Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Life is a blur haha...

I'm pretty close so I will get to see Lone Eagle speak at why I believe. I called him yesterday and just ended up crying when I hung up because I miss that guy already! He was like "love ya sweetheart give me a buzz sometime!" haha classic Lone. I really want you guys to meet him someday. When he goes to the temple can we come back?! :) Elder Twitchell already told him he is going to be his escort haha.

Training is going good. Life is a blur haha. My companion is really awesome! She is from Woods Cross, Utah so close to Uncle B's hometown. She is already super great at teaching and killing it out here. We are just working on the finding part of things mostly. We tracted into this guy the other day who thought I was Sue Brooks which is a lady who is running for some local office. He invited us for dinner sometime. So that will be cool. Maybe something will come from it.

It is harder but not like killing me. I just have to be a little bit better of an example but I feel like it was kind of the same in Greenwood. It is just crazy not knowing anything about the area really. I did have one panic attack during district meeting which was super embarrassing. We were role playing in front of other missionaries and after we finished the role play and we were evaluating I just started crying and I really didn't know why. So all the elders probably think I'm a crazy. Well actually Elder Brinkerhoff who I was serving with in my last ward for 4 1/2 months is in the same ward again but he is a ZL now. And also Elder Bruckman who I served around for 41/2 months is in my same ward again haha. So they both already knew I was a crazy. Our ward has four sets of missionaries... because there are 350 less active/ inactive people and 150 active. So we work with less actives on the daily haha. We have a Sr. couple and we call them grandma and grandpa haha. We eat lunch and take Sunday naps at their house as a district. Then we have two sets of elders and then one set of sisters which are us.

Yeah I think it is safe to send packages. haha. Our first night there was like this domestic dispute and we heard the f bomb like 1,000 times and then a bunch of cops showed up. But that happens everywhere. Just thought it was a nice welcome to my new area.
The ward so far is awesome but I have only been here since Wednesday and still don't really know anything or very many people. But we will get there haha.

We have two investigators and their names are Cierra and Chelsea. They are 16 and 21 and super cute! :)
Well I love ya!
Sister Brooks

Too many Goodbyes...


Monday, October 20, 2014

I am leaving the G-wood for a new home...

Party People!
Tis true I am leaving the G-wood for a new home of which I have no idea where I'll be headed. But I do know that I will become a mother this transfer of a green missionary. She shall be a holiday baby and we will have Christmas together! I'm pretty excited. It is about to get real wild in my life. I haven't seen a change in quite some time! I can't believe the day has come! But now there is going to be a butt load of change in my life. No more Jetta, Lone Eagle, Gym, companion who knows how to do missionary work, possibly no more Chickfila!?! :( haha. nah it's all good though I'm so ready to grow and become a better missionary! I have this feeling that I'll be going to a little bit of a Ghetto because G-wood has been pretty classy. It's my time. haha just wait I'll get called to the classiest place now because I think that. 

Missionary work is actually a lot harder in the classier places because a lot of wealthy people feel that they don't need god in their lives :(  West Lafayette had a lot of that in the mixture. I remember tracting in this rich neighborhood and getting almost every door automatically in our face. But then you hit up the trailer park and everyone is like oh come in are you cold you need water? It is so amazing the difference in those who have material things and those who have heart. I really think those who have heart are much happier than those with materials. There are some really great rich people too somewhere. Just haven't met them yet. So I was thinking about Shark Tale everyone always tells me that it is a ghetto version of Finding Nemo because yes I use Shark Tale in some lessons as an example haha. But that movie really has a good moral like don't miss out on what you have right now and how he kept wanting to be at the top of the reef when he already had everything at the bottom. Not sure why I went off on that tangent but there you go. 

You’re really going to commit to a handwritten letter every week? That is wild mom. haha. 
I'm for sure going to miss this place but I'm ready for some change. I'm really going to miss all the Widows we visit. I think that is something I want to do for the rest of my life. It really brings great joy to talk to these wicked sweet strong women. 

Well I love you guys! :) 
Choose the right and let the consequence follow y'all! 

Sister Brooks

Monday, October 13, 2014

a pretty wild week...

It has been a pretty wild week in the fact that I'm not sure where the heck it went haha.

We had two 4 hour meetings this week and it kind of threw me off. We got to see Meet the Mormons though and that was really good :) I recommend seeing it for sure! I wish that it was already on DVD. They are planning on having it on Netflix I guess and President said that once it comes out we will be able to watch it with people! That will be cool. 

There was also Why I Believe this week and it was a really awesome time. They have missionaries who are about to leave bear their testimonies at the end and Sister Howard bore her testimony and I was just crying. I never realized how much of a mother she was to me haha. She said something about how companions mold us and shape us. It's so true she helped me out so much when I was going through a really hard time. I love that girl!

Oh I was wondering how is Doctor Ditty?
My back is doing a lot better my leg is actually more of the problem now. But I should start this week. (She is starting physical therapy)
Grandma and Grandpa will always be together :)

Well I love ya guys!
Sister Brooks

Last time I'll see Sister Howard in the mission :(

Bought this hat for 50 cents haha    
for bunco we play it with our zone.  
The Indianapolis Zoo!

The Jettta :)

Hayden made me this scarf! Isn't that the nicest?!