Monday, February 17, 2014


Hola mi amada famillia!
so josh and chelsea are havin a baby eh?? nuts! welp. i guess jessalyn and drew have to give me twin nephews now. no? ok.
presidents day huh?  NO SCHOOL OR WORK YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH LIVE IT UP MACI!!!! very nice. i expect to hear about barbeques at the herrons and swimming. oh wait, its only hot down here. welp. better luck in a few moths! the heat starts to die away in like a week or two but it wont be cold again for a few months. winter starts in june. mmm wet cold. my favorite. sike.
HAPPY TENTH ANNIVERSARY THIS FRIDAY MOM AND MARK. DOUBLE DIGITS. what started with turtle neck sweaters and leather jackets has turned into an eternal marriage. well done! 
so in peru things are goin good! its HOTTT. im just glad im not in brazil. i hear its nastyy over there. at least its nice at night time because we´re right on the beach. Corbin is on the beach too but he´s a little north of me. the difference is his area is pure sand. dude´s roasting. whenever he emails or calls me i make star wars jokes about Tattouine and sand men. i dont think he catches the references so its not really funny but eh, oh well.
the other day we did a service in the other area in our ward, elder schagel´s area. they have only sand and dirt too. we swept and repainted a soccer court and we all left fried. sunblock would´ve been good. the next day we went to a baptism and one of the sisters from the states had a few bottles of peppermint essencial oils. all of us we´re putting it on our burns. it felt nice. the redness is kinda gone now. as you know ive dealt with some baddddd burns from our san clemente trips. my skin is still on my face haha.
so this past week i got a call from my pops elder fallas, infoming me that elder laiche´s visa is ready. he´s been on a temporary mission while he waited on his visa. welp. the offices are gonna pick it up tomorrow and he could leave at any time. NO. MY SON. we went to the center of lima (which is wayyy cool. (callao- no pasa nada) to do his picture for his visa. as we were driving we saw the stadium for peru´s national team. we also saw a chicken restaurant that said "KENDALL" on it. all the shops here have the title of what it is (bodega, farmacia, panaderia, etc.) and then a random name (stacy, miguel, stefani). this one just happened to be mine! cool stuff.
we had a solid week this week! we´re setting up baptisms for this week and for march. we had a FHE with a new family last night and when we left elder laiche said "ellos son escogidos". they are chosen. they are awesome. are hard work is finally starting to show results! apparently my district has more baptismal dates than the rest of the zone and me and elder laiche are leading the way! when we prayed together last night, elder laiche reminded me why we really have all this success as he thanked god for placing every one in our paths and allowing us to teach these people and have given us the ability to work. its verrrryyyy true. just on our own efforts, its better that we dont even go out on missions. we literally cant do anything without god´s hand in the work. every person we teach and every day we get to work is a gift. its by his hand i can walk all day, speak a different language, and do it for two whole years. like it says in alma, in his strength i can do all things. and, without his strength, i cant do anything. we all are completely dependent on him in this work. he needs our hearts, might, minds, and strength,, and even when our everything isnt much, he fills in the gaps and does the rest. ive been working more on really studying deep. asking questions, thinking. finding little details in the scriptures and pondering them. the other day, i read a verse in genesis about the ark and i wrote half a page in my journal of questions. its awesome. and i started to study PMG from ground one. literally. i started by studying the front cover. i went and bought post it notes to write notes and questions all over the place. im goin BIG. i hope this lasts long haha i always start new studying techniques and can never get set in one. with planning meetings, work visits, and services, it gets a little hard to keep up. the joys of being a district leader eh? its cool though. im learning a ton and its cool to see how the missionaries and their areas are progressing.
welp- i love you all, have fun celebrating the presidents. party hard. but not too hard. squeeza hayden´s face for me. LES QUIERO!
Elder brown

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