Two Year Mormon Mission Marked by Sacrifices

Krista Johnson

Krista Johnson

Chances are high that you’ve seen them strolling the streets of Brookings, or maybe the pair has visited you. Elder Bramwell of Irvine, Calif., 22, and Elder Foster of Mesa, Ariz., 20, are two of the four volunteers stationed in Brookings for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The two were randomly paired together, yet they must spend all of their time together while serving in Brookings.

Bramwell and Foster wake up every morning at 6:30 to study and discuss the Book of Mormon (the book unique to their faith), begin visiting Brookings residents by foot at 9:30 a.m., and arrive home by 9:30 p.m. They work every day with the exception of having a half-day off every Monday.

When asked about the overall friendliness of townspeople, Bramwell said he has seen both sides of the coin.