Monday, December 7, 2015

December 7, 2015 Lampa, Chile

Sector: Lampa 1
Comp: Elder Rutan

This week has been amazing! We  have found new part member families! The members in these families are so prepared to receive the gospel; we had two progresssing investigators and they will be baptized the 25th of December- Christmas day! We are so excited. The Lord has blessed us so much! I feel like our sector is like the ´Promised land´. 

Today we invited the district leaders over for lunch and we talked a little on how we could help improve the work in the zone and we talked about some of the weaknesses that we have. This morning my dad came to our office while I was there practicing violin for a concert, and it was the weirdest thing! My dad was on the floor right below me talking to all the Elders haha. But it was cool, so many missionaries think my parents are heroes.

But the work keeps rolling on here in this part of Chile! And I am super greatful to be part of it!

I love you all!,

Elder Brady

Sunday, December 6, 2015

December 2, 2015 Lampa, Chile

Zona: Colina
Sector: Lampa 1
Comp: Elder Rutan

Hola Hola,

Our P-Day was changed this week to Wednesday because Elder Krasnoselky of the Seventy came to visit us. It was a really neat conference! After the conference we had a leadership counsel with him and we pinpointed one of the big problems that our mission has -lack of faith. We talked about how we can help the missionaries develope more faith.

Last night my companion and I talked alot about what Elder Krasnoselsky had said to us. My companion asked me why I came on the mission and I told him that I came becasue I love our Heavenly Father and His son Jesus Christ. My companion then asked me "and why have you stayed on the mission?" That question made me think alot. Of course im still here on the mission for the same reasons to why I had come -but there is a difference from how I was working when I first started the mission and how I am working now. I realized that I have somewhat fallen into a routine, that there are times when I just 'go through the motions'. I realized that sometimes when I invite people to learn about the gospel I am not doing it because I love God or that I love this person and I want them to find happiness but I do it because I am a missionary. It's something that I have to do, it's part of my calling, part the the daily routine. I am not doing it for good numbers which is good, but Im still not doing it for the right reasons. It could be a lack of faith.
 I need to get out of this 'oh Im a missionary so that means i have to do this this and this' and get into this 'Wow!! I'm a missionary and I get to help God "to bring to pass the imortality and eternal life of man" I get to help in this great work so i´m gonna talk to that person, share the gospel with him, share with him why i am a happy person and what Jesus Christ has done for him.' 
So this morning my companion and I set some goals and talked about things we need to work on to get out of the 'routine, going through the motions´ type thing and get working. 

I now that I am not the only missionary who has felt like this. I thought things were going pretty good and that I considered myself an alright missionary then God sent Elder Krasnoselsky and we all got destroyed! But he has helped us realized what we can do to improve and progress. Even my last 4 months in the mission I can still grow. I am thankful that we were able to be visited by Elder Krasnoselsky.

So Yesterday we had our conference and we weren´t able to work the whole day. Today is P-Day, we still do contacts and stuff during the day but its hard to have a lesson because we have to prepare! Tomorrow we have leadership counsel with Presidente Videla... So we are not going to be able to work that much this week. 

We hope to have 2 baptisms the 12th of December! We have been finding perople like crazy and our ward works really well with us missionaries and almost everytime we go to church there's a member with a reference.

But thats my week. Woot! 

Que tengan una buena semana!! 

Elder BRady

November 23, 2015

This is a letter Wes wrote to one of his grandparents.  It was pretty awesome so I wanted to share it here with everybody.  I sure hope Wes doesn't mind!

Wow nonny! Thank you thats awesome that you found that! That makes a lot of sense. Being out here on the mission makes me love to learn- sometimes I just think about how exciting its going to be to go to school and learn more math or whatever it is. And learning more of the Gospel just everything. Being here has made me realize that i lack so much and I jsut want to learn. Someone asked me a question one time about the United States Constitution and I didnt have an answer and it made me want to learn more about the Constitution.

Whats the name of Elder Bednar's book?? I realized that I wasnt so much into churchy churchy stuff before. Like I would do the stuff - go through the motions but it was boring. Id rather do other things. We have investigators that dont want to go to church because its boring or they dont want to give up drugs or playing soccer or some are offended by other people. People who dont enjoy church and dont want to be there arent going to want to be in heaven either. As Brad Wilcox puts it: You cant put someone in heaven if they dont want to be heavenly. They will say the same - its boring, that person offended me, I have better things to do. 

