Monday, September 14, 2009

A lot of things happened this week even though Braxton was only in his area from Thursday to Sunday. (they had changes and meetings) They took advantage of the time they had. A lady in the branch passed away and even though it was sad there were some neat things about it too. She had cancer and so she never made it to church, but she was so happy that her family could and that they can keep on going. She was glad to see that there was a church finally in Valle de Bravo. She was a great example to everyone and a wonderful lady.

The English classes are picking up and more people are starting to come. The missionaries always share a 15 minute message about the restoration after and Brax likes that everyone gets to hear at least that much.

For Family Home Evening this week they went for a walk with a family. (the parents weren't home so they couldn't have it at the house) They got really wet but on their walk they saw a bunch of deer and some zebra. They were fenced in but Braxton thought it was still cool. The family home evening went really well and the family invited a sister that isn't a member. It was neat.

At Church on Sunday there really are just a few members. A member that was suppose to give a talk didn't show up and so the Branch President said that Braxton would give the talk. Brax had about 5 minutes to prepare for it. Everything went really well. The spirit directed Braxton in what to say and he listened. He spoke for all but 5 minutes of the meeting. Braxton said it went by so fast and it was easy. (umm, maybe we should listen to the spirit more ourselves) It was a great experience for Braxton and it strengthened his testimony.

While riding on a bus with the window open, Braxton had fell asleep. Brax was awakened when the bus hit a branch making it break. (which caused a loud sound) It had been raining and so there was a lot of water on the branch and when it broke it landed on Braxton. All that really scared Braxton from his sleep and it made him jump. Everyone around him just starred at him like he was a weirdo. He didn't care though. He was just glad that they noticed the missionaries and will hopefully ask about them later.

All is good and things are going well. Braxton is enjoying his mission a ton and is still learning a lot. His prayers are with us every day. He signed this e-mail as the FAVORITE son, brother, brother in law, friend, uncle, and grandson. Oh, don't we love Elder Ropelato? (heck ya)

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