Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Missions can be FUNNY and SCARY!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Hello sweet family!
This week has been another great week. We received another investigator who is so excited to learn about this wonderful gospel!! We have her on date for baptism for the September 5. So we have two baptisms that date. We are hoping everything goes according to plan and they both can get baptized. We were truly blessed with her and definitely a miracle we found her. She is 21 years old and had a really rough background and past life. She has two jobs so will be working a ton. We are taking her shopping tomorrow to get some church clothes because she doesn't have any. It's going to be so fun!!

David, our other investigator that is getting baptized on September 5, is doing amazing. He is 56 and is so amazing. We are definitely blessed with him too. I will be sending a picture of him very soon. He is so excited to get baptized and is willing to give up anything. Which is pretty much everything ha ha. He had some Word of Wisdom problems. he isn't very wealthy, so he lives in a trailer home, but is willing to do anything he has to, to follow the Lord. He sent me a text the other day (I will send a picture of it) that totally made me feel so happy and comforted. He is so so nice.

Funny/scary story time. We were tracting on Tuesday Night and since there aren't any sidewalks in Virginia, just grass next to the road, you have to park there. We knocked on this door and this older lady answered and wasn't interested, of course. We continued down the road. We were talking to some old guy and I just had a sick feeling to my stomach and I heard a car alarm go off. Instantly I knew that was our car but I didn't want to stop our little lesson because I didn't want to be rude and it was going pretty well. When we were done, I told my companion that we needed to go back to our car and check it because I didn't have a good feeling. It was around 8:15 so it was getting dark. As we walked to our car, a guy was standing there waiting for us. He walked up to us and asked, is this your car? I was like "uhh yeah, what do you need?" He told me he left a note in the car for us and walked away. I opened the door and it stunk so bad of smoke and there were ashes all over the place with a note saying "Get off of my lawn". We called the Sister training leaders, then they called president and he told us to call the police. We did.. The sister training leaders came to be with us. The operator lady told us to sit in front of the guys house so the police could find us. We didn't want to go back at all, but we did. We then get a text from the sisters in the car behind us telling us to hurry and lock our door because the guy was coming out. He stood in the middle of the road staring at us. It was scary then, but it's hilarious now. He broke into our car, but thankfully didn't steal anything. Well,  that we know of yet. The police came and they talked to the guy. Of course he made up all sorts of lies. The police gave him a warning and told him to not trespass into people's cars and we have every right to park on the grass because there aren't any sidewalks. It was an interesting night. 

I also went on exchanges this week. Our sister training leaders are Hermanas (Spanish speaking). I went into their area with Hermana Kingsley. During lessons, I had no idea what was going on because they were all in Spanish. But it was pretty funny and I had a fun time with her.

I love you so dang much! Thank you so much for the support and prayers. Ya'll (yes I am already starting to say that a little, Aunt Carole and Uncle Tim would be so proud) are the best family in the whole entire world. Send lots of pictures, they are fun :) I love ya'll!!!

 We knocked on their door.  They never answered!

Yes, more Monkeys (Missionaries) jumping on the bed!

1 comment:

  1. Sister Brooks! You are amazing! You are such an inspiration, and I am so honored to call you my neice!!! Love the stories, love you, and I know you will bless so many lives!!!
    Hugs from the boys