12 December 2011

Learning Spanish is stressful


I'm having a good time here. Spanish is stressful; I feel like I need to be talking more and I just don't have the language skills. But Elder York is patient, and the members of the branch are doing their best to help me learn Espanish. To be honest with myself, I think that I am actually learning quite rapidly (it's only been about 5 weeks since Elder York started teaching me Spanish) but it just doesn't look like it, because it's every day. Excited for Christmas!
I can't wait for next Christmas. I'll be home for (next) Christmas.
Please pray for Jose. He's scheduled to be baptised this weekend (and so are the Ortizes!) but he may need a little more preparation. Could be next weekend. Exciting days!
Merry Christmas!

05 December 2011


I will be home for next Thanksgiving! Kind of exciting, but coming so fast! Thanksgiving day we had three dinners and a lot of heartburn. I was so full I thought i would explode. Oh, so full. We almost lost Elder York. He ate way too much.

We had investigators at church on Sunday! Brenda came, and so did the Ortiz daughters. we're baptising the Ortiz girls on the 17th of December.

Transfer calls are indeed this week. I hope to stay in Lakefield but I'll find out soon enough!

Love and hugs and a christmas tree,
Elder Joshua Brown

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas

I am being transferred. I'll still get to see the baptisms. I'll be in the same district. It's a big transfer, but not in terms of distance. I'm really just moving right across the street... into the Spanish Branch, with Elder York. I'll be learning (and hopefully speaking) Spanish for the next 6 weeks, probably more (hopefully more!). Special assignment from President Thomas.

It'll be tough learning a new language halfway through my mission. But I know that with the Lord's help I can do it. The Lord can do whatever He needs done if I just have the faith.
My new address will be 2017-B Pepperstone Place, Greensboro, NC 27406. Same complex, same city and zip code; entirely different area.

more adventures ahead!

I'm dreaming of a White Christmas,
with every person that I teach,
the font's a-fillin,
and we are thrillin'
and soon, our friends will be baptised.

may your days be joyful, and bright,
and may all your Christmases be white!

Love, Elder Brown.