So my little brother (who I will always remember as a 12 year old) is going
on a mission...he already had his farewell...WHAT?! Can you believe how fast
time is flying!! I cannot believe it! I hit my "hump" day...aka...I'm half.
YUCK! Where has the time gone...and these next 9 months are going to fly by even
I loved all the pictures!! Everyone looks so so good!! I love you all! Mac
I'm sure your farewell was amazing!!! You're going to be such an epic
Well this week was a weird one ha. Me and Sister Delucchi were in for most
of the week cause we've been sick. (Don't worry Mom I'm fine. The pollen in this
country just attacked me with full force!) But I'm feeling better and ready to
tear Alnwick apart!!
This week I learned a valuable lesson:
"Wherever you are, no matter the weather always bring your own sunshine." I
figured out this week that I left my sunshine in Bridlington. I was a little
Bridlinton homesick this week and I was trying to figure out why i was so blue.
But then it dawned on me..."Sister Brown..you need a change of attitude. You
need to bring your own sunshine!" So this week I've got my sunshine on!! Life is
full of choices, and sometimes you have to choose to be happy no matter where
you are. A wise German once said, "You create your circumstances." (This wise
German is my Zone Leader Elder Weitzel ha) And it's so true. We create our
everyday lives and we have the choice to have them filled with sunshine or dark
So I'm choosing to let the sunshine in. (face it with a grin ;) ) I know
I've been sent here to Alnwick for a reason!! I've just gotta be able to find
the reason ha cause the reason isn't going to find me :)
Man, I'm learning so many valuable lessons on my mission. Especially this
one. (Well and all the other ones too ;) ) But this one especially. If I want
good things to happen I can't just wait for them to happen. I've gotta go after
them, I've gotta find them, make them, work hard for them!! And that's for
anything, whether it be missionary work, jobs, school, family, church,
anything!! Dreams do come true when you work for them!
I love you all so much! Thank you for your love and eternal support! This
little Hogwarts missionary is using her firebolt (aka legs and car) to spread
the good news of the gospel to all that will listen!! I love you all to the moon
and back!! Cheers til next week!
Sorry about yesterday. It was zone PDay so we had NO time to email...and
you know my thoughts on zone PDay...
It's your Sister Missionary living in
Harry Potter. Yes Hermione is super smart and has excepted the fullness of the
gospel and is getting baptized tomorrow ;) Ya....no big deal...
HA! I wish!
But seriously I live in Harry Potter land...don't worry I'm taking pictures
Yep Mom go ahead and put it in Google Earth and see the cute little place I
live in...can you see a silver car...?? Yep that one...right there...yep that's
the car I drive. Yep you guessed it, you're little missionary is in another
driving area and I'm the driver ha! Don't worry, it's an automatic and I'm super
pro at driving on the wrong side of the road now. You can start worrying when I
get back home...cause I'll want to drive on the left side cause that's what I've
been driving for my first 3 transfers and now these future ones :)
Things in Alnwick are beautiful, beautiful scenery and companion. Sister
Delucchi is a gem! Such a sweetheart! She is from Las Vegas (Just around the
riverbend!!) And she's planning on going to Gma and Gpa Taylor land at none
other than BYU ID when she goes back to the land of the Muggles. (Cause we're
going to Hogwarts right now...sorry...you'all are muggles....sorry.) I just
adore her and I'm looking forward to our time together.
Here in Alnwick...there is alot of work to do. Let me explain the
missionary lingo of "white-washing". This means that you and your companion open
a new area where missionaries haven't been for awhile. Don't worry we've not
doing that...but it is kinda like we're "gray-washing". Meaning....I got here
and nothing is really going on. We have no investigators. None. So we have to go
out and find some peeps to teach!! :) I'm not too worried about it cause that's
how Brid was and look at it now, it's booming! So pray that me and Sister
Delucchi may be able to find the people that God has prepared for us here and
that their hearts will be softened to the message we bring.
From what I understand about Alnwick is that it's full of a few
things...Harry Potter....old people, and chav's. (chavs = crazy rebellious
teenagers...) But hey, that's what they said about Brid too. I'm thinkin
President Lindley wants me to pull a Bridlington..ya no pressure. ha but truly
all is well in Zion. I think Raymond might understand a little bit more than my
Latino Land serving brothers when it comes to finding people. Ray, you know how
I'm feelin??...ya I think you do ha. BUT the gospel is true. That's the beauty
of it, we're sharing truth so we can't go wrong. We just have to find those that
Another person to keep in your prayers: Sister Delucchi's Dad. So she had
been here in this country for just a few months and her Dad was diagnosed with
Cancer. He has a brain tumor that they don't know what to do with. I don't know
how she stayed on her mission, but she did. She goes home and the end of August
and from what she hears her Dad isn't doing too well...Pray that her Dad will be
able to at least make it to September so she can see her Daddy. Fathers Day is
coming up and she's having a hard time. Keep her and her family in your prayers
Speaking of which I have a few important announcements:
HE'S EVERYTHING...TO OUR FAMILY...DO YOU KNOW WHO I'M THINKING OF???
