Sunday, July 22, 2012

Week 42

Alright I'm gonna have to make this one quick!
Yes I am still at Hogwarts: School of Witchcraft and Wizardry with Sister Delucchi :D No changes for this girl and for that I am GREATFUL! I hate transfers, they're always so stressful. So I'll be here for another 12 weeks most likely cause this will be Sister D's last transfer (yes I'm killing her ha!) and then I'll take over the area. So it's lookin like I'll be here til October! (TIME IS FLYING!)
How are you fam?! Ahh! My Bro's a missionary! I can't beleive it still! I'm so happy for him though, there is no better place for him to be!
Things here in Hogwarts are picking up! We've got a little bit of a teaching pool so thats great! We had a little miracle on Sudnay as well. This week we had no one confirmed for church. no one. So we prayed are little hearts off that someone, ANYONE would come to church. And a former investigator named James turned up at church!!!! So we're teaching James again and we're hoping he'll be our baptism for this coming transfer. Woot woot!
No mom I haven't gotten the package yet but I'll hopefully get it on Wednesday! (cross your fingers!) Thank you SO much for sending it!! Ahh I'm hopin it will kick my allergies in the behind!
Polly is dying!! Poor thing, ya just keep me posted! Could you tell her, "Polly's a dog" for me (in Joey's know the one I'm talking about!) So Polly has Dimensia...I've seen SO many old people who have this...and some of them bark at nothing as well hahah! Only thing you would see on your mission! (Joey and Raymond will understand the crazy peeps you see on the misson hahaha!)
This week I am so grateful for the power of prayer! Prayer is the real deal! I have had so many experiences where my prayers have been answered. If we ask God for help and we do all we can then we will see the miracle of our prayers being answered.
Example: So once upon a time in my glory days of Bridlington....We were out talking with people and I see this man (Ian...remember Ian!) So all throughout my mission I have been praying for the gift of discernment. I wanted to be able to see the prepared from afar so that i can run over to them and invite them to come unto Christ. So it this situation I saw Ian from a distance and the spirit told me that he would get baptized! So me and Sister Hall ran over there and immediately started to teach him. We then righ then and there on the street invited him to be baptized....4 weeks later he was baptized. I TELL YOU THE CHURCH IS TRUE!!! Prayers are answered and miracles are still there. Don't be afraid to pray for miralces. If this is the same Church that Jesus Christ established on the earth then the miralces and angels are still here! We can heal the sick, raise the dead, cause the blind to see, we can be and see angels! If we pray for righteous things I know God will answer our prayers!!
I love you all so much!!!
Send this one to Mckay cause I won't be able to email him this week :(
I love you Mac!!! Work hard! Pray harder! And have fun!! You're like me, if your not having fun then you get discouraged. Make everything you do a game, pull prank on your comps as well! That always that funnest ;) Have a great week fam! I love you to the moon and back! Cheers
Love, Sister Brown

Week 41

Hello Family!!!
Mac is a missionary...Mckay is an ELDER!! Have you heard from him at all?!?! When is his PDAYs?? From the looks of it I'm gonna have to wait til next week to get his email :( But that is ok! How was he when you said goodbye? Probably better than me, man I was a WRECK! It was so hard saying goodbye to everyone! I'm sure he was such a pro about it! Hows my family doing with it all. Ya I'm sure things are A LOT quieter!! But yakcM is where he needs to be! He's going to be an amazing missionary! He's going to convert all of Columbia!!! (umm...can I PLEASE have his address!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! please!!!) I just hope he has a great companion and is having wonderful experiences in the MTC!! Keep me posted on how he's doing!!
Can you believe how the time is flying! I'll hit my 10 mark on Sunday...ON SUNDAY!! Whew...time has no limits of a mission. Yay for Merrick!!! He'll be comin over to these parts soon enough! I meet people from New Zealand all the time and they are seriously the best! So nice, so chill. There a good mix of Australlian and English :) The best of both worlds ;)
This week was good! We found 3 new investigators! We pray that things will keep rolling here in Alnwick! We're still focusing on finding the prepared, getting our teaching pool up! Don't worry we're still teaching Hermoine and she actually reffered us to Ron!! Ron's got word of wisdom problems (he smokes... :S) but he knows its bad for him and is trying to quit ;)
Just so you know next week is the wierd transfer week. I won't be emailing this Monday but I'll be writing to ya on Tuesday. Chances are I'm staying here with Sister Delucchi and it will be her last transfer!!! Ahh! So crazy.
Well I wish there was more I could tell you. The work is moving forward and your lil missionary is doing well :)
Keep praying for the Robsons. I got the phone call this morning...Bro. Robson's cancer is back :( He has two tumors in his lung. Lung Cancer. Keep their family in your prayers. He's had cancer before I have NO DOUBT he will kick it's trash again ;) Also could you keep Jade Nixon in your prayers? Mom could you put her name in the temple too? I love you all so much! To the moon and back I do!!! Have a wonderful week ok!
Love, Sister Brown

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Week 39

Hello my beautiful Momma and family!!

How are you all! MAC YOU LEAVE FOR THE MTC SOOOOOOOOOOO SOOOOOOOOOOON!! What is Mac's missinary address. Cause he's family I'll be able to email him each week :) Waaahhoooo!

Mac: I know your freakin least I was. The MTC ROCKS!!! You'll love it! Just be yourself, work hard, pray hard and you'll be just fine I know it!

Well once again I am back in my greeny area!! I'm in STANLEY!! Cause I'm back in the Sunderland Zone I can come down for PDays if i want. I wish I was comin down for better reasons though...

