Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Cool people and the first impression!

Hello family and friends! 

First off... shout out to the best mom in the world. Holy cow, I  love you!! Happy Mother's Day and birthday coming up! Can't wait to talk to y'all on Sunday. How does it sound if I call at like 4:15 your time? Could everyone make it over?

Anyways, this week was LEGENDARY!! Definitely one of the best weeks of my mission! BY the way... I love Elder Munoz!! I don't know why I have been so blessed to have companions that always help me to become better and that are just so loving. Man, my mission has been awesome! šŸ˜‚ 
This week was full of some legit miracles. We are heading to the temple now to do a session and so I might not have a ton of time to explain them all, but I'll try my best!

We had just gotten done with a meeting in Manhattan, it was raining really hard and an appointment had just canceled on us. Elder Munoz really felt like we needed to go to the very bottom of our area to work, and so we did. We had one person in our area book that lived down in that area and so we looked him up. His name is Waldir. He opened up and let us into his room. The guy had close to nothing in there, just his bed, a banana and a Book of Mormon. He explained to us his love for the gospel and the Book of Mormon and told us that he had, just a month earlier, finished the Book of Mormon. HE KNOWS LIKE EVERYTHING ABOUT THE BOOK!!! He is the most genius man I have ever met! I will attach a picture of his copy of the Book of Mormon. When we got into the area, it was kind of a mess, and so with all the people we had in area book we would try to contact them a couple times and if we couldn't get in contact we would drop them. Well, we had tried to contact Waldir a 1,000 times, but never could, but something held us back from dropping him. And we are so grateful we didn't. He made it to the multi-stake conference we had this past Sunday and loved listening to Elder Oaks.

On our ward list there is like 630 members. I wish that many attended, but just over 120 attend each week. SOOO, we have a lot of people to work with,šŸ˜Š and we have a goal to get to know every single member in our area. And we have seen so many cool things. We met this lady, her name is Stephanie. She was super receptive to meeting with us and loved the missionaries and the church, but hadn't been in like 15 years. We invited her and she said she felt something. She committed to come. And she did!! It was so cool! As we sat down she explained to us that she was so scared to come to church again. She said that she stood at the corner outside the church for like 15 minutes deciding if this was something she really wanted to do. The Spirit touched her, she said, and she came in. Always listen to promptings of the Spirit. It truly is what guides us in this life. She is sooooo cool! And, super excited to progress in the gospel once again. 

Attached is a picture of us with Juan! We were able to round him up some church clothes and he looked so good! šŸ˜‚šŸ˜‚ He has completely stopped smoking and is progressing little by little. Gotta love him! 

Anyways, I love you all more the anything! Mom... you are the best thing in the world and you are a super hero!! See you on Sunday!! 

Con amor,

Elder Brown
Caiden, Elder Munoz and their buddy Juan

This is Waldir's Book of Mormon

He made no comment on this picture. Looks like the district or zone.

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