Monday, September 29, 2014


YEET. ITS YA BOY C DIDDY B COMIN ATCHA WITH ANOTHER WEEK!!!... only like 90 leftttt wassuppppp. 

Yeah, so this week has been pretty freaking soliddd. First, I finally had the guts to go up and talk to Elder Brady (He is a Zone Leader so its kinda a big deal hahah) and it was the end of the meeting so I simply said ¨Chao Swag Master¨ and he kinda laughed and said ¨Swag Dadddddy¨ hahaha I dont think I have laughed harder before. It was great. So I freaking love Elder Brady. He is such a cool kid and an amazing District Leader.

A couple cool and kinda weird things happened this week soooo...

1. I contacted this Chilean dude that happened to be an English teacher here so he pretty much speaks fluent (yes I just slaughtered the poo out of that word judge me) English. It was awesome to actually be able to connect with someone and say what I want to say haha so I have a cita (I forgot the word in English for it...) with him this week and I am so excited!
2. The Gonzalez family is notorious for feeding us soooooo much food so this week they offered us to come over for a birthday. I ate 3 Completos and a huge piece of cake the size of a small horse. It was nice and I wanted to puke hahaha.
3. Me and Elder Warrick got kicked out of a house which was awesome. We got invited in by the son, then the mom got really mad at us and pretty much threw us into the street. I laughed pretty hard. 
4. Elder Warrick and I finally got our bikes too! And they are BRAND SPANKIN NEW. Wooooohoooo. I love mine and we definitely get a workout riding around all day. :)
5. I am now reading: The New Testament, el Libro de Mormon, AND Our Search For Happiness at the same time... Dont ask me how because I dont know but I am making progress in all of them and I love reading them. :)
6. For the Chilean Independence Day, yes, the church did have a party on Saturday (27). There were lots of Chilean traditional dances which were superrrr awesome to watch and yes... there was a sack race and yes.... I biffed it pretty hard BUT it was worth it because I came in 2nd. Hahahaha.... It was a pretty sweet roll out if I do say so myself hahaha.

This week Elder Warrick and I made a lot of progress. We have 7 new investigadores. :) I cant wait to continue to teach them and see what happens!!! We also found a 17 year old inactivo and he came to church with us yesterday which is awesome and is already recieving a calling in the church. BOOYAAAAAAAAA MAKIN IT RAIN H2O BECAUSE #BAPSQUAD. 

I really need to calm down.

Spiritual Moment of the Week Ladies and Gents.

So, I love music. ALOT. So I really love listening to the Church music I brought with me on my mission. Well, the other day I was listening to a song, I dont remember the name but I do remember some lyrics that I would like to share with all of you.

They go:

¨He (Jesus Christ) was just one voice, but one voice that changed the earth¨....¨I am just one voice, but one voice that will be heard, I have made the choice to seal my witness with my words.¨

Those few words really hit me hard that night sitting there. I reall am just one voice. As a matter of fact, I am an 18 year old voice. I am definitely not saying I am going to change the world, but I will be heard. Even just by only one person. I know this gospel is true and that is why I am here in Chile. I love these people and this gospel so much. I am ready to work and I cant wait to see what happens this next coming week. 

I love you all. Be safe back in the UT or anywhere else you all might be. I am C Broph. CALERA DE TANGO, YA BOY IS COMIN.

Chilean Independence Day Celebration:)
Looks like fun!

 Elder Brophy taking quite the fall! He says he is just fine :)

Monday, September 22, 2014


If you haven´t noticed I literally have the most random words in the titles of my emails. It is because I usually just put the first thing that pops in my head or i ask my companion soooo... yeah hahaha. Bakan.

Yeah so this week was tight. Super freaking sick. Better than last week. The time is speeding up. Chile is SO amazing and I love it here. It is weird........ as fetch but its pretty cool. hahaha. Anyways... I have to start my email the right way off and say that this week i had the INCREDIBLE opportunity to go to TACO BELL. Yes... I know I pee´d too. I spent 6 mil and got a shnickey ton of food. I taped the receipt in my journal... is that weird? Hahaha. I got Taco Bell because E. Warrick had to go into the center of Santiago because his foot is all jacked up and he had to see the Doctor... but I think everything is good. When I saw the Taco Bell we had to go and so we both divulged and ate 45 tacos.
This week we also had Chile`s Independence Day (More like a week). It is 9-18 and it is super sweet. Festivals and drunk people everywhere. It reminded me of The 4th of July (except the 4th of July is so much more swag) .... AMERICA. During the festivals I got to eat a Churro filled with caramel... I almost fainted. It was emaculate. My vocabulary is so on point right now. Anywayssss... Yeah super cool. My spanish is coming along... slowly but surely. I can definitely hold a conversation with someone when I can understand them (Chileans talk at the speed of Mach5).

