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.

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