Elder Braden Hammond here. Haha, still not used to that, and it’ll be a while before I get used to that title. But, I am honored to bear the title of Elder. I know that it is the best decision I have ever made in my whole life. I know that I am serving a mission because I know that this gospel brings joy to me and if I can bring that joy to others lives in Bolivia, then I am going to try. This gospel has brought me happiness and countless blessings to my life. I know that this church is true. I know that we all have a living Heavenly Father who loves us and has a plan for us. I know that part of His plan for me is to serve a mission to the people of Cochabamba. I love the gospel and everything that goes along with it. I love the feeling of peace, love, and joy that it brings to me.
Also, I love you guys, and pray that in reading this blog you can feel a little bit of the joy that I am feeling/sending to you guys. I love you so much, thanks for all of the support and prayers.
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