Monday, November 24, 2014


HEEEEELLLLLOOOOOO CHICKIOS! :) Elder Brophy coming atcha with a freaking sweet email. Hahahaha not really because not a ton happened this week BUT, I will try to make it worth reading. :) FIRST, as always, the questions of my mother.
-The Thanksgiving celebration was sick as fetch. HOLY sickness. I will explain more after the questions.
-I have eaten all the cereal you have sent me and I am now working on the granola hahah it is freaking so good.
-Yes, me and Elder Warrick have a potential baptism for the first week of December. :) His name is Dario.
-I would loveeee a CD of madisons mission. Holy trunky she is so close to coming home.
-I wasnt able to go to the temple but it was still fun because I went on divisions with Elder Walker. :)

Yeah, so this week was pretty abnormally normal. For two days this week, Elder Warrick was reallllyyyy really sick so we stayed in the house alot. He slept... and I studied. Hahahah I studied allllooot. It was kind of nice but I really wanted to get out of the house. Luckily he got better for Friday (his birthday) and the actividad de Accion de Gracias (Thanksgiving). 

The WHOLE day Friday Elder Warrick and I, and two other Elders cooked. Holy fetch monkey it was stressful. I know why moms are so freaking stressed and jacked (strong) after stirring mashed potatoes for an hour hahahah. In total we made:
-7 Pies
-3 whole pans of mashed potatoes
-2 HUGE bowls of stuffing
-A whole turkey
... I might be missing a couple things but it was to say the least.... CRAZY. Everything turned out REALLY good and we had a really amazing time. It was held at a Parcela (A fancy house pretty much) so there was a pool and a soccer field and a tramp and stuff for the little kids to play with while the parents talked with investigadores and other miembros! :) It was super bakan. We even taught all the kids to play American Football. I got a huge grass stain on my shirt from getting tackled by E. Warrick but dont worry mom, it came all the way out. :)

Besides that nothing really else happened. Last night Elder Brown and Walker came over to the house to stay over night because me and Elder Warrick had left a couple of things in La Islita (far from our sector) from Church so they brought them to us and stay the night last night. It was freaking awesome because we drank a lot of Mate and shared cool stories. :)

Besides that..... nothing else really happened hahaha:) It was a really slow week for me but a good one igual. OH, and this next week we have changes! SO, by next monday you will all know if I am staying in Calera (I hope so) or going somewhere else and the same with my companion!!:) Pretty freaking crazy... Cant believe I am not in training anymore... Pretty cool. :)

During the time that Elder Warrick was sick, I listened to a couple general conference talks. And one of my favorites was from Elder Holland when he talked about the poor. He talked about how we need to help the poor. We need to give to the poor. He said (something along these lines)- ¨Yes, sometimes the poor put themselves into their own bad situations... But arent we ALL beggars? Dont we ALL ask for forgiveness?¨ We cannot ask anything of God if we do not give of ourselves to those who ask us for things right? When I heard that it hit me really hard. Yes, sometimes it is hard to give to someone asking for money on the street... (Wondering where the money will go) but we could at least offer to buy him/her food or a bus ticket or something of the sort. That was my thought this week. I know that through the Lord´s mercy we are saved. I know that when we are in the service of others, we are in the service of God. My challenge to all of you reading this today is to try to help someone throughout this next week.

Anyways, everybody stay safe in the 801 and I love you all.
Elder Brophy

Monday, November 17, 2014


AYEEEE DUGGGGGIE WASSUP KILLAS. This week was pretty freaking crazy and good. :) Hahahha mom you hoooooooked me up with packages. Wowzahs. But legit not a TON happened this week becauses we had a lot of meetings in Maipu and Talagante so I wasnt in Calera de Tango (our sector) very much. BUT, I finna answer my moms questions first. :)

-My week was good. :)
-We finally got the fetching fan so we arent roasting as bad anymore.
-I opened my packages.... but not the presents inside (as instructed because swag)
-We have SICK plans for Thanksgiving this Friday. We organized a huge ward party at this members house (its higante (huge)) and we are teaching the meaning behind thanksgiving and then eating a lot of american thanksgiving food.... and guess what? 4 Gringos (Elders) are cooking ALL the food for over 60 people... it is going to get messy ladies and gentlemen ahhahaha:)
-Pohl is doing reallyyyy well but it is almost the end of school here so he has had a lot of tests so we havent been able to visit him very much. :/
-I havent recieved any handwriting pouch letters...
-I did recieve several letters this last week which was really nice. :) Thankyou. :)
-Laundry is good hahaha. :)
-My shoes are still looking almost new because I shine them alot. :)
-I told Elder Bartagna that you wanted to be friends so yeah. :) It is pronounced like lasagna but Bartagna. :)
-He is from Atlanta, Georgia and doenst speak any spanish. :)

