Monday, May 22, 2017

Ward Like the States

The MTC Crew 


I forgot to tell you last week, but, my camera broke. My last comp accidently dropped it while taking a pic of me with some members from Alberdi. Oh well. All future pictures, for now, will come from my new comp, Elder Bird.

I totally forgot to tell you about my new comp. He is from Westfield Massachuttes. But, his family moved to Meridian Idaho, where my comp Elder Terrell is from. He´s 21. He´s a capo. Super down to earth. He´s a really great guy.

My new ward is HUGE. I feel like I´m in the States. 140 people from my ward attend church weekly, and about 50 more from a nearby branch also go to our church building because their´s got damaged in a flood.

We started teaching a family from Misiones, the province where the Iguazu Falls are at. They have had lots of problems with churches in the past, and are gonna love the LDS church when they go this Sunday. Their names are Leo, Laura, and Héctor. All three of them said that they´d get baptized if they feel like God tells them that the LDS church is true and that the Book of Mormon is true. Please pray for them.

I just love being a missionary.

Elder Brown

Alma 37:16-17

16 But if ye keep the commandments of God, and do with these things which are sacred according to that which the Lord doth command you, (for you must appeal unto the Lord for all things whatsoever ye must do with them) behold, no power of earth or hell can take them from you, for God is powerful to the fulfilling of all his words.
17 For he will fulfil all his promises which he shall make unto you, for he has fulfilled his promises which he has made unto our fathers.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Happy Mother's Day





Well, first off, happy mother´s day to all!

Second off, I had an emergency transfer. I am now in a city called San Nicolás. My area/ ward is Barrio Oeste. I am pretty excited about this area. It is known for having success. This`ll be really sweet.

My last companion, Elder Taylor, showed up to Rosario sick. He was in bed for the first week, got better, and got me sick. I was in bed for the second week haha. But, I was able to catch up on a lot of reading. I read a lot from Jesus the Christ. For those who have not yet read it, I REALLY recommend it (not as much as the Book of Mormon, but still).

More than that, I don´t have too much to report. I am now feeling well, don´t worry. Learning a lot and excited to work!!

Elder Brown

Ether 12:41

  41 And now, I would commend you to aseek this Jesus of whom the prophets and apostles have written, that the grace of God the Father, and also the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost, which beareth brecord of them, may be and abide in you forever. Amen.

Monday, May 8, 2017








This week was pretty great.

My companion was sick almost all week. So, we spent a lot of time planning and turning our pensh into what almost looks like an army general´s tent. We bought a dry erase marker and wrote on our windows what our plans are for this transfer. We hung a bunch of things up on our doors (we can´t on the walls because the paint comes off). It´s pretty sweet. Even though we´ve had to spend the majority of our time inside, the spirit has been really strong. I think it is because we both have been really giving it our all, even if we have been confined to an apartment for a week.

Sunday was sweet. I gained a testimony of what D&C 59:14 teaches, that "fasting" is really just "rejoicing." The first time I read that, I was dumbstuck. I couldn´t understand how starving yourself for 24 hours could possibly be considered "rejoicing." Well, I found out how. The way to do it, is not to "starve yourself." Of course, you shouldn´t eat, but, fasting is a lot more than just that. It is also trying to be happy and not focus on the things that you can´t have. It helped me to have a better attitude about everything and feel the spirit a little stronger.

Nothing much else happened this week. Like I said, my comp was sick and we had to spend a lot of time in the pensh. He´s feeling better though, and we´re gonna work "a full" this week!!

Elder Brown

Mosiah 18: 9-11

  9 Yea, and are awilling to mourn with those that bmourn; yea, and comfort those that stand in need of comfort, and to stand as cwitnesses of God at all times and in all things, and in all places that ye may be in, even until death, that ye may be redeemed of God, and be numbered with those of the dfirst resurrection, that ye may have eternal life—
  10 Now I say unto you, if this be the desire of your hearts, what have you against being abaptized in the bname of the Lord, as a witness before him that ye have entered into a ccovenant with him, that ye will serve him and keep his commandments, that he may pour out his Spirit more abundantly upon you?
  11 And now when the people had heard these words, they clapped their hands for joy, and exclaimed: This is the desire of our hearts.
 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Bautismos

An old cannon
BAPTISMS!
Me and Elder Taylor
This week was awesome.

This was the first time that I have had two baptisms in the same month, and even more, on the same day. Noelia´s parents and sister went, and they loved it, because we baptized as Jesus got baptized, by immersion. They agreed to have the missionaries visit their house. I hope they too get baptized. The following Sunday, Pablo committed himself to get baptized June 3rd. So, we will be working a lot with him.

Elder Doolin has been transferred to another city. It was a great last week together. He was a really good companion. I shall miss him a lot. I learned a lot with and from him.

My new companion is Elder Taylor. He´s from a little town close to Houston called Vidor. He´s not a steriotypical Texan that is full of himself and his state. He is a super humble missionary, and a SUPER hard worker. He´s also pretty fun. We get along really well. In his words "I haven´t gotten along so well with a companion in so little time." He looks JUST LIKE my cousin Tyton Larsen. This transfer is gonna be a blast. Lot´s of fun, and LOT´S of work!

Elder Brown

Mosiah 13:14
14 And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments.