Saturday, June 28, 2014

Wetter than a dolphin.‏

What a great week! We are preparing some people for baptism... lots of people are coming to church.... I am more wet than a dolphin.... and Jesus loves me.
Life is good.

Oh man, have you ever had so many mosquito bites that when you shave your legs, you shave all them off, and now you have oozing wounds and your legs look like you got git by a train?
That's me right now for ya.

Today I am 8 months of my mission life old. That means that next month I will be halfway done.
Time flies WAYYYYY too fast out here.

Well I wasn't able to give an update last week so here is what I have been up to LATELY.

Happy Father's day from Sister Jenkins and I! I love when members take pictures of us on their phones and send them to our parents. I think they love it too.

I've been pickin' some berries for service projects!

I have been feeling kinda "pugly"

Sister J and I always have sunglasses on top of our heads to keep the hair out of our faces.

Turtle saving.

Ice cream truck chasing.

Riding in the back of member's jeeps!

Feeding goats potato chips.

Sunset admiring..... By the way did you know the more pollution in the air, the prettier the colors of the sunset? At least that's what an Elder told me. Kinda burst my bubble.

Smiling at the fact that everything in the Bible Belt is named after Jesus Christ, even auto shops.

Sister Jenkins getting her information about her flight home... she goes home in 22 days!!! ah! She is so nervous to go home! you can see it on her face.

Goofing off... Having a best friend.

And of course... with all the craziness posted above.... I preach the gospel all day long.
Rain or shine... we are out there... on our bikes! In the heat!
How great is the calling to be a missionary.... to live a moment in the savior's shoes.

You know what, Jesus didn't even have a bike. He had to walk everywhere.
I am blessed.

One of the best parts of my week was going to one of the member's of our ward's ranch/home/cabin and getting to talk about the gospel with her.
She has had so many trials... her husband cheated on her and was abusive for a very long time. It caused a lot of family damage, but she is one of the strongest women I know!
Here are a couple pictures from our evening with her. She has the most beautiful cabin, pet goats, and lots of fish ponds. We are going to go fishing sometime in the near future!!

The work here in Stonewall is going really well. We have been blessed to have lots of people joining us at church! People that are learning about the church, and people that just haven't been for a long time.

It's a blessing Sister Jenkins and I are here because we are able to visit all the single women in our area that the Elders couldn't visit, and the Lord is extending many miracles because we have been doing so!

One of those miracles came when a single sister in the ward wanted to take us visiting teaching. And man it was a relief to be off our bicycles! After visiting a less active sister, she asked us if there is anyone else that we would like to go see.

We had gotten a refferal from the MTC of someone to go see that lived far away from us, she we asked if we could try that person!
Sister Jones said yes we could. So away we went.

Well we pretty much drove to narnia, and 40 minutes later couldn't find the house! Just as we were about to give up hope... the street we were looking for came into view!

Kim - who we were trying to find - just moved here from another town in Louisiana and has been taught by the missionaries for quite a while. She says she wants to be baptized, and so.... the Lord gave us someone who is very prepared to work with! We are going to review some lessons with her, but her baptism is scheduled for July 12! Woo Hoo :)

We also had an amazing lesson this week with some other investigators that we are working with. A couple in our ward invited us and the investigators over for dinner and we had Gumbo, Grape Salad, and an awesome lesson about the Restoration of Christ's church.
The investigators have been coming to church as well! The work is moving right along.

I think it's important that we take time each week to visit the people we are working with, but to also make sure we are constantly finding new people as well. Missionary work should be like an Escalator, not an Elevator!
It's great to take an Investigator all the way to the top floor, that's what we want to do, bring them Eternal Happiness.
But we need to be finding and helping others progress as we do so! Every day we pray for new people to teach and become friends with.

I know this is the Lord's work! I have had too many miracles to ever deny it.
I have felt the spirit in too many ways to ever doubt that God is real, and that he loves us.

May the Lord bless you in your missionary efforts this week, I will be praying for you! :)

Love, Sister Brown

1 comment:

  1. Sister Brown, you are such an inspiration. Keep doing what you do, winning souls to the Lord. Papaw and I miss you sooooo much. You are always in my prayers.