Monday, October 27, 2014

Josh's Mission Oct 27 2014

Bonjour family!!

It's been a great week! I really love it here in Iowa City! It's great to be in a big city!! different for sure but really good. it really is crazy how fast this month has gone by, I can't believe that it's Halloween already, again. 

That sounds like a really great experience with the older couple! (I wrote about an older couple who just went through the temple and the experience I had with them.  Their children, who have all been married in the temple, have been waiting 30 years for them to go to the temple!) I love hearing about the different parts of missionary work that go on! I love being a part of those first beginning steps for people to take on the path of eternal life and it's great to see and hear about all the other great steps people make. :) it's really just amazing to me how much happiness the gospel brings to us. 

Speaking of that, yesterday in church we had an amazing miracle. One of our members (B) brought a friend (N) to church yesterday and he loved it!!! we taught him yesterday and he has a baptismal date for Dec 27. It was really sweet! he said that he has been friends with b for ever and that he just felt like he needed to get more spiritual. he really loved church and was just super happy and excited to learn more. We're way excited to help him more. It was great too, I think N's happiness and excitement rubbed off on a lot of the members, because everyone loved him and just really made him feel welcome, it was a really great sunday

We also found a family of French Congo people to teach yesterday. :) the husband is a pastor for a missionary church from Congo, but they all still want to learn. their sister has been taught by missionaries before, when she lived in Spain, so she is excited to keep learning and be baptized as well. It was just really sweet!

My comp is so great! Elder styles is from elk ridge, UT. he loves skate boarding, he's been out for 20 months. he's probably on of the best humble missionaries I've been around and he doesn't always see how well he is doing. :) he has a great family, he's the last of 6. 

I'm super excited to learn french. I've noticed already that it's going to be a little difficult already knowing marshallese, but I've thought that maybe I should use marshallese to learn french, but I'm not sure how that is going to work out. though. but it really is amazing how heavenly father answers our prayers, definitely not how we think usually. But something what I've learned is that you tell heavenly father what you want and then you ask him what he wants and you'll do the right thing. so I'm hoping that I can learn french quickly and help the people here, because right now all I can tell people is bonjour and goodbye ( I can't think of how to spell it right now) 

my address is 370 w cherry #2 North Liberty IA 52317, that's really cool that uncle dave and aunt michelle got to come over here. I told e styles that I had relatives that lived here and he said that I'll probably never serve around there :) just because we are supposed to see family members or people we know :)  (my nephew Ben and his wife have moved to Cedar Falls, Iowa)

I love you all and I am very grateful for everyone! thank you so much for your prayers, support and love!!! I hope that all is well and I love you

ij iokwe eok!!
Elder Broadbent

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