Monthly Archives: December 2015

Week #72 – Love God

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New Year’s Eve early dinner with Bro. Randle!

Hey Mom,

It was awesome to see the family! The church is so true! I had a great time talking with yall on skype! The mission is awesome, and I am excited to start off the new year, and dominate the next 8 months. Crazy that I have been out for that long! I gave a talk on Sunday with my companion we filled the whole sacrament meeting in the Farmerville Branch. I talked for twenty-minutes on Christ’s Earthly Ministry. It was good, we felt the spirit, I teared up a little. It was a blessing to speak.

I loved the talk that Elder Dieter F. Ucktdorf gave at the 2015 Christmas devotional. “The Generous One”

https://www.lds.org/broadcasts/watch/christmas-devotional/2015/12?lang=eng&vid=4648992699001

“Master, what is the greatest commandment in the law? Love God with all your heart, might, mind and strength. The second is like unto it, Love thy neighbor as thyself.”

Even when our lives are not going right, when we are disappointed, and are sorrowful, we can have joy and peace because of Jesus Christ. Love God, serve him, remember him, and live after his sons example, even the Savior Jesus Christ. Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, and inspire those around you. Uplift those who are down, and comfort those who stand in need of comfort. We can overcome all things through our Savior Jesus Christ, he is the ultimate comforter. If we do these things, when the savior comes again we will rise with the just, and we will experience joy. Let us thank our Heavenly Father and our Savior Jesus Christ, for all our many blessings even when things are not going the best for us. Have an attitude of gratitude, as you do, you will find JOY!

Joy to the world.

” Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2

“But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.” John 20

“Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And ye are witnesses of these things.” Luke 24

Indeed as members of the only true church of our Savior Jesus Christ, we are witnesses of these things! In the name of Jesus Christ, amen!

Love yall, MERRY CHRISTMAS, and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Sincerely,

ELDER BRENAN CORBIN

Week #71 Christmas 2015

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Skype with Brenan, great Christmas Gift!

Hey Mom and Dad! Love yall so much! I can’t wait to see the family this week! Can you believe it, only such a short time left on the mission! The mission is the best thing I have ever done. I love seeing the gospel invigorate my soul, and see how it blesses those around me. I have seen how the gospel through the atonement has blessed all of us. For skype, I know we are going to try to go to Monroe and play football in the morning. Then I know we are gonna eat with some really cool members. They said we could skype at there house, or facetime with the ipad or something. I didn’t get any email from president or anyone about how long we have to skype/facetime! . So probably similar to last time, probably about 2 hours. Not sure tho. I will give you a call in the morning from our phone and give you more information. Thanks for all the Christmas gifts! I needed them, I dont know if you bought me slippers.., if not let me know because i want to buy some to wear around the house and in the mornings and stuff. I just got my pillow so I am excited to sleep on it.

I am so thankful for all yall have done for me, the mission has really opened my eyes to all the many blessings God has given us. I realize now how hard yall worked to keep this family on the right path, and to supply a roof over our heads, and provide the things we need in life. I was spoiled and still am, and I am forever grateful for both of you. I love you Mom and Dad so much, and for helping me overcome my struggles in life by setting a good example and helping me be able to apply the atonement in my life.

I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is true, I know that the Savior lives, I know that he loves both you and me! I know that Joseph Smith was the prophet that restored Christs Church to the earth in the 1800’s. I know that the Book of Mormon is scripture given to us from God. I know that we can find joy and happiness in our lives by serving others, and living the gospel. What a blessing of joy and happiness it is to be members of the beautiful church! I know that we can be together forever in our families. Our lives are so blessed, we have such a beautiful family with all of our members active, and all the siblings sealed in temple. Can you imagine how much a blessing that is! Most people do not get that! WE truly are blessed! Salvation truly is a family affair! I love yall! Love you Mom! Love you DAD!

Can’t wait to see yall this week! It is gonna be great!!! LOVE YOU!!

Church is true!! Dominate! KEEP IT REAL AND LOVE THE LORD!

LOVE ELDER BRENAN CORBIN

Week #70 We Exist

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Hey Mom! This last week has been a good work! That is too bad Aubree and Blake are not coming for Christmas, but that is okay, next year when i get home they better! It is crazy that i will be skyping yall this next week! Cant wait to talk to all yall! life is soo good, it is crazy that i have been serving for 16 months already, time really does fly! I love what you said in your email. We have to work hard and be of good cheer! that is exactly what we are supposed to do to be happy! Keep the commandments!

Can you believe it!

This is what we call reality, I am not sure if yall understand that we are real and that we actually exist, is not that crazy. now that we exist what is it in this reality that is real! I promise we are not just floating on a rock somewhere out in the middle of space for fun. I promise there is a reason behind it all. What is that reason!?

