January 13th, 2014
So this week was interesting. This week we had Stake conference but it was interesting who the speakers were and the specific topic of the entire Stake Conference. First of all the topic for the whole Stake Conference was The Work of Salvation. The Stake Presidency did really well night. I loved the emphasis on just being a friend to everyone and sharing messages through media. Sometimes the members of the church think of missionary work as actually sitting down with someone and talking/teaching, that's not all there is to it. The members can do so much more in teaching the restored gospel, by being a friend and sharing videos of the church or their testimony on Facebook/twitter/Instagram/who knows what else kids use these days. But the most interesting part of this SC was that Elder Christenson of the presidency of the seventy spoke as well as one of the counselors of the YW presidency, and Elder Christoferson, and Elder Hales! That was extremely cool and different.
Well the mission work continues to move on here in Juarez. We have been struggling with finding new investigators but I know they'll come. I'm still with the same comp. which is fine with me he's cool. We are no longer in a trio. I'm getting really excited for the upcoming B-ball game in the mission!
Love,Elder (Braiden) Thorpe