YEAH. So for this week I had a couple funny experiences. 
1. I HUGE German Shepard (probably the biggest I have seen here) started chasing me on my bike... Never have they ever tried to bite me... they just bark alot and chase. But this guy was out for freaking blood and it was like running away from a horse. So it starts to like nip at my ankle and so I am kicking the duggie in the face multiple times. Hahahha after kicking it for a good 10 seconds it stopped and I didnt get bit luckily but I will honestly say I was kind of scared for my life hahahah. :) But it was a cool experience.

-Also this week I ran over a cat on my bike hahahaha. We were riding home for the day because it was like 9:20 and a little kitten runs out of an almacen (a small store that are little houses that sell various items) and I ran it over with my back wheel while going no-handed... So I look back and it is literally having a seizure on the ground and it head is all crooked... then the next thing I know I am on the fetching ground because I wasnt paying attention to where the fetch I was going hahahha. So yeah... it ran away after that but its head was still crooked so I hope it died but I dunno exactly hahaha.

And thats about it really....

BUT, spiritual moment of the week really quick.

Yes, a mission is hard. I realized that once I got here. But during one of the reunions in Maipu we watched a quick video about the Expiacion (Atonement). And Elder Jeffrey R. Holland said, ¨Why would it be easy to preach the gospel for you, if it wasnt easy for Jesus Christ, our Redeemer? To be a disciple of Christ and try to walk in his path we will feel at least something of what he felt (to a very small degree). But when we are yelled at, and spit upon is when we are shoulder to shoulder with Jesus Christ.¨ I dunno, I just really liked that and it really put alot into perspective. To be a Latter-Day Saint is NOT easy. Yeah, there are restrictions, but to follow the footsteps of Christ and to qualify for eternal life, it shouldnt be easy.

Just thought I would leave that with you all. :) EVERYBODY be safe. Hahah dont forget ya boy C Broph. :)





Monday, November 10, 2014

Hey Bruh

Thisssssss weeeeeeek ladies and gentlemen was freaking crazy and awesome hahahah. :) It went by superrrrr fast and I loved it. :) BUT FIRST, my freaking amazing mom´s questions. :)
-I did do something a little diferrent this week. The whole mission Oeste and Sur had the opportunity to listen to Elder Nelson from the quorem of the Doce Apostoles. It was literally the most mind-blowing spiritual thing on this planet. More of this at the end. :)
-Hmmmmm... my favorite thing I have eaten here so far has got to be Chorillana. It is the most un healthy thing on the planet... and thats why it is good. It is french fries on the bottom, onions and meat on top, then on top of that cheese (alot), then on top of that a bunch of eggs. Yeah it was freaking good and I felt like trash after. :)
-I got my haircut by someone who actually knows whats good. :) I think it looks okay.... i dunno. I dont need one for a while because she cut it way too short but I aint trying to impress anyone right now hahahah. :)
-Pohl is absolutely amazing. Buuuuut, this week we havent passed by because school here is on the downhill so he has SO many tests... but next wweek. :)
-We havent gotten a fan for our house yet, but this wednesday we should recieve one. :) I am hoping because it is hotter than the devils bum right now.
-I have a scripture cover now. :) But not nice scriptures because we havent gone to the temple yet. Hopefully soon. :)

Yeah, but another thing that was reallyyyyyy weird this week was something our neighbor Niko did. Hahahah every morning he comes to our windows and tells us that he wants to play soccer or just talk with us.... well, we are studying so we always have to tell him no we can´t. This time, it was almost time to end studying so we decided that we could practice teaching him the Law of Chastity. We taught it, everything went well, but then we had to tell him to leave (because we have a little gate in front of our house that locks so we told him to go home). And he said no. So we kept telling him to leave because we needed to finish studying and he FLIPPED A FISH. No joke, he ran home and got eggs and starting throwing them at us, and our house. Luckily E. Warrick dodged the fetch out of an egg but our house wasnt so lucky. So we were trying to tell him to calm down and clean our windows or we are going to tell his mom.... and he SPIT in our faces. Literally I got a lugey in my face........ You could say my patience was tested hahaha. :) All is well though. So yeah, in the end we figured out that he is bi-polar and forgot to take his medications.. he cleaned our windows and even said sorry. And you wont even believe what happened next. He accompanied us the rest of the day. hahahahah he was literally a missionary for a day with us. :) He is an investigator too and he told us ¨This has been the best day ever, and I want to be a missionary someday too.¨ HOW SICK IS THAT? He listened throughout all of the lessons and even learned how to pray. Wassssssup clutch? Turning a bad situation to a REALLY good one. :))))) So that was awesome. :)

