MTC Wyview

MTC Wyview
President and Sister Cutler with me at the MTC

Monday, September 30, 2013

Miracles Happening!!

Hello everyone! So I said that I was going to be emailing my parents a blog post every week, but so far that just has not been happening, so I am sorry about that! It's more like every other week. Things just get so busy and I have so many people to email, but today I am making the time for it.

So just like the title says, there are miracles happening. These past two weeks have been so amazing. I got a new companion and her name is Sister Reed. She is so amazing. I love her, we are basically already best friends. The only downside is that we have a problem with getting sleep because it is very tempting to just stay up and talk. We are better at it though! She is from Herriman, Utah and is 20! We are definitely working miracles in this area. Alex who we have been working with is getting baptized on October 12th. She has made some amazing changes in her life and it is just amazing that she is going to be getting baptized so soon! Not only that but she bore her testimony yesterday in sacrament meeting. It was amazing! I felt the spirit so strongly. She just makes me want to be a better person. She also is so great at missionary work. She brought her mom on Saturday to the broadcast and her mom loved it. She had tears in her eyes afterward because it was so touching to her.

Another miracle that happened was surprisingly while we were tracting! We had prayed that morning so that we would know where to go. So we looked at a map and found a spot and picked a street. When we started out, nobody was home! We kept knocking on the doors, but no one was answering. It was a little discouraging. We wanted to give up, but for some reason we knew that we were supposed to be on that street so we kept going. Finally someone was home. It was an older guy and immediately he came out and just start talking to us. Finally I asked him if we could come back sometime to talk to him some more and he just said that he could pull up some chairs and we could talk right then! He is agnostic and is a very logical thinker so he had some hard questions. Luckily my companion did a very good job at answering them. We could tell that he was really feeling the spirit! We had to leave and so he just told us to come back next Friday and he said that if he wasn't busy he would talk to us some more!  It was so awesome that we didn't give up and go back, because if we did then we wouldn't have found him.

Other than those things we are just trying to work hard and find some more investigators. Brookfield is awesome and I am starting to wonder if I will ever be leaving this area! We had a mission tour this past Tuesday which was pretty awesome. Elder Perkins from the Seventy came and talked to us. I was able to receive a lot of personal revelation from that meeting and it really made my week go by so much better! I am loving it out here. It is starting to get colder though and so that is one thing that I am not too excited about :/. It is fall though and so all of the leaves are changing color and falling off of the trees and so it just looks so pretty outside. I am not used to it since Arizona is just all dessert!

I hope that all of you are doing well. I am missing the Arizona people and the weather, but oh well! This week is going to be great and I hope all of you enjoy conference, it's going to be amazing, I love the Prophet, Thomas S. Monson! :)

Love Always,
Sister Brewster :)

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Transfer number 2!

Hello everyone! Ok, so I need to just say that I am really sorry that I have not posted anything in a while. Things these past couple weeks have just been a little crazy and so I have not had much time to email. Although today I have time so I am glad I can update everyone! :)
Well the most exciting thing that has happened has been with our amazing investigator, Alex. She is just the best. I think I already said that she was a referral? Well we have been able to have the privilege of teaching her and just a couple weeks ago we asked her if she would be baptized on October 12th and she said yes!! I was so excited. She had not been to church which worried us a little, but then she came that Sunday! She was able to really enjoy being there, except she didn't stay for Relief Society. This week she has been reading the Book of Mormon everyday and she keeps praying about her baptismal date. She said that she knows she will be ready for that date. I am so excited for her and know it will be a great day. She has already grown so much. She has a love for the gospel and just wants to know more. She is an example to me! Sadly she didn't come to church this Sunday because of her sister’s birthday, but next week she will be there! I can't wait to keep teaching her and being able to just be a part of this journey with her. It makes me think of when I was just 8 getting baptized and how excited I was to be able to really take that first step in living the gospel!
Other than Alex we are just still trying to find more people to teach. The Herman family sadly we don't think are interested. We have been trying to set up a time to come and teach them again and they keep having to cancel. The funny part about it is that we keep running into them! We are just going to keep trying out best to find a time to teach them. Hopefully they will want to learn more and be willing to keep a time to meet with us!!
The ward has been great as always. The dinner appointments we don't seem to get as often anymore though. It's hard since there are two sets of missionaries. Also I think all the excitement of having sister missionaries in the ward has gone down.
There is not much else for me to talk about I guess. My companion now is going home and I am really sad about that! We have been together for about 3 months now. That is a long time to be with someone 24/7. I am grateful for all that she has taught me and for the time that I have been able to be with her. My new companion is Sister Reed. She was actually in my district so it's really exciting that we now get to be companions!! She is so nice and I am happy to be getting someone who will have some fresh ideas for this area. I love living with the Jones and I am SO happy that I get to stay with them for one more transfer. Which just means about a month and a half. Something exciting is that this next week we are having a mission tour. Elder Perkins from the seventy is coming! I am excited to meet him and to be able to learn all that I can from him.
I hope that all of you are doing well. I am loving my mission and all of the experiences that I am having. I know that this church is true. It is amazing and has blessed my life so much. I know that the Book of Mormon is true. I love being able to have the time to read it everyday. It really does give me the strength that I need throughout the day. I love you all and I am so blessed to have the support and love that I have. I hope you have an amazing week, and hopefully I will be able to post again soon!! 

Love Always,
Sister Brewster :)

P.S Something kind of funny that happened that I don't know if I mentioned was that the other day it was P-day and we were walking up the steps to the house and I was holding groceries, and for the first time ever, a bee stung me!! Not only did it sting me, but it stung me on my bottom!! It hurt so bad, but it was pretty funny that it was the first time I had ever been stung and it was on my bottom! Just thought I would add in that funny story ;)