Thursday, February 25, 2016

December 21st 2015

Merry Christmas everyone!

Well first of all i love you all so much and i am grateful for all of your support and love especially at this time of year! i am truly grateful for this Christmas season and for the opportunity that the world has to reflect and celebrate  the birth of our Savior's humble birth. 

This week i "killed" my trainer (missionary term for sending someone home) i got to meet her parents, who are so awesome! i also got to go to the transfer meeting where all the departing missionaries bare their testimonies before they leave it was really good and  made me realize how much potential missionaries have to change and become more like our savior which, made me want to continue to work hard and learn all i can! 
I was kind of nervous for this new transfer and i was feeling a little home sick with sister Williams getting to be home for Christmas so sis Williams said it would be a good idea for me to get a blessing. i was a little nervous about getting a blessing and i didn’t really want to ask for one because i didn’t want to be a woozy sister missionaries who needed a blessing, but i really felt like it would help so i reluctantly asked some of the elders in our district to give me a blessing and i am so happy that i did! it made me feel a lot better and gave me comfort and peace. It also helped my testimony of the power of the priesthood grow. 

NEW COMP: So Sister Breanna Blackburn is from Tooele Utah, she is one of 5 girls, she has been out for 15 months and has served in Cape Cod, and Cambridge and Nashua, aka everywhere i want to serve! She is really different from Sister Williams which is not a bad thing but its going to take a little adjusting. It’s really weird to be in charge of the area, but i like it because now i am the member’s favorite! Also i finally get to drive which i loved for like 5 minutes before stinkin tiwi yelled at me! 
 So Sister Williams and i would get up and workout/run every morning and sister Blackburn doesn’t really like to run ha-ha but she said she would still come with me! Thank goodness cause its holiday season so everyone is giving us extra food/goodies! 
Also a lot of people call Westerly West Italy  which i thought was kind of clever because everyone here is Italian 

I can’t believe we still don’t have snow! it’s not fair! No one here wants snow but i do! But it’s supposed to be warm on Christmas so sis Blackburn and i are going to open presents at the beach! 

Key Principle  

So one of my absolute favorite talks is "The Challenge to Become" by Dallin H. Oaks it is so good! READ IT

In contrast to the institutions of the world, which teach us to know something, the gospel of Jesus Christ challenges us to become something."

I know that our Heavenly Father really is proud of us when we do our best to parallel our lives with the life of our savior, that’s why he sent him here to show us how we can become more like him and essentially return to live with our father in heaven. 

I love you all very much and i wish you a very merry Christmas I know that all throughout the season everyone says remember the true meaning of Christmas and it’s a bit repetitive but it’s true we need to take time to realize what he did for us!

Sister Brooks 

p.s. shout out to the millet side of the family, wish i was there with all of you on the cruise.... ha but it’s cool I’ll be at the beach too!    

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