Hello family !! Happy Monday ! For the first time in a long time I am just soooo thankful that it is Monday haha usually the weeks go by so fast that I can't believe it's Monday again. This week was a little bit of the opposite. It seemed to be a little bit on the longer side. But that's okay, because it was still a great week :) So to start off Hna Dansie went home, that was pretty sad. I will miss her! She has become one of my best friends, kind of inevitable after being with each other for more than 6 months 24/7. It's kind of weird because the first couple of days it felt like we were just on an exchange, but then we never exchanged back haha but it's okay because my new comp is Hna Reynolds ! She is super cute, from Alpine Ut and fresh out of high school. And she is so ready to do the work! And even better, her Spanish is really good!! So that has been a blessing in my part ! I really like training but it is stressful, especially in how big our area is, kind of hard taking it over on my part, but it's still fun and I am happy :) I think Hna Reynolds is a little sad when she realized how many hours of study you have to do in the morning as well as an extra hour of training, but I think she is getting used to it :) also I like training this last transfer because like wow !! I have realized and seen HOW much I have truly grown since I came out on my mission. It's so awesome. I am so grateful for the Lord! And for his willingness to mold me into the person he needs me to be. I am just very grateful Well in for this week, after one week, Lupe is still active ! That's a blessing ! And he is progressing and he just says how happy he is in his life, and you can truly see it too! He totally has a different light about him :) We had a cool stake conference that was broadcasted from Salt Lake to the North America Southeast area yesterday and it was really cool. Elder L Whitney Clayton, Sister Linda R Reeves, Elder Robert A Rasband, and Elder Robert D Hales all spoke to us, and it was awesome :) we had a couple less actives and recent converts and investigators come and it was so sweet ! They all loved it. My favorites were from Elder Rasband and Elder Hales. They both talked about holy places. Elder rasband talked about the temple and elder hales about how to make our homes a holy place . Thank you mom and dad for making our home a holy place :) MIRACLE this week. So it was 8:30 and we decided to go and try to visit a few other potential investigators. And the thought to go visit Glenda came to mind. I'm not sure if I have really talked to much about Glenda or not but she has kind of a crazy story. About 20 years ago she met the missionaries in Honduras and really loved the gospel but never got baptized. She moved here and she came in contact with the missionaries here ! She loved the gospel and the Book of Mormon so much she named her son she was pregnant with at the time Nefi. But then..... Something happened and she didn't end up getting baptized and stopped meeting with the missionaries completely. WELL so the missionaries found her awhile back when knocking doors but she was very very closed off and reserved. We had occasionally tried to go visit her every now and then but she would rarely ever let us in or anything. So we went and saw her. WELL. She like let's us right in, tells us to sit down, gives us these big hugs and is just chatting with us like we are long time best friends. What ??? I was sooo confused but at the same time soooo happy ! We asked if we could share a message with her and she said of course. So we talked about the Book of Mormon and she loved it. The spirit was seriously so strong ! We invited her to read and pray about the Book of Mormon and she said would. It was soooo awesome. What you would truly call a spirit inspired lesson. :) We are focusing a lot on a less active family in our branch, really trying to get them to come back and be active again in the church. The Lopez family. I love this family. They are so awesome ! Hno Lopez is such a good guy too and has such a strong testimony. I know that they will soon be back active at church, but keep them in your prayers please :) Overall this week was good, we did a lot of finding and teaching so I am pleased! It's freezing today, 15 outside, but it feels like 1.... Vale la pena ! I am glad that all is going well back at home! I hope y'all have a fantastic week ! Thanks for all yours prayers and the support you give me, I am so thankful ! I love y'all soooo much ! Xo Hna Brown
Last pic with Hna Dansie and Aida at transfer meeting :)
SO HAPPY. This is Angie. She is one of the investigators Hna Torres and I taught in my first area in Columbia and in October she got baptized ! I saw her at transfers and I was almost in tears. I love this woman
My daughter, Hna Reynolds :) she is literally a mix of I think all my comps, I love it !