permission to start looking online at different college classes and stuff so i can think about what i want to take and stuff this fall. As for work mom, i am definitely planning to do tables and cabinets and stuff with you when i get home, but i was also thinking about just doing something else on the side for a few extra bucks. That's super cool that Lumiere is doing that tv broadcast thing!! Good Luck! Today should be fun. I'm planning to go play basketball with the priest's quorum this afternoon haha so that will be good cause I haven't gotten to play basketball for a little while. Well, It's official now. less than 3 months before the plane ride. Crazy. The mission is the fastest and slowest experience in the world, i swear. But i love it so much! I'm so excited for all of us to talk about our mission experiences in the not so distant future, especially mom and dad if you guys get to serve a couples mission later on. that would be way cool. But anyways, Diana is doing well. We were super excited for her. And it was a pretty big relief for me, because i had been working hard for so long and haven't had a baptism in like 9 or 10 months, so it was nice to finally see the fruits of hard labor :) Well I don't have a whole ton to update you on since I just talked to you yesterday haha but just know that I love you all and hope you have a great week!! 
Love, Elder Bailey Brimhall :)

Birthday Week!

Howdy family!!! 
Sounds like things are going well at home right now so that's really good to hear! Things here are going good too! haha I don't care if you would rather wait to send my birthday gift then wait, or if you would rather send it now then send it now! :) I am just fine either way. Holy crap, it looks like you guys tore it up turkey hunting! Trey didn't have to do any of the work! He just walked into a good hunting day haha! Hey speaking of my birthday, it shouldn't be the focus on sunday, Mother's Day is WAY more important than my birthday haha, so let's just focus on that. Happy cinco de mayo! haha I think we celebrate that more here than the mexicans do:) Just another reason to party!!! So as for the work, yes we are still working hard and the Lord is really blessing us! We have been teaching a lot of lessons lately and we found four new investigators last week alone, which is more than i have found in one week in a long time, so that was super nice :) Hopefully some of them don't drop us! Too bad you guys have to miss grant for his birthday too! Bummer, but I'll give him a quick call even though it'll be like 11 or 12 for him in florida haha. Oh yeah, i'll most likely be calling in the mid evening. for you guys like 6 or 7 or 8 ish. most likely the 7 or 8 ish. I'll try to let you know. And I think it will most likely be facetime, so mom or dad, watch your phones, i'll be calling! And we will be having a baptism hopefully this weekend! I'm not getting my hopes up too much because last time she failed her interview, so hopefully this time she passes. Oh trey, I forgot to tell you I think, practice the piano. A lot. Like if you have the choice between call of duty and piano, choose piano. The spirit will help you to think and to relax as you do so. Oh hey mom, i got that paper all filled out and notarized at the bank and i sent it back to you on friday, so hopefully it will get there today or tomorrow. I also sent some fun pictures :) well I love you lots and hope you have a great week! Have  fun with the spirit!!!
Love, Elder Bailey Brimhall :)