Monday, October 26, 2015

October 19, 2015

 This week was transfers and so as it was transfers we had to take some district pictures before we all get split up. I will be staying in Stanley for the time being so that is good! I like it here the only bad part is there is no Wal-Mart or McDonald's and that is very inconvenient.  I guess you don't appreciate what you have till its gone...

On a more spiritual side we taught a few really good lessons this week. One of the lessons we taught was to a less active.  He hasn't been to church in a few years but we decided to go and share a little message about faith it went super good and he said that he would come to church this week.  Sure enough he ended up coming this week so it was super awesome!!

Ether 12:27 has been a great scripture for me so far on my mission its crazy how much a scripture can help you to get through trials.

"And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them."

Love and Miss you all!!

Love Elder Brinkerhoff

Monday, October 19, 2015

Week of October 12, 2015

This week was a pretty good week.

 We didn't teach to many lessons this week because we had lots of meeting's  in Minot. We spent about 4 whole days there. However the lessons that we did teach this week were pretty awesome! 

The first lesson we taught this week was to a recent convert we weren't really sure what we were going to talk about with her so we just kind of winged it. When we got in the lesson we decided that we were going to watch the "Hope of Gods Light" it is a Mormon message if you haven't seen it before you should watch it.  When we decided to show it she started crying and the spirit was super strong. In the video it talks about how this guy was going to commit suicide but he ends up not doing it. After the video was over she told us that the night before that she was going to commit suicide and if we had not gone over and shared that message when we did she probably would have.  It was super awesome that we had no idea what we were going to talk about, but the spirit led us to the message that she needed most.

Also this week we went golfing so that was awesome! Some of the members let us borrow these super old clubs but it was a great time!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Another good week

So this week was good. It was a pretty slow week we did a lot of knocking on doors we taught 14 lessons this week. Some of the lessons were good. We actually got a 16 year old boy named Edmund on Date to be baptized on the 31st of this month that was the high light of the week!
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So this week we went out to Tioga to do service its about an hour away from our apartment and we had the service like right when we got there so we wore our service clothes out there. When we were done with the service we went to the gas station to change our clothes and I realized I forgot my shoes so I had to wear my red Nikes all day! I have to say my feet were way comfier, maybe I'll have to "accidentally" do it again.

​We were driving down the road and decided to get on these hay bails they are about 6 feet tall!

Love and miss you all!

Love Elder Brinkerhoff

Monday, October 5, 2015

Week 3

This week has been pretty exciting! We taught a few good lessons. We got a referral to go talk to this guy. So we called him up and he said that we could come over when ever so we went to his house shorty after e got off the phone. When we got to this guys house it was clear out in the middle of no where. So we get to this guys "house" its more like a little shack type thing. He had his wife and 2 teens and 1 four year old living there. We sat down and starting talking ot him and he told us that he was a convicted felon and that he was in prison for a few years for violence and stuff. He was a crazy guy. But he does have a very strong testimony  He invited us to come back so we are going to go back there on Tuesday we are going to teach the restoration so hopefully that goes good. It is hard to see people who have lived a hard life and are having a hard time to change it around.

The kids of the polygamist family that I was telling you about can no longer be baptized.  We were starting on the paper work and because of new church policy they can not be baptized until they are 18 and moved out of the house. This was some really hard news because they have really been progressing very good and they were super excited to be baptized but now they cant. 

Conference was good. We watched it at the church and then the Bishop and first counselor took us to lunch after the first session.  

That's about all that went on this week.

Love you!
Love Tyler