"Yea, I know that I am nothing; as to my strength I am weak; therefore I will not boast of myself, but I will boast of my God, for in his strength I can do all things; yea, behold, many mighty miracles we have wrought in this land, for which we will praise his name forever."
-- Alma 26:12

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Hey Fam, 

I'm emailing from Westminster, Colorado.  Crazy, huh?  Last night we were driving, and got a breathtaking view of downtown Denver with the skyscrapers. First time I've seen a city in 14 months.  Crazy. 

So Quick update:

Greeley is being left in wonderful hands.  Elder Hernandez will be with Elder Montague (one of my previous zone leaders and one of my role models.)  They are still working with Roy, Caroline, Lolo, Bree.  There are some crazy things going on there, but I'll journal it and tell you in a while.  Here's my email to Pres (don't share this with everybody.) 

Love you,
Elder Logan Bryan

***As a side note--in a personal email to us, Logan told us he got transferred to Westminster and is training a new Zone Leader, Elder Diaz.  They are in the Red Leaf Ward in the Westminster Stake.  They have 5 brand new "greenies" in their Zone along with  2 others who are only on their 2nd transfer of being trained.  They also have sister missionaries in their zone!  So, lots of changes--new place, new ward, new companion, new everything...he said he didn't have any idea where to go, or who to talk to, or even where his house was!  But he is very very excited!!!***

                                      A couple of Last Photos from Greeley:

Roy and Me

Paul and Me

Monday, September 17, 2012

Another Week in Good ol' Greeley

Elders Guzman, Seamons, and Me holding up Elder Hernandez
in a Coat Closet!

Well my wonderful family, I am doing good this week.

The work in Greeley is awesome. We have been working with the same people and have found some more as well. I don't have a ton of time today, but I'll try and give you a good idea of what we've been up to this week.

The work this week went pretty well.  We met with Roy this week, and he is amazing and you can just feel pure love for the guy.  We had gone into the lesson having prayed about a date to set him with for baptism, and he talked about needing to wait for his family situation to work out before baptism, but we testified of putting forth our faith as action, and challenged him to prepare himself for baptism on the 29th of this month.  He accepted and we were so glad!  It was a spiritual lesson for sure.  He was worked upon by the Spirit as we read 2 Nephi 31 together and things went amazingly!  We also got a new investigator this week named Lolo.  She lives with a family that the Centennial elders are teaching, and we stopped by and talked with her and met with her later that day.  She is from Idaho and is far from home going to culinary school.  She is having a very hard time being away from home, so that is sad but can be helped through the gospel. She is rocky in her faith right now and wants to do all she can to make it better, so it's awesome to see a willing heart.  I think a lot will progress there.  Caroline is still doing well.  At FHE last week during the activity, somebody stepped on her foot and fractured it!  Her mom came into town because she had to go to a specialist, and we're meeting with her tonight to see how everything went, but we felt so badly when it happened!

I love being a missionary.  While at times it can be hard and feel lonely, there is no greater work and no greater honor.  We are real-life representatives of the Lord Jesus Christ, and we bear his name every day as we go out and do his will. I love this honor, and am not willing to give it up for anything.  I am so grateful to all of you who pray for us and help and support us. I know the Lord blesses those who help his work progress.  There is no greater cause.  I love it. 

Elder Logan Bryan
Coat Closet Fun!
Elder Guzman, Me, Elder Hernandez, Elder Seamons
The "Gang" at Sonic!!!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Family, How are You?

Hola from Greeley!  

