Nov. 4 2017

From: Ethan Cade Brimhall [mailto:ethan.brimhall@myldsmail.net]
Sent: Saturday, November 4, 2017 12:46 PM

Hey everyone!

This was a pretty good week, but nothing super interesting happened. We finally finished off supplying all the apartments after doing inventories a few weeks ago. We also moved some missionaries to a new apartment we just approved and closed up their old apartment. To be honest, they just went from great to amazing as far as apartments in Salone go. I’m pretty jealous of them.

We found a lot of problems with our apartment that have gone unattended so we called in the troops (carpenter, plumber, and electrician) and solved like 15 minor to moderate issues. We have new shelves, handles that actually work, lights that don’t blow out all the time, and intact sinks. It is now celestial.

The Waterloo zone leaders lost their keys on their way back from MLC, so they went on exchange and Elder Correia came with us along with Elder Palacay for a couple days until we got things figured out for them to get back in. It was fun talking with the two of them. I caught up with an old friend and TC and got to know a missionary I had never talked with before.

That was my week! Nothing super spiritual to report since my studies have suffered and teaching had dropped from trying to run around and get projects done before transfers. Hopefully more will be in next week’s report!

Love,

Elder Brimhall

Excerpts from other letters…

We have two AP’s, two office elders, and will be getting more soon because the senior couples are leaving and none are coming to replace them. The other office elders will be in charge of the East while we are in charge of the West. I do want to go to Makeni for my last two transfers. It’s a pretty chill place that is growing rapidly. It was recently made into a District and the missionaries from there and Koidu were made into a zone.

The mission cookbook will be coming out this next week. I will definitely bring home a copy and cook some stuff for you guys. Groundnut soup is really good.

We have some pretty great sunsets here too. I will miss the orange sun setting behind massive cotton trees in the grasslands of Africa.

I did have a pretty great time on that trip around the country. It was exhausting but so worth it. Meeting and working with so many different missionaries is what makes the job fun

The things we do here seem pretty normal to me at this point, but back home it’s a little crazy what we’re doing.

I am so excited to talk to you guys next month! Save me an honorary seat at Thanksgiving too.