Monday, March 19, 2012

Week 5- Letter #6

Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 10:11 AM Hola,
How are things going for everyone?? It was good to hear from you. So Brett and Conner will both have their licenses by the end of the month huh? That's pretty cool. That's pretty awesome that Brett has almost completed his Eagle. I can't send pictures because they have the computers highly secured, but if you want me to send you guys the memory card, I would be glad to do that.
That's crazy that Grandma and Grandpa are leaving that soon. So whats the plan for Jeff and Shell? Sounds like you had some pretty fun birthday celebrations. So the Geo battery died? Have they tried to tighten the bolt on top of the battery? Yeah that would be pretty cool if I could get the feedback from Thomas and the loss of his dad. That would be really hard. It sounds like he is placed in a good spot though with his companion being in the same boat with the loss of his dad. But it was Grandma Corbin's birthday? how did that go? Well that's pretty cool mom that you are picking up the piano. That should be awesome. As far as the fasting weekly thing, we were told to not have our family fast more that necessary. So no need to fast every week. Thank you though.
I just wanted to share an experience that we had with teaching a "Progressing Investigator" named Ariel. We taught him a little about prayer and how to pray and then at the end of the lesson we asked him to pray a couple lessons ago and he wouldn't do it. We tried a couple more times asking if he would pray but he kept coming up with excuses of why he couldn't pray. Ending the lesson we just decided to say the prayer. Astonished we thought of what we could do to get him to pray next lesson. We thought the next lesson we would just teach him only about prayer. Cringing, at the end of the lesson we asked him to pray, and with a little bit of hesitation he began to pray. It was an awesome experience.
I would just like to bear my testimony that I know that this is the true gospel and that we are so blessed to have it in our lives. I know that Joseph Smith was a true prophet and that he did restore the gospel to the earth. I love you guys, I pray for you and hope you all are doing well.
Elder Corbin

Week 4- Letter #5

Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 10:18 AM Family,
Happy Birthday Mom as of yesterday! How was your birthday? Did you do anything awesome? Did you have parfaits for breakfast?? or belgaim waffles? How are things going for everyone? It was good to hear from you guys. Im glad the room switch is going well. That is not very good news to hear about elder Larson's father. I hope he is doing alright.
So yeah the topic for this week is charity and the one for next week will be virtue. So if you could just maybe look up a little bit about it and share with me that would be awesome. But they are in preach my gospel. That is the order I am going in so you could follow by that.
Mom, I have been taking pictures but I wont be able to send any out until I get out in the field. I will probably send all of them the first day I get out there. To tell you a little more about my companion he was home schooled and has been playing piano since he was seven and is pretty good. He just got accepted to BYU for piano skills. He tries to play whenever he can. But yes I recently got a haircut. I exercise 5 out of 7 days. I got the calling of senior companion. I have only gained 5 pounds I guess because I burn it all off playing basketball.
Dad, that's awesome that you're almost graduated!!!! I'm so excited for you!! That is sooo cool. That's awesome that you have all A's. I hope the job search keeps getting better for you. How did the "Jesus the Christ" reading go this week with chapter 4? I especially liked the part on pg. 33 (at least in my book, I'm not sure if it is the same page in yours) that says "that by the Word, who was with God, and who was God even in the beginning, all things were made," because a lot of the time people get confused about how Jesus and Heavenly Father are separate beings but that explains a little bit of why. It continues on to say that Christ was "God the Creator". Explaining a little more why he is called God sometimes. I really liked how they shared how some of the scripture names are present day names and what they are.
One that I really that was awesome is how Jesus' name is Joshua in current day names. I did not know that. I also really liked the part where they explain the meaning of Jehovah on page 36. It says it is meant to mean "Lord," and also meaning "Self existent One or the Eternal." Just some awesome parts.
Well it was good to hear from you guys. I just want to let you know that I know that Jesus is the Christ and that Thomas S. Monson is the prophet of today and that Joseph Smith did restore the gospel. In the Name of Jesus Christ amen. Until next time. Adios!

Elder Brandon Corbin

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Week 3 - Letter #4

Fri, Mar 2, 2012 at 9:44 AM Hola!
How are things going? Crazy weather huh?? I can't believe the weather this year! Totally random. It was good to hear from you guys. Thanks for the cupcakes. They were quite delish if I might say so myself. Let me tell you guys this week was pretty awesome. We had the opportunity to have Elder Holland come to the MTC!! It was an awesome talk. It really motivated me a lot to become a better missionary. He talked a lot about strengthening the investigators testimony in the Book of Mormon. It was just amazing! I am just super excited for conference now! It is so awesome to hear that DaeNeese will be going on a mission. That is pretty cool. Keep me in the loop with that. I definitely want to know more about that.
Jesus the Christ just keeps getting more awesome. I find the footnotes especially useful! haha. The words he uses just have such significant meanings that you can go pretty in depth into them. The notes at the end I have also found especially helpful. It was good to hear from you guys!
Elder Corbin

Friday, March 2, 2012

Week 2 Complete - Letter #3

Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Happy Anniversary! Sounds like it went pretty well. That's pretty cool. Congrats to Brett on the great coaching job. So the season is over then huh? What was his final record? That's awesome that Eliza got first place. She must have done very good to get that place. I didn't hear anything from DaeNeese?? What's the exciting news??? That's too bad about Grandma Curtis and I hope Grandma Neese is doing okay now. But yeah Grandma Curtis is definitely in a good place probably happy. Thats a pretty funny story about Quinn! haha. No its not preach my gospel its from anything where you can find information about that subject. The subject for this week is hope. I'll be putting some stuff in the letter next week about hope, and that would be awesome if they would too. Thank you for getting the address for me and I was also wondering if you could get me Brandon Nichols address from Eliza's phone. BTW how is Eliza liking the phone? does she use it often? Does she text a lot? and How is everyone taking the room switch? That's really nice of the Nichols to contribute to my mission. If you could tell them thanks that would be awesome, and I will be sure to write them as well. My companion is pretty cool. He is fired up about the work and is ready to go. Just to let you guys know there IS Blueberry Muffin Tops cereal!! I was pretty excited about that. So I switch around with Marshmallow Mateys in chocolate milk, and Blueberry Muffin tops. Yeah so things are going great down here. I can't complain at all. It is just an awesome experience. I can't wait to get out into the field though. It will be even more awesome.
We started TRC yesterday and we did pretty good. I don't know if Dad used to these as well but it's where you teach members just any lesson you feel you should teach. It is pretty good practice. The language is coming along pretty good. We don't have the ambassadorship class though. So how did you like the second chapter of Jesus the Christ? I thought it was pretty cool. It is pretty much pure genius how Talmage comes up with these words to describe his life. The book just keeps on getting better. I would just like to bare my testimony that I know that this is the true church and I know that this is the best thing I could be doing at this point in my life. I am grateful for all you guys do for me and hope all is going well. I love you all. I hope you are all just enjoying life and taking it one step at a time. I look forward to hearing back from you guys!
Elder Corbin