Washington Spokane Mission - June 2013-2015

Elder Braman won't be able to view this page, if you have questions or comments or want to update him please email or write him as that is the best way to stay in contact with him. This is simply an online journal we have set up to share with all those that love & adore Joshua. When he comes home from his mission we will make this into a book for him.

Email: joshua.braman@myldsmail.com

Send him a letter/package at:
Elder Joshua Braman
820 South Pines Rd Ste 101
Spokane Valley, WA
The Washington Spokane Mission has a website which is updated pretty regularly. Feel free to check it out!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

July 29th, 2013

Hello everyone
Well transfers came and went!!!!!!!!!!!!
 I am staying and my companion is leaving he is going to Spokane Proper which is down town Spokane ( the big city) which is some what good and some what bad but I wont get in to those details but I will miss him. My new companion will be Elder Church ...weird eh church as a last name I haven't met him yet but I will tomorrow at 3 pm. 
Elder Church and I will be serving in the Sullivan Ward  (they split Liberty lake and Sullivan wards so now we only cover one ward) and we will be an all bike area :( sad day tomorrow when i have to say good bye to the car but i will get over it). On the bright side I will burning those calories that would have gone to my love handles so that will be neat! On the other positive side its supposed to cool off a bit! btw its been crazy hot so I have had a good relationship with the highest setting of the air conditioner on the house and car!!
Seeing as one of the baptisms we had was in Sullivan and we spent most of our time in the Liberty lake Ward last transfer( because it was a bigger area) we only have 2  investigators in Sullivan right now so the next few days and maybe weeks will be finding, knocking doors and encouraging members to invite their friends !! so cant wait for that..
I have been out for two months now which is super crazy .... it seems like maybe a 2 weeks!!!

High school teachers would always kill my last name and I never thought much of it! Holy Cow though I don't know if its just these Washington people or just people in general but every one butchers my last name.  It's not even a hard last name I mean come on how do ya get BraHam out of Braman... I mean I get how people call me BRAman but i have been getting Bremer and Bremen and some other ones I don't even know how to type or pronounce ...... it was so bad the bishop had me come up and speak and he asked me how to say it correctly I told him and he still got it wrong and as I was introducing my self I clarified..... like a lot and after that people still get it wrong. 
But their children of God and I love them :)

Well hopefully I will have some neat experinces for yall next week. All in all I am doing good. 
Thanks for all the letters and emails its always nice to hear from people
Enjoy your week and take it easy, your all in my thoughts and prayers
God Bless. 

   Love Elder Braman

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

July 22nd, 2013

Hello family friends and people I love! 
This last week has been a good one its cooled down a hair but is still pretty darn hot.
I was able to see family which was pretty awesome. It was so nice to see my Uncle Todd and his wife Donna.   To top it off I was also able to see the Brad and Mindy Reimer family ... and holy cow let me tell ya since the last time I saw them the sure have grown! They are all moose's and super tall and all grown up,it was a great surprise to see them & I really enjoyed being able to see them. 

Thank you to all who wrote me letters and emails good to hear from all of you and glad to hear ya'll are alive & doing well. We had a crazy weekend from start to finish it seemed like we never stopped and boy let me tell ya I slept like a rock ! Any who I wish I had some crazy spiritual experiences to tell all of you but the last few weeks we have been trying to find more people to teach when i got here we had two investigators that we put on date to be baptized and we focused manly on them and now they are baptized yaaay!  Now we are looking for more to teach .... but yesterday at church three different family's brought friends and they all loved it so answers to our prayers to find more investigators. So this week we have appointments with all of them. Woot! Woot! 
That's about all the time I have hopefully as my typing skills improve and I get faster I will be able to write more. Love you all and thanks for writing, it's much appreciated, makes my day when i get to read a letter during lunch!

I hope you all have a good week & enjoy your summers and your family.  Remember  that Jesus loves you and he wants to hear from you so say your prayers! 

Love you all 
 God Bless!
Elder Joshua Braman    

Elder Braman on the Idaho Washington border

Monday, July 15, 2013

July 15th, 2013

Me with my district in the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah. 

Hello all and thank you all for you emails and letters :) 
My past week has been great and we've had a good week . Still need more investigators but we have another baptism on the 20th so that will be good.  Its been a month and it doesn't even feel like a week yet!  If the whole mission is like that,  that will suck ... not that I don't love you all but...... ya I would like to remember this experience a hair more. Fun fact- we are like celebrity's around here . Since there is 20% members here( rough estimate) every where we go we get honks and waves, that's a nice little touch. Hmm lets see what else do y'all want to know..... I do very poorly on these types of letters.    Hmm okay got something .... so I have learned that I am a super neat and a clean freak . I wasn't necessarily a neat freak at home but here I am ... mostly a germ and filth freak .. my companion is none of these things, in fact he is opposite so I find me myself doing all the cleaning.  But that's just a temporal thing, as far as spiritually I am doing great!  Transfers are the 29th of July and right now we have two wards (congregation) that we are over but next transfers they both will be getting there own set of missionary's. Either way things are going to change for me,  what ever happens the Lord knows best!   That is just about all the time I have today. 
Love you all!
God bless.


Monday, July 8, 2013

July 8th, 2013

Hello all who love and adore me!!!!!
 So I have been out a month its going good. It was super hot but thankfully its cooled down a bit. The work is going good ... actually great!  We have a baptism this Saturday at 2 his name is Dutch and his wife is a member,  he's 75 and such a nice man.  His wife is so happy he is finally making the decision to be baptized as he has come to church every Sunday since they have been married and finally he is ready . We are so exited about it.   We have another baptism on the 20th so that's our big happenings for July. We hope to have 3 baptisms for August. Any who glad to hear from every one who has written, I love hearing about the things that are happening in real life. The time hear has been flying by, I guess that's what happens when your busy with the Lords work. Seriously though its crazy to see how people live with out the Lord in their life and how much of a change it can make.
I am doing good and my companion is good.  This week flew by .... never mind this month flew by!  It seriously feels like it's only been a week when doing the Lords work!

 I am running short on time but i love you all and think about and pray for ya, GOD BLESS.