Sunday, February 1, 2009

a warning voice

Dear Family
Things are going so well, the weather has warmed up a little bit to -10 enough for us to have more time out side and walking around, tracting and finding people it has been great we have found some really good families and the work has started to pick up a lot, the members brought a bunch of the friends to church and things are just going amazing, i have been contemplating alot on the miracles i have seen through out my mission. the people who i have seen embrace the
gospel and and my heart is filed with joy that i had some small part in helping them find the gospel and salvation. i came on a mission to preach the gospel, and cry repentance, of all the people that
benefited most from these last two years is me i have repented and change and become more as my savior would want me to be. i am so thankful for every moment that i had to raise a warning voice and help other people learn. i would not trade it for anything in the world.

Love Elder Barrand

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Here is a quick report on the work:
Things are going amazing in Stratford! We had Anita out at church she is a friend of one of the members here named John, he met here randomly at a grocery store and invited her to hear the missionary lessons and come to church. She is a single mom and has three great kids the ages are eight seven and three. Also the members are great here they are giving us referrals to even some of their family members. We have also being seeing tons of success with finding new
investigators and enlarging our teaching pool.

Family Costa Rica looks like it was a blast! Thins are going so well, even though its really cool we are finding tons of success and many people are listening to us the lord is blessing us with our efforts. I have a special request from all return missionaries and their husbands/wives I want to know what you guys did with your last day or two being a missionary, so look in your journal and write me back!!! i love you all and look forward to your responses email them back asap i
don't have much time left.
Love Elder Barrand
ps here is a picture of me and elder weber

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Finishing with a bang!

Here is a quick report on the work:
Things are going well I'm very excited to start working in Stratford we have Brayden who is nine years old we are working with him and his less active mom to start coming back out to church and having Brayden baptized. Other then that we have some good member referrals we received over the holidays we are excited to progress them into the gospel.

I got emergency transfers with only 4 weeks to go, i'm in a small great little town named Stratford my new companion it Elder Weber he is fairly new and has tons of energy and zeal for doing the work. I am bummed to leave Guelph at the same time very excited for the new adventures and people i will met in Stratford. I am holding on strong and finishing with a bang.

Love Elder Barrand