I also finished the Pearl of Great Price today. I loved it. I am starting the New Testament tomorrow. Super stoked. Anyways, this last week me and E. Warrick have recieved aloooot of rejection. It has kind of been hard and kind of been funny because of the excuses some people come up with. E. Warrick gets pretty ticked but I laugh hahaha.

Anyways, I love all of you at home SO much and I pray for you all every day. Keep safe in Utah and continue to have an abundance of swag and steeze. I love this gospel with all my heart and I will continue to work and give people the opportunity to live with their families forever and be happy because they know their purpose in life. This gospel is incredible and I know Heavenly Father listens to our prayers.

C Brophy (Thug-Nasty) OUT.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


Ladieeeeeeeeeeees and Gentlemennnnnnnnnnnnnn,

Elder Brophy has made it through his first week of the Mission Field. Hahaha if you all didn´t know. I got called to the sector La Islita 2. It is cool because me and my companion (Elder Warrick) are the first Elders to ever live in this sector. Pretty cool... the reason that no Elders have lived here before because it is soooooo far away from everything. So yeah, I am in the CAMPO ladies and gents. Wassssssup slaya. Also, what comes with the campo is a driveby that happened by our house. Pretty sketchy.

Okay, so... it is really hard to wrap my mind around this whole week and recall all the things that have happened but pretty much what has happened is-
-I got my second companion, Elder Warrick. He is SUPER chill and I love him to death. Bakan (bakan is equal to swag here in Chile)
-I pretend to understand the people and laugh and smile sometimes but really I dont know ANYTHING and I kinda feel alone haha.
-We haven´t had a house this whole week also because the pensionistas haven´t bought our house yet and so we have been living with two other Elders in the smallest house on the planet. Woohoo. BUT, we moved into our new house this morning and it is BAKAN. SUCH A NICE HOUSE. It is honestly too big for us hahaha.
-We have had a lot of investigadores and one of them told us that he is ready to be baptized so that is cool!
-Hmmm... Not sure really what else. Alot of lessons and a lot of taking the bus and a lot of hard work definitely.
-I guess I will just describe where I live. 
1. Mostly dirt roads. Some paved here and there.
2. Super super poor. But really amazing people.
3. DOGS EVERYWHERE that want to eat me alive.
4. Our sector is like the biggest in the mission so we have bikes which is cool.
5. Anddddd yeah. So it is pretty much ratchet in a good way.

Yes, this week has been a very hard week for me and I have felt really homesick. It is hard not to feel discouraged and to think about home when you walk around all day, not knowing where you are and not being able to talk to anyone except your comp. SWEET. Haha BUT, it has also been an amazing week. I just try to take it day by day and make the best out of every moment. I feel the spirit a lot and me and my companion get along really well. I love the people here already. They are amazing and I can´t wait until I can really talk and connect with them. I NEED THE GIFT OF TONGUES. Hahaha, I know it will come. :)

Well, I love you all, and I cant wait to email all of you next week. It will probably be around the same time as today, maybe a bit earlier.

Stay safe in Utah and I will stay safe in Chile. #BAPSQUAD

Peebles, keep up with the Seniors and you will be aight. Don´t do anything tooooo stupid unless you have my permission (that means you have to email me).

Emmalou, keep having fun at home and dance your cute freaking little heart out. Make lots of friends and keep emailing me. I love you:)

Dad and Mom, continue to have so much swag. Also, go have some Cafe Rio for me. I AM CRAVING THAT ALWAYS. Please send me pictures as well. :)))) I REALLY want pics.


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Talagante here he comes!

We finally heard from President Barreiros! 

Presidente Jose A. Barreiros
Correos, Casilla 149
Pajaritos 1921
Maipú, Chile
Fono: 56-2-531-2258
10 September 2014

Dear Brother and Sister Brophy,

Sister Barreiros and I were pleased to welcome your son, Elder Brophy, to one of the finest missions in the world, the Chile Santiago West Mission.  He is well and happy, and we are impressed with his enthusiasm for the work.  After greeting him at the MTC and a brief tour of the beautiful city of Santiago, we arrived at our mission Office. I interviewed your son.  My Assistants and office missionaries then gave him a brief orientation to the mission.  We had a delicious lunch together, he met his new companion, and that afternoon he left the mission home and departed for his first area of labor.

