Monday, June 4, 2012

News From Elder Brimhall

Elder Brimhall is doing great.  He has repented and is writing better letters to us!!  We love to hear from him.  He has moved from Conway and his new area is Simpsonville.  He says it’s pretty awesome and feels honored to be there.  He was made district leader and is making huge goals for him and his new companion. They are both really motivated and Elder Brimhall loves it!!  In one week they got 19 new investigators.  His words were… It’s insane but awesome. Thank you so much for your prayer!  We need them to baptize and I know prayer really does work.

From another letter….I have been biking like 40 miles a day.  It has been cool the last few days because of the rain, but it has been like 85-90 and with the humidity it's unbelievable.

This week was a little slow, but I still had an awesome time because I love being a missionary! 

Something cool I have been thinking about was that the Lord is pleased or favors those who endure with a good heart through afflictions.  I was reading 1 Nephi 1:1 and I really liked when Nephi says: he has seen many afflictions in all his days, nevertheless he was highly favored of the Lord.

Elder Brimhall tells a funny story about his last Companion Elder Chapman, (I hope Elder Chapman doesn’t get mad at me for sharing this)…Elder Chapman is deathly scared of bugs. Seriously deathly scared and almost killed me because of it!

 So we were driving home at the end of the night going about 45 mph and Elder Chapman heard a buzzing sound so he did the only logical thing he could do.  He slammed on the brakes and let go of the steering wheel, swinging his arms trying to knock the bug away.  He really freaked me out.  We managed to make it home and when we did Chapman ran inside.

I was making fun of him the whole time.  But wait, when I was getting ready to shower I picked up my towel and heard the “Buzzing”.  I dropped my towel and ran leaving the “MONSTER” in the room with Elder Chapman.  We found out it was like a bee the size of a walnut. 
Elder Brimhall and Elder Chapman having some fun...

This is how beautiful it is where Elder Brimhall is...