ALSO, this week at the Meeting of Elder Nelson I sawwwww..... wait for it..... JOE WHITING... Elder Whiting I guess. Hahahahh he is in the Mision Sur and I saw him and we both freaked out. Talked a little about home and then had to part our ways. But he is doing amazing and it was cool to see him. :)


So, I shook Elder Nelsons hand. At 9:07 in the morning of November 8th. It was an amazing experience. After he gave a talk about the Abrahamic Covenant that literally blew my mind. It was amazing. When that man walked into the room, there was no doubt in my mind that he is a man of God. The power I felt when he came in the room and gave his talk is undescribable. Through his talk... he literally explained to me my patriarchal blessing. He pieced everything together for me and I look at my blessing a WHOLE different way. Talk about some personal revelation. One of the coolest things that happened also was at the end Elder Nelson literally just randomly recieved the gift of tongues and starting speaking in spanish for his testimony. It was amazing. :) I just want to say that I know that Elder Nelson and all the apostoles and councilors and our President Thomas S. Monson are men of God and bring happiness to our lives because they guide us in the way we should be living. 

That is all. :)

Also, if anyone is reading this who is thinking of going on a mission think about this:
Missionaries are the link to eternal life. We are the people who bring the gospel to other people so they can bring it to their posterity. And through the temple they can bring it to their worthy ancestors. I know this is true. I know that this work is hastening and without the temple... none of it is possible. :)


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Halloween was Pretty Awesome

What is up killaaaaaaaa´s of the best country in the world. This week was freakinggggg normal hahahaha but still super sick. :) As always, starting with the most beautiful women in the world´s questions. (My mom dummy)

My week was good. :) This is how it kind of went:
I went on divisions with a different Elder (E. Walker) and he has the same amount of time as me. He is awesome and definitely one of my really good friends. :) And to say the least... we got freaking blasted hahahaha. We contacted like 3 Jehova Witnesses and they yelled at us and said some really mean things hahahah. Then we went to a Less Active members house thinking we were just going to teach the ordinary, easy lesson and we ended up teaching that we dont believe in reincarnation and other really complicated things... in spanish hahahah. 
My bike tire broke twice this week so it has been a real pain to try to buy new tires with literally zero money hahaha. :) It was pretty funny but everything worked out. :)
We also did a family night with two menos activo families and when it came for the lesson E Warrick straight looked over at me and said, ¨My companion has the lesson for tonight.¨ I had no freaking clue what to do hahahah it was pretty great and I got pretty nervous but I taught a nice little mini lesson and everything worked out. :)
For Halloween we did the same thing we always do BUT when some kids came to the door to ask for candy we gave out books of mormon. Hahahaha we placed 3. :) There will be a picture at the end of this email about halloween. :) Its not the same here...... United States just does everything a little (lot) better hahaha. :)

Yes, it is gettting really hot here. Our house needs a fan to keep us cool in the mornings and I put on sunscreen everyday. :)

I drink a lot of water and I think it is safe here..... hahahahah i actually dont know

I didnt get ANY mail in pouch this week. :( So I am hoping not this wednesday, but next wednesday. :)))))) I really hope. :) 

The mission office is like 2 hours from me and E Warricks house. :)

Theres all the qeustions. :) i am doing really good here. :) I dont know where else I would be really... Getting alot of work done here. This week me and E Warrick found like 20 menos activos!!! So pretty much we are gonna reactivate like crazy. :) Its pretty ghetto here, I get alot of people who try to speak english to me but all they really know is ¨hello¨ ¨very good¨ and yes hahaahahah. :) I laugh alot to say the least.

Spiritual Moment of the Weeeeeeeek:
We have an investigator named Pohl. He is absolutley amazing. Right now he is looking for his answer. He is reading and praying every day. :) He told me that he feels closer to god when he is with us. :) I am really hoping to set a baptismal date with him so please keep Pohl in your prayers!:)

Anyways, I hope everything is good at home! I have heard alooooot about the Howl. Sounds pretty cool......... but being in Chile is that much cooler. :) Hahaha just kiddin but legit.

Love you all. Special shout out to my dude Hayden Smith because I miss the kid.

Please enjoy this photo of me and E Warrick on Halloween :)