Monday, December 28, 2015

Week of December 21, 2015

I hope that you all had a great Christmas this week!!  Christmas in the mission field is alot different than being at home! It pretty much just feels like another day. Except for I was able to skype with my Family so that was pretty awesome!! Thanks to everyone who sent me packages and letters!! I really appreciate it! 

This week we taught 17 lessons. Lots of the lessons that we taught were about christmas specifically the true meaning of christmas. When you really think about the true meaning of christmas you realize that it is about so much more than just presents and having fun. 

It has been super cold this week we had a couple of days where the temperature was hanging about -15. On christmas it was pretty nice it was a hefty 10 degrees but compared to -15 thats pretty nice we didn't even have our coats on cause we thought it was "nice" outside.

I hope all is well with everyone!!

Love you all! 


Elder Brinkerhoff

Monday, December 21, 2015

Week of December 14, 2015

This week was a really good week. We were able to teach 23 lessons this week. So it was a good week. Some of the lessons that we had went really well. When I first came on my mission I was super worried about teaching lessons and knowing what to say. As I have been in more lessons I have gotten a lot better at teaching and knowing what to say to people.

I have a new Companion. His name is Elder Maxfield he is pretty cool and we get along good. We are going to have a good companionship. Especially if we keep teaching as many lessons as we did this week.

This week one of our investigators named Susan commited to us that she was going to quit smoking by the end of this week. That is the only thing that is holding her back from being baptized. We are going to be able to baptize her onJanuary 2nd if she is able to quit smoking this week. We are really hoping that she is going to be able to quit.

Hope you are all having a great week!!
Merry Christmas!!

Elder Brinkerhoff

Monday, December 7, 2015

Week of December 7, 2015

This week we had a ZTM (zone training meeting) in Minot! Which also means we were able to go get some good food!! We also had transfer calls this week. I will be staying in Stanley for another 6 weeks!! My companion Elder Trejo will be going to Benidji Minnesota. My new companion will be Elder Maxfield he has been out 15 months. 

This week we taught some really good lessons. One day we had 7 lessons it was a super awesome day. The rest of the week we only taught 7 more.  So it was a pretty slow week other than that one day.

This week we climbed up a Pump jack it was a lot bigger than it looked.  When you we got to the top it sure feels like we are way up there.

I hope that you all have a good week!!!

Love and miss you all!

Love, Elder Brinkerhoff