Hey family! Sounds like yall had a great week and a very happy 24th of July! Okay this week has been crazy!! And I do have transfer information... And apparently this is going to be like one of president andersens biggest transfer meetings ever. There are gonna be some big changes made, which is pretty exciting but kind of stressful. ANYWAY on Saturday we had just finished our studies and were eating lunch and watching our favorite missionary reality tv show (the district 2!!) (please don't judge us..) and our phone rang, and it was president Andersen. And he asked me if I would be a Sister Training Leader (STL) WHAT?? No wayyyyyyyyy. I was like "seriously?" I was soooo in shock, I am still in shock. SO, that means yes I am getting transferred :( boo. I am so sad to be leaving Hermana Capener. We work so well together and it will be so sad to be leaving her and leaving my cute little town of Winchester. BUT we had a week FULL OF MIRACLES. it was awesome :) First off, the strongest testimony of prayer, ever. So we kind of hit a brick wall when we were tracking the other day, so we decided to say a prayer and seek heavenly fathers guidance. So we said a prayer and we asked that 1 someone would give us some water, we were dying of thirst and heat, and 2 we could find someone to teach. Well, we started riding our bikes and we came to this little street. We decided to start knocking doors, and as we parked our bikes this guy from the other side of the street yells "hey! Can I talk to yall" so that's when we meet Austin. So he goes on to say "I have seen yall 3 different times today and I just need to know who you are and what yall are doing riding your bikes around in this heat?" So obviously we started to teach him and he thought everything we said was really interesting and cool! And then he just goes "wait hold on, I'm gonna go get yall some water, I am sure yall are super thirsty" DOUBLE MIRACLE. HEAVENLY FATHER ANSWERS PRAYERS!!! well anyway we give him a card and then that night he went online to LDS.org and ordered a Book of Mormon. The elders took it to him Friday and he has been reading it. He also came to church yesterday and stayed for all 3 hours and said that he was going to come next week too. It was sooooo amazing. Next miracle is Gudalupe! So we have been teaching her for quite sometime and every time we come over we always would end up talking about the Book of Mormon and trying to help her truly understand the importance of the Book of Mormon and what it is exactly, well after our lesson on Tuesday we decided to leave her the Plan of Salvation Pamphlet to read for when we would meet with her again on Friday. Well, we came back on Friday and she says "well I read the pamphlet and I did the additional study in the back, and I realized that this book isn't another bible, but it completes the bible and is a compliment to the bible" FINALLY AFTER 3 LESSONS OF TRYING TO EXPLAIN THAT SHE GOT IT!!!! Hermana Capener were freaking out. It was so awesome. And now Guadalupe she knows, and understands that the Book of Mormon is a true book from God and goes hand and hand with the bible. Its so amazing to see how truly important it is to get our investigators to read the Book of Mormon. When we read the Book of Mormon we are inviting the spirit into our lives, and the spirit is the best teacher and testifier of truth :) Also after 11 months I got my first tick. I WAS FREAKING OUT. At first I thought it was a mole but then I realized it had legs and was sticking halfway out of my leg. Thankfully my loving companion took one for the team and pulled it out for me, and thankfully we got the whole tick out. But it was so scary and so stressful! But all is well :) Wow sorry this email has been pretty crazy but overall this week was a great last week of the transfer. I am so sad that I will be leaving Winchester :( I am pretty nervous to become an STL and i totally feel like not even at all qualified to be one. I just hope and pray I will be able to do what the Lord needs me to do ! Stay tuned next week to find out where I am off too, and who my new companion is. I love yall so dang much. Thanks for all your prayers, love, and support you give me :) Xo, Hermana Brown
Southern sunset on the lake :)
Our last district meeting, and this elder is "dying" Hna Capener and I aren't happy or anything...
Please look what I am sitting on. The only seat open... Yall know how much I hate standing
MY TICK!!!!! Eeeeeewie.