Monday, February 24, 2014

I'm not afraid anymore.

Or as my dad would say when my mom yells at him "I'm not scared." haha.
Today I decided to spend some time at the cemetery where my grandma is buried. I have always found peace in going to the cemetery. Preparing for my mission I spent a lot of my study time there. It is just a place to get away from electronics, the noise, and just being outside is great! On my mission I could just feel my grandma's spirit helping me along in the work. My grandma was the best example to me of a missionary. I've always wanted to grow up to be just like her. She had a love for everyone around her and showed that love to those around her. 

As I was sitting at the cemetery reading my scriptures I just couldn't help but think of my grandma and her being the first member in our family and how she started it all. I was just reading The Book of Mormon knowing that this is the word of god and I want everyone to know it for themselves. It could bring peace to their lives like I had searched for and finally found. I thought about all those times I went tracting and how scared I was to knock on these strangers doors. But why should I be afraid? I have this knowledge to share with them. This knowledge that can guide them, bless them and bring happiness. This stranger is my brother or sister and they need this message in their lives. I sat there just thinking about how much I love missionary work I mean if there were nuns in this church I would be one! haha. I just had this feeling that I'm ready to return. I'm no longer afraid to share this message. I sat there wanting to run up to everyone in the cemetery to share this message with them.

It was so overwhelming to feel this that I'm needed and can return to the mission field! When I first got home I was like okay Heavenly Father whats the plan? Should I stay or should I go? I have felt that returning is what I needed to do and just to have that reaffirmed makes me the happiest girl ever! I'm just hoping it will be soon! But patience is also a thing I'm working on. 

I'm so grateful for all the support that I have in my returning. I love this church and this work more than anything! I'm so glad to have found what makes me the most happy. 
Keep on keepin' on! I love you all!
Sierra Mackenzie Brooks
Brandon Flowers knows whats up! 

1 comment:

  1. This is so good Sierra :)! You have such an incredible testimony and I can't wait for you to just teach!! You're doing missionary work and you're HOME!! You are such an inspiration and I just LOVE YOU!!