How are you all doing?  Things in Greeley are going well.
So I was on exchanges with Elder Washburn when a lot of the good work here in Greeley happened.  Elder Hernandez and Elder McKay were together, and they taught two of our investigators, Roy and Bree.  Both lessons they said were phenomenal.  Bree read the chapter we gave her, and prayed and now felt for sure that God was there.  Roy had been having a hard time, and they testified of the atonement and the power the gospel has.  We should be teaching both this week, and we should be setting them with baptismal dates.  It's going to be awesome!  We also taught Caroline this week, and she is progressing, but has the same issues with her family.  Hopefully things will be better.
I know this is kind of a lame email, but things really are going well, and we'll have a lot more to report on next week.  Even though we won't be meeting with Elder Bednar due to some specific instructions from Salt Lake, it is still going to be a great week.
I know the gospel is true.  I love serving the Lord, and can't believe how fast the time has gone.  I can't afford to waste time, and I know it will go by so fast.  Christ is really the Savior of the World, and we just need to turn to Him in our times of trial and weakness.  I have found that we must not let anything get in the way of our relationship with God.  He that putteth his hand to the plow, looking back is not fit for the kingdom of God.  Let us look to the future, let us leave behind and let go of things that are restraining us from embracing fully and serving with our whole souls.  That is not only what is expected of us, but it's the only intelligent thing to do.  I love the gospel, and I love my Father in Heaven and His Son, my Savior.
Elder Logan Bryan

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Paul got Baptized!

Me, Paul, and David
Que Onda Familia?!  

This week was pretty great! As you can tell from the title, Paul got baptized!  It was an awesome experience, and it was a manifestation and summation of lots of miracles from lots of sources.  It was amazing! The baptism itself was great. David, the Elders Quorum President baptized him, and our ward mission leader Steve and a cool guy named Erik gave the talks.  Elder Hernandez and I said the prayers.  We also sang a cappela "Be Still My Soul" while they were changing. Paul asked me to confirm him on Sunday, and it was a very cool experience.  I felt guided for sure.

Today I don't have a lot of time, but here's some updates for this week:  1) Becky told her parents she was going to be baptized on the 22nd, and they flipped out. She had a lesson with us where she was crying, and said she needed to take a step back from the church so she could take some time to resolve this and talk to her parents.  It was so sad, but there was nothing we could do to help her keep the date and try and resolve it.  So we haven't met with her in over a week.  We, she, and her fellowshipper fasted last week for the situation, and I know it will get better, but it's sad to see it get pushed back more.  2) Sharron didn't come to church, and we texted her and she said she was going to her grandparents' church and felt like us coming and meeting her was a sign she needed to get back involved with God through her other church.  It's sad, and she's rejecting the Spirit she felt, but again, agency is a gift to mankind, and we can't do anything about it.  3) We met a girl named Caroline who is an awesome girl from San Diego that had a friend that took her to church all through  summer, and now is starting to come here.  She has also had family opposition, and it's hard for her as well. She broke down in a lesson in front of us as well.  It was sad to see, but we need to be comforters to these people as well as teachers.  She feels like she can't be baptized until she is out of her family's support and care which will be in four years. Hopefully it will be a little sooner.  4) We had a girl in the ward call us and ask us if we could meet the next night with her friend who wanted to meet with us. Her name is Bree, and she has felt so far away from God in her life, and she also broke down in the lesson.  Hopefully we'll be able to help her progress as well.

So there are a lot of great things happening.  We had been doing this finding challenge the last 2 weeks, and we said the top finders would be taken out to Red Lobster by us.  Cool prize, huh?  Well the last 2 weeks, the Greeley Zone has been the top finding zone in all of the mission!  Above the Aurora zone (crazy finding zone) and the Denver North Zone (good finders as well.)  IT's been awesome to see, and this past week Greeley found more new investigators than I've ever heard found here for at least over a year, if not years.  IT was pretty cool to see.

This week I get to go on another exchange with Elder Washburn!  I'm stoked.  We also found out yesterday that on the 15th of this month, we will be meeting as a whole mission, combined with the Denver South mission, and will be taught by Elder David A Bednar!  I'm ridiculously excited for that.  I get to see Alex McDonald!

Paul's Baptism!
Well I love the work.  I love the mission with all my heart.  But, most importantly I love my Savior, and I love His Gospel. In it is all true peace and happiness. There is none other name given nor means whereby salvation can come than in and through the name of Jesus Christ. It is through His gospel that we receive that blessing.  I love and know the truth of the gospel. 

Elder Logan Bryan
Paul and Me!
Me, Paul, and Elder Hernandez
The Three Again--up close!