Monthly Archives: August 2014

FIRST ASSIGNMENT – Monroe, Louisiana Area – DUCK DYNASTY!!!

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SOOOOO the Jackson Mississippi Mission is the best mission, sooo many trees here love it. Crickets are everywhere making noise like no other. My new companion /trainer is Elder Adams I have not met him yet but it will be awesome. SOoo many trees did i say that already? anyways its nice and humid, it was 89 degrees the first day and 40% humidity i wonder what it will be like when it is 100%. The mission president and his wife are so awesome and kind. They are some the nicest people i have ever met. I’m so happy to be out here serving the lord. I’m going to find and convert duck dynasty peeps lol, They’re in the ward boundaries next to my ward so there in the West Monroe Ward, but have been seen all the time in Monroe. They have their own church, haha, so it will be hard, people in the mission said that they have been taught the restoration and have book of mormons. But they have there own church (tucker it’s priestcraft hahah). But I’m feeling so good, the south is amazing! the food is good, and slap yo mama cajun spice is money! I put it on pasta the other day and it was bomb digity. I am safe and i made it alright. Did u order my bike?????? I didn’t get one at the mission home??? I got a helmet but no bike??? SO call the mission home and find out where my bike is if u bought it? okay? please, im kind of freaking out cus i thought that i had one waiting for me, other missionaries got theres, and they said that if i had one that they would get it to me, also Monroe is a biking mission. So i need to find out if u got me a bike or not mom and dad. I have the helmet but i don’t know where my bike is so call the mission home or something. Maybe it has not shown up yet but most people got there bikes already. The people in the mission are awesome. I love this place already, its so awesome the people are amazing, the food, and the culture is so awesome, the south is like nothing that i have ever seen before, and Mississippi and Louisiana are completely different from the other south states, its pure bred french born cajuns that are like awesome. The bugs are okay i guess i have not really experienced them yet but there making noise everywhere, its the classic Huckleberry Fin noise that u can imagine, greenery for dayssssssss. come to the south after my mission way better than Venezuela and Brazil haha jk but i know with a shadow of a doubt that this is where im supposed to serve it is awesome. crazy how cool i cant tell how awesome and good i feel right now so awesome!!!!!! so stoked and exited for the next two years to serve. South is so different and in a good way, i love it. All the elders in my district got split up to different places. The mission is fantastic and i’m so glad to begin this journey. The church has been restored today and Joseph Smith is a prophet of god, if anyone that is not a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day saints and is reading this know that christs earthly ministry has been restored to this last dispensation. We have a living prophet of the lord that lives and is guided by the lord. If you believe in the bible and believe in Christ then you will believe in the book of mormon. if u get on your knees, read and pray to know of its truthfulness. Alma 32;10. I know that Christ is the Savior of the world, and has atoned for our sins that if we chose to follow him we can be forgiven of those things. Let me ask you this, could a wicked man write such a book i say nay, for you can tell of its goodness, but would a good man be able to write it, i say nay, the only way a good man would be able to write it would be if they were called and commanded of god to write it, Joseph Smith translated the book of mormon from the golden plates barred by Moroni, all those who are true followers of Christ will come to know that it is true, all those who don’t believe or try to believe in the book of Mormon are not followers of Christ, thats just fact, for Christ said himself that, “They draw near to me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me, they teach for doctrines of the commandments of men, having form of godliness, but they deny the power thereof”. Joseph Smith-History 1:19. Its just that simple, i challenge all those who say they follow Christ, read the Book of Mormon I DARE YOU. Let’s see what you got, let’s see if you can be apart of the most important work in the history of the world and of the most importance, and that is the work of God, the Father of things created. I say this in the name of Jesus Christ amen.

