Thursday, May 16, 2013

Another update with PICTURES!

"I am way excited that I only have 2 more weeks! The MTC has been fun but I'm definitely ready to get out haha I was pissed yesterday though because 6 kids in our class got their visas and are going to Idaho tomorrow to meet with some guys from the Mexican consulate and are getting to stay in Idaho overnight in a hotel.. I wish I was going. The 4 of us who are going to Guadalajara haven't gotten our visas yet. I hope I get mine in the next couple of weeks so I don't have to stay here longer... that would suck.. I LOVE BEING THE ZONE LEADER! It is so fun. I just get to go around and help people in our zone all day, and I am meeting tons of new people. The new district we just had come into the MTC is was cool and we are already all really close. I really like being the go-to guy for everybody in our zone. I like that responsibility a lot and our president says everybody looks up to me in the zone and that is a really cool feeling. It's cool to be able to lead by example and see how it effects the other districts in my zone. I feel like I have gotten a pretty good grasp on the Preach My Gospel but I definitely don't have it down yet. I don't think I ever will because there are always new things to learn. It's crazy...
Just stay strong and rely on the Lord as much as you can. You need to have COMPLETE faith that He will help. You can't doubt Him. You have to just rely completely on the Lord. The only way to make your faith stronger is by exercising it. It's like a muscle... the more you exercise it, the stronger it gets. I want to challenge you to read the whole section on FAITH in the True to the Faith book. It's really great. I love it and it has helped me so much! That book is great. Read it and start using it as a guide. It has every subject in that book that you can think of. It's a great resource. I challenge you to really exercise your faith and that book will tell you how! I love you so much!
Con Mucho Amor,
Elder Joe Brinkerhoff"

Above picture: Joe is on the far right

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