Showing posts from October, 2015

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween  from Elder Brinkerhoff and Elder Peterson! (I got this surprise picture in my inbox!!!)

Back in Yak!

Hey all!
Wow what a week! Just got doubled in/white-washed into a new proselyting area in Yakima! I am training and District leader in the Ahtanum Creek and Yakima Valley YSA serving with Elder Peterson from Kaysville, Utah. Elder Peterson and I have been making quite the adjustment! I was surprised to find that we were now covering this ward and this branch instead of Randall park which was the original plan but we are so happy and excited to begin our time here! President made a last minute switch as I was coming down from Wenatchee apparently!

It's been great so far! Got to visit the new WYM mission home and mission office this week. We are driving a brand new 2016 Toyota Corolla and we just moved in to a spacious apt that has everything except a laundry area. We have been making our plans for this week to take over existing investigators and to begin finding new ones too! The YSA covers the people in the Yakima and Selah stakes so it's been strange to be able to go to some…
From Sister Lewis's blog (I removed many of the pictures from her post and mostly kept the ones that Elder Brinkerhoff is in)Trainer & Trainee Meeting 23 October 2015Posted onOctober 23, 2015by This afternoon we met with all the newly arrived missionaries in the south part of the mission for T&T Training.  These missionaries arrived Tuesday, traveled to their new areas Wednesday, had a day of work, and now returned to us today (Friday).  It was Great to see them again, rested, settled, and happy!  Lots of unknown factors in their lives are now known, and they are ready to work! The training today was excellent.  President Lewis reviewed the Four Essential Truths of the Gospel of Jesus Christ: 1. Jesus Christ is the Savior of the World2. Joseph Smith saw God, the Father, and the Son3.  The Book of Mormon is the Word of God4.  The Priesthood has been restored to the earth. We also talked about Companion Unity (see D&C 38:27).  I talked to them about the Ad…

Transfer Week!

First, he teased me with THIS email:
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "The good ol transfer predictions board!! One person guessed it right!" (Predictions for each Missionary are listed vertically)
And then several other pictures which clued me in that he is being transferred this week:
"Said goodbye to the 'H' family last night :o( "
"My last District Counsel in Wenatchee"
Then he finally sent me an explanation! ha ha --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hey Mom! 
Yes I do actually have a couple requests: Can you also send me that Presidents of the Church DVD set that I sent home? And when you send the DVD's can you not send the covers? Just the discs in sleeves or something? Also if you can somehow find a good pair of work gloves for cheap that would be helpful. I have some but they are slowly deteriorating haha OH! And "Meet the Mor…
I'm a little are a couple of weeks worth of emails and pictures.  To start off with, I got a surprise email with pictures Conference weekend:
This is sister Ludeman.
We are so blessed to have your amazing son in our home today!! He asked me to share this with you!!! 


Thanks for the pictures from the Sister Ludeman! It sure was a great conference! We watched with the Ludeman's on Saturday. We all had a great time watching conference! We had a lesson/testimony meeting in-between sessions and some lunch. We then went to the rest of the sessions at the stake center. Conference was amazing and I can't wait to get the conference Ensign!! WEIRD TO REALIZE THAT I ONLY HAVE ONE MORE CONFERENCE LEFT!!!!!! AHHHHH!!! :)
That's so funny about your connection with the Skousens. You can tell them that she is doing SO well. She and Sister Wilson are doing a…