Monday, July 27, 2015

Called to serve as a trainer!

Good morning all! 

It's been a crazy first transfer in the Washington Yakima Mission! I have been serving with Elder Jeffs in the Rocky Reach ward in Wenantchee as a District leader! It has definitely been an adjustment being part of the start of a new mission with a new President and area but I am loving it.

We received some news and new changes from President Lewis this week for transfers! I have been called to serve as a trainer and I will receive a greenie from the MTC! I will also continue to serve as a District leader over my companion and 2 sister companionships. Elder Jeffs will be transferred to a spanish area in a Zebra companionship (1 English, 1 spanish). He doesn't speak anything other than mild Arizona spanish that he's picked up while living in the valley so he's super confused but excited for his new area!  It will be sad when Elder Jeffs leaves but I am excited for this opportunity to train a new Elder! It will be a great learning experience and I can't wait for the miracles we will see together. This is the training zone! Literally everyone has a greenie except the zone leaders haha! Crazy stuff!

We had a great first lesson with an investigator named 'K'. He is on date for baptism and has been coming to church for awhile. He will be moving back to Oklahoma next month but we will make sure missionaries contact him there. He loves the church and has been coming with some recent converts in our ward while he spent the summer here. We also had a lesson with a man named 'S' this week who was referred to us by members and we are teaching him in their home. He is a great guy. He is very knowledgeable and has loved the things we shared with him about the Restoration. He will be on date for baptism soon! 

Hope you have a great week! Remember the Savior. He will help you when you need him! I know that He lives and loves each one of us. 

Elder Brinkerhoff

Monday, July 20, 2015

Hey Mom! 

Hopefully you got my letter this week! Hope you enjoyed it and I can't wait to hear back!

Elder Plehn e-mailed me and told me that 'H' got baptized and that his dad is working on it too! That made me pretty happy to hear that!

We just got an awesome member referral and we are super excited about it! Some members just had a gospel conversation with a guy who came to install their blinds and now we're going to teach him and his friend in their home! Super cool!

I held my first District Council meeting this week and it went well! I trained everyone on using the Book of Mormon more effectively and I strived to help them the best I could. It was the first meeting I think I've ever presided at and conducted! I was pretty nervous but it went well. I have another one tomorrow.

We just found out that Elder Allan F. Packer will be visiting our mission in August! We are pretty excited to get to meet him and have him address us!

Wow.. Everyone had a rough week from the sound of it! Hope everyone feels better! Sister Lewis made a ton of cookies for us to eat while we were waiting to be interviewed by President Lewis. They were pretty good! The Lewis's are great! I love them. The mission home is actually in Yak 2nd so I haven't officially been to the mission home yet but I ate dinner in that neighborhood where they live once with President Smart and his family!

Cool to hear about Tylan too! Everyone's going on missions haha 

I love you!

Elder B

Elder B. and the Wenatchee Zone with President and Sister Lewis