Wow is all i can really say. Wow there is so many exciting things going on at home! Wow my friends on missions are having some crazy awesome miracles and experiences! Wow I love this area and my mission! and Wow I only have 6 months left! OH NO!!!!! ok so i have a little over 6 months but it hit me this week just how short of time that is and how I don't think im ready to go home that soon. But it just makes me want to work even harder and love every second because it will be over too soon.
Thanks for all the emails and
letters you all send to me and for the great examples that you are. I feel
so lucky to have family and friends like you. I really wish you could all be
here with me to experience the things I'm experiencing and the things I see
and do. Its so incredible and most of the time its just impossible to
describe it all and tell everything. It makes writing home kinda
frustrating cuz you know that no one really understands everything that you
are saying. I have a very strong testimony that a mission is first
and foremost for YOU, the individual.
C has been progressing big time. He came to
mutual on tuesday, had dinner at our favorite family's(the Coates) house with
his mom and sister on thursday, came to the gaspee parade (i'll talk about
later...actually on second thought, just look it up on google if you can cuz
that would be easier then me explaining it) on saturday morning, went
paintballing with the young men saturday afternoon, and came to a party at
the church for a member's graduation on saturday night and then to top it off
he came to church on sunday! How legit is that?! And everyone loves him. He
is very well mannered and very good at talking to people. especially adults.
For those that know James Barrick, JC totally reminds me of him in
some aspects ha its cool that they have the same name too. S,
his sister only came on thursday but not to anything else. JC loves getting out to do things. So keep
both in your prayers.
We finally met with Y and all is good. He got
confirmed this week and that was a special experience. He is the coolest
guy! He is just a big happy Haitian that is your all around handy-man
plus he's way good at b ball. In the next few weeks he will get the
priesthood and then start passing the sacrament and what not! I'm way excited
for him. This is the first male we've baptized who is old enough
to receive the Melchizedek priesthood. the other males that we
baptized are 10yrs and 16yrs. So ya not many priesthood holders. We need
to find more men!
Sorry to distract for the spiritual stuff but i have
to tell you that i learned this week that i can dunk on 10 feet!!!!! haha it
was crazy, and i did it last p day in a game with another elder guarding me.
Ya, I still don't believe it myself but all the elders there can
testify. Yup i accomplished a goal i've had since like the 6th grade. My
life is complete.
Oh and funny story I popped another exercise ball
just by sitting on it. This is the second one i've popped on my mission. Fat
joke? i guess so haha. Elder M was ticked too but not too much i
hope. I love you all and hope Nikki has a baby and all goes well! Be good
Elder Brady Johnson