2nd Email- Mom not to worry. I got my bike, I GOT MY THE BIKE!!
Got my bike mom thanks love you don’t worry about it i got it, love you mom and dad

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Spirit is So Strong Here – Week #1

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Pic #1   Delta leaving Orange County Airport, headed to Salt Lake City…

Pic #2   Elder Towner in the blue tie is Brenan’s companion… 

 

Dear Fam

Mom WOW! I can not believe how fast time has gone, absolutely amazing. This first week my testimony has grown so much. The spirit is so strong here. Thanks for the dear elders, I love reading them everyday they cheer me up so much!!! i’m getting shredded and i’m going to hit my goal of being able to do 100 pushups in a row. Monday, 8:40am our flight leaves from salt lake city, and we will land in Atlanta, Georgia at around 2:05pm, then a 45 minute delay or so then we are flying to Mississippi around 3:50pm. There are 18 people arriving in the Mission!!! I can call from the Airport in Salt Lake City and in Atlanta i bought a five dollar gift card thing so it will be easier to call you, so either like in the morning or like at noon, I don’t know the time zones yet so haha but ill call your cell. SOOOOO my district is 42-c. and The elders are Elder Pedersen, Elder Anderson, Elder Ah Ching, Elder Towner, Elder Soma, Elder Clapp, and Elder Godwin. Our teachers messed up and gave us the wrong companion of a day so my companion is Elder Towner he is the district leader. All the elders are great and we are getting along fine, one of the elders, Elder Soma who is from Hawaii, and he is going to the Las Vegas West Mission, he was so surprised that I knew all the same artists as him in reggae thanks to my mangs tucker, stephen, ethan, and riley, haah Kolohe Kai, the green, spawnbreezie, jboog, iration, rebulation, he was like what he loves me its so awesome i love all the elders, they call me the life of the district because i am always talking about being on fire with the gospel and just staying on fire, i got everyone going on the fifa anouncing, what is this messi is, oh my messi is meeting with what,? the missionaries are on the field, messi has agreed to be baptized oh my and wait theres more cristianoooo ranaldo wants to be baptized too. oh my goodness the spirit is an absolute firecracker!!!! and wait what is this the stadium is filling up with water, the whole stadium has been baptized, what an absolute miracle the missionaries have done it !.!!! (all that in the fifa voice ahhah so fun) everything is funny missionaries 20,000 satan 0. So to answer Aubs question of is everything funny yes, oh and we learned about the 17 points in the bible about how our church is true and we would always role play and say so, “Mr. Pope can i have 17 minutes of time to absolutely prove to you that your church is wrong” and everyone just starts cracking up its the best love it never laughed so hard in my life. Elder Clapp and Elder Soma And Elder Anderson and Elder Godwin are going to las vegas, everyone else is going to Mississippi i was kind of bummed about that but its where the lord wants them to be,. Sorry i’m typing really fast i cus theres not that much time. keep sending the dear elders i loves them soooooo much ahaha. Amanda HAppy birthday wow so awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
CHurch is true and when its your birthday u are just one step closer to dieing so CONGRATS nah im jking haahahaha but love u so much love haley and james everyone MASSOOONNNNNNN love u mang. WE did not get to hear an apostle it was the Women President leader Bonnie Overseen or something like that is was a great devotional. Class is so fun and everything here about the mtc is good. Mom dad love you, BLAKE EVERYONE, AUBREEE THANK YOU FOR SENDING ME SO MANY DEAR ELDERS They brighten my day so much you don’t even know haha jk u do but i never thought mail and emailing would be like the best thing ever!!!! anyways i love you all and keep the domination ratio up. I testify to all that Jesus Christ is our savior, that if you read the Book of Mormon with real intent searching and praying to find an answer you will get one, i know that as you pray to know that you will not get a visitation but you will come to know of its goodness, I testify to you that i do not have to defend the book of mormon it stands alone in its testament, Joseph Smith is a real prophet called upon by the lord to restore his church, if you want to know the church is true read the book of mormon it is evidence that the church is true, people ask for signs well here it is the book of mormon, physical evidence that the first vision is true!!!! I love you fam and i testify in the sacred name of our lord and savior jesus christ amen……..!!!!!!!!!

this was real quick but love u byyyee!!!!!

Entering MTC

Brenan and DemiThe Lord’s missionary to bring the world his truth! Brenan and Aubreefinal prep Last pictures with family.Getting ready Last minute advise Last minute advise!Last hugs Brenan going into MTC Joins the valiant men who leave for 2 years. Brenan MTC  Final wave goodbye! Hoorah for Israel Brenan! Love you!

Fond Farewell

 

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It was a tearful farewell as we said our goodbyes to Brenan! His purpose? To invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel. We bid farewell to our son who leaves us to serve with all his heart, might and strength. As he would say, time to DOMINATE!!!

Fond Farewell

Fond Farewell