Friday, November 30, 2012


Elder Cousin aka Braden has been at the MTC for just over two weeks, He reports that the language is coming, but he continues to work hard.
Tagalog really is an interesting language. Their Sentence Structure is basically Yoda talk, they don't specify between He and She, and they use words to mark tonal emphasis. One thing I do like is that their words explain themselves. For example if we use the word Pugbabuyad-Sala (Atonement), Pug makes it a noun; Bayad means Pay and Sala means Sin.    
MTC Companion is Elder Songari pronounced (Song-garee)
He is from Fiji 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


On 1-15 to Provo: Braden and Bryce

                   We took a few minutes to walk around
    the Provo temple grounds before we
    headed over to the MTC.

One Last Picture... The Smile says it all!

Elder Lewis was 
Braden's Host as 
we arrived at the MTC.

Just a few pictures Guys and then you can be on your way. 

Off they go!  Lost in the crowd



Tuesday, November 13, 2012

One Day and Counting!

Braden is teaching me to manage his Mission Blog
One suitcase packed, one to go.  We are finishing up the laundry and running our last minute errands.
Braden reports tomorrow to the MTC at 12:45.
We are excited for the new experience he will have there and in the Philippines coming in January.
His MTC address is:

Elder Braden Trevor Cousin
MTC Mailbox # 317
PHI-CAU 0123
2005 N 900 E
Provo, UT 84604-1793 

Someone will be managing his facebook account while he is gone; that person is yet to be determined. You can also send letters using DearElder. There is a link to their website in the address section of this blog. (Its FREE)
If that is all to confusing please send your letters to me at and I will forward them on to him.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Farewell Lunch

Uncle Chris, Aunt Shelly, Kortney
 Aunt Karen and Uncle Kurt
 Aunt Les and Uncle Lee
 Grandma and Grandpa Klein
 Heehyun and Joe
Jeff and Jared
Lindsay, Bethany, Alyssa, Sandra, Savannah, Shayla

I'm so grateful to everyone that came and to those that would have come but could not make it.  You are all wonderful people.  I have such amazing friends and family!  I am so blessed and glad to be able to serve a full-time mission in the Philippines.