Last Dinner Appointment with the Neilson Family- July 2, 2012


Update for Minnesota

Jan 17, 2011

Hey Family,

I just got over the cold/chills about 2 days ago. I was sick for a couple of days. It did not hinder the work though, we were able to set a baptismal date with Sheri! We are now actually teaching her 14 year old son! His name is Oliver, super mature. Sheri came to church for the 4th time and our newest investigator Emily came to church with her kids! We had a total of 5 investigators to church. Another Sunday making sure investigators feel comfortable, boy is it stressful. I am feeling more and more comfortable dealing with tough situations.

I had a ton of crap in my lungs for a good 5 days. I wasn't able to exercise in the morning because i just felt awful. I didn't want to rest or take it easy because i knew if i did that i would show my lazy side to Elder Smedley. It definitely was hard to stay at it though. Being exposed to the cold made things a lot worse and we avoided tracting those days. I'm feeling a lot better though so don't worry family!

As far as the work goes, we've been directing our attention on those who we feel have a chance to be baptized. We're getting away from those investigators who don't progress --aka a number of investigators. We'll be working hard finding this week. Elder Smedley has been a great companion. He took care of me when i was sick! We have a great relationship, he's like a cool cousin! He has definitely helped me out with the work. Training is so much fun especially when you train your cousin! We're cousins now! It makes things so much easier when you get along with your companion. Really, companionship unity lets revelation come quicker.

We got stuck in the snow last Friday. Yeah, it was bad. For a good 20 minutes we were digging, pushing and struggling to get out. Finally the angels felt sorry for us and pushed us out. I knew it was angels because either i got real buff real fast, or it was angels. I'm definitely going with the angels. =) We were able to make it home on time at 9:27pm! We've seen by being obedient the Lord blesses us with opportunity.

Sorry this is short this week. I love you guys and hope all is well. This week is suppose to be one of the coldest weeks in Minnesota. Keep me in your prayers! I have a scripture 2 nephi 32:5. We used this scripture for our main idea when we taught Oliver.

Elder Browning

1 comment:

  1. When I see the weather temps in Minnesota, I say a little warm prayer for Elder Brooks!!