Monday, August 10, 2009


Braxton loves his area so much and thinks it's just way awesome. It is far away from everything though and takes a lot of time to get to all the leadership meetings. Braxton thinks that is why the Lord is blessing them with such awesome members. Braxton said that he thinks everyone paid their tithing this week. They haven't been paying it because of inactivity but they are all jumping right back into being the best members ever!

The members there are all helping with the missionary work. Everyone wants to share the Gospel with their neighbors and because of that they are having so much success. It makes Braxton wonder what the heck is wrong with us. Seriously we just don't get involved in the missionary effort like they do in Mexico. If we did the Lord would bless this area just as much. He is just waiting for us to put forth some effort. Braxton said "members are too worried about their own well being and don't understand that if they unselfishly serve others they will be blessed." Braxton also shared a quote he heard once. It is...The most selfish thing you can do for yourself is forgetting yourself and helping others. "THAT IS SO TRUE."

The missionaries were able to confirm Jose yesterday. (he was baptized on Thursday) They have 2 more baptisms lined up for this Sunday. ("they are just awesome, humble people.") Braxton just "freaking" loves the work there. He says he flat out can't explain it, but it is truly awesome. There are also two 10 year old girls that are waiting for a baptismal date. The work is just extraordinary there. There are so many miracles happening all the time. Another new family came to church yesterday, and they even gave the missionaries a referral, which is just so neat. Braxton said "the Lord has just prepared all these people and they have people for us to teach. They have just been waiting patiently for the missionaries to come."

Braxton hauled 544 bales of hay, in a wheel barrel, up a muddy hill, while wearing missionary clothes. First though he jumped into a John Deere tractor to get it out of the way. (he thought that was so awesome. He loves tractors) When he pulled out his planner today there was hay in it. (oh, happy days)

Braxton had some guy in the street shine his shoes. He said the guy did a really good job and he also admitted that it tickled his feet a little. :) It was cool though.

Today while the missionaries were riding in a bus they had the crap scared out of them. (not really, but almost) There were 20 missionaries on it and Braxton thinks that's why the bus didn't roll. They were on 2 wheels, twice! The driver just kept going like it was nothing. At first he tried slamming on his brakes but he still would have slammed into the car in front of him so he chose to swerve hard and in the process hit a speed bump. ( A*h*C*r*U*d*) Braxton never did think about his or the other missionaries well beings. He was focusing on two mothers with four children under the age of four that were sitting next to him. That scared Braxton the most. Everything turned out fine though and everyone was okay.

He loves us all and loves the Lord. He is working so hard and said that we will all know that when we see how smokin hot and awesome his life will be. (he really just wants a pretty wife.(:)


Justin said...

Its worth it braxton, I did score natalie, who knows what she sees in me, I guess god gave her permanent beer goggles.

Jan Haws said...

Wow Braxton!! Way to work so hard and have such success. It is nice you are in a beautiful cooler area and letting your fun personality and the spirit teach the people there. Keep up the adventure:)