Monthly Archives: June 2015

Week #44- Come Unto Me

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Brenan Transferred last week to Pearl, MS. This is his new companion Elder Vest.

So this last couple of weeks have been crazy with the transfer and all! Life is pearl is good, we don’t get fed as much but thats okay, Im kinda glad about that actually. So I found out that this area will be turning into a full bike area, so starting next transfer, Elder Vest will probably leave, and i am guessing i will train in the new full bike area, so I will be in a full bike area for a total of most likely 9 months on my mission, soo crazy hot, we are burning out here, that is for both the summers on my mission, It will be great, no one said it would be easy, but it is worth it. The missionary work is good! We are teaching a part member family. The investigators names are Karmen, and Nick, they both smoke but are willing to stop, and they both need to get married to there spouses. But they are looking good, and are really interested and excited about experiencing true joy in there lives! It is going to be a marvelous work and a wonder. WE taught them the plan of salvation last night. They loved it, we will be teaching a resto/gospel lesson to them on monday night. I asked them if they have anything against being baptized and they said no, and that they are looking forward to tackling these challenges they have in there way. What a blessing it is to know that we are the children of a Loving Heavenly Father. Who cares for us and sent his son Jesus Christ TO Lift us to a higher plain of glory. Just like a plant cannot become into a animal, and an animal cant become into a man, only unless the higher being, reaches down and partakes of that substance and brings it into the higher plain, that is what Christ did for us. He, through the Atonement, reaches down to lift us beyond our mortal down fall, and lifts us to become like him, that is why i love the verses in Moses 1:39, Romans 8:16-17, Acts 17: 28-29, 1 John 3: 1-2.

There are many more, but I love the Lord, and am thankful for the grace that he has given us from the beginning of the eternities. Grace is given to us whether we are worthy or not, it is something that will always be there, so if there is anything in your life, that you need to change, that you need to repent, that you need to do to be inline with Heavenly Father and his teachings, do it,there is no need to wait, it will be with you always, grace will be on your side the whole way and forever, but he will not do it for you, you need to try your hardest and while you are doing that, the savior will be ACTIVELY HELPING YOU, for our savior said,

” Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

I have felt this power beyond my own in sacred times in the mission field, when things are looking down, when we are discouraged and tired and beaten and in the heat, when we have no one to teach and no friends to accompany, with the finger of scorn at us, and discouragement dragging us down, with our faith weakening, I have felt the holy spirit push me along,

and i remember the humble hymn dad always used to sing to me,

sometimes I hear the holy spirit whisper it to my heart

“Son fear not,
give said the little stream, give oh give, give oh give. Give, then, as Jesus gives,Give, oh! give, give, oh! give . Give, then, as Jesus gives; There is something all can give. Do as the streams and blossoms do: For God and others live.”

I testify with the power of my soul that this is Gods work, that this is his church, that Christ is our savior, and suffered beyond all, and that he loves us, and because of him eternal happiness can be found in this life and with our loved ones in the eternities, In the name of Jesus Christ amen.

Love Elder Brenan Corbin

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Week #43- Felt the Spirit

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This is a two pound Bass I caught!!!

Elder Vest is my companion it is going to be so awesome he is a great missionary! President McDonough, really dialed in this last transfer, he put alot of super strong missionaries together, that match and Elder Vest is already my mang. We are gonna absolutely dominate. He probably is my favorite companion so far, hopefully we can continue on this good streak. SO I lead my first District Meeting today, it was fun everyone said they loved it, and felt the spirit, I am really excited to see what happens. Its awesome to be here in pearl, Pearl is right next to the airport where all the new Missionaries come in, so its where i flew into the ap’s are in Richland so its like right there to its awesome! Its pretty cool to be in a new area, and just enjoying the journey is all I am doing, I am learning a ton, and just loving every second of it! Pdays are great! I know it is gonna be a blast, Everything is looking up im learning to love the people of Mississippi, and IM excited for the up beat in change of Mission Presidents and missionary work. I know that when we look at things with a different perspective, eternally, we can see through and identify what truly matters in life. This is by far the happiest time of my life so far, and the hardest. Rob Nelsen said that he is taking the missionary discussions in washington while he is at his internship. The lord finds his elect and he will bring them into his fold, those you knock, it shall be opened, those who ask shall receive. Life is fantastic. I know the Lord is watching over me, and he knows where I am, I know he knows where you are, and he cares and loves you. Charity is the pure love of christ, and if anything is need in this world it is Charity. Let us love one another, and care for one another, and share that gospel that is to be preached into the world before the savior comes, That time is now, this is his gospel, his church was lost, it has not been restored, I know that to be true, i know that as we live this doctrine we can know it to be true, that is how we test the restored truths fruit. John 7 :17. Brothers and Sisters, this is the only denomination that can open the Celestial Doors to Gods Children, its only through that priesthood, and then living the gospel. For ” For we labor diligently to write, to persuade our children, and also our brethren, to believe in Christ, and to be reconciled to God; for we know that it is by grace that we are saved, after all we can do.” 2 Nephi 25 : 23.

