Hello family ! Wow I can't believe that I am starting my last week of my mission this week. Can you believe it ? The time has flown by sooooooo fast! I am seriously so grateful for my mission. It's been the best, hardest, craziest, funniest time of my life and I am very grateful for all that the Lord has taught me and helped me become while I have been laboring in this part of his vineyard. This week was a great week and I am excited to fill y'all in on everything that has been going down here in Tennessee :) the weather has been cold and warm and wet and snowy and icy... My body can't take these climate changes.... But it's okay. Last night it was literally raining ice... Not hail, ice... That was interesting So I think one of the biggest miracles we had this week was.... We found Margarita Anderson! After you know knocking on almost every house, getting the cops called on us and screamed at by a bunch of old people we found her :) she is the sweetest lady I know and my love for her is already so big ! It was literally such a big miracle that we found her and she wants to start meeting with us too! We had planned with Hna Burgos to go and try and find her this week because she said she remembered a little bit where she lived, but then it started snowing and Hna Burgos didn't feel comfortable driving in the snow, so we said its alright and that we would go another day, well as we were leaving our apartment I said to Hna Reynolds... Should we just go try one more time to find her ? And so off we went ! And because it was snowing, she was at home and didn't go into work.. MIRACLE. so that was pretty awesome We met with the Leguna family this week and we had another amazing Lesson with them! They are so prepared, both of them! Lupe came with us to the lesson, his first time not being the one we are teaching, and he loved it! I was pretty nervous because ya know he is still learning and has only been baptized a month and you know how sometimes investigators can say some weird things and such.. But anyway it was a perfect lesson and a perfect lesson to bring Lupe to !! Dorian had a few questions about how he could know if Joseph smith really saw Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and was a true prophet, and Gilda just wants to know how she can grow her relationship closer to God and Jesus Christ. We had a great lesson all about the Book of Mormon and prayer. They asked Lupe how he came to know it was true and he said "to be honest I haven't been a part of the church very long, but really all it is, is praying. I prayed and I know that this is Heavenly Father helping me and showing me that this is the truth" bam SPIRIT!!! It was awesome. We have another lesson with them this week and I am excited to watch them keep progressing. The best part was when we were leaving Lupe looks at us and said "what you guys are doing is really awesome" HE FELT THE MISSIONARY SPIRIT. And I think he really realized how the gospel can really bless everyone. That was an awesome night ! Oh also, Lupe blessed the sacrament yesterday !!! Annnnnnnnnd he got a calling. He is progressing SO much. Who would have thought, my first Sunday here he came , just because presidente Burgos invited him, and now, my second to last Sunday he is blessing the sacrament. This truly is the work of the Lord and I am amazed that I get to even be apart of this work. I love my mission sooooo much Oh also this week we went to the temple and that was awesome :) I love the temple! And a couple from Winchester was working there that day so I got to see them. That was a sweet tender mercy :) I think that's probably about it for this week.... It was a good week ! And now, this week is gonna be even better ! Try not to do anything toooooo fun without me this next week I can't thank you enough for all you have done for me while helping me on my mission. I love you all sooooooo much ! Have a great week !! XOXO HERMANA BROWN
Hno Alduenda, he is sick and can't leave his bed, so we go and sing to him every Sunday. He is sooooo sweet.
At the temple with Hna Reynolds
Hna Alduenda she said she didn't want her picture taken but I had to get one anyway. I love her :)
Temple with Diana, I love this woman !! Next year we are coming back for her sealing in the temple with her husband, just so y'all can start making plans now