Elder Ethan

  • I have come to a sound understanding

    Let’s see if I can portray an adequate picture of what I do in the office in this email. Tuesday In the morning, we had a meeting with President and Sister Clawson, the AP’s, and Bishop Markus (the facilities manager for the mission). We discussed how to get missionaries to clean their apartments and take […]


    From: Ethan Cade Brimhall [mailto:ethan.brimhall@myldsmail.net] Sent: Saturday, September 9, 2017 11:07 AM “Office Baba.” That’s what they call me now that I’m an office elder. I’ll likely be here in the mission home for the next four transfers as that’s the tradition. I’ll talk about my last week in Hangha before I get to the […]

  • August 28, 2017

    From: Ethan Cade Brimhall [mailto:ethan.brimhall@myldsmail.net] Sent: Monday, August 28, 2017 8:58 AM (housemates) Hey! I want everyone to know right off the bat that having two amazing weeks in a row is pretty rare. Usually it’s good, bad, good, bad, and so on, but this week I broke the norm! On Monday, we received instruction […]

  • Pretty much just Tuesday haha

    From: Ethan Cade Brimhall [mailto:ethan.brimhall@myldsmail.net] Sent: Monday, August 21, 2017 6:24 AM Hey everyone! First of all, rest assured that no missionaries were hurt in the recent mudslides here. In Freetown last week, upwards of 400 people were killed in a massive mudslide, and in a village east of Kenema, about 200 more were killed […]

  • A mission is like cooking rice: either there is too much salt or not enough. There is no in-between

    From: Ethan Cade Brimhall [mailto:ethan.brimhall@myldsmail.net] Sent: Monday, August 14, 2017 6:07 AM At least for me. This week, there was too much salt. Hey everyone! I hope your week was great! Mine was sort of jacked up but I got through it without too many scars. This email is equally crazy and disorganized. Update on […]

  • From hospital adventures to a six-person sacrament meeting

    From: Ethan Cade Brimhall [mailto:ethan.brimhall@myldsmail.net] Sent: Monday, August 7, 2017 6:11 AM Tuesday I went to a super white district leader training this morning. I kid you not, every district leader and zone leader in Kenema is white. I don’t think this has ever happened before in the history of the mission. Anyway, it was […]

  • “Scripture power is the power to win!” Who knows that one?

    From: Ethan Cade Brimhall [mailto:ethan.brimhall@myldsmail.net] Sent: Monday, July 31, 2017 6:24 AM My fellow children of God, Elder Kabosha left Tuesday morning a little after 9 am. I got a little choked up as I was giving him my last fatherly advice and hug before he goes out into the cruel world to call the […]

  • Elder Kabosha says goodbye

    From: Ethan Cade Brimhall [mailto:ethan.brimhall@myldsmail.net] Sent: Monday, July 24, 2017 1:29 PM Hey everyone, This week was a little harder than most because my son is leaving me after almost six months. We got transfer news telling us that he is leaving for Yemoh Town in Bo, adjacent to my previous area there. He will […]

  • I now understand the meaning of “restoration”

    From: Ethan Cade Brimhall [mailto:ethan.brimhall@myldsmail.net] Sent: Monday, July 17, 2017 9:29 AM My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, That is how my branch president greets the congregation every time he gets up at the pulpit. He is slowly infecting the rest of the branch. I decided I would try it out. Probably not going […]

  • Lift up your heart and rejoice, for the hour of your mission is come; and your tongue shall be loosed, and you shall declare glad tidings of great joy unto this generation.

    From: Ethan Cade Brimhall [mailto:ethan.brimhall@myldsmail.net] Sent: Monday, July 10, 2017 9:46 AM Hey people! I still wasn’t feeling 100%, so I had another test done. I won’t describe that one. It showed nothing again, so we decided I’m just suffering the residual effects of extreme stress on my body after it was burning up for […]