Ever wondered what the purpose of life was? I do all the time, why is it that we experience joy and happiness, pain and misery. I know it is because God has created a plan for us. I know that God is real, I know that he is our Heavenly Father.

I know that he has a body of flesh and bone, that is glorified and perfected, I know that we are literally created in his image! I know that he wants what is best for us. I know that he is the ultimate law giver, and that he in his infinite wisdom and love has provided a way for us, his spirit children, to become like him.

Is not that a plain and precious truth? Is not that the reality of our lives? If not what is? and how can i know it?

Thankfully our Loving Father in Heaven does not leave us on our own but that he has sent his holy spirit to testify of all truths, things as they were, things as they are, and things as they are going to be! What a blessing!

Through prayer and through studying Gods word, and exercising faith on his commandments, I have found for myself by the power of the holy Ghost that this is indeed a reality! What a blessing. Why am I happy!

Because I know that these things are real!
I know that God through his only perfect son, has created the worlds, and he has put adam and eve upon our earth, and that they truly did partake of the fruit and because of the fall of adam and eve we too are subject to physical death, but through adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. I know that Christ came to the earth and that he suffered beyond our imagination for the sins of the world. i know that on the third day he was resurrected and because of the atonement we can be made… (at-one) with our heavenly father and our savior.

I know that that is the ultimate goal Heavenly Father wants for us, to be exalted in the Celestial kingdom with our families! I know these things are true, and it has alternated my life and has forever changed the way I act, the way I think, and the way I treat others. For indeed we all want happiness.

The beautiful simplicity of the gospel is overwhelming and it will take an eternity to fully understand it all, but i know that anyone who asks, who seeks with all his heart, and prays unto God, and is honest, will find, but it is a burning desire that is not satisfied until he receives and answer, when he does this. The gospel will open his understanding and it will invigorate his soul for i have experienced it for myself. Then is he brought about to the great plan of redemption and is able to participate in the Glorious restored gospel of our savior, that is only found in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day saints.

I know that this is true, and I promise that we can all have our testimonies re-kindled, and we can have our life’s changed forever, for our eternal gain and happiness! May God bless us all this week, and may we develop the eyes to see and the ears to hear the glorious mercies of the lord!

Love Elder Brenan Corbin!

Week #69 Every Member

 

So yes, i got transferred to Farmerville. My companion is Elder Konchar, he is super chill, he has gone through alot and is a super solid missionary. He came out with me, so we are loving it! It has been a fun week. We have

 

 

been working hard.

We had three investigators in Sacrament, so we are hoping to help them progress to follow their savior!

Farmerville has alot of potential so we just have to keep at it, and build this branch into a ward. The members here are awesome, and they will help them progress.

We need every member a missionary. If every member brought a new person to the church, the size of the church would double! Wouldnt that be nice! There is no reason why it is not possible. We can do it, through Christ who strengthens us. I know that he can help us do all things. We just have to work for it! I know this church is true. The spirit will help all people understand and realize that this is the restored church it is that simple! It takes prayer and it takes patience, that is how we can know for ourselves. It is worth it!

I cant wait for Christmas it is gonna be sooooo fun, it is coming fast, we got to work hard and do what we can cus time flies and it will continue to go faster so we must seize every SINGLE DAY! YOU CAN SLEEP WHEN YOU ARE DEAD!

Love Yall,

Dominate life.
Keep it Real, and seize the day because you will never get it back.

Love Elder Brenan Corbin

Week #68 – We Can Be Happy

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Shout out to my homie! Beckstrom, i’m wearing his jacket… haha

Hey MOM, smart move! I did get transfered, to FARMERVILLE!

I am super excited to be serving here! I got to see the pictures you sent! THanks for getting that shirt, I am excited! 

I am serving with a elder who came out with me! His name is ELDER KONCHAR

HE is legit, and I am super excited to be able to serve with him in this area!

For thanksgiving in Meridian Ms, we just went to a house at lunch ate lunch, and that was it. Wasn’t the best. Thankfully the other elders, held there own thanksgiving, and they like to cook so they made a ton of turkey, and all the sides. So they were nice enough to share it with us because they had so much! 

WE didn’t have a turkey bowl! So that kinda sucked, but funny thing is, im serving just north of my old area by like 30 min. so for Christmas and new years, we will probably drive down to the same place last year to play football!!!! SOOO FUN! SO i will get to see all my old friends in that ward! I am glad that I got out of Meridian, it was way out there. 

Ezra man, so many babies, i cant wait to see all the little pups again! But this is no other thing that i could be doing right now that is better than this! Its hard sometimes, but it is also way fun! 

I love the lord, we can happy if we choose to be happy! We just have to live the gospel, and inspire, and uplift those around us! If we do, we will have the spirit, and if we have the spirit, we will be happy! 

Love yall i will email more next week! KEEP IT REAL THIS WEEK!

LOVE ELDER BRENAN CORBIN