I know this is Gods kingdom on the earth, I know that God lives, and I know that my Redeemer lives, what comfort this sweet sentence gives, he lives, I know that my Redeemer lives, all glory to his name.

Love Elder B. Corbin

PS. Rob Nelsen is Brenan’s life long childhood friend since Kindergarten. He also did “Are you tougher than a Boy Scout” on NAT GEO with Brenan. Brenan got Rob involved in scouting!

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Brenan’s farewell pic with Rob Nelsen….

Week #42- The Spirit is so Strong

Thanks mom i loved your testimony, the church is true! I know it, crazy the church is so awesome, can you imagine, the savior, he truly lives, he is alive he is watching over us and guiding us,you dont have to spend much time with the missionaries to realize that this work is true, the spirit is so strong, life is fantastic, you just got to keep ballin, that is what life is about, constantly turning to the lord and realizing that you depend on him and then changing yourself to be more like the savior, that is what true happiness is, when we are exalted in Gods kingdom with him. Its not about churches, its about the FAthers plan and there is only one way, we always get mistaken about oh this church and that church, it doesnt matter,what matters is the priesthood and that without it you can do anything, you can do the things you need to do to get into the kindgom,what a merciful and just God our Father is. Do you want God to be fair? if you said yes than you are mistaken. For God to be fair, none of us would make it into the kingdom, what does the old testament say, Dont make any mistakes, keep all the commandments, if you can do that then you can inherit the kingdom, but who is going to be able to do this only one? yup only one the savior, so because Heavenly father is MERCIFUL and JUST he gave the NEW TESTAMENT! First Faith on the Lord Jesus Christ, Second, Repentance, Third,  Baptism our first COVENANT!, Fourth, receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost,  and FIFTH ENDURING TO THE END, ENDURING TO THE END ENTAILS OTHER COVENANTS WE MAKE like ETERNAL MARRIAGE<ENDOWMENTS And for men receiving the higher priesthood! WHAT A BLESSING LETS GET PUMPED LETSSS GOOOO, the church is true, put a smile on your face dog gon it lets do this, serve the lord, do what you can, the mission is the greatest thing i have ever done in my life, and i am humbled and amazed that the lord gave me this opportunity what a blessing, I know that i have found the truth there is no decpetion here, none whats so ever. THis is his gospel, so everyone please,please, with the sincerety of my heart, this matters you have to act you have to be someone who acts and not someone who is acted upon we need to follow the savior by doing these things, what a great plan, how much joy is found in those who are truly penitent and saved in his kingdom, there is no other way! I feel so much joy right now, this is the happiest I have been in my entire life, there is no greater work! SO I said by President McDonough and Sister McDonough there going home in 6 days, we get a new mission president, they are President and Sister Olsen. I love president McDonough, i will miss them both. But all of our times are up at some point and it is there time to go home. I know this work is true, dont be sad, and if you are, fix it, repent, repentance is a relieve system not a punishment, change that is what life is about,the Lord has given us an oppurtunity to be added upon, grace to grace, “Behold this is my work and my glory, to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man” Moses 1:39 Hallelujah what a blessing, I love the Lord, and I am going to always to serve him! THe spirit is so strong, Dad always the mission would save my life, I know what he meant.

Love yall here are some pictures ! Ill send them on google drive its so much better, ill send them to Blake and Mom, tucker too. Love ya

President told my that will be getting transferred so if you dont here from me untill like tuesday next week thats whylove yalll dominate

DOMiNATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LETS GOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BRETHREN THE CHURCH IS TRUE WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hard work pays, the lord will never forsake!

Love Elder B. Corbin

Week #41- Heart, Might, Mind, and Strength

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Working hard in all aspects!