HE WORKS FOR US...AND TEACHES US...AND
FILLS ARE HOME WITH LOVE AND LAUGHTER
LEARNING...AND....learning....and praying...and playing...and
praying....(ya don't remember this verse hahahaha!)
MR. EVERYTHING THAT'S MY DAD!!!
HAPPY FATHERS DAY DADDY!! Don't worry I put your card in the post
AND...I think someone needs there very first Brown Family Birthday
I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'VE BEEN TOLD! (i dont know what I've been told!)
SOMEONE HERE TURNED ONE YEAR OLD (someone here turned one year old)
SOUND OFF (happy!!) SOUND OFF!! (birthday!!!)
SOUND OFF HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO KATE!!!
HOLY COW MY LITTLE NIECE IS A YEAR OLD!!! AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! Ok
it was just yesterday that I held her in the hospital and burst into tears!! (In
front of Connie...embarrassing...) I can't believe it! Jillie give her the
biggest kiss for me K!!!!???? Has she gotten her little outfits I sent yet????
When you do, you have to take pictures and send them to me!!!
I love you all sooooo much!!! The church is so true k? If you need
reminding, get on your knees and let Heavenly Father tell you the truth!
I love you to the moon and back!!
Love, Sister Brown
PS...Dad...your not the Bishop anymore...how do you feel?! Thank you for
the beautiful 5 years of service!! You are da best! :) I love you Daddy!
It's your favourite missionary!!! And your missionary has been
ALNWICK!! (Pronounced: Anick...ya why it's spelled like that...i have no
I am back in the north and back in the Sunderland Zone!! I was in the
Sunderland Zone for the first 4.5 months of my mission and now I'm back!! :D And
my companion is....
SISTER DELUCCHI!!! (pronounced: Del-oo-key)
She is from Vegas and has 2 months left of her mission :( So chances are
I'm going to be her last companion!
So Alnwick is the farthest north that the mission goes. We are RIGHT ON THE
SCOTLAND BORDER! Don't worry we have plans of getting pictures there :) It's
GORGEOUS here!! I'm gonna send you a picture of the Alnwick Castles where non
other than the Harry Potter Movies were filmed....ya I don't know if you've ever
heard of Harry Potter...but ya I live where it was filmed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Not gonna lie...leaving Brid was so
hard! Having to say goodbye to all 9 of my converts was SUPER HARD! And not
having to be at Ians baptism tomorrow (Oh ya....IAN PASSED HIS INTERVIEW AND IS
GETTING BAPTIZED TOMORROW!!!!!!!! :D!!!!) was disappointing. But Bridlington is
now in capable hands. Sister Sorensen is with Sister Hall now!!! ha their going
to have so much fun together! It was super tough leaving Sister Hall too. We got
SOOOO close!! But she's gotta spread her little Greenie wings and fly!!
I am so grateful for the time I had to be in Bridlington, and the miracles
I was able to be apart of. Brid was my hardest area so far, but it was the most
rewarding. I am so grateful for the people there, for the lessons i learned, for
the person that God made me into while i was there. I'm going to miss it soooo
much! The hardest part was saying goodbye to the Barrass Family! We had a
testimony meeting the night before I left and that is something I'll never
forget! Getting to here the sweet testimonies of the family i
taught...priceless. Absolutely priceless.
I love being a missionary. I look forward to the miracles and the work I'll
be doing here in Alnwick.
OH another example of why the church is true....so when I was a greeny in
Stanley, Sister Freeman asked me one time, "Sister Brown, any feelings on where
you're going to serve in the future?" And I told her that for some reason I feel
like I'm going to serve in Alnwick someday. And looky now, I'M HERE! So I know
there is a great work that God needs me to do here in Alnwick, there are people
here prepared for me to teach here...we just gotta find them :)
Thank you Jillie for the package!! I got it yesterday!!!!!!!! You da best!
I love you!! And thanks for the skirt too my beautiful Momma!
Thank you all for your love and support! I couldn't do this work without