Elder Brophy has been assigned to work with Elder Warrick, who will serve as his training companion.  Trainers are chosen for their competence, patience and dedication, and are selected after prayerful consideration.  With this letter we are including a photograph taken of your son and his new companion with Sister Barreiros and myself.

Please accept our deep appreciation for raising such a fine son.  We feel a genuine fellowship with you in supporting and providing him this opportunity to grow spiritually as he labors to bring souls unto Christ.  It is my prayer that the Lord will inspire us all to sustain him in this challenging assignment.  Please write him frequently, weekly if possible.  Express your love, support, and confidence in him.  You will witness miraculous changes in his life as he engages fully in the service of others.

Connor will be serving in Talagante with Elder Warrick.

President Barreiros scanned a letter from Connor:
He is excited AND nervous to get out into the field. He had a couple cool experiences...
He was talking to a lady who wasn't interested in another visit, but  he had given her a pass along card and the Book of Mormon. Connor challenged her to read the Book of Mormon and she looked him right in the eyes and said, "I promise I will read" in perfect english. Connor felt the spirit rush through him and thought his heart would burst.

As Connor and his companion were walking back from contacting they found a man and started teaching him. After about 7-8 minutes the man said he wanted to get baptized THAT SUNDAY! So he referred him to the missionaries in the area.

I think he's ready to go....
Cant wait to hear about it next week!

Connor with President and Sister Barreiros along with Elder Warrick.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014


ALRIGHT. WEEK FIVE LADIES AND GENTLEMENNNNNNN. I am no officially in a veteran in the CCM buuuuuut I am only a seasoned greenie. Hahaha it is awesome. So the next time you all hear from me I will be in el campo. Hahaha i did not just realize I typed that. (In the Field). The next P-day is actually going to be really weird and I dont know if I will even be able to write home so if you dont hear from me I am not dead I promise. Okay, so first things first, questions!!!!

-Idk if Pres. picks me up or not. I dont think so.
-I will probably be able to tell you who my companion is but I am not sure.
-I did recieve another letter from you mom on 8/30 (THANKYOU).
-It has been raining the past two days and today but besides that it is really nice here.
-I am like 85 pages away from finishing the Book of Mormon!
-I have been using the water bottle and the water in the city is perfectly fine, but in Oeste its not hahaha.
-E. Pedersen is from California and just made me stop writing my email to take a dump. Yay.

I AM SOOOOO JEALOUS THAT I COULDNT COME TO PC. I have been talking about it and thinking about it a lot this week. We need to go when I get home okay?
My prayers were answered and we got moved back into a room with Elder Brooks and Johnson and it is SUPER fun as always. We also had a mix up with Districts and Elder Harries who  was our district leader had to move to another district so Elder Brooks became District Leader.
I also recieved my first haircut in Chile!!...... from Elder Brooks. Hahahahah I was SOOO scared but it turned out pretty decent even though he cut it wayyyy too short for my liking... but its grown on me. I also taught a couple Brazilians some English this week for example: "Where is your chill?" and "You have swag."

MOM, I neeeeeeeeed pictures. Like of home and of the family and ANYTHING so I can look at them every night. PLEASE:) Mom will you tell palmer to check FaZe channel and tell me how they are doing?:) Thanks. :))

Okey dokey. Funny and Spiritual moments of the week. :)

First funny. So Elder Johnson had a RATCHET HUGE in-grown hair on his back and wanted us to pop it. None of us wanted to touch it with our hands so he gave us his leatherman and we popped it with that. It was awesome and I almost puked when it exploded everywhere hahahahaha. I also traded 10 ties in one night and ended up with the steeziest tie EVER. So i am a legit capitalist. Wassup Santiago, Im coming.

Not really spiritual but Palmer I opened a note that you wrote me and it got me SO jacked. It has been my motivation these last couple days/week. Its the best and I just wanted to say thankyou so much for it. I want to hear from you and Emma all about school and life and how much swag you both obtain.

Okay, so nothing huge spiritual but this week has just been a solid week. I have felt the spirit teaching my investigators and I can really see the language coming along. I can carry on a conversation with someone and teach a full lesson. It is pretty cool. :) I am going to hurry write a quick testimony in spanish for you all.

Yo sé qué la iglesia is verdadero.
y yo sé qué necisito aqui en Chile porqué me investigadores necisita mi.
Estoy agredecido por mi familia y por la oportunidad a servir en Chile.
Yo sé qué Dios es nuestro Padre Celestial.

Short but sweet. Too lazy to write out a lesson. Maybe another time.