Everything is going great not a lot happened this week it just went by pretty fast. We have been fishing for bass on p-days and it’s pretty fun. A member gave me a collapsible pole so its pretty nice of him. The lord blessed me, the work is moving along not much happened this week, we got some potentials but i’m not sure if they will progress, i hope so we will pray for them. Sounds like everything is going well back home. Life is good on the mission, there is nothing better than it, serving the lord will all your heart, might, mind, and strength. I’m not sure whats going to happen at the end of the transfer with me, i might get transfer or not, I recently learned that two of my companions have gone home early. My trainer, and my last companion Elder Burningham. Idk what happened, maybe depression, maybe can’t take the heat and the stress haha. Who knows, it’s sad but i tried to help them. The lord puts people in our path that we can learn from, whether they make good choices or bad ones, you have something you can learn from each person. We have been committing people at dinner appointments to pass a mormon.org card to someone they feel impressed to give it to. I would tell them, “So always have this card on you so when you feel impressed to give it to someone you know or while you are thinking about giving it to the cashier at Walmart, or maybe its the person standing next to you while you are wondering what kind of ice cream you are gonna buy for the elders” lol. People always worry about what they are going to say, funny thing is every convert to the church cant tell you what the first thing the missionaries said to them. “can you tell me the first thing the missionaries said at your door, or in your home?” No you cant. thats because thats not what matters what matters is the holy ghost and thats where the conversion begins. So next time you do missionary work with someone, don’t worry about what your going to say, or how, for the Lord said it will be given you in that moment. Just tell them what you know from your heart, they will listen. The good news of the Gospel is that we have prophets to lead us today, the good news is that we have the priesthood which protects us and our families, it is the authority given to worthy men to preform work for the lord, it is the fuel that keeps the engine going, it is the snow under the snowboarders feet. It is what makes things work in the gospel. Without the Priesthood its like a fish out of water, a surfer with no wave, or an elephant with no trunk haha. It just doesn’t work. The great news is that the Savior lives and that he loves us, he is our advocate with the father, he is the only name under heaven in which mankind can be saved. the church is true, there is not one more important thing you will ever do. What kind of life you live, the decisions you make will matter, there are consequences and the lord holds all accountable for there actions. Eternity is a long time, there is a life after death, don’t tell me you will worry about it when you get there, don’t tell me that god doesn’t exist, don’t tell me that you are saved, you ain’t saved until your in the kingdom of god, don’t tell me that it doesn’t matter because we are here to have fun and we can change in the next life, don’t tell me grace oh grace yeah grace thats how i am saved. Are you kidding me, how stupid is that, i would not have you ignorant, if it was only by grace that we are saved and no works, Hitler, osama, and every wicked person would make it to gods kingdom, chiefy, mercy cannot rob justice, otherwise god would cease to be God. You have to do something. You have to change, Christ didn’t die for you so you could throw it all away by doing nothing. There is a life after death, we didn’t just come out of nothing, and now we are here, we didn’t start from the bottom and now we are here, how stupid is that, it takes more faith to believe a mans logic about science and how we blew up from an atom that did exist and didn’t at the same time. Are you kidding me right now, how dumb is that? You really think that you can do what ever you want and God will save you by his grace? Really, a God who said that even if you think about breaking a commandment you have already broken it in your heart? Does that sound like easy doctrine? God is a perfect being who demands the best from us, but he knows we wont be perfect thats why he sent his son. Thats why he demands us to continue to try, by repenting, thats why we have the gospel, but you cant just keep on in your sins, it doesn’t work that way, you cant get to the celestial that way. Its not gonna happen, you have to plead with your Heavenly Father for change. You have to ask him to help you believe, you have to ask him to manifest his spirit to you, and when you ask it is not just a one and done. It is a constant quest that takes a long time. But it will come, at the last moment when you are about to give up, if you want to experience true joy in your life follow the counsel given in the scriptures, search them and if you do , it will lead you right to the truth, that is that This is the kingdom of God on the earth, The church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is Gods church, it is lead by him. Come and be apart of his fold. and if not your weren’t apart of the elect of God anyways.

Christ paved the way for every person to ever life, every person could be saved in Gods kingdom, but, not everyone will act, many will be deceived, that is why Christ says “my sheep will hear my voice” “his people” are the ones that will follow him, its not that only his people “the jews” will be saved, its that all those who change and follow him BECOME “his people”

Brethren church is true, no question.

Love Elder B. Corbin