Transfers wereand Elder Karr has been shipped off to Tuttle Oklahoma. It is still in the same zone so I will see him quite a bit!! He finally got a phone and I was able to talk to him a little. He is struggling right now so please pray for him!
With Elder Karr leaving I got a new companion. His name is Elder Neves and he is from Peru. July 3rd 1995, it was a Peruvian morning. It was a cold Peruvian morning about. Then he was born. That is how he likes to tell his life story. He moved to Washington State when he was 13 years old and was converted to the church. He has one sister who is older by about 2.5 years. Elder Neves and I are already best friends! We have taught a few lessons together already and we definitely brought the spirit. I can tell we are going to be another great companionship just like Elder Karr and I were!
We haven't been able to see a whole lot of people this week unfortunately. Our Investigator, Elisa Valdez, was suppose to get baptized on Halloween. She wasn't able to get baptized because we still haven't taught her all of the lessons and her family is having some medical issues at the moment. We are going to work foras her baptism date. Please pray for her and her family. Their uncle was released from the hospital because there is nothing the doctors can do for him.
We had a lesson with our Investigator Barbara. We taught her the Doctrine of Christ or Gospel of Jesus Christ which consists of 5 things. Faith, Repentance, Baptism, The Holy Ghost, and Enduring to the End. She understood the lesson well and her kids were even home! We got 2 new investigators. We asked Barbara if she would come to churchand she was thinking about it and then her son said No I don't want to go and she got mad at him for having a bad attitude and grounded him from his Xbox. She told him now he had time to read the Book of Mormon all night! It was funny and awkward at the same time. Unfortunately she wasn't at church. Not sure why. GO TO CHURCH PEOPLE!
Elder Neves and I were knocking doors and we decided to knock on one more door before going home for dinner. A lady named Diesha answered the door. We told her we were missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and she asked if we were from the church that was just down the road from her house. We told her yes but that church is a Spanish branch so if you don't speak Spanish you probably don't want to go to that one. She asked us if we had a English speaking church and with smiles on our face we said YES! We told her about church and we even invited her to come. She said they just moved in not to long ago and are looking for a church. She said they would come to church! She also told us that we could come over right after church.
So Diesha never came to church. What the heck Diesha!? She sent us a text that said her husband didn't like the service so no thank you. We were so confused because she wasn't at our church so we figured they lost their way at ended up at one of the other many churches around ours. We went over after church and they were definitely home but didn't answer. We are not giving up on her!
We taught our investigator Shelly half of the Plan of Salvation. She got confused and was wondering how she can know if this is true because she knows there will be false prophets. We had to deviate from the lesson and help her understand. She understood what we said and sent us a text later saying thank you for coming over and we gave her a lot to think about. She wants to be baptized and she has read the entire Book of Mormon. Please pray that she will come to know that this gospel is true!
Halloween was really fun! We went to our ward mission leaders house and he had a bunch of costumes for us. Elder Neves and I sat out on the porch behind a pillar and scared kids when they came up to the door. They couldn't see us or thought we were fake for some reason. The best scare we got was this little Asian family that walked up with really little kids. We decided not to scare them because we don't want little kids to hate us. So they came up to the porch and I said "Hello" THE MOM FREAKED OUT! She made her little girl jump! It was so funny. They sat there laughing and kept telling us Happy Halloween. I was trying not to laugh and my eyes were full of tears. I couldn't even tell if I was putting the candy in their buckets. It was a fun night!
Thanksgiving is coming up fast! I want everyone to read Alma 34:38. Think of the top 3 things that you are thankful for and tell your Heavenly Father thank you! We are so blessed to have the gospel in our lives! I am so thankful for my family and the support and love they show me. I am thankful for this gospel and the joy it can bring to our lives. I am thankful for my calling as a missionary. I know I am doing what I am suppose to do and I find so much peace and joy from sharing the gospel to those I come in contact with.
Sincerely, Elder Brisk :)
That is all.
Transfers are so fun!!!
Elder Karr and his 2 sons. Yours truly and Elder Jensen
Elder Duffin went home. One of my favorite AP's so far!
I got to meet an old acquaintance (Halee) from Spring City, Utah!
I got to see my MTC companion Elder Ricks and Sister Garner from my MTC district!
This is Elder Neves!
This shows you how tall I am compared to Elder Neves
Elder Thomas, Neves, and I
Sister Judy made us a fun Halloween lunch! We had mummies, Swamp water, blood soup, fingers, pumpkin vomit and for dessert we had a graveyard! It was delicious!
Brother Lusk, our ward mission leader
Our fun Halloween group!