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



Apr 19, 2011

Hey Family,

Alright as you can see i didn't email you yesterday, this was because our zone had a special training. These last months have been way good as far as success. We're trying to give them (Pres & Sis Howell) the best going away present possible--60 baptisms in the month of June. When President Howell started his call here in Minnesota, they averaged 30 baptisms a month. As of late we've been reaching 40s and 50s. President and Sister Howell leave us this June, so the Lord is truly blessing them for their efforts. Elder Hinckley said he would put President Howell in his top 5 of mission presidents. He's that legit!

Miracle report! We received a media referral from HQ. His name is Jack Anderson and is 40 years old. He's from Russia but has been here in the states for 20 years so he speaks perfect English with a cool accent. Jack's been struggling with a divorce. He came to church last sunday with the Browns. He loved church and commented on all of the beautiful pictures and friendly people. He believes there is that one church, and everything so far in the Restoration lesson has made sense in his eyes. He knows he'll get an answer from God through prayer and the holy ghost. We set a baptismal date with him for May 7th. He's willing to set that as a goal. He's been trying to find the truth for some time! We have it for ya Jack!

News on Jimmy. He's finally moving out of his girlfriends house. He'll be baptized next week, April 30th. He's super excited to be baptized. His testimony is strong in this gospel. Jimmy makes sure he bears his testimony to us over the phone for prayer every night! He's been extremely patient through this whole process waiting to be baptized. He comes to us when his girl friend wants to watch a rated R movie and tells us "see the missionaries don't want you to watch that either". He also wants to serve a mission! On the other hand, Orlando has dropped off the face of the earth. Grrr, we can't get a hold of him.

Elder Filby and I have started to run. Yep, first time running in 8 months and I know you're laughing right now, seeing me waddle down the street huffing and puffing. Its been good for us, and it's easier to breath here! The mornings are beautiful. We were able to run 2 miles today! Whoho! Since we're are on the subject, i will now reveal my body type. You know what I'm talking about right? Where your extra fat goes? So there is the apple body type and the pear body type. I am a pear. My butt is taking a pounding! I'm growing in the waist as well! Yikes! Obviously Eden Prairie has been good to me.

Don't worry i haven't been just eating worldly things but also the scriptures. The book of Mosiah is my favorite book in the scriptures. It is just a great story! Tons of good chapters! I read Mosiah 27 today. Talks about King Mosiah's sons being naughty but are redeemed through Christ and are made into instruments doing missionary work.

I want to give a shout out to Emma! You're awesome Emma! I can't wait to see pictures when you get baptized. I hope you got some cool gifts for your birthday.

Love you all,
Elder Browning

1 comment:

  1. Fun read! I especially enjoyed the "pear" comment. Yep, he is definitely a Browning. Join the happy rump club.