Dear Elder Broadhead,
Well son, I'm writing the last email to you as a missionary. It's kind of bitter-sweet. We have enjoyed watching you learn and grow throughout your mission, and have been proud to wear the mantle of "missionary parents." Our family has been blessed while you've been serving so faithfully, and I'm going to miss those extra blessings. And I know your life and the lives of many, many people in Veracruz and beyond have been blessed by your service. You've brought many souls unto Christ, and shown them the way of the Lord. Not all will remain faithful, but you have planted an important seed in their lives. Many generations of families will be blessed in the years to come because of your influence, and that should put a huge smile on your face!
I am grateful for the service of your mission president and his wife. I am thankful for the good influence he's been in your life, and I know you look up to both of them. I'm also grateful that they've looked after your well being and safety, and loved you like a son while you were in their care. Please tell them thank you from both of your parents. You have fought the good fight. You have left it all on the field. I hope you will have peace in your heart as you prepare to return home, knowing you did your very best, and served the Lord with all your might. He will bless you for the rest of your life because of your dedication. I can't even imagine all of the lives you've touched in two years - investigators, citizens, members, less actives, companions, fellow missionaries, your mission president and wife, and on and on.
Now the time has come for you to move forward with your life. There are so many wonderful experiences that await you as you move into the next phase of your life. Be excited for what the future holds in store for you. Your service in the church started many years ago when you were first ordained to the priesthood. You have always served faithfully, and I know you will continue to serve faithfully. The rest of your life will be spent in the service of others in one way or another, and I know in my heart that Heavenly Father has great plans for you. You are one of his valiant children, and He knows He can count on you. I have tears in my eyes as I think back on the life you've lived so far, and what a gentle and caring person you are. Thank you for being our son, and living your life in a way that you and us can be proud of. I thank God every day for the blessing of you being a part of our family. May peace be with you these final few days as you wrap up your mission experience. We look forward to being with you again, hearing of your experiences, and enjoying your spirit. Safe travels.
Monday, January 20, 2014
hey guys,well i don`t know what to say. i feel a little embarassed cause i`m crying as i write this last e mail but i have no idea where the time has gone.
Posted by Unknown at 3:09 PM
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
well, i don`t have any special music requests, i`ll be happy with anything. i assume there gonna be missionary hymns, which will be fine. if i remember right she`s pretty good at playing the piano, i don`t know if she is going to play a special number or anything but that would be cool. also, thanks for letting me know about the talking assignment.
this week we worked a lot with the members, we went around sharing third nefi eleven, when the nefites had to be told three times before the heard the announcemnt of the advent of the lord and we applied it to them saying that lets not be like the nefites and listen to the prophet the first time he tells us to preach the gospel. we also commited them all to start praying for missionary opportunities, like finding someone to teach, offering service, or something like that. i was surprised to find out that almost none of them had ever done it.
we have two baptisms for this my last week. edit, and nicacio. they both are going along good and are completing with there commitments. should go off without a hitch. i want to leave the area in good shape so we are going to work hard this week to put a ton of fechas for february. our goal is to find at least one new person to teach every day from our own efforts, like contacting and knocking doors. apart from the normal references and old investigatores and things like that.
i feel happy and a little weird. sorry i didn`t have a lot of time to write today. we went to the aquarium and carls jr for the district activity today. it was fun. i`ll show you the pictues despues.i love you all and we`ll talk to you next week. i`m not sure how the getting relieved proccess works, can you talk to the stake presidente about it and let me know if it is going to be the same day i get home or the day after. thanks!love elder broadhead
Posted by Unknown at 6:49 AM
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
i gave a class to all of the liders of the ward and their families about how to share the gospel and use preach my gospel. i think it went well, we`ll see if it gives restults. it`s part of the new ward mission plan that we are implementing this year.
well i`m not gonna lie, its hard on mondays now that everyone is reminding me nonstop that i don`t have too much time left. it makes me feel weird. but thanks for the e mails i always love hearing about what you guys are up to.
presidente let me know that he had approved the extension that i asked for to be here for the visit of the general authority, but you`ll be happy to know that i explained to him that you guys had got mad when i mentioned it and so i turned it down.
on new years eve we worked until about then went to eat dinner at the house of a sister that lives close by that had invited us until . then the next morning we had a conference with all the zones of veracruz cause president knew that all the people were hung over so it wouldn`t do any good to go out and work in the morning haha.
the sucky part was that the investigatores didn`t go to church cause they were all out of town, but edit is still going strong for her fecha on the 19th. and the american sister missionary that was in my ward went home this week so we took over all the investigatores that they had and we went around gettin to know them. we are still working with silvia and maria delia, two great investigator families, but we have to get them married.
all in all it was a pretty average week, i`m just really happy that all the festive dates are over cause it makes it a litle hard to work. everything is getting back to normal. today is a festive day here in mexico, its called the day of the three wise men. the kids get more gifts, and the custom is that they eat a big piece of delicious bread called a rosca.
i still feel fine and am continuing to work hard to bring souls to christ, i love doing it. i feel fine about going home, i`m obviously going to miss the mission a lot and all of the friends that i have here, but i have no regrets. i have tried hard to live everyday of my mission like it was my last and though i have had difficulties and hardships i have learned alot and given everything of me. the only thing i`m a little scared about is adjusting to the change. but i know that i can do it with your help and with the lords.
dad i can`t visit that website till i get back, but thanks anyways. mom i`ll try to remember to get you my drivers licence number for next week. thanks guys i love you all!!
love elder broadhead
Posted by Unknown at 8:40 PM