Monday, January 13, 2014

This week has been so crazy!

Hello Mom!

This week has been so crazy! It hasn't been the most productive because I've been feeling pretty sick so I went to the doctors in Carmel on Friday and spent like the whole day there. We went to the mission home and talked with President and Sister Cleveland. It seriously feels like being home visiting there. I love it! Then we went and ate delicious Thai food!

Saturday we had a lesson with Symone she actually came to church during the storm last Sunday which was crazy! Since not even half the members showed up haha. She is a single mom with two cute little girls. One of the members in the ward actually told us about her. They were on the same bus and it was raining outside and she didn't know that the bus couldn't take her closer to her house. So Brother Peterson called up his wife to come and take them home. So now we are teaching her! The members here have seriously helped us out so much! I love the ward a ton! 
We taught Lisa on Saturday and it seriously felt like walking into a member’s home! She just is so much happier already! She can't wait to be baptized.

I miss Dad too! I keep thinking about the concert we went to and what a blast that was! I really miss music so much! It would be cool if you sent me and I-home and music :) Maybe even some Brandon Flowers songs well probably just 'On the Floor'. It's about prayer so I think it's uplifting! haha. Oh no! I've been thinking about Grandpa a lot! Is he doing alright? I got a pair of shoes at JCP…I missed my combat boots! haha. They are more mission appropriate than my Doc Martens though. Mom you are awesome! All the missionaries are jealous that you send me so much stuff haha. They are like who is this woman?!

Lisa told people at her work that she was investigating the church and they told her that we would make her quit drinking diet coke. She was so worried she wouldn't be able to be baptized because she loves diet coke and she saw a flyer for addiction recovery in the church and was like I need to go for my diet coke addiction! hahaha! I thought of you and I was like dang my mom needs to go to diet coke addiction recovery. 

We went and saw Jane the other day and she asked if we "got our paws on a D&C" She has been asking about us getting her a doctrine and covenants forever so I finally just ordered a $5 one. I hope it gets here soon because she I think it would cheer her up! She lives in like this apartment for older people and we made puzzles with her and these old people sitting next to us were playing the most violent game of UNO I've ever heard haha.

Well nothing else too interesting happened this week probably because I just talked to you on Wednesday. I love you all! I hope that you are all making good choices!

Remember who you are and what you stand for! 

Sister Brooks

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Trapped in our apartment for three days...

Hello there Family!

I know its three days late but we have been trapped in our apartment for three days... Well we got out to go to Walmart yesterday and we went to a members house for dinner. When we were driving to dinner we actually got our car trapped and we had a little tiny shovel to dig it out so we started moving snow. Then SIX snow plows came up behind us! We thought that maybe one of the six men could possibly get out and help us but no... They decided it would be really awesome to drive next to us and pile all of the snow on top of our car! So we then decided to walk to our appointment because our little baby shovel couldn't get us out. It was so stressful! 

But the member helped us out and our car was safe. Everyone was in such bad moods in that neighborhood because they haven't plowed. This crazy guy stood in front of one of the plows and was just screaming at the guy telling him that he needed to plow his driveway. HAHA! It was pretty hilarious!

Hopefully we can do some missionary work today. The roads are still straight up ice! But I think that they will probably be melting soon. 
We have 11:30 church now and we had an investigator come on Sunday even with the crazy weather! Classes were canceled though so we just had sacrament.

What!? Someone seriously paid for me?! That is the coolest thing ever! Goodness! Who are these people? And I'm only a Brooks! haha. I can't even believe people are so nice! Thank you anonymous person! I love you! :)

Things are going pretty well! Two more people in Lisa's family committed to baptism! I really hope I will be here in March.

I'm not the Greenie anymore because our zone got two more Greenies. We have been really blessed with member support and tons of referrals! I really love our ward! The people are super awesome! They sometimes laugh at my really lame jokes too.

Mom... I'm getting so fat! Like seriously we never stop eating! We have food and water so don't worry! haha. We didn't do anything for New Years... because we are missionaries. We had to be in at 6 so we just updated some of our files and stuff like that.

Yay letters! I'm sorry I have been so terrible at writing back my hand cramps up haha. I wrote all my thank you card though so don't worry!
This week has been so crazy already! I love you all! 


Sister Brooks

Some of the members homes that
Sierra refers to as Castles!