So i have been trying to learn how to be a heavenly person. During my mission I have come to love going to church, participating in the clases, reading the scriptues and praying. I have come to realize at least a big portion of the power that these things have in our lives. Before I left on my mission i didnt even know what the word 'seer' meant. I was such an ignoramus! (as poppy would say)  I would litteraly just go through the motions but never learned and went through it with the 'this is boring' attitude.

I am so excited to be able to continue climbing ub that ladder after this life. I know that will not be boring, I have come to love it!

Thank you nonnny for sharing that with me! I love you!!

Elder BRady

November 16, 2015 Lampa, Chile

Zona: Colina
Sector: Lampa 1
Comp: Elder Rutan

Hola Hola!
We had changes today! My ex-companion Elder Gómez is now on his way home and I have noew recieved a new companion -Elder Rutan de Washington. Elder Rutan extended his mission and will be returning home this Feburary. So we are so excited to start this new change, we have recieved 9 new missionaries in our zone and we all just want to work.

It is super hot here. Not like Arizona heat -when your in the shade here its not that hot but when you leave it feels like im under a magnifying glass! Im sure missing the States right now.

My companion and I have created a verification system with the missionaries which should, if everything goes well, increase baptisms, retention, and reactivation. The missionaries are going to choose 3 investigadores and 3 converts, 3 inactives whom they will be working with for the next 3 weeks. These are the 9 people that have the most potential of progression. My companion and I along with the 3 district leaders are going to know the names of all these people and will be verifying the progression and doubts that they have. This will allow us to understand more how we can help the missionaries help their people. It brings the district class more to life because we know the doubts and challenges and we can get together into groups and share ideas for hop to teach a certain principle of the doctrine or how to help them make commitments. Our informe will be sent to the district mission leader and he will be able to help the leaders in all the unidades in getting involved to help these 9 people in every sector. At the end of 3 weeks the missionaries take out those who are not progressing and add new potentials. The missionaries of course are going to be working with alot more people than just 9 but these 9 people in every sector are just the focus for the 3 weeks.

This last week my companion and I found 2 families from Ecuador. We invited them to go to church but they didnt come so we are going to head over their with my new companion and continue hopefully they come this next week!

But thats about all thats been going on.

I love you guys!!

Elder Brady

Monday, November 23, 2015

November 10, 2015 Lampa, Chile

Zone: Colina
Sector: Lampa 1
Comp: Elder Gòmez

This week we had a baptism!!! Our friend Joan was baptized this last Sunday. Our mission president came to the baptismal service which was really neat. 
So last week we crashed our bikes- the damage wasn`t too bad but they were in repair for 3 days. Our mission president is paying for the repairs. The car that we crashed into has a huge dent in it and a broken light but the owner knows that the accident was his fault, he actually took me to the consultorio to get me checked out because I couldnt walk well because my leg caused all the damage to the car. But everything is good now!! We are moving along. I wasn`t wearing a helmet which was against mission rules and got the punishment. I felt like the angels were saying "this is the only time we are going to proctect you without a helmet, next time if you dont have a helmet... your on your own". So I have started wearing a helmet on Sundays as well.
This last week we found 4 new investigators!! So we are excited to work our buns off with them. My companion has trunkitis. Its been difficult because he always talks about what he wants to do when he gets back and that affects me as well. But we`re trying to stay focused, Im gonna make sure that he ends strong.
This last week we also had a Zone conference and they talked a little about perfectionism. They said that we become perfect through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. But I´ve heard that a million times now and still hadnt understood it! They talked a little about the Sacrament and that we renew our covenants and its like we are starting over with a clean slate if we have repented. But I got sooooo confused. So thats what I have been focusing my studies on. I have been reading the scriptures, praying and I`ve talked to a few people about it. I wrote all my thoughts and impressions, what others have shared with me and this is what I`ve got out of it:

Children under the age of 8 are considered clean and perfect. Even before Christ?
Children are considered worthy, clean, pure, cleansed by the power of the Atonement. But Christ hadn`t suffered yet. He wouldn`t suffer yet for the next 2 or 3,000 years. How could the children be considered clean when he hadn`t payed the price yet?  The Atonement works in Advance.
The commandment is that we become as, not like, but as a little child. How is it that we become as a little child? -There`s a whole list in Mosiah...submissive, humble, meek - and well that`s all and good but does that make you as a little child or like a little child? -LIKE. But the commandment is to become as a little child which means what? -Covered by the Atonement of Jesus Christ. A little child is a child under the age of 8. We are not talking about a 12 year old or a 14 year old child -we are talking about a child who is 8 years old or less, covered by the Atonement. How do we become as that little child that little child who is covered by the Atonement? The child doesn`t have to repent -but we do, right? So we have to do something a little different than a child -we actually have to demonstrate faith in Jesus Christ, repent, be baptized -because we`re more than8 years old. If we haven`t been baptized yet and we`re than 8 years old then we need to be baptized right? We need to keep the commandments and as we go along we need to repent for the thing we do thats wrong. If its serious we have to talk to somebody about it but if its now we just repent and talk to the Lord about it, and we keep going.
So we have to do something a little more than a child. In order to become as a little child, clean holy, without spot, perfect -is a little child considered perfect? Yes. Are they perfect? No. Of course not. Do they sin? Yes. When we baptize children at the age of 8 for the remission of their sins -article of faith #4 says that we baptized for the remission of sins at the age of 8. So what does mormon mean when he says children can`t sin? -He explains in his letter to Moroni. He says what it means is they can`t be held acountable for their sins, and they can`t repent, and it`s solemn mockery before God to think that a child needs to repent. Why is it mockery? We`re trying to tell a child who`s already covered to repent in order to earn forgivness? Well he`s already been forgiven. Whenever we try to do something thats already been done for us by God Himself..thats mockery. There are other kinds of mockery as well -how people mock eachother, yeah that`s mockery, but when we teach that children need to be baptized- that`s mockery of a different kind. If the Atonement covers a child before the age of 8 and we still say the child has to repent in order to be forgiven - that makes a mockery of the fact that it was already agreed in the pre-existence that they are covered. Let`s not make a mockery of it. Let`s accept it.

The Atonement works in the future, as well as the past.  Little children have always been protected until they are 9 years of age. Certainly if the Atonement works in advance for 6,000 years for every child under the age of 9 and for all people who repented for 6,000 years... then, ok so right now isn`t it possible that the Atonement functions until we partake of the Sacrament again? Next Sunday?

The child is protected, protected, protected - 6 years old, 7 years old still protected. 8 years old- he hasn`t been baptized yet because he doesn`t get baptized until the first Saturday of next month right? But is he still protected? What if he doesn`t get baptized until he`s 8 and 3 months old -is he still protected until he`s baptized? Sure! But if he`s 8 years and 11 3/4 months is he still protected? Sure. What if he`s 9 years old? -oops now he`s what? A 9 year old by definition is something different than an 8 year old. What is a 9 year old? He is not a child of record. On his 9th birthday he is no longer a child of record. If he`s 9 years old and has not been baptized in our church, then he is a convert baptism. And there is a BIG difference. According to the Lord and the Profets, if you`re 8 point something your covered. The Bishop has authority as a child of record, as long as the baptism is performed before his 9th birthdate. But you cannot baptized that child on his 9th birthdate, you have to baptize him on any day before his 9th birthday, if your are going to baptized him as a child of record. If a child is 9.0 he has to show fruits meet for repentance -because he has the capacity now at the age of 9, to demonstrate -he needs to demonstrate because thats the definition -he needs to demonstrate now that he has repented. That is a little different than an 8 year old who doesn`t need to demonstrate that. If we require an 8 year old to repent... its making a mockery. It is mockery, solemn mockery before God to require an 8 year old child to do something for which he is already covered by the Atonement.
So lets say you want to do things perfectly. You don`t want to make any mistakes. So you try, try, try really hard to be perfect but you always find that you are falling shord in some way, every day that shows you that you are not perfect. But you are trying, and  you see a general authority who gave a talk a few years ago who says -We know it`s not possible for you to be perfect this life, but we should keep trying anyway. But if we`re trying to do something that is impossible and we keep trying, trying, trying and failing then what is going to be our emotional state? -We are going to be VERY discouraged. If we think we`re supposed to try to be perfect like the general authority said, but you can`t be perfect like the general authority said -you`ll be frustrated for the rest of your life.  By trying to be perfect in this perfectionistic way -we`re trying to do something that`s already been done for us. We are also guilty of mockery. If we are trying to be perfect by ourselves, without the Atonement -we are making a solemn mockery of the Atonment. We`re trying to be perfect using perfectionism. Perfectionism assumes that there is no Atonment, that there is no help, that you have to do it all by yourself. Perfectionism comes from the devil. The commandment to be perfect comes from Christ. Nefi 3 and 7 says the Lord never gives a commandment unless he provides a way. SO... is it a true commandment to be perfect? Yes. What`s the way that was provided? The Atonement. So- if we do whatever we can- we go to church, partake of the sacrament -are we perfect? Yes.
When do we become as little children? Having faith, repenting, keeping the commandments and partaking of the sacrament. When we take the sacrament we are covered until the next Sunday -because the Atonement works in advance. What if i don`t take the Sacrament this next Sunday? Am I still protected? No. A Saint is someone pure, without spot, clean. It is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day SAINTS. D&C 59:9 "And that thou mayest more fully keep thyself unspotted from the world, thou shalt go to the house of prayer and offer up thy sacraments upon my holy day." When we take the sacrament we truly become a Saint. We are as a child. We are covered by the Atonement of Jesus Christ.
I was reading from the book " A continuous Atonement" by Brad Wilcox and I love what he said about our temple garments and how it reminds us that we are covered. He says "Adam and Eve partook of the fruit and discovered their nakedness. God sent Jesus to make coats of skin. -Coats of skin don`t grow on trees so that means that an animal had to be killed. Perhaps this was the first animal sacrifice, but skins covered them. Adam and Eve left the garden with only coats of skin to remind them of Eden. Our garments remind us of the temple. It reminds us of our covenants, it protects us but it is a powerful symbol of the Atonement -a continuous reminder both day and night that because of Jesus` sacrifice, we are covered."
English work 'Atonement' comes from the ancient Hebrew word "Kaphar" which means "To Cover".
I know that by the power of the Atonement we can become clean and perfect. I know that God loves us. I know that he has provided a way for us to keep ALL of his commandments.
I love you all, hope you have a great week! 
Elder Brady

