Wednesday, December 11, 2013

We had a good week. Johnny came to church this week so we are planning on baptizing him this Saturday at 2 pm. he weather has been pretty cold here lately but we are in car and we can wear jackets and have heating in the car :D This week we have Christmas conference with our mission president and that should be awesome, we get to go to the temple with him! We have a lot of awesome investigators and it looks like we could be having a lot of baptisms in January and maybe one more in December or 2! :D

Friday, November 29, 2013

We had Mark's baptism on Saturday and it went well, he is now a member of the church. We are getting a lot of people to teach and it is an awesome time of the year and an awesome area to be in. Also two weeks ago President Lewis came out to work with us for about two hours and it was great, I enjoyed it and he drove us around. Also I got to conduct the zone conference for Elder Baxter of the 70 and it was a pretty cool experience to have.

This week was great!

Monday, October 21, 2013

This week was super great! We were able to find a lot of new people to teach and have had a lot of support from the members in the ward. The Lord has blessed us with many miracles with people who want to listen to the gospel and we are very happy. Eduardo was baptized! It was a neat experience.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

 Sorry I didn't write last week but we went to Coloma, it's where they found gold in California when the Mormon battalion was returning to Utah . I will send you some pictures from there it was great but we got home too late to email. This week we have been trying to figure out how to work with Young single adults and find people to teach so this coming week should be even better!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Arnold's baptism was great! Also there was a stake BB-Q  at a park and got to eat there with a lot of members and missionaries. My new companion is Elder Taphous and i'm still serving in the singles ward. we also had the baptism of felicitas daughter and that was great to see. lots of miracles and blessings in this area.
                                                           Felicitas daughters baptism.
Arnolds baptism.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Not much new since Wednesday but everything is going well and we are going to be able to have Arnold's baptism on Saturday and I get the privilege to baptize him! The Lord is truly blessing everyone and we need to go out and do the work and he will lead people to us.
Arnold's baptism was great! Also there was a stake BB-Q  at a park and got to eat there with a lot of members and missionaries. I get to be with Elder Bawden for his birthday again this week on Thursday, so I get to be with him for his two mission birthdays!
Love Elder Branchini

Friday, September 6, 2013

We had a Spanish activity at the temple this Monday and it was super fun, it rained a lot so we were soaked missionaries because we didn't think it was going to rain or anything it was sunny where I was haha. We took our investigator on a temple tour and he liked it. He is going to be baptized on the 14th. Also one of our other investigators is going to be baptized this month but he wants to make it a surprise for his family and is going to call us today to tell us when he wants to do the baptism. Hopefully I get time to finally write all of you back, sorry it has taken so long! I have never been so busy in my life I think but it is the best experience ever :D
Love Elder Branchini

Monday, August 19, 2013

We were able to see the baptism of Rose this weekend and it was very special and yet again another great experience as a missionary. We have stake conference this week and those are always fun as a missionary, especially if we have to translate into spanish.
Elder Parsons and Elder Branchini
Baptism of Rose

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Lots of changes and lots of missionaries! Our mission now has 250 missionaries and we are doing great. We had a baptism on Saturday for Crystal and it was a great experience to have, it is my first baptism in a YSA ward. The weather is almost perfect now woohoo!

Friday, August 9, 2013

We have a baptism coming up this Friday for Crystal and the 17th it looks like we will have another baptism for Rose :) We are also teaching someone from Africa named Sylvester and he wants to be baptized but wasn't able to make it to church this Sunday. Still getting used to church from 11am to 4pm but its great!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

This week was great, We had Felicita's baptism on Saturday and I got to see it but I was not in the area anymore.We had our zone leader go home 2 weeks early because of school and I was called to be the new zone leader so I moved down the hallway and Im companions with Elder Bawden once again. 3rd time! We cover another part of the Spanish ward and we also cover a young single adult ward here. We will be having another baptism on August 9th! woohoo!
                                                           This is Felicitas baptism :D

                                          Me with my companion next to me (to MY right)   :D

Friday, July 26, 2013

This last week went really well, we had a lot of good things that have happened lately and we once again had 4 people to church. The Lord is blessing us lots and from last weekend the baptism was moving to this coming weekend so we are baptizing again this month! And the ward is being great at being a help for all the missionaries and to do their best to help our investigators be comfortable at church.
Love Elder Branchini

We went bowling for free because a member of our ward works there.
Dinner with bishops family.

Monday, July 15, 2013

This week has also been great, we were able to do a lot of things and we were able to have 5 people come to church with us! We had two families there and our recent convert brought his sister-in-law with him to come and see what church was like.  Our ward is doing great, they are really helping the missionaries out and they are loving having new people at church each week. Hope that the weather isn't too hot and that you all are doing well!
Raymonds baptism

Friday, July 12, 2013

This week was awesome! We had a baptism!!! woohoo!! Our dear visa waiter Elder Parsons was able to have his first baptism on his mission, it was great! We had just about the perfect number of people there and it all went well and Sunday was also great because it was Fathers Day and he was able to receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
It has been super hot here lately, over 100 since Friday. I was able to baptize the sisters investigator on Saturday so that's what that picture is from. Today we got to go to the temple and we all stayed together so that will make it super fun to be able to be together with the trio again. Saturday we are hoping to have 2 baptisms again and we are teaching this super cool lady named Felicita that could be baptized this month or the next but we hope that it is this month.

This week was once again awesome! We had another baptism!  The 4th of July was really good we had and activity with the zone and played a game called BUNKO. The weather had been really nice lately like around 90-95. I hope the weather is great down there also!

