Favorite Scripture: 3 Nephi 5:13

Behold, I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I have been called of him to declare his word among his people, that they might have everlasting life.

Happy 21st Birthday Elder Brown......

Monday, September 24, 2012

Hi, this is Elder Brown's mom.  It is hard to believe that Elder Brown (Josh) will be coming home next Tuesday, October 2nd.  He will be flying into the Salt Lake City Airport at around 1:00pm.   As a family, we could not be more excited.  We have missed him so much!  We are busy making posters, buying yellow ribbon and ordering yellow balloons to decorate for his arrival.   Today, Josh officially turned 21 years old.  Having a P-day on your birthday was great.  He said that he was so busy responding to all the birthday wishes that he did not have enough time to write his weekly blog.   But he told me he did a little grocery shopping and bought Steaks to celebrate.  He and his companion ate them for lunch.  He went to Bobi's  (a member in his ward and family friend) house for a birthday dinner! Thank you to all the members in the Anaheim, California mission who loved my son and treated him like their own!   He said it has been a great birthday and we can't wait for him to have a big birthday celebration with us when he gets home. Josh said he will write his FINAL blog next Monday and express some of his feelings of what his mission has meant to him these last couple of years.  

His homecoming talk will be Sunday, October 21st at 1:00pm.  The address is 9600 North and 6000 West in Highland.  (Just a block from our home).  Please join us for lunch after!


Rhonda said...
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Rhonda said...

I would like to thank you for sharing these letters. Quite awhile ago my son, too, received a call to the California, Anaheim mission. He had a difficult time accepting his call because he had always imagined going foreign and could not think of Anaheim would as a 'real' mission.

While searching for information about the mission we found Elder Brown's blog and I can honestly say reading the letters here was a real turning point in my missionary becoming excited to serve in California. Elder Brown is so positive and enthusiastic and reading his letters changed my son's attitude.

My missionary has been in Anaheim for awhile now and loves his mission. Even though he is already out, I have continued to follow Elder Brown's blog and have enjoyed his letters. I wanted you thank you for getting my son excited for his mission and for the opportunity to share in Elder Brown's experiences.

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