Monday, November 2, 2015

November 2, 2015 Lampa, Chile

Zona: Colina
Sector: Lampa 1
Comp: Elder Gòmez

Its been a pretty hard week. But were trying to keep working as hard as we can. We are going to have a baptism  A few weeks ago we found a young man of 23 years in the street. He was pretty sad and we talked to him. He broke up with his girlfriend and lost his job. He said that he had talked to missionaries before and he would like us to pass by... so we went and started teaching him and he has been coming to church for the last 3 weeks. He has almost read all of the Gospel Principles book. We have a baptism service prepared  for him and he is really excited about it. He´s also been talking about serving a mission which is pretty cool. We are excited that the Lord was able to lead us to him. So its Summer here, not as hot as Arizona but pretty hot, and so the girls here have just gone to the extreme with immodesty like wearing see through shirts occasionally some with the see through shirts and no underwear. I leaned that its both a blessing and a curse to have bad eye vision-- so ive started going around without my glasses on and I cant see anything.. listo!! But  on the way to church my companion and i had an accident. My companion and I were riding on bikes reall fast trying to get to the church 15 minutes early so that I could have 5 minutes to practice violin. So I am riding with one hand on the handle bars and I have another hand holding my violin. My companion and I are not wearing helmets so that we can look nice for church and not have line marks in our hair. We started going down pretty fast, there were no cars on the street, and then out of nowhere a car zoomed our of a parking lot - he was backing out and i wasnt with my glasses so I didnt see the car before it started backing out and the driver couldnt see me. He zoomed out litterally right in front of me and I didnt even have a second to react! I just remember seeing the side of his car and the next moment I was on the floor with my companions bike on top of me. So I smashed into this car, and apparently my companion was right behind me and slammed into me! The driver and his girlfriend jumped out of their car, my companion was alright but I couldnt get up that well, I had hit my leg pretty hard. The guy offered to take me to the consultorio to get checked out and i told him I just had to walk it off and Id be alright but he told me that he just wanted to make sure so we went the doctor said my leg will be really bruised and it is , but that was all. But I DESTROYED the back of his car at least 2,000$ worth of damage. We were late for church but it was a miracle that we didnt have more damage than that. I swear there were angels there. We were going so fast and hit that car so hard and without helmets I am suprized that I walked away with only a bruised leg. My violin case was damaged pretty bad but there was no damage to the violin, just a few pieces are moved. My bike needs a new wheel. But I am so greatful that there was nothing more. I decided I am going to wear the helmet Sundays as well, or we will walk to church. But thats about what has happened this week. Ive been sick, I destroyed a car, we are going to have a baptism this next Sunday

