Thursday, February 19, 2015

Josh's Mission Feb 18 2015 - finally!!

Hello family! it's been another great week, full of miracle and blessings. we've had a super busy week, last week and a busy one already this week. Just a quick overview, during the week, we went back and forth between both of our areas, trying our best to work effectively. On Saturday we had a baptism in the Zone, Sunday we found out that our world was going to change a little bit (more about that in a second) and then yesterday Elder Porter went to the temple the last time before he goes home.

It has been super great to have another companion for most of this transfer, it's been crazy at times, but lots of fun. Elder Roberts is a super great missionary and I really enjoyed serving with him. On Sunday, on our way to church we got a call from President Jensen; he said "Elders I'm going to change your world a little bit" he then told us that Elder Roberts was going to be getting 2 new companions, both spanish elders. so this transfer there will be 28 misisonaries going home, so President has had to close some areas and it just worked out that one of them was a spanish area. So we are no longer with elder roberts, but that's okay. We'll be able to focus a lot more on what we need to do for our area and build it back up.

We were super blessed on Saturday to have a baptism in the Zone. Kevin is his name, he's about 20, and he has a really good friend, who is an RM, who introduced him to the church. It was really special. and then we also had a great lesson with Erick, a guy from Congo who speaks French. We had a member come with us who served in Montreal Canada about 10 years ago, and it went super well. Erick should be baptized in March some time. We also had another huge miracle in the Zone. We found out that there will be another baptism this week end, from an area with a little tiny branch. Carla is her name; the elders have been meeting with her for a long time, and she is finally ready to make the next step, we're super excited for her! there is an awesome senior couple that has been helping her a lot. 

it's been kind of cold here, the wind is super bad, but it makes doing work that much more exciting and a challange :) so that's great! I know that the Lord loves us all and that He wants all of us to return to him one day. He know what we need and He knows how to help us. 

yeah, I totally know how you feel about just feeling like a broken record. Sometimes it feels like we just do the same thing over and over again, I know that there miracles and blessings all around us and that sometimes it takes a lot more effort to find them. And I loved your persective on just storing up the good times, so that we will be strong when it does get hard. it's so true 

That's great that Beth has been learning so much from class. She's way better than I was. which is great! she'll be super prepared to go out and serve. You are awesome Beth! Keep it up and thank you for your great example :)

I love family history! it's so fun to talk with people about it, I forget if I told you but last week we met a member in the 4th ward that we are related to. I think she comes from Cecil Broadbent, if I remember. Is that a brother of David, who if I remember right, is Grandpa's father right? but so that was really cool to talk with her about family and everything. I love talking about that with people, it's so true that the spirit can touch a person's heart through family, past and present. 

that's super exciting that Matt is getting married!! tell him that i'm really happy for him and congrats! that's really awesome :) 

yeah we got a little more snow, mainly it was just crazy cold. the wind is super bad, it's not nearly as bad as last year though. 

Thank you again, family for everything that you do! I appreciate so much your wonderful examples and for your love! I'm so grateful for this wonderful gospel that we are blessing to have adn to be able to share with others. I hope that all is well, I love you!
ij iokwe eok!!
Je teaime beaucoup
Elder Broadbent

PS Here's a pic it is E Roberts, myself, and E Porter

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