Tuesday, May 28, 2013

So how is everyone doing this lovely Tuesday afternoon, I guess morning for you guys but hey, it's afternoon for me, so that is all that matters. The work is going great out here, things have really started to pick up, it is always fun to look back and see just how much an area can improve in 3 short months and it is amazing to see how much the Lord has blessed you and helps you out from Day to day.
With recent things going on back home it has caused me to really contemplate on the Plan Of Salvation and what it does for us. I believe it is much more than just letting us know that we can be with are family again. There is a key thing in that we forget, We will be together with them again in Paradise. If you think about it we should be jealous of them in a way. They are in Paradise with God,  how awesome is that, they longer have to suffer or go through pain and sorrow but are free from all temptations and trials. They are in paradise. 
Now yes it is a very sad thing that we don't get to see them again but the cure for that is Given to us which is the Comforter which is sent forth to help comfort us in these times. So it all will be taken care of. God has a rhyme and a reason for everything that he allows or causes to happen. I hope this helps you all. I love each and everyone of you. 

Elder Elquist

Monday, May 13, 2013

Braden's update for May 13th, 2013

It was good to get to talk with a lot of you yesterday, it is always good to get to hear your voices so that I don't forget them, I am betting that is why God put it as a missionary rule to call you parents 2 a year. So that you don't forget them. I don't think I could ever forget any of you. You have all made a huge impact in my life and I appreciate all of you.
The work this past week has gone pretty well, we were able to go on exchanges with the Stake President of the stake we are in, it was awesome, we got to see an investigator and teach her which was awesome, The area seems to be doing well, things are definitely picking up. It has just taken time and we have to be patient in all that we do. 
I want to share my testimony of the Book of Mormon, if any of you are struggling with your testimonies I am guessing it is because you have forgotten to read and pray as of lately, I can not tell you how big of a difference it would make in your life if you read and pray. This book has changed my life. I would not be here to day if it wasn't for that book. It is the word of God and tell us clearly what is needed in order to make it back to Our Heavenly Father. I would challenge all of you to read it and ponder what you are reading, Study it, and then Ask God if it is true. I love all of you and wish the best for all of you.


Elder Elquist

Monday, May 6, 2013

It seems like time flies from Monday to Monday and it seems like so much has happened in that amount of time to all of you as well as me. The work is going great here in the huge ton of Winchester, that was a joke there are about 5,000 people here but it is a great town and I love the people here. I don't have much time But I hope you all know that I am doing well and the work is really progressing well. We have started to find investigators which is awesome it just shows have the right attitude and it will get better in time you just have to put your good foot forward and do the work and it get's better. Love you all and keep strong.