Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Awesome Birthday Wishes Thanks!

Dear Everybody:

I love y'alls so much! My birthday was awesome, and everyone seemed to email exactly what I needed to hear this morning. So to those of you who sent me a good word, thanks. This week was SO fast. Last week was slow. But Elder DeYoung and I have been working hard, and once again miracles just dot our days. Unfortunately we just got word that he's transferred on Thursday. It's been a quick 3 weeks together, but we have a random batch of missionaries coming half way through the transfer so we'll see what happens there. 

The hardest part of this week was investigators not coming to church. Many right now are new and still have some excuses (sorta), but the others were just devastating. It's easily the most difficult part of these two years; working with someone and seeing them falter. But some good came of it. We had a full hour of Gospel Principles class to teach Greenselle (spelling). She came to church randomly yesterday with her friend who has been inactive for 5 years and had a spiritual prompting to get back to church this week. All in all, we're excited to have another soul to teach who seems so ready for the Gospel. With a new comp, I'm pretty sure I get to stay here for a few more months. I'll fill y'alls in next week. 

Thanks again for all the birthday love! Sorry we've still got some technical issues with my camera... but pictures will start coming again in the next few weeks. Love,

Elder Brown

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Best Week

I know the subject sounds kind of ridiculous, but it's true. Straight up. 

This week has been awesome. But I have like zero email time... Highlights.

Never mind just time for one highlight. Florencia was baptized, along with her 2 kids and a part-member girl! Florencia is the cute investigator with two front teeth and a testimony that can move mountains. The last few weeks she has completely changed her life as she learned about the gospel, from removing coffee from her tindahan (little store thing) to taking the saint statues out of her house. She was the perfect investigator and will quickly transition to becoming a strong member. 

Elder Lacson and I are headed to transfer day on Friday! It's been a good 3 months together, and we're both excited to see where he ends up and who will be my new companion come Friday. 

Outta time! But I got y'alls a pic from yesterday. Love,

Elder Brown