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

October 12, 2015 Lampa, Chile

Zona: Colina
Sector: Lampa 1
Comp: Elder Gòmez

This week was spectacular! We found 8 new investigators! I had an experience that was really cool.. We were contacting in this dirt street, just some random street we decided to go down and my companion had a phone call. While he was talking on the phone 2 kids of 11 years old were walking down the street and I decided to talk to them. They were really good kids. One of them said that he had been to our church once before and had wanted to get baptized. I asked him for his direction and he tryed to explain it the best he could ( there are alot of streets and houses without names or numbers). I didnt understand the directions he gave me, my companion knows the sector better than i do because he has more time in it and he didnt understand it that much either but he knew in which area it was in. So a few days later we decided to try and find his house. We got to the area and it was huge! We were wondering how in the world we were going to find his house and so as my companion and I were riding around I found a house with a few kids playing soccer and I had the impression to talk to them and ask if they knew the boy we were looking for. I was thinking ... well they are kids and im sure they know other kids that live around here... so I asked one of the kids in the group if he knew this other boy and guess what!! He said that he was his cousin and that this was his house!! Wow!! That was so cool! We had a lesson and we found out that the boy´s mom is an inactive member! There are two families that live in the house and we had a huge lesson and the majority came to church this last Sunday! They want to be baptized. It was really cool to be able to experience this miracle. God helped us find these two families, I know that he prepared them.

This week we had this family and 2 other investigators in church with us. We have been working really hard and its just fantastic to see the gospel changing peoples lives.

Elder Brady

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

September 28, 2015 Lampa, Chile

Elder Brady said he had a baptism last week.  That's all we heard from him.  He promised to write more next week.  Being zone leader keeps him super busy!

Friday, September 25, 2015

September 21, 2015 Lampa, Chile

Everything is good. There is a prediction of a cataclismo of at least 10. something that is going to hit sometime soon in Santiago. Elder Viñas came and told us that we need to start preparing. The earthquake that we had was really stong it was hard to balance but there wasnt much damage done here in Santiago just a few poor built houses and walls fell down. La Serena and Coquimbo got hit hard. We feel at least 3 big tremors every day. But yeah they are saying a big one is going to hit viña probably within the next few months is what our President told us. The missionaries from our mission in the Robinson Cruso island experienced a tsunami but they are alright. Ashes birthday present broke with is a bummer. I left it on my study table and it fell and broke. But everything is good here not much damaged happened at all, very little it was pretty cool the feeling.
Thanks for grabing camerons talk for me, im excited to here it!

Monday, August 24, 2015

August 24, 2015 Lampa, Chile

Zona: Colina
Sector: Lampa 1
Comp: Elder Gòmez
Hola Hola Hola!! Today we had cambios! I will be replacing my cousin Elder Dirkmaat as Zone Leader!! I got moved to Lampa today with my new companion Elder Gòmez! I am super excited. I miss my old secter but i am really close so i will be able to do intercambios there.

The last few days of last week were a little rough.

Wednesday I did an intercambio with Elder Sandoval and all of our appoinments died. Everyone was gone or other families were busy no se but we couldnt enter into one house! It was frustrating.

 Friday we went to see the doctor. To get to the doctor we had to take a 1 hour bus ride to a subway station, from there take 3 subways to get to the station where we get off and then from there we have to walk about 20 minutes to get to the MTC to see the mission doctor!! We left at 11am started heading home at 5pm-- rush hour... We were waiting about an hour and a half to get on the subway- the subway would stop and one person would shove and push to get on the subway. My companion and I couldnt separate and so we decided to take the subway the other way because it was less crowded and we would go to the end of the metro and get on before everyone else. So we did that... but now we have to pass by 23 stations to get to our station. After the 3rd station a huge crowd of people piled in pushing and shoving and my companion and I were at the back plastered against the back of the subway by a group of girls that were really attractive. We both took out our scriptures and held them above our heads trying to read them. Then the subway started to have problems, we stopped at a station for almost 15 minutes then we left again and it was 15 minutes more at the next one!! It was the hardest thing ever, it was so hot inside and we couldnt move- we could barely breathe and we are trying not to pay attention to the girls that were plastering us against the side of the Subway. So finnaly we get off and walk to the bus station. Get on the bus and it is packed also, we had to stand the whole hour and there was an aweful smell of marajuana. It was an interesting aweful experience.
Saturday in the morning my companion and played soccer with a family of new converts. Another group came and challenged our group to a soccer game. I told them they couldnt cry when they lose. They were gansters or flaites, chorros. We were destroying them in the game but my companion was trying to get the ball away and one of the guys threw himself on the floor and started winning that his leg hurt. He was a bad actor but everyone was around him trying to help him. Our friend saw that my companions bike was missing. The group distracted us and robbed my companions bike. So for the last 3 days we were riding around on one bike. My companion sat on one part of the bike and I was on the other. It was interesting. Saturday night we had a talent show and I was able to play violin for our rama. I played church songs and everyone was very silent it was really neat.
Sunday we were able to have 2 investigators in church and 3 less active families!! We were so excited and we have heard of many stories that day of the progress of a few families. We didnt have much success in Batuco with baptisms but we left many seeds and helped many. It was relly cool to be able to see the progress and the end of the change.
I am super excited to work here in Lampa! I love you guys that you for all the letters!

