Monday, September 26, 2016

Week of September 19, 2016

Hey everyone! I hope that you all had a great week! This week was awesome! We have transfer calls coming up this week I'm pretty excited to hear what is going ot happen I have been here in winner for almost 7 1/2 months! Its been a long time and I have loved every minute of it, I'm pretty sure that I will be getting a call usually were only in areas about 3 months I will be pretty sad to leave I have been able to meet so many awesome people in this area!

This week we had a mission goal to hand out as many copies of the Book of Mormon as possible. Elder Mangum and I made a goal to hand out 30 copies which was the highest goal in the Zone and probably the highest or close to the highest in the mission. We spent a lot of time tracting and handing out books. We received lots of rejection but I can also gladly say that we reached our goal of 30! Ha we actually ran out of books and had to go steal some from other missionaries. It was an awesome week! There's no better feeling than looking back on your week and looking at how hard you have worked to accomplish your goals!

I hope that you all have a great week love you all!!

Love, Elder Brinkerhoff

Monday, September 12, 2016

Week of September 5, 2016

Hey Y'all, I hope that everyone had a great week! This week was crazy busy here in Winner. We had a ZTM (zone training meeting) this week and it was awesome! The mission came up with this awesome idea to do this thing called OYM (open your mouth) its where everyone in the mission goes out for 1 hour between 4-9 and either go tracting or street contacting. We have been working a lot with members and haven't been doing much personal finding so this is going to help us start finding more people to teach. We also did some work with concrete this week man lemme tell ya that is a tough job, it was kinda fun tho. The best part though is not wearing dress clothes! After wearing a tie everyday all day its feel's so nice not having to wear one for a little bit! 

This week while we were doing OYM we were tracting and we were able to get a new investigator and we were able to have a few other good lessons! I really love when things workout. Tracting in this town has been hard and not all that successful. So when we heard that we were going to have to start doing OYM we were not all that excited but after doing it for a few day's I realized that it is awesome it was definitely inspired and is something we really need to do! I feel like it is going to help the work progress so much! 

I hope that yall have a great week! Love you all!


Elder Brinkerhoff

Monday, September 5, 2016

Week of August 29, 2016

Hey everyone I hope that ya'll had a great week! We had a good week out here in Winner. We had a pretty exciting week we have been working with a few people who are progressing pretty good.  We also did lots of service this week I love doing service and just helping people out.

The most exciting news this week is that I hit my 1 year mark! Its crazy that I have already been gone a year!  I don't feel like I have been gone that long. Time fly's when your on a mission. Over the last year there have been tons of changes. Lots of hardships but also lots of good times.  I have learned so much over the last year. One of the things I have leared about the most is that everything that we go through in life is there to help us and to make us stronger people. We would not be the people we are today if we didn't go through the hardships of life. I have also learned that we as turn our will over to the will of God miracles can happen. If you work hard anything can happen. There's only 24 hours in a day how successful we are is based upon how we use the 24, we only have so much time in what ever we do so its important to make the most out of everything we do and not waste any time.

I hope that everyone has a great week this week love all of you!

Elder Brinkerhoff