2 Nephi 9: 39 O, my beloved brethren, remember the awfulness in transgressing against that Holy God, and also the awfulness of yielding to the enticings of that cunning one. Remember, to be carnally-minded is death, and to be spiritually-minded is life eternal. (Spiritually-Minded is Life Eternal stands for SMILE)
Monday, October 10, 2016
Best news ever- SISTER FITT AND I ARE STAYING IN CHIPPY TOGETHER!!!!!!
Emailing with The Trio!
Most exciting news..... SISTER FITT AND I
ARE STAYING IN CHIPPY TOGETHER!!!!!!Saturdaynight was one of the
most nerve-racking nights. After the APs freaked me out and joked for a while,
they finally told me I was staying! I am so excited. Also, this will be my
first time ever staying in an area for more than 2 transfers. I am so excited
because Chippenham has my heart!
This week has been
awesome. We just went super hard this week. We didn't have any meetings, so we
took that to our advantage and just went out and did tons of work! We were able
to have lots of members out with us as well which is always super wonderful. I
love this ward so darn much. Also, Sacrament/Testimony meetings in YSA (Young Single Adult) wards
are the best ever! The spirit is felt so strong. There aren't ever those
awkward pauses because people are lining up to bear testimony. It's really is
so awesome. I am beyond grateful to serve in this ward. I have built so many
strong relationships and have seen so many wonderful miracles.
Last P-day we went
bowling with our zone. First off, it was super weird to put on jeans again and
even more weird to see all the missionaries in jeans. Ha ha. We had President
and Sister Smith come, which was way fun. On our lane we had President and Sister
Smith, us and the APs. President and Sister Smith KILLED us. We blamed it on us
being out as missionaries longer than them and they are fresh and new. But we knew
that wasn't the case, we just stunk. But it was really fun! I love our zone!
Our Trio is coming to a
close this week.Tomorrow(Tuesday) Sister Sorensen will be leaving us and will be transferred
into another area. It has been fun to get to be with her and being in a trio.
It's definitely going to be weird not having three of us, but there's no quiet
time when Sister Fitt and I are together. Have I mentioned how much I love Sister
Fitt? Well if I haven't, I love her!
Well this week has rained
and rained and rained. Wow, I don't think I have seen so much rainin one dayin my life. We woke up
at5:45 AMto go to the gymSaturdayand it didn't stop
POURING until early this morning. It was super crazy. Hurricane Matthew came through
Florida and was starting to come up the East Coast, but thankfully, its route
changed and it didn't get us, but we sure got the rain. So pretty muchSaturdaywe got soaked, no one
was outside and it was very hard to get a hold of people. But... we still made
the best of it.
Let me tell you about
Malcolm. I can't remember what I have told y'all about him, but pretty much he
is hilarious. He has been meeting with missionaries for over a year and had his
baptismal interview, but because of some issues, he had to wait awhile to get
baptized. We have been meeting with him and continuing to teach him. I talked about
him in my interview with President and he had no knowledge, notes or anything
explaining the situation, so he wants to meet and interview Malcolm and if
things are settled and things are good, he might be able to get baptized
earlier, so that's really cool. We hope all works out. Sad news though, we
texted himSundaymorning to see if he was
coming to church and he wasn't able to because he just got out of the ER
because someone jumped him on the way to work. Richmond area is crazy. It was
really sad. He said he was doing a
little better, but hopefully when we see himTuesday, he will be okay.
One reason I love being
a sister training leader is I get to go on Exchanges. I have met and have built
so many relationships with sisters in our mission. I am so grateful for them
and for the things they have been able to teach me. I was able to go on an
exchange with Sister Aime. She is the cutest thing ever. This is her second
transfer on the mission, so she is just about out of training. But holy cow,
she is wonderful. She has such a strong testimony and just wants to help anyone
she can. We were able to teach some lessons and find really cool people. I am
so grateful for the chance I have to learn more from other sisters and meet
So in downtown, there is
this thing called FirstFriday. Every firstFridayof the month everyone
walks down one of the main streets and there are crafts and booths and all this
stuff. So of course it is the perfect opportunity for us missionaries to find
people. We were able to go again this month with the downtown elders. We made
some hot chocolate and talked to so many people. We were able to find pretty
solid people. It was really fun :) It’s awesome because they come to us and all
we have to do is start talking to them. Haha
I am so excited and grateful to be staying here this transfer. I
know so many wonderful things and miracles are going to happen. It's going to
be the greatest. I can’t believe I only have 12 weeks left.... I'm going to
make it the best 12 weeks ever!!!!
Scripture of the week: John13:15- it says, "For I have given you an example, that ye should
do as I have done to you." It's pretty self-explanatory, but I love it
because Jesus Christ has been the example for us. We all need to strive to be
better and to be more like him. I am so extremely grateful for what our Savior
Jesus Christ has done for us and for me. I am so happy we are able to repent
and to live with our Savior and Father in Heaven again. I am so grateful for
this gospel and for the chance I have to be Jesus Christ’s representative.
I love y'all so much!
Love Sister Brooks :)
with Ryan and Daniel at this yummy Brazilian food place.