Monday, September 29, 2014

Women's conference was super awesome!

My week went pretty well... okay haha. It has been kind of a weird week. But not really a bad week. It's feeling pretty weird that I have been in Greenwood for almost 6 months. I feel like I've moved in.

I keep laughing about that sister from England who doesn't like the Arctic Monkeys. Dad was just really upset about that. haha. I hope that sister didn't scar him of hating on sister missionaries forever. There are some cool ones sometimes. It's funny though because I think our family will just always like elders better since dad was taught by elders. Even me sometimes I'm like sisters are lame haha. Then I realize I'm a sister missionary... I'm pretty lame though so it's okay.

Women's conference was super awesome! I loved how the theme was basically eternal families. I was writing a letter today and pretty much bore my testimony of eternal families on accident haha. I've been thinking a lot about it and the miracle that temples are. I think it's crazy how young we were and how we can still remember being in the temple together as a family. The temple is a really amazing place. It's heaven on earth! I wish that we could go more often in the field. But you best be going for me haha. Dion needs his work done for real.
Yeah it is so crazy it is like Halloween coming up real quick and all that!
Transfers are October 22nd. I think I'll be leaving but who knows?! haha. Sister Howard has been in Carmel for 7 1/2 months. He doesn't really change people when there are baptisms happening it seems like... so we will see. Sister Howard has been baptizing up a storm man. She is a really great missionary.

Aww tell Malinda I love her!

Well I love ya guys!

Sister Brooks

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Faith is definitely a requirement to success as a missionary and in anything you ever do!

What Y'all Doing!?
My week went pretty well. I'm really tired. I started working out 2 times a day now and I think that it is making me really tired but I lost five pounds so I think I'll just be tired haha. I'm really working on it because I feel a lot better about myself. 

We pretty much had dinner appointments every night this last week and we are pretty full this next week. So that is sweet!

So this lady texted us this week and just said "I'm ready to study with you guys again want to come over tomorrow?" So we were like heck yes... but by the way we are sister missionaries and not elders. She was super pumped because the elders always had to talk to her on her porch. She seems like she basically wants to learn at this point but then comes conversion ;) haha. The Elders of course were hating and are hating because she apparently has talked to them before and they told us she has no real desire. I'm like hey get out of here people change haha. I get so annoyed when people doubt. Like Lone Eagle no one ever thought he would be baptized... well look who is baptized. Faith is definitely a requirement to success as a missionary and in anything you ever do. You can't go in like oh this person will never change. You have to go in with an open mind and just love the people. That is step one and then the spirit can be with you.

Yeah that would be great if you could send some winter stuff like my sweaters and stuff it is starting to get cold! Today is pretty cold. 

Little Stevie is going to get baptized next month and hopefully his sister too. He is Dallon's age and he pretty much messes with me like we are family it's funny. Yesterday he told me I needed to drink some 'haterade' because I don't like Linkin Park or White Castle haha. Then we played Uno with their family for FHE last week and I told him he couldn't play a card and he was like okay worst Uno player ever! haha. I love that kid and their family is the best! :) Yesterday during the lesson he said he knows that god loves everyone and we are all his children. Then he said he thinks that maybe we just feel closer to god when we go to church because he knows we are choosing the right. Gahhh it was the cutest. Why can't my brothers be cute like that!? 

Well I love you guys! 
God speed! Sister Brooks

Monday, September 15, 2014

The Special Olympics so that was legit!

I missed you guys too on Saturday! But we went to the Special Olympics so that was legit! It was a really fun day! It was a little cold because the temperature for some reason is already dropping haha. But it will be nothing compared to the cold that is to come. But yeah it was really fun to help out and cheer for these awesome people. :) They played Softball and Corn hole. We had to make sure they were following the rules and kind of just keep score. Also we were photographers. It was an awesome day.
We did see some weird stuff driving down there haha. A possible Klu Klux Klan gathering... at least that is what it looked like but maybe they were just wearing white robes for another reason. It seemed sketchy.

Lone Eagle got baptized on Tuesday and it was basically the best day of my life so far. Just like this complete joy of seeing someone that you love making a covenant with god and then just seeing the light that comes. It's amazing! There has just been so much change in him. I love it! :) He still is Lone Eagle just with a bigger smile! I remember just crying when I first met him because I was just so grateful that I had been able to return to my mission and to meet such cool people. Sister Warner laughed at me haha. But I didn't care I just loved Lone Eagle from the start. I really hope that you guys get to meet him! You would love him! His baptism was really amazing! He was tearing up quite a bit it was adorable! It was pretty great to see him and Elder Twitchell together. He loves him he calls him Elder Switchell most of the time though haha. We are hoping to get Lone Eagle to speak at the next why I believe.

Johnny is already moving back haha! I think it is because he is supposed to join the church first. :) I'm pretty excited that he will be back here.

 It really is true though. We can recognize god's hand in everything even when things are terrible because everything we go through is to make us stronger or to draw us nearer to him.

A sister missionary from England in Tooele, Utah? haha that suckkkss. nah I bet she is cool with it. Tooele is just kind of lame.

Well I love ya guys! Stay solid. Trust in god!
Sister Brooks

This guy was so cute he was like hey ladies I won a bronze medal! Then he just posed for a picture :) aww.

 Missionaries Selfie :)

Eagles forevahh :) 

Lone Eagle made us cute little medicine bags :)

Delilah :)

Monday, September 8, 2014

Tomorrow is Lone Eagle's baptism! I'm excited! :)

Yep I'll be here in Greenwood for at least 6 more weeks. I'm glad I'll get to keep the 2014 Jetta haha. Well at least for now it might change we will see.

I'm really proud of dad emailing me it was pretty shocking! He is really growing. I still think it is funny he has an I Phone that he doesn't really know how to use.

This week was busy we taught Lone Eagle like four times this week to get him ready for his baptism. Nothing too exciting happened just the same stuff haha.

But tomorrow is Lone Eagle's baptism! I'm excited! :) He is too haha. He has to wear some of his Indian jewelry when he get's baptized. His friend made this tree of life necklace for him.  

We are teaching Crystal's kid's now and hoping they get baptized in the coming month.

Well love ya!
Sister Brooks

Saying Goodbye to Johnny!

  Dola told me I can never leave haha.