Wednesday, December 21, 2016

MTC week 5

This Sunday was an adventure. To begin this adventure I got to lead the music in sacrament meeting. It went really well until I had to walk back down to my chair.... I tripped going down the stairs and once I sort of recovered from that trip I tripped again... so that was a lot of fun! Then the second adventure, we we were having a class on keeping your self healthy and I was asked to read 1 Corinthians 6 : 19 but instead I started to read 7 : 19… if you want to get the joke, go look it up! It doesn't get much better then that! 
We had an awesome devotional from Elder Holland yesterday and one thing that I loved that he said was… Why is there suffering and afflictions? It’s so hard because salvation is not a cheap experience, it is not easy for you because it was not easy for the Savior.  I just really liked this because it gave me a different way to look at serving a mission! The whole thing was really amazing and I wish I could tell you all about it but that would take way too much time... but just know it was awesome.
So sad news I have 5 days left in the CCM. This month flew by so so fast and I feel like I have know these people my whole life. I love everyone here and I have made so many wonderful friendships and it’s sad because we are all going in different directions. It’s been a blast with my district, Hermana Glassett and I laughing about something no one else thinks is funny, my elders are just awesome, and we have all grown so close together in this short amount of time. It is going to be so hard leaving all these weirdos but I was blessed with the time I was able to have with them in the first place… it is going to be hard to say goodbye.

Next week I will be in Lima Ă“este!!!! I hope they are ready for me because I don't think I'm ready for them... pray for me!!!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

MTC week 4

We got our new missionaries!!! We were all pretty excited about it. We were so excited about it we decorated our hall way cute with sticky notes in the shape of a Christmas tree and presents, it looked a little white trash, but thats okay because you do what you got to do! They came in to the CCM around 3:30 in the morning… about the same time we did!  We all woke up for them and were all going down stairs to help them but we got yelled at.... a teacher kind of got after us, but our intentions were righteous. We just wanted to help all the new Hermanas carry their bags up the stairs, but that was obviously not a good idea. They have been doing good so far, but let’s just say I am so so glad that it is not my first week anymore.

Oh, the proselyting activity... We went in the Lima South area and I was pumped on life for this activity but way scared all at the same time. I went with a Hermana that had been out in the field for 15 months. Her name was Hermana Gardiner. We were given addresses to go to and teach and every time we found a place (if we found the place), the people had moved or the people living there had no idea who we were talking about. Hermana Gardiner told me a lot of good information about mission life, but i really wanted to be able to try to talk to people which I could have made happen, but I was also way scared because Spanish is not really that easy for me. 

I am loving the CCM! I love all the people that I am here with. I am loving the fact that I am learning so so much and that I am growing a lot as well. The coolest part is I am going out with all these people at the same time. We are the closest bunch of people you could probably ever meet. We have grown to be each others family and it will be sad to move apart but at the same time we are ready to serve and do what the Lord wants us to. Right now all the districts are doing a music video competition and my district obviously wants to win so we will see how that goes.

I taught the district lesson on Sunday, the topic was faith in Jesus Christ. I think it went good. I feel like I might have talked to much but I mean if they wanted to say something they would have spoken up! 

I love you all! Thank you for all your prayers and support.


Hermana Brasher

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

MTC week 3

This week has been better, I have grown to love two things this week more than I did before I came here. The first one is the priesthood. I am so grateful for this power in my life, it is such a special and amazing thing that I knew I loved before, but being on my mission I have relied on it a little more then I ever have before and this has made my love for it grow. The second one would be the Book of Mormon.  I have never really had that moment some people talk about where they pray about it being true and they just have this overwhelming feeling that testifies of it. I have just always known that it is a book of truth. I have taken the opportunity to pray and to truly know of the truthfulness of this book. Ever since I said that prayer my love for this book has just grown so much! I love all that I am learning from it and I love how much it is helping me grow and overcome things no one else could really help me with.

The "avocados" are all gone and the new elders and hermanas come in tonight. Boy am I praying for those missionaries! If their day is going how mine was they will need it. Last night a few latinas came in and one is going to my mission!!! I sort of flew at her with a hug once she said she was going to Lima West and I think I scared her a little bit, but she is the only other Hermana so far coming with me and i just couldn't help it. 

I am getting used to the taste of the food but my body is still adjusting... the joke of our zone is Jeremiah 4: 19-21.

This Saturday we go out of the wall and we are doing a proselyting activity with real people... I am pretty stressed out about the whole situation because I don't really know Spanish yet. I mean... I never really will but I REALLY don't know Spanish, so I guess we will see how it goes... I hope good! 

Lately I have been missing the Christmas music. I have been singing the little ones I know and every time I get caught my teachers make me sing a hymn in Spanish... you could say I am doing a lot of singing but its worth it! I really do love my teachers the more I get to know them, they are truly the best.

I love all of you and I am so thankful for all your prayers for me, you are in mine as well.

Hermana Brasher