-Elder Brady

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

August 17, 2015 Batuco, Chile

Zona: Colina
Sector: Batuco
Comp: Elder Cuadrado

Man this week was a bummer. We worked hard in the week but this last Sunday not one investigator came to church! We had such great lessons and our investigators compromitted to go to the church but it didnt happen ahhhhh it was a bummer! A big Bummer. This last week we did a bunch of contacts and set up many appointments. Hopefully this week they can guadar their compromits. 

My cousin Elder Dirkmaat finnished his mision. It coll that he ended but I ham going to be honest I got soooooooooo trunki when he left. I am glad I got to be in the same zone as him. He has been my zone leader for 4 changes. It was an awesome experience with him. He went out with a good 4 baptisms too!! Way to go!

My companion had an interesting experience a few days ago. We were buying things for dinner. We had bikes and we went to this little store. My companion stayed out to watch the bikes and I went in to buy the stuff. It was a small store we could hear and see each other the doors were open. There were 2 guys that came up to my companion and began to talk with him. I was in the middle of paying so i wasnt paying that much attention. One of the guys tried to shake my companions hand but right when my companion was about to shake his hand the guy jerked his hand away from my companion. Then the guy said "No. I am sick of all the lies that your cult spreads. You condemn people to hell." Then he asked my companion if he really believed that Joseph Smith was a profet and saw God and Jesus Christ. My companion told him that he knew it was all true and the guy started laughing and said "right now Joseph Smith is burning in Hell with all the people you teach." He told my companion that he was the devil. That the devil these days is dressed in a white shirt and plaque and that my compaion and I are going to go to hell and burn there with Joseph Smith and the rest of our cult. 
It was really interesting. The guy smelled really bad and he had lazy eye in both his eyeballs. Not one of his eyes was lined up. The guy was really weird. Everyone in the store was looking at us. It was an interesting experience.
As missionaries we are so much more sensitive to Satan and the things he uses to attack the world. Many of the little things its crazy. I dint pay much attention before but now its so clear how satan works.

I dont have much esle to say about the week. We worked hard but didnt accomplish much. The trial of our faith is all as the scriptures say in Ether.

Elder Brady

August 3, 2015 Batuco, Chile

Zona: Colina
Sector: Batuco
Comp: Elder Cuadrado

Hola hola hola!! Esta semana fue mucho mejor que el otro! My companion and I spent alot of time this week trying to contact and find new people to teach. Our sector is a small sector and I am sure that he have knocked  every door haha. One day we had spent hours talking to people, we had talked to a little over 50 people and many would give us their direction and tell us to pass by another moment. It was a bemmer because we wanted to get in and teach!! In the night time this day we knocked on a door and a lady came out and said "Pase!" or "come in". I was stunned! I asked her what her name was and she said we will talk inside. My companion and i are looking at each other like whhhhhhatttt is going on!? They treated us like they knew us so we thought that they must have been members. The couple told us that they were inactive and recently moved from another community a little over 6 months ago! They told us that they are marriend and have 3 kids. They told us that they have been having a lot of problems in their marriage and had been separated for a while and had recently gotten back together less than a week ago. They told us that they wanted to return to the church and be sealed in the temple. We taught the restoration to their family and gave their eldest son a baptism date for the last Sunday in August! It was a miracle that we could find this family we are sooo excited!! 

That was our cool story this week!!

Love you guys!

Elder Brady

We had to leave in the rain and help fix a house with Brady the Lamanite and the Nephites