I can't go into big details cause it's really not my story to tell but my missionary family...the Robsons...remember them at Christmas time. They're going through....everything. Basically they are Job (from the Bible). They're going through everything. Mom could you put their names in the temple for me? It's Gordon, Debbie and Shalina Robson. They need all the prayers they can get. Keep them in yours :)

But it's been so great being back and seeing them. Because of everything that is going on Sister Sorensen got special permission to come for the day so it was SO beyond good to see her too. We decided that we're best friends and that we're going to be neighbors for the rest of out lives and our future husbands are just going to have to deal with it :) It's just always good to be around people you love so much you know?

Well I wish I had more time :S but I don't. Just know that your missionary is doin just great! Mom you can send whatever you want to our flat. Chances are I'm going to be there for awhile. Don't worry about sending the medicine...well...ya send it ha! Don't worry about getting it in fast though. They have Clarityn here (yes they spell clarityn with a 'Y' here...) and it's working ok...I just take 2 a days instead of just one ha! But all is well in Zion. Just keep in your prayers that we find the prepared. Ugh, we still have no teaching we're just finding a lot. Just pray that I'll be able to do everything in my power to work my hardest all day long so I can find those who have been prepared for me and Sis Delucchi. I know they're here. I know we can get things rolling here. I know President sent me here for that get things moving. :D Don't worry, "No matter you where you are, no matter the weather, always bring your own sunshine :)" I've still got my sunshine! :) Thank you all for all you do! I love you all SOOO much!!! To the moon and back!!


Love, Sister Brown ;)

Week 40

Hello me familia!!!

Ok first things first...

1) One of my bestest friends....Emily having a baby...she's going to be a MOMMY!!! AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! Tell her that I love her and that she's the prettiest pregnant women ever!!!! (besides you Jillie ;) ) I can't believe it...

2) It's July....IT'S JULY?!?!?!?! Where did June go?

3) My little bro leaves for the MTC this week....AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My heart it flooded with JOY!!! Mac you're going to be such an epic missionary! I'm so exctied to hear about all the miracles you'll be having! I still haven't been told Mac's mission email address or his mission address....could I get this por favor? Gracias! Hey if Joey will let you, take one of his badges with you!! Then the Brown Badge legacy will move on!! If Mal or Anita ever wants to serve a mission I'm TOTALLY giving them one of my badges to wear! Maco my heart is with ya this week!! You'll be on my mind til next week when I get an EMAIL FROM YOU!! Mac, when you send your emails you need to send one home and one to me!!!! Remember that ok?!

4) Of course Dad is a scoutmaster!!! How many times have you been scoutmaster Dad?? At least 12. ha! Hello Dad you're a SILVER BEAVER REMEMBER!!!! Just wear you little medal to every meeting and all the little kids will but open there mouth in pure amazement and say, "Wow...I hope someday I can be a silver beaver just like Bro. Brown". I know you'll do amazing!! I can just see ya in your little scout uniform right now! ha, ahw dad's the best :)

5) Ha Mom I knew someday you would be so grateful to me that I packed my stuff weeks in advance ha! It's a big job! Maco help Momma pack your stuff, cause you're gonna need to know what's in there. ;)

Can you believe this week is already here!? I remember talking about it before I left that me and Mac's missions would over lap and now IT'S HAPPENING!!!!! Where has the time gone! Yes, my beautiful Mum the time is just going to FLY BY!!! Haha I actually had a dream the other night about me coming home into the St. Geezy airport. hahhahah it was actually a nightmare because I was so fat you could barely put your arms around me BAHAHAHA!!! Man...let's hope that doesn't happen...AND bahahah! I had another weird dream the other night that I was Will Smith in "I am Legend" and all my friends and family and human kind turned into animal zombies and all i had was Polly for a friend. BHAHAHAHAHAH!!! If you haven't seen this movie, watch it and then picture me as Will Smith. Hilarious.

So some pretty epic things happened this week! First and foremost...ALNWICK FLOODED!!!! HARRY POTTER AND HOGWARTS CASTLE FLOODED!! haha I'm going to try to upload the video i took (thank goodness for my waterproof camera!) We had a giant flash flood that me and Sis. Delucchi got caught in the middle of! It was hilarious!! It was like we had jumped in a pool with all of our England layers on!! I have never been so wet before in my life!!! SOO funny! You know how much I love the rain, imagine me in a flood! I was like a little kid in a candy store! It was so great! It did A LOT of damage though. Luckily our place and our car are safe and sound but a lot of homes were destroyed cause its so hilly here. So if you were living in a were toast...or should I say drowned. I took some photos so I'll for sure get you those and I PRAY the video works cause it's hilarious.

Epic moment number 2. WE GOT A NEW INVESTIGATOR!!! finally!!! Man things are finally moving here in Hogwarts for this I am ETERNALLY grateful. Thank you for your prayers! I feel them everyday! His name is Jordan, he's 16 and the boyfriend of a member. Ha he's not the most solid investigator, but an investigator non the less! We're looking forward to a week full of miracles where we can build a teaching pool here in Alnwick.

Lets see I'm trying to think if there is anything else I need to fill you in on...

Nope :) I don't think so! Just know that I love each of you so much!! I know this church is true. I know it with all of my heart and every fiber of my soul that it is. It's Gods kingdom once again restored through a prophet of God like in Old Testement times. I know that my mission is changing my life. Its shaping me into the person that God needs me to be here for him. It's making me a more useable instrument so I can play in this big orchestra called life. And i know the better we're tuned, the more prettier we'll sound, and the more he'll use us because we sound so nice ;) I love each of you so much. Thank you for your constant love and support! I love you to the moon and back!

Cheers til next week!

Love, Sister Brown