MTC Wyview

MTC Wyview
President and Sister Cutler with me at the MTC

Friday, August 30, 2013

Slowly Progressing

Hello everyone! Sorry about last week, things were just crazy again. That seems to be my life now, just crazy! My schedule seems to always be changing, but that's ok, I love it! Well things here are going great. I was able to invite my investigator last week to be baptized and she said yes! She even said yes before I finished asking her. It was a great experience to be able to see the joy on her face about getting baptized. She is so sweet and I know that the gospel is just going to help her and bless her life! Other than that we are just trying to go out and find people to teach.

I have probably said this many times already but the ward that I am in is amazing. I feel like they are family already. We are always having a dinner appointment being fed wonderful food by the members! I know they want to do missionary work, but just don't really know how to, or some of them are scared. I hope that I can help them to be able to share the gospel with their friends. Just two weeks ago I was able to go to my very first zone conference. While there near the end of the meeting we were able to hear from Brother and Sister Allgaier who are from my ward. Sister Allgaier is a convert and was able to share her story. Then Brother Allgaier is the stake president and so he spoke on ways that we can help members with their missionary work. One thing he shared that I never thought about was that just by serving others in small ways, we are sharing the gospel. If I were to help a lady with her groceries, but not say anything about the church, I would still be sharing the gospel. Just by our examples we can share what we believe! I thought that was amazing. After hearing this me and my companion have been sharing this with the members and just committing them to do an act of service during the week so that they can share the gospel. It really is a blessing being able to come into the members homes and just to see how grateful they are that we are there. They always tell us that we bring a special spirit with us that they love to have in their homes. I am grateful that we are able to join there families even if it is just for a short time!

Well other than that not much has been going on. I do have a funny story that I wanted to share. It's pretty funny and definitely sounds like something I would do! Well this last P-day that we had I wanted to go to the stake center to go play some sports with some other Elders and Sisters. So we went and when we got there we decided we wanted to play missionary tag. While playing I was being chased by an Elder (Elder Obi), and I am really competitive so I was running as fast as I could so that he wouldn't tag me. While I was running I tripped and fell flat on my face! I kind of just laid down on the ground for a while just because I was so embarrassed. Luckily I wasn't too hurt, but for a couple of days I just had a little scar and bruise on my face! I think my ego hurt more than my face, because my fall wasn't too graceful. So, this was my funny story for the week, definitely something I would do, I am just grateful that I didn't get hurt :). I hope you all have an amazing week, and thank you for following my blog. Please send letters!!! :)

Sister Brewster

Monday, August 12, 2013

Just Keep Swimming! (or in my case, sharing the gospel :)

Hello Everyone! How are all of you? I hope you are all just doing amazing! I want to again thank those of you who have written me. A missionary lives for their letters, or at least I do. It is the best way to start my day is by seeing the letters that I have gotten. Please keep it up!

So I am sorry that I didn't put a post up last week. It was a very hard week for me and a lot was going on! I hope that this post will make up for it! So this past week was transfers. Luckily I am staying in my same area with the same companion. It's kind of crazy though because after this transfer she will go home. Part of me wishes that were me, but I know that I have so much more to learn so I definitely need to stay out here. I am also glad that I get to stay with this ward and get to keep living with the Jones. Like always the ward is so amazing. I feel like they are all family. On Sundays they say that we are like celebrities because they just love having sisters. The Jones are great as always and taking good care of me. Brother Jones also keeps us entertained with his many stories that he loves to tell us. So this transfer we got a new Elder in the ward! His name is Elder Kapstad. He is from Norway! So cool, right? He has a heavy accent, and I think he is a great Elder so I am excited that we get to work together in this ward.

Well in other news not much has been happening with the work in this area. It has been very slow and is continuing in that way. I am just hoping that we are going to find someone soon to work with. The family that we were working with doesn't seem to be interested anymore. We have tried to get in contact with them, but they don't call us back? We are going to try our best to get in contact with them, so fingers crossed!  The other lady we were working with, Melanie, she also seems to not want to get back in contact with us. She is always very busy, but we are also just hoping that she will also try and contact us here soon! 

Other than that news there is not much to tell about. The mission has been going great. I feel as if I am changing so much and I have only been out for 2 months! I can't even imagine what I am going to be like by the time I come home. I am also so grateful for the blessings that I have been given through my missionary service. I know that my family is being taken care of and that I don't need to worry about them. Of course I think about them all the time, but I know they are doing well. There are just so many great things about serving a mission. One of the things that I have been so grateful for lately have been the hours that I get to spend studying the gospel. In the morning for an hour we get to do personal study, and then we have two hours of companion study.  I also, whenever I have extra time after lunch, dinner, or before bed, get to have some more personal study time. I love studying! I didn't before my mission, but now something has definitely changed. I feel as if I am just learning so much. I open up the scriptures and only get through about 2 chapters in an hour because I am just marking so many things and taking so many notes. The Book of Mormon is amazing and through my study of it my testimony has grown. I know that the Book of Mormon is true. It really can help us through difficult times. I hope that all of you will turn to the Book of Mormon for strength. It has helped me more than ever while I have been out on my mission!!

I love you all and hope that you have an amazing week. Please know that I am doing well. I am being so blessed by being out here and I love every minute of it! The people that I have been able to meet are amazing and the experiences are a once in a lifetime. I can't wait for what lies ahead. Hopefully I will have some better stories as time goes on. Bye!

-Sister Brewster :)
                                                        A Day at the Wisconsin Zoo!
                                                       "The work is so slow... treading water"
                                                         Gathering the flock.
                                                   Waiting for great things to happen.
                                                           Patience is a virtue.
                                                    Hey you "Have you heard of Moroni?"
I don't have all day.. Commit already!!