Temple day!
Temple day. I love having to work close at hand with these great missionaries and having the responsibility to look after them everyday. 
Lion man and sandia hombre
Eating kangaroo and Wagyu burgers

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

We had an awesome week, and we are having a baptism this Saturday and should be having two more on the 22nd! Time is flying by also and everything is starting to get more and more fun, our trio companionship is doing great and we are making this into missionary FUN!
Love Elder Branchini

Elder Parson, Elder Branchini, Elder LaDuke

Elder Luttrell, Elder Branchini, Elder Parson

Monday, June 3, 2013

This week was awesome! We had a lot of fun once again, we are super busy all day every day.  The area is fun I am still trying to get used to it, and the companionship is super fun especially since we have 3 people it makes it way better and we try to keep it fun by working well with each other. Handshakes can get pretty funny with 3 Elders. We hope to have a baptism on the 22nd!

Love Elder Branchini

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Moving to East Sacramento this is the shortest time I have spent in one ward, but I have a new calling as a zone leader and it will be an awesome adventure to be up there in Sacramento in a ward that everyone says is great so i am very excited, I have been a little slow in writing this and also in writing back to some of you but I am hoping to catch up sometime soon :D
Love Elder Branchini

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Love Elder Branchini

Elder Branchini and Elder Bawden (Last companion)
Elder Branchini and Elder Sempf (Current companion)

Monday, April 29, 2013

We helped out with Mormon helping hands this week, we helped pick up trash from Lodi Lake and also helped clean the Library, afterwards we got to all meet at the stake center and eat burgers and hot dogs for lunch. The vineyards are getting VERY green already and it looks great as we drive by. I will hopefully update some pictures soon.

Love Elder Branchini

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Hard to get people to church on Sundays. We give lessons and then it is hard to follow up on them. Hopefully we will be able to help out someone soon.
Love Elder Branchini

Monday, March 25, 2013

Tough week, I think it rained this week, but I cant remember if that maybe happened last week, It started to go by really fast here because we are kinda learning the area and know how to get around. But it might be also because I have been out for a bit now and they have told me it gets really fast. Weather is pretty good out here and it still smells like cows when we walk out the house.
Love Elder Branchini 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

This week was tough, we were really tired didnt get very good sleep and it didnt help, but we were blessed and the week was good on us, It is great to be able to have a tough week and then to see a lot of the blessings our heavenly father gives us. We might have a baptism soon, someone who has been coming to church and is a friend of a member.
Love Elder Branchini

Friday, March 15, 2013

This week was good, we saw a lot of blessings and we are starting to now know the members in this area, they love having missionaries once again here in Galt and love having us over, It is becoming very good for us to be able to find people to teach and visit all the new member families we have about 5 here and it is a great opportunity to help them make the transition into the gospel and seeing them keep making those changes they have made.
Love Elder Branchini

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

I am changing areas and I get to start up a new area and also be the senior companion so this transfer will fly by and it is going to be a huge learning experience for me. I am going to be there with Elder Sempf. Today I got to go to the temple and got to see someone whom I took out with me to come teaching get his own endowments before he goes on his mission. It was a very neat experience because it reminded me of those missionaries I looked up to who helped me make my decision and gain a stronger testimony. I will be going to Galt in the Lodi branch.
Love Elder Branchini

Monday, February 18, 2013

Zone Conference was great and the week was good. Sunday I got to teach the Gospel Principles class by myself but it was a good class I think. A member brought a friend over to church and we hope we can start teaching her soon and hopefully she liked it. My cousin is leaving on his mission this week also so that is super exciting! Transfer calls are next week already on Monday!!!
-Love Elder Branchini

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

This was a great week, we were able to find a lot of people and also were able to teach and have people to church. Our mission is making great steps to be as obedient as possible and we have our zone conferences this week and it will be a great opportunity to have to learn and know more of what we need to do to help this area of the world, to bring the gospel into peoples lives.
Love Elder Branchini

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Good week, we are starting to find a good amount of people that we can teach and it is starting to become a great experience to have, but it is very hard to bring people to church with us, nothing great or crazy happened this week which is good. I hope you are all doing great and that the weather isnt too crazy over there.
Love Elder Branchini

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Great week to start the new transfer, new companion but I have already worked with him and we both have been able to see new changes and are happy to be working together. We have stake conference this weekend and it will be fun to go and hear the broadcast from Salt Lake.
Love Elder Branchini

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Start of the year is going well and we have the opportunity to meet with our mission president for a meeting and also for interviews. The mission is getting close to hitting its goals for the month and that would be a great start for us to get us going in the right way and starting off the year on a good note. I hope you are all staying warm and that the weather is not too bad down there. exchanges once again! I will be staying here for at least another 5 weeks, this transfer is shorter by a week because of all the new missionaries coming in. I will be with my companion from 3 months ago Elder Bawden once again here. This week we had a fun service project with our bishop, we helped him trim a couple of trees out in his property at his house and it ended up really fun and we also were able to learn from the scriptures.

Love Elder Branchini

Monday, January 7, 2013

This was a great start of the week, we had a baptism to start the year! It was very special and we were able to have a great musical number by a member from another ward who sings beautifully, it brought the spirit in right before the baptism and everything went smoothly. We are going to have a meeting with President this week, and we are going to be working to help more people. We got to do service at a ranch this week and we were in the back of a truck and we were throwing the hay off the back to feed the cows and then we checked the fence to make sure things were good and we walked down the river to take out any trash that might have been stuck there for when the rain comes it doesn't drag it everywhere.

love Elder Branchini

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year! I hope everyone has been able to set some goals for next year. Christmas was great and so was New years, we got to be with the rest of the missionaries. We should be having a baptism this Saturday and hopefully I can send some pictures next week. We just hit the halfway point of yet another transfer and it has been great to be able to work with my